Your Beauty Products Might Still Be Exploiting Child Labor…in 2017

Let's be real, I know we all love a nice glittery cut crease and the shimmery glow of highlight applied to our cheekbones. Although I haven't quite mastered either one, I can definitely appreciate (and envy) them when I see them. That shimmery glow that we love so much is likely due to a mineral … Continue reading Your Beauty Products Might Still Be Exploiting Child Labor…in 2017

Product review roundup: Kylie Cosmetics to Trader Joe’s

As the new year is settling in, I've been slowly practicing what I preach and converting my cosmetics and skin care to natural products. I've decided to do this roundup of natural products I've been using each month as I make that transition. These are products I've purchased throughout January and February. As the title … Continue reading Product review roundup: Kylie Cosmetics to Trader Joe’s

Lack of regulation allows misleading ‘organic’ claims on beauty products

The Environmental Working Group recently found that thousands of products on the site claim to be organic, yet they have very poor Skin Deep ratings. Despite being branded as "organic", these products have hidden ingredients that are synthetic and/or harmful to your body. How can they get away with this? The U.S. Department of Agriculture only … Continue reading Lack of regulation allows misleading ‘organic’ claims on beauty products

Natural skin care product company started by UF student

Imagine just throwing out all of your beauty products one day and starting from scratch. Honestly, the idea terrifies me. This is exactly what 20-year-old Brianna Cryar did after discovering the alarming ingredients found in commercial skin care products, such as sulfates, parabens, phthalates, artificial fragrance, artificial preservatives and artificial coloring. Many of these chemical … Continue reading Natural skin care product company started by UF student