August 10, 2015
Consumers Speak: Best Selling Natural Hair Products
We’ll look at the moisturizers, hair butters, oils, shampoos, conditioners and natural hair accessories that have been selling like crazy with naturals over the last few months.
The following list is a compilation ...
August 7, 2015
Co-Washing Natural Hair: Leave Out the Shampoo
Co-washing is becoming extremely popular with naturals. But why? What if I told you the best shampoo for natural black hair was NO shampoo at all? Would you believe me?
To co-wash natural hair simply means to wash ...
August 3, 2015
A History of Cosmetics Throughout The Ages
"A woman without paint is like food without salt."- Roman philosopher, Plautus
Civilizations have used forms of cosmetics -- though not always recognizable to cosmetics users today -- for centuries in religious rit...
July 27, 2015
A Closer Look at The Chemistry Of Cosmetics
Cosmetics are not a modern invention. Humans have used various substances to alter their appearance or accentuate their features for at least 10,000 years, and possibly a lot longer.
Women in Ancient Egypt used koh...
July 13, 2015
Cryptic Ingredients: Ethanolamine Compounds Typically Founds in Cosmetics
Have you loked at the listen ingredients in the back of any cosmetic product lately? the probability of finding more thana few ingredients/cehcmicals tha dont typiay ome upi conversations is very lieky, and even thog...
July 9, 2015
Men vs. Women: Skin Care Routines are Not One-Size-Fits-All
Men may be from Mars, and women from Venus, but we both need to take care of our skin. While you don’t often see guys perusing the skin care aisle, it’s just as important that men care for their skin. Skin care is not...
July 5, 2015
“Chemical-Free” Cosmetics: Word Play or Serious Business?
Whenever someone asks me about the best chemical free cosmetics brands, I heave a big sigh…
This well-intentioned question just goes to show how tricky this natural space has become and how much mis-information is ...
July 1, 2015
22 Not-So-Green Cosmetics Companies
Greenwashing in cosmetics is such a tricky subject. Some of the beauty brands I’ve listed below are blatantly misleading consumers through greenwashing practices. Others on this list may be less deliberate in their ma...
June 26, 2015
International Beauty: Regiments from Around The World
What do roses, sake and cacao have in common? Other than being the makings to one truly magical date night, these three enticing ingredients all boast powerful skin-enhancing essentials like vitamins and amino acids.
June 22, 2015
DNA in Cosmetics: The New Frontier in Customized Cosmetics
The cosmetics industry invests heavily in innovation. It is a dynamic market in which consumers are always avid for novelty.
Recent years have seen the launch of a new class of skincare products, whose appeal is cu...