The steps in one’s daily skincare routine are as unique as the individual. We change products over time, add new products to the mix, or reconsider the frequency with which we use them.
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Pardon the pun, but part of the beauty of buying all-natural skincare and beauty products from a small company is that we listen to your feedback and requests.
Is there any truth to the promise behind the anti-aging skin serum?
Many exist on the market today, claiming to reduce wrinkles, smooth lines and firm the skin. But what are serums, and how are they different from moisturizers and other anti-aging skincare products?
You’ll find petroleum and mineral oil on the list of ingredients that BodyVerde Naturals does NOT include in its products. These are common ingredients in many skin care products that are marketed as moisturizing and soothing to the skin. So why do we avoid them?
Colder temperatures, exposure to wind, and hot baths or showers can aggravate dry, irritated and itchy skin, especially for those with eczema and other skin conditions. Using a gentle cream after a bath or shower helps to create an effective moisture barrier against flare-ups.
Are the ancient ways better for your body – and your skin?
You’ve probably heard of the Paleo Diet, or “caveman diet,” based on the idea that we’re meant to eat as our Paleolithic-area ancestors did during pre-agricultural times. The diet emphasizes plant foods and excludes grain, dairy, sugar and processed oils.
Earlier this year, several major media outlets published stories about the level of lead in lipstick following an updated Food and Drug Administration study. The FDA found trace amounts of lead in all 400 lipsticks and lip glosses they tested.
BFFLbags are full of items that bring comfort and convenience to people facing treatment and surgery.
Going green with skin care and beauty products can be a daunting effort. With so many products marketing themselves as “natural,” how do you know if you’re really making a difference?
If you’re concerned about reducing the number of toxins absorbed by your body and rinsed down the drain, you can start by focusing on eliminating products with certain ingredients, and by changing a few products at a time.
One of the ingredients you definitely should not find in all natural skincare – and an ingredient you may want to avoid in general – is propylene glycol.
These compounds are humectants that help to retain moisture. They’re often found in conditioners, hair gel, deodorants, body lotions, body washes, toothpastes, creams, mascaras, nail polishes and lipsticks.
One of our customers recently told us the story of eagerly planting a rose bush in her garden, impatiently batting aside an army of tiny ants as she worked.
About one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. More people were diagnosed with skin cancer in 2009 than with breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancer combined. One form of skin cancer, melanoma, is one of the few cancers that has a rising number of cases each year.
What do we mean when we say “natural skincare products”?
In our view, natural skincare products are those that are gentle to the body, to the earth and to animals. We’ll explain what we mean by that.
Gentle to the body
Your mom was right – sometimes beauty really is only skin deep.
This tiny berry native to Asia has long been used for skin therapy. It has been used on dry skin, eczema and abrasions.
It provides natural burn treatment. In fact, Russian cosmonauts used it to protect them from chemical and radiation burns caused by cosmic radiation.
Sometimes called a “superfruit,” like acai and goji berries, sea buckthorn is a natural way to treat inflammation.
Whether your weather is warming up or you’re going on spring break, it’s time to get out the capris, shorts, skirts – even swimsuits.
Some of us need to ease back into the shaving routine – making it a good time to make the switch to waterless shaving, or eco-shaving. Shaving in the shower may seem convenient, but consider the impact: it uses up to 5 gallons of water per minute.
Amid the multiple diaper changes and feedings, sleepless nights and other worries, it’s easy to see why parents of little ones don’t have time to research and analyze skincare products.
Some parents choose the same discount store and drugstore products their parents used on them. Others read labels to avoid certain ingredients and products. Some parents spend more for organic skincare products, many of them made specifically for babies and toddlers.
Is "simplify" one of your resolutions this year?
If you'd like to use fewer products (and fewer chemicals), reduce the hassle, lower your cost and be greener, here's an easy daily skin care routine:
How long have you been loyal to your skin care regimen? Is it time to change it up?
Researchers at the University of Bath and Qatar University found that women were more loyal to beauty products and treatments when they didn’t work than when they did.
Even if you’re not a believer in New Year’s resolutions, do yourself the favor of setting a positive intention for the coming months:
I will be comfortable in my own skin.