Beauty

  • 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...


  • Warnings Increase Concerns About Conventional Beauty Brands

    By Staff | Beauty

    The French have it all, doesn't it seem? Great cheese (and the metabolism to eat it), a way with scarves, and beauty products with significantly less chemicals than in North America. Although US Food and Drug Association (FDA) was set up to regula...


  • Coconut oil and chocolate brownies: the search for a new cleanser

    By Susie | Beauty

    Struggling uphill on the quaint, coconut-paved path, the unbearable heat was a reminder that noon in the Tropics is not the best time for a walk, and, actually, that old adage is true - only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun. Trudging...


  • Vegan cosmetics and skin care - Gabriel Cosmetics and ZuZu Luxe

    By Julie | Beauty

    I love Gabriel Cosmetics! In a world where make up is essentially an accessory, I wanted to make sure mine was both cruelty free and packaged in a way that didn't hurt the environment. All Gabriel Cosmetics products are cruelty free and certified...


  • Did Make-Up Give My Wife Breast Cancer? The Hidden Truth of Cosmetics

    By Staff | Beauty

    The virtually unregulated beauty industry puts potential carcinogens in their products. Then they shower us with pink ribbons. - Reprinted in part from AlterNet, by John Wasik When Kathleen felt a lump in her right breast she began a journey tha...