Bovine Colostrum Face Cream – Great For Sensitive, Dry Skin

New and exciting skincare ingredients are what I live for! They breathe life into my beauty blogger existence when I’m near comatose from being sent yet another face oil. So you can imagine my excitement when new organic skincare line, Gaelle Organic, popped into my inbox and I discovered after reviewing their ingredient deck that two of their products contain bovine colostrum (aka cow colostrum); an ingredient I’ve never seen in skincare before. I tested out the Gaelle Organic Ultra Sensitive Creme which contains bovine colostrum, but before I get into my full review, read on for more about what colostrum is…
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ReFa Carat Review – Microcurrent Device

ReFa Carat Review Best for: Firming, lifting and toning the facial muscles and skin; improving circulation and detoxifying the skin. How it works: The ReFa Carat is a handheld, wireless microcurrent device and facial massager created by the renowned Japanese company, MTG Co.,Ltd. The device has a built in solar panel on the handle where, when exposed to light, the low-level microcurrent is activated and transmitted between the two nodes. Each node has a 360-degree rotation and is capable of kneading the skin and muscles similarly to how an aesthetician would to stimulate lymphatic drainage and promote increase blood flow to the…
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Q&A with Botnia founder, Justine Kahn, on botanical skincare, why she doesn’t use …

Terms that describe botanical skincare: plant-based, nontoxic, chemical and synthetic-free, locally sourced, and eco-friendly. All apply to spa-born, San Francisco based botanical line, Botnia, with one kicker: customization. “With our back-bar items (Botnia skin care used during spa services) especially, we can be specific to the skin’s needs,” explains aesthetician and founder, Justine Kahn, who developed her line like a deconstructed palette with plant biologist, Clayton Coker, while he was working at Stanford. The Botnia skin care back-bar items, now used in more than 30-spas nationwide, soon to be fifty (there’s a long spa waiting list), can be mixed and matched; stir…
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My 72-Hour Digital Detox, What I Learned & Why You Might Want To Try It

I never realized how much my iPhone has affected my life until I decided to do a 72-hour digital detox. My parents, who live in Portland and are self-proclaimed hippies (the kale-eating, poetry reading, meditating, nature-loving kind of hippies), attended recently their second silent poetry retreat where attendees are asked to hike through the woods, eat morning meals and listen intently as poetry is read to them while staying silent. When my parents told me about this very granola-y retreat they were planning to attend, I definitely rolled my eyes but seeing how rejuvenated, calm and happy they were post-retreat got me…
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Salmon Kale Salad Recipes You’ll Want To Eat Again, And Again

I’m almost four months postpartum and the reality is that I don’ t have time to workout and “get my body back.” Breastfeeding and walking with Chloe in her carrier are my two main calorie burners these days, but while working out is on the back burner, eating healthy is now even more so at the forefront with salads being my go-to. Three weeks ago, I started eating a salad with pan seared salmon every day for lunch. I wanted to see if it would affect my waistline. It has, but the best results were how it affected my skin! Plump, dewy…
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