The Hero’s Journey

Abi Ishola New York Style Blogger

Abi Ishola, the New York style blogger, journalist and mother who shares her musings on her blog Scripts and Sightings. I recently met her in connection with her newest project, Beyond Classically Beautiful and I was immediately drawn in.  As I get to know Abi and her work, it is clear that she has an …

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Hidden Villain Ingredients in your Skincare: Fragrance

Scent is one of most powerful senses and while we all love when our skincare products and our skin smells good, the business behind it can be tricky.  Fragrance, listed as a one-word skincare ingredient on many products, is more often than not a concoction of many hidden ingredients, many of which are health disruptors. …

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Algae and Kelp Extracts

(Fucus Vesiculosus, Laminaria Digitata/Ochroleuca) What It Is Like many of nature’s superpowers, algae and kelp extracts are unassuming to the eye but remarkably potent, rich in both antioxidants and skin-nourishing minerals that work wonders for your health and skin. Why we love it Sea plants and human blood plasma have nearly the same mineral levels, …

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VILLAIN INGREDIENT CONCERN: CANCER

Cancer-related Villain Ingredients can be found in thousands of cosmetic products – from high-end to low. Be on the lookout for these hazardous health-disruptors in make-up removing wipes, self-tanners, body lotions, face and body washes, mascara, cosmetics, nail products, shampoos and conditioners, hair styling products, sunscreens and even products made for our kids. Here are …

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Behind the Scenes: Red Flower

Yael Alkalay, the creative force behind Red Flower, built her exquisite brand on the tradition of rituals she unearthed while traveling the world, “places where purification is experienced with an almost-religious perfection, where every element combines to cleanse the body and mind,” says Yael. We caught up with her over a cup of oolong tea …

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5 Facts about Serums

Serums have taken over the skincare world, and for good reason. Often oil-based infusions packed with natural active anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatories and hydration boosting ingredients, serums are grand departure from the oil stripping AHA’s and oil-free products of the 80’s and 90’s. Here are 5 facts to boost your serum savvy. Serums are a treatment. Serums …

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