Beauty

  • Lust List: ILIA Silken Shadow Sticks

    By Kate | Beauty

    This is an unsolicited, unpaid review. I discovered the product on a recent stop at The Detox Market in LA, fell in love and followed up with Sasha for more details. Vancouver-born, LA-based Sasha Plavsic launched Ilia Beauty as a collection of s...


  • Chestnuts: Autumn's Secret Clean Cleaning Ingredient

    By Valerie Hutterer | Beauty

    It is autumn. The leaves are rusting, and the trees appear in their most beautiful magnificence. It gets colder outside and cozier at home. On your next autumn walk, you should collect the secret clean cleaning ingredient you have been stepping over...


  • FDA Bans Triclosan and 18 Other Chemicals Used In Antibacterial Soaps

    By Staff | Beauty

    In a surprising ruling, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a rule banning the use of triclosan, triclocarban and 17 other chemicals in hand and body washes deciding that consumers don't need to use antibacterial soaps. And in fact, some...


  • A Peek Inside: LOVE GOODLY, the Vegan Subscription Box

    By Staff | Beauty

    Just in time to commemorate their one year anniversary, the LA-based LOVE GOODLY team sent Magnifeco their August/September Anniversary Box, being released today. Who doesn't love a surprise? Receiving a gift from a friend or loved one and those pre...


  • Marie Veronique Skin Care: A Review

    By Kate | Beauty

    I first tried Marie Veronique (MV) back in 2010. I was approached by the company to try their new line of skincare developed by Marie (a former chemistry teacher) and her physicist daughter. Then, as now, Marie Veronique pushed me out of my skin care...


  • Summertime: Is your Sunscreen Helping or Hurting You?

    By Staff | Beauty

    The sun-filled, longer days of summer are a blessing and a curse. Vitamin D deficiency is now recognized as a pandemic and is being studied for its role in cancer, dementia, diabetes and heart disease. But, one in five Americans will develop skin can...


  • Spring Cleaning, Don't Forget Your Makeup

    By Staff | Beauty

    It's that time of year - spring cleaning. Whether you planning to 'kondo' your space or do some light seasonal preparation, don't forget your make-up. If you are like us, you have trend driven lipsticks or those rarely used products that you are loat...


  • How I stopped wearing deodorant - and you can too

    By Kate | Beauty

    When it comes to personal care products and the amount we use - less is more. On average, women use 12 products daily exposing themselves to over 168 different chemicals and no one is really sure what the effect of all of those chemicals have on us...