dripping spoon of raw honey

raw honey mask

I always love to revisit kitchen ingredients for my skincare. Enter raw honey from a local apiary — honey that’s unprocessed and straight from the hive. Rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients, raw honey exhibits antibacterial and antifungal properties, helps heal acne, and can even help with hyperpigmentation. When I first started using honey on my…

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moringa

Moringa oil is all the rage in green beauty lately, and that brings a smile to my face. Why? Because it reminds me of the beautiful Moringa tree that grew in my grandmother’s backyard in India. Rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants, Moringa is fantastic for healthy skin and hair. It’s also a nutritional powerhouse, containing…

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why green beauty

I imagine you've stumbled upon this blog post because you, too, are interested in green beauty. Perhaps you're new to green beauty or perhaps you're a long-time consumer in this vertical! Deciding to venture into green beauty/green skincare is a personal decision, and I think education — as opposed to fear mongering — is the…

several bars of soap in different colors

review: good soap by alaffia

Truth be told, I spend more time in the beauty section of Whole Foods than any other section in the supermarket. I've been on a bar soap kick lately, and the Good Soap display was staring me in the face. You know how this ends. And as it turns out, this is an affordable and…

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green beauty skin care starter kit

Getting started with green beauty can be daunting, particularly with all that is currently available on the market. My journey started in 2002 — although I’ve only been documenting my green beauty adventures on this blog since 2016 — and needless to say, I’ve been through quite a bit of trial and error to figure…

hand holding Argan Republic's white peony brightening serum

review: argan republic white peony skin brightening serum

I had been following Argan Republic for a while now, so when Marissa — its owner — agreed to a collaboration, I was thrilled. I was sent one full-sized product and a couple of samples — thank you Marissa! Argan Republic is a green beauty skincare line whose star ingredient is — you guessed it…

Siam Seas toner and cleanser on a dresser in sunlight

review: siam seas yen heal and hydrate toner and morning delight all-in-one cleanser

When I heard Beauty Heroes was featuring Siam Seas in its March box, I was excited to try it because its founder, Supadra Geronimo, created the line to help heal her acne-prone skin. Perhaps it would help heal mine, too? According to the Beauty Heroes website, "Siam SEAS is a Southeast Asian artisan skin  care…