The Hero’s Journey

Beauty Heroes Ingredient Intel - Sunscreen

Sun(screen) Worship

Just face it. Literally. It’s summer, so sunscreen should be taking a front-seat in your skincare regime.  And while we’ve all been told that wearing sunscreen daily is essential to preventing premature aging, sun damage and skin cancer; the summer sun seems to make it a bit more urgent. So accordingly, we’ve planned this month’s …

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Kari Gran + Lisa Strain | Kari Gran Skincare


Keep it simple.  A lot of skincare lines say this, but Kari Gran and her business partner Lisa Strain mean it. In fact, this month’s Hero product, Three Sixty Five SPF 28, is the first new product they have added to their skincare line in several years, making a grand total of 4 products in …

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Beauty is our birthright

“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.” At the root of Albert Einstein’s life’s work is a single fundamental truth: beauty is our birthright. He understood that beauty is the basic law that governs the universe. All creatures respond instinctively to beauty – color, taste, touch, smell and symmetry – and adapt …

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Flower Alchemy | Flower Essences with Katie Hess

The Alchemy of Flowers

Can lipgloss make us more compassionate? For Katie Hess, flower alchemist and creator of LOTUSWEI flower essences, the answer lies not only in the ingredients, but in the intention. When she collaborated with Modern Minerals to create a line of Emotive Makeup, she intuitively selected her own gemstone and flower essences that are known to dissolve negativity …

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Return To Nature: Seasonal Skincare

While seasonal skincare is not a new concept, we seem to be embracing it more than ever.  Perhaps its a sign of our collective ‘return to nature.’ Indeed, as something becomes scarcer, it also becomes more valuable and celebrated.  As we have evolved to spend less time amidst nature, we are seeking new ways to reconnect …

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The Secret’s in the Steam

Ever since I was a young girl, I saw skincare as a healer in my life. The scents, the textures, the rituals. Something about a beauty “routine” made me feel good, inside and out. Creams, oils, and masks were responsible for teaching me how to engage my senses from a very young age. Over time, …

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