Celebrate National Clean Beauty Day with Juice Beauty

Celebrate National Clean Beauty Day with Juice Beauty

As awareness surrounding climate change and the state of our environment grows, more consumers are making more conscious choices about the products they purchase. While all industries have production techniques that negatively affect the environment, these practices in the beauty industry also have the potential to adversely impact your personal health. To combat these negative impacts, the clean beauty movement highlights brands and products that use sustainably and ethically sourced ingredients that benefit your health. National Clean Beauty Day is a day dedicated to this movement, showcasing products in the beauty industry that boosts the health of the body and the environment.

Celebrate National Clean Beauty Day with Juice Beauty

July 15 is National Clean Beauty Day and encourages all consumers who partake in the beauty industry to choose products that use plant-based ingredients. This inaugural day of awareness comes from Juice Beauty, an antioxidant-rich skincare and plant-based makeup brand that has been pushing back against the status quo within the beauty industry for years.

The goal of the day is to not only make consumers aware of the efficacy of plant-based ingredients but other beauty brands as well. Many beauty products are full of unnecessary ingredients that harm the environment as well as consumers. There’s a wide range of conventional chemicals that hide within the long list of ingredients on the backs of beauty products. Some of the most common chemical ingredients include acrylates polymers (plastics), artificial and synthetic dyes, benzoyl peroxide, and carbon black. These ingredients often come from petroleum products and can contain potential cancer-causing carcinogens.

Celebrate National Clean Beauty Day with Juice Beauty

Juice Beauty bases the formulations for their products around antioxidant-rich, certified organic, botanical juices rather than petroleum. On top of this healthy base, Juice Beauty chemists then add powerful plant-based ingredients to achieve effective age-defying and blemish-clearing skincare. The brand has vowed that they will never use an ingredient that is potentially harmful to humans, animals, or the planet.

Juice Beauty's Karen Benhke

Entrepreneur and wellness expert Karen Behnke was inspired to make this vow and start Juice Beauty after looking more closely at the ingredients in her own beauty products. She had become pregnant with her first child at the age of 40 and was concerned about skin absorption. She found that products from both inexpensive drug stores and expensive department stores contained potentially harmful ingredients. As Behnke changed her personal care regimen to be cleaner, she also wanted to make an impact in the wider beauty industry. That’s how Juice Beauty got its start, nearly 15 years ago.

Now, Juice Beauty makes clean beauty products that yield better results than conventional, chemical-based products. The company even has an organic farm in Sonoma County, California to ensure that its ingredients are all-natural and ethically-sourced. The farm spans 20 acres and is solar-powered, further speaking to the brand’s commitment to sustainability. Solar power in the United States offsets more than 70 million metric tons of carbon dioxide each year, which is akin to planting nearly 1.2 billion trees. This allows the Juice Beauty farm to have a positive impact on the environment rather than a negative one while growing organic ingredients that have higher antioxidant performance.

Juice Beauty is also committed to sustainability in its manufacturing and packaging practices. Using recycled boxes and bags to ship goods is the best way to promote eco-friendly transportation and Juice Beauty does just that. The company uses 100% FSC paper, which is paper that has been responsibly harvested, for outer packaging product boxes and 52% FCS for shipping boxes. Nearly one-third of full-size Juice Beauty products utilize sustainable glass and the company also uses recycled plastic from the U.S. rather than shipping it from other countries, thereby reducing the negative environmental effects of international shipping.

As a pioneer of the clean beauty movement, Juice Beauty hopes that National Clean Beauty Day can inspire companies and consumers alike to seek clean, green ingredients for their beauty products. If you’re trying to clean up your beauty routine, start by looking locally. About 46% of all searches on Google are for a local business or service and through this type of search, you may be able to avoid the environmental impacts of shipping while supporting a small business in your community. If there are no clean alternatives locally, make a commitment to only support brands like Juice Beauty that are equally committed to creating products that help the environment rather than harm it. With just a little bit of research on your part, you can use your power as a consumer to create a positive impact on the wider world as well as your own health.

