Safe Alternatives To Plastic Microbeads In Beauty Products

Safe Alternatives To Plastic Microbeads In Beauty Products

Many over-the-counter exfoliants contain microbeads, which are tiny plastic particles less than 5mm in size. They can take any shape, but the ones used in cosmetics are spherical. Microbeads were patented in the 1970s and became a common ingredient in skin care products, toothpaste, and other health and beauty aids that require an abrasive quality.
For many years, microbeads were considered the perfect exfoliating solution for skincare products — safe, effective and inexpensive to produce. In recent years, as eco-awareness has grown and taken more precedence in the minds of consumers, major media outlets such as the New York Times began raising the issue of environmental damage caused by microbeads.

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8 Ways To Make Your Beauty Routine Eco-Friendly for Earth Day

Make Your Beauty Routine Eco-Friendly for Earth Day

Did you know that upwards of $55 billion dollars (that’s billion with a B!) is spent on cosmetics annually in the United States? While cosmetics purchases can make a significant dent in your wallet, they also consume a significant amount of resources that impact the environment.
With Earth Day quickly approaching, it’s a perfect opportunity to review your beauty routine with a “green” eye. Give our planet a gift with these tips for eco-friendly methods to transform your hair and skin care habits.

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How to Find the Right Moisturizer for Your Skin Type & Budget

Find the Right Moisturizer for Your Skin Type

When it comes to skin care products, you might be surprised to discover that despite what most people commonly believe, skin moisturizer is a highly undervalued skin care product. Here’s a list of the best tips and advice for finding the right moisturizer for both your skin type and your budget:

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Blemish Cover-Ups: Do’s and Don’ts for Covering Breakouts

Blemish Cover-Ups Do's and Don'ts for Covering Breakouts

Make-up seems like a great tool for covering those pesky breakouts and blemishes on short notice, but often times, your cover-up attempts may leave your face with a cakey, artificial appearance. Here’s a “Do’s” and “Don’ts” guide to properly covering blemishes in a way that still gives your complexion a fresh, natural look.

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Your Guide To The Perfect Skincare Routine

Your Guide To The Perfect Skincare Routine

If you ask 100 people to give you their perfect skincare routine, you’ll get 100 different answers. The perfect skincare routine doesn’t have to be that complicated though. Combining knowledge about your skin type with common sense and the answers start to become clearer.
So, we put together a practical, start-to-finish guide on how to create the perfect skincare routine for yourself no matter what type of skin you have.

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Microbeads In Facial Scrubs Massive Environmental Pollutant

Microbeads In Many Facial Scrubs Massive Environmental Pollutant

If you’ve ever used an over the counter skin care product, you’ve probably taken notice of those tiny little microbeads without even knowing it.
The grim truth, however, is that products with microbeads present a threat to the environment and public health that many people are unaware of, far outweighing any personal skincare benefit you might be receiving.

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Combination Skin: How To Diagnose It, How To Treat It

Combination Skin How To Diagnose and How To Treat

There are grey areas in many areas of life, and that holds true for your complexion as well. Its common place for people to mistakenly believe they have either dry or oily skin.
The truth is that many people have skin that includes characteristics of both types, so-called “combination” skin. Here is a guide to diagnosing combination skin along with helpful tips for treating it successfully:

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Will Sunscreen Make My Acne Breakouts Worse?

Will Sunscreen Make My Acne Breakouts Worse?

Your complexion needs daily protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays. The dangers of overexposure to the sun can vary widely, but the most serious risk is the threat of skin cancer, making the regular use of sunscreen an absolute MUST. But how do you protect your skin from the blemishes that may be caused by sunscreens?

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Dancer With Birthmark Refuses Cosmetic Surgery & Industry Norms

Cassandra Naud Refuses Cosmetic Surgery and Industry Norms

People in the entertainment industry, deserved or not, are perceived to be obsessed with appearance, quick to resort to any or all available means to minimize or eliminate any perceived flaw.
Dancer Cassandra Naud, however, refreshingly stands out from this commonly held outlook in the entertainment business, especially considering her unique appearance.

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Your Definitive Guide To Makeup and Acne

Definitive Guide To Makeup And Acne

If you have acne, using makeup can be more of a nightmare than a dream. Will it make your complexion look worse instead of better? Will your makeup make your acne problem even worse?
Confusion can be enough to make you forego the idea of makeup altogether. The good news is that acne doesn’t have to stop you from wearing makeup if you need to.

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