Back to the Basics of Skincare with Moroccan Beauty Brand, Ziri Skincare

Back to the Basics of Skincare with Moroccan Beauty Brand, Ziri Skincare

When it comes to beauty practices, Moroccan women are ahead of the curve. For one thing, they made us aware of how absolutely necessary oils are to our daily beauty routine; the amazingness of rose water; detoxify skin with clay masks; and the benefits of deep exfoliation for the entire body. While Moroccan beauty is rooted in ancient practices, one new brand is applying those old-world rituals to a modern, active lifestyle. Join us in welcoming Ziri Skincare to our beauty routine. Launched earlier this year, Ziri Skincare is the skin and hair care brand sharing North African beauty traditions.

Back to the Basics of Skincare with Moroccan Beauty Brand, Ziri Skincare

Ziri means “moonlight” in the Moroccan Amazigh language and for centuries, the moon has played an important role in Moroccan culture. According to Moroccan legend, skin and hair are more absorbent in moonlight, making it the perfect time for rejuvenation and recovery. We have been indulging ourselves in some of this wonderful range of Moroccan Hamam beauty products.

Back to the Basics of Skincare with Moroccan Beauty Brand, Ziri Skincare

Moroccan Black Soap with Lemon, $30.00 – This 100% virgin black olive oil and lemon cleanser is a miracle worker. We’ve only been using it for a few days and our skin is already brighter. As acne sufferers, we love its anti-bacterial properties and that it fights against discoloration. It’s great at removing toxins and unclogs your pores, whether after a workout or a very humid day. It works especially great with the exfoliating glove, $10.00. But don’t let it’s powerful cleansing abilities scare you; this soap also moisturizes, exfoliates, and soothes your skin. Not once did our skin feel tight or dry; in fact, it felt quite the opposite.

Ziri Distilled Rose Water

Rose Water, $30.00 – From Morocco’s Valley of Roses, this multi-purpose spray serves many skin benefits at once. It tones your skin and thanks to its antibacterial properties, fights acne caused by oil and dirt. This distilled rose water also reduces the signs of aging as you hydrate and strengthen skin.

Moroccan Red Clay, $35.00 – Need an ultimate detoxifier? This clay effectively absorbs sebum and significantly impacts the appearance and overall health of your skin! The Ziri Skincare Moroccan Red Clay removes excess oils and reduces acne and blackheads. It will also remove any dirt, grime, and dead skin cells left behind after any physical activity.

Organic Argan Oil, $30.00 – Perfect for skin and hair, this wonderful oil is made from the seeds of the Argan tree located in southwest Morocco.  It leaves your skin renewed and moisturized, reduces inflammation, and the appearance of scars and stretchmarks. For healthier hair, just apply it to your hair and scalp to not only reduce breakage and frizz but to promote hair growth.

Stressed Skin Beauty Products

Stressed Skin? Calm it Down with These Skincare Products

If you’re like us, then you probably thought your skin would be at it’s best since having to take a break from pore-clogging makeup; and like us, you’d be wrong. Although staying at home has given our skin and pores a break from foundation, setting sprays and powders, our skin seems angrier than before. This anger, of course, leads to breakouts.  What could be causing our skin to protest it’s “bareness”? Is it revolting against not being dressed up in makeup? No! The answer is stress. The stress of being fearful of catching Covid-19, hearing about the deaths of friends and family, the inability to find the groceries you need, unemployment, etc has us all stressed out. And this is how stressed skin reacts.

Stressed Skin Beauty Products

Speaking to other beauty lovers, it seems our skin is all reacting the same way. We’re experiencing dry, cracked lips; blemish and breakouts; and of course, extremely dry hands. So how do we fix this? By taking some real time out for self-care. Now is the time to treat your skin to some calming and pampering skincare products to combat the effects of these stressful times. Check out the stressed skin savors we’re currently enjoying from nügg Beauty, Merle Norman Cosmetics, and MasqueBAR.

nügg Beauty

Stressed Skin Beauty Products

nügg’s commitment is to its consumers during this time. nügg products can be found at grocery stores such as Whole Foods, Target, Meijer, and Giant Eagle – making it very convenient when you are picking up food for the week. If you’re sticking to online shopping only, you can find their products on Amazon and www.nuggbeauty.com. The brand is offering 20% off their entire site and also including a free Deep Clean Face Mask with all purchases.

Merle Norman Cosmetics

A brand that was started during the Great Depression, Merle Norman Cosmetics has been at the forefront to help Americans during difficult times. During World War II, the brand was a supplier of camouflage sticks and lubricating oil. Their Ultra Rich Hand Cream, $25.00, is exactly the ultra-rich formula you need to nourish, hydrate, and protect hands, nails, and cuticles after the numerous handwashing.

Merle Norman Cosmetics Hand Sanitizer

Today the brand is producing World Health Organization approved Hand Sanitizer in two sizes: 3.4oz for $5.00, and 6oz for $10.00. This fragrance-free, 80% alcohol-based, quick-drying formula helps reduce potentially disease-causing germs. Merle Norman Cosmetics is offering free shipping on all orders of $50.00 or more.

MasqueBAR

Stressed Skin Beauty Products

It’s known that masking is a timeout of daily life. And when life is anything but routine, masks offer a quick break with exponential benefits. MasqueBAR offers a wide variety of masks from natural to product/solution to fun opportunities for parents and kids. The cost is small but the payoff is big. MasqueBAR is offering 30% off everything on www.masque.bar.

Are you experiencing stressed skin? What products are you using to combat the effects?

Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Cleanser

Got Milk? Welcome The New Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Cleanser

Ancient rulers have enjoyed milk baths for their amazing skin benefits. When you have something that works, why stop. Of course, if you’re vegan, a milk bath or cleanser is the last thing you want to use. So how can you enjoy the benefits of a milk bath without going against your core vegan beliefs? With the diary-free New Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Cleanser of course.

Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Cleanser

The Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Cleanser is a gentle-yet-effective, sulfate-free cleanser formulated with a blend of vegan milks to wash away dirt, impurities, and makeup without stripping skin. This creamy, fragrance-free cleanser is great for those with normal to dry skin, and amazing for sensitive skin. You’ll love it for its milky lather, and for how it thoroughly-yet-gently cleanse and nourish your skin.

Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Cleanser

What makes this vegan milky facial cleanser a great skincare must-have? It boasts Desert Milk, which instantly hydrates and helps your skin stay moisturized. Desert Milk is made from Kalahari melon, baobab, jojoba, and aloe vera which thrive in arid environments thanks to their water-storing abilities. It also features vitamin-rich fig milk plus shea butter to soften, soothe, and refresh your skin, while Oat milk calms and comforts it. Lastly, Argan milk, grapeseed oil, and olive-derived squalane seals in moisture and helps provide amazing antioxidant protection against environmental stressors.

We promise you’ll love this vegan milk cleanser. Along with it being vegan, it’s also cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, silicone-free, fragrance-free, and gluten-free. We think Cleopatra would approve!

Join us in welcoming the second member of the Vegan Milk family, it joins the already popular Vegan Milk Moisturizer; a nourishing daily moisturizer with the same unique blend of vegan milks that boasts lightweight hydration and softer, smoother-looking skin. Get the 4.0 fl oz./ 118 mL for $30.00 or the 2.0 fl oz./ 59 mL for $15.00, both available now on www.milkmakeup.com, www.sephora.com, and in Sephora stores.

Indonesian Beauty Secret: Juara Rice Facial Cleanser

Juara Rice Facial Cleanser: The Indonesian Beauty Secret

As some of you may know, I very recently moved; while I’m ready for all the fun and adventure my new apartment will bring, I found myself playing scavenger hunt with my beloved skincare products. Because I still have several boxes to unpack, I made the mistake of buying a grocery store facial cleanser (one for acne as the stress of moving was breaking me out). Big mistake because my skin ended up paying for it in the end. Luckily, I was rescued (and currently healing), thanks to rice water, specifically the Juara Rice Facial Cleanser. If you’re not yet familiar, rice water is Asia’s best-kept secret. Rice water is rich in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. It boasts ferulic acid (an antioxidant) and allantoin, an organic compound that helps soothe and heals the skin.

Indonesian Beauty Secret: Juara Rice Facial Cleanser

After just one use of the Juara Rice Facial Cleanser, my tight and dry skin felt clean, softer, and smoother. This sulfate-free, lightly foaming cleanser removes all traces of makeup and dirt without stripping skin. Thanks to its combination of gentle, effective cleansing agents, Vitamin-rich Rice Bran and Candlenut Oil, your skin is left refreshed, hydrated and revitalized. Inspired by the traditional rice water rinse common in Indonesia as a softening and brightening treatment, the Rice Bran softens and smoothes skin while the Candlenut Oil moisturizes and helps mend rough, chapped skin without clogging your pores.

Our skin was left feeling soft, smooth, and clean without the dryness that’s plagued while using the grocery store purchase. It’s even gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin, as well as acne break-out prone skin. This rich in natural Vitamin B cleanser also helps soothe skin and reduce redness.

The Juara Rice Facial Cleanser is 100% vegetarian. It is Dermatologist-tested, free of Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, mineral oil, gluten, artificial colorants, and harsh chemicals.

The 4.5oz/133ml bottle of Juara Rice Facial Cleanser is available for $29.00 on www.amazon.com and  www.juaraskincare.com.

 

Alkaline Water Company Dives Into The World Of CBD

Alkaline Water Company Dives Into The World Of CBD

It’s natural to see trends come and go as time marches on, but what’s more interesting to note is how businesses in a wide range of industries utilize these trends for their profits. Even the most buttoned-up companies will incorporate the latest technologies into their products or pop culture trends into their marketing strategies if that means more sales. The latest trend that companies of all kinds are grabbing hold of is CBD.

Alkaline Water Company Dives Into The World Of CBD

CBD, more formally known as cannabidiol, is one of over 100 chemical compounds found in the marijuana plant. While many people first think of the psychoactive effects of cannabis, that aspect of the plant-primarily comes from another cannabinoid in it, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive and is instead believed to reduce symptoms of conditions such as chronic pain and anxiety. Not only can it help to relieve the symptoms of chronic pain and anxiety, but it can also help with skin disorders and prevention of disease – click here to learn more. Many people may decide to use this when they can’t find a reliable source of treatment that has been effective for their problem. Although, some could decide to use this as a last resort. Those who are wanting to reap the medicinal benefits of CBD without the psychoactive effects that marijuana offers are best either taking CBD oil or vaping cbd. This is why CBD, as an individual of marijuana, is gaining such popularity that is being noted by businesses around the world. These soothing effects are what is encouraging so many companies to create products that feature CBD. People looking to get the effects of the marijuana plant may be interested in trying out products similar to the ones sold on websites (like this – https://www.leaf2go.co) which range from vapes to edibles.

Alkaline Water Company is among the latest to launch products that incorporate CBD, similar to the white label CBD on the market. The company is most famous for its line of fresh and natural alkaline water infused with fruit flavors, known as Alkaline88. In January 2020, it is planning to release a line of topical CBD-infused products under an associated brand name, A88 Infused Products.

“Our recent introduction of CBD ingestibles has generated strong interest from our major U.S. retail clients. This speaks highly of the brand integrity we have built with our flagship product, Alkaline88,” said Richard A. Wright, president, and chief executive officer of The Alkaline Water Company, Inc.

All of the items in the A88 Infused Products line are made with lab-tested full-spectrum hemp. The specific products will include:

  • CBD Infused Lip Balm: A moisturizing and hydrating lip balm made with coconut oil and cocoa butter for long-lasting results.
  • CBD Infused Hydrating Body Lotion: Made with shea butter and aloe vera, this body lotion moisturizes, hydrates, and soothes skins of all types all day long.
  • CBD Infused Hydrating Hand Lotion: This hand and foot cream contains whipped shea butter and luxurious oils and extracts to nourish and moisturize your hands and feet.
  • CBD Infused Soothing Salve: A muscle salve infused with oils and butters to help soothe sore and irritated muscles.
  • CBD Infused Bath Salts: Experience ultimate relaxation with these bath salts, which combine Epsom salts, menthol, and essential oils in one therapeutic formula.
  • CBD Infused Essential Oil Roller: An essential oil roller made of a concentrated blend of 100% pure essential oils and balanced with fractionated coconut oil.

For the ethically-minded shoppers out there, all of the CBD-infused items in the A88 Infused Products line are 100% natural and the majority are also vegan and cruelty-free.

The purpose of these products is to relax the user and reduce their stress levels. While some people cut down on stress in their lives by making choices such as renting an apartment — which 50% of renter respondents say is a better choice than owning a home because they can better live within a budget and they have less stress — or taking vacation days to focus on their mental health, using CBD-infused products such as these can be a consistent way to find relaxation in your day-to-day life.

The new product line from Alkaline will be available online and at national retailers across the nation in January 2020.

Hotel Chocolat's Rabot 1745 Beauty Makes its US Debut

Hotel Chocolat’s Rabot 1745 Beauty Makes it’s US Debut

Most people are not familiar with the history of chocolate or what it’s made from. We are one of the lucky few who are privy to this information because we were lucky enough to grow up on a beautiful island that boasts a cocoa plantation, St. Lucia. Today, years after we left this beautiful island (which has topped many must-travel lists), we come full circle to the Hotel Chocolat to help welcome their skincare brand, Rabot 1745, to the US.

Hotel Chocolat's Rabot 1745 Beauty Makes it's US Debut

Inspired by the wild beauty of St. Lucia, Rabot 1745 is a natural and sustainable bath & body range that is luxurious yet affordable. Born on the Rabot Estate in St. Lucia, a cocoa plantation owned by British chocolatier and sustainable cocoa grower Hotel Chocolat, Rabot 1745 Beauty uses sensorial ingredients sourced from the sustainable cocoa farming harvested on the estate. These skincare products make a great attempt at capturing the essence of the estate in a bottle. There’s so much to love from this great skincare brand. First, you’ll love the ingredients, which consist of avocado, wild honey, raw cacao, rosemary, shea, and cocoa butter, and mango; and the following oils: jojoba oil, mango seed oil, apricot kernel oil, sweet almond oil, and avocado oil.

BODY SCRUBS

Hotel Chocolat's Rabot 1745 Beauty Makes its US DebutHotel Chocolat's Rabot 1745 Beauty Makes its US Debut

Rabot 1745’s gentle yet effective natural body scrubs are exactly what you need to exfoliate and polish your skin, revealing fresh and smooth skin. Choose their Coffee Body Scrub to revive your tired skin; the Sugar & Sour Orange Body Scrub to hydrate and leave your skin super smooth; the Salt & Lemongrass Body Scrub for a natural citrus exfoliation; and the Cacao, Almond & Coconut Three Shell Body Scrub to polish, exfoliate and moisturize your skin.

LIP SCRUBS AND BALMS

Natural lip scrubs and balms

We plan on using this moisturizing lip balm all winter long; we can’t wait to boast about how super soft our lips are. Your lips will appreciate being soothed, smooth and replenished thanks to these five balms and scrub. The Avocado & Lime Smile Reviver is a light exfoliating lip polish, while the Almond Chocolat, Wonder Balm, Coconut Chocolat, and Honey Chocolat lip balms keep your lips kissably soft.

HAND SCRUB

Skincare: Hand Scrub

Sometimes it’s not your body or lips that need a good exfoliation, your hands need love too. The Rabot 1745 Avocado & Sour Orange Hand Scrub is here to give that love thanks to its nourishing avocado and refreshing sour orange ingredients. The above are just some of the wonderful products available from Hotel Chocolat’s Rabot 1745. Check out photos of some of the other products below.

The complete range of products includes shower gels & scrubs, hand washes, natural body butters, lotions, and creams, bath and body oils, body masks, fragrances, and body mists, candles, and diffusers. We haven’t tried these products yet but we hope to soon when the official US launch happens.