As the year comes to an end, I look back on all I’ve struggled with and overcome: a receding hairline and hair loss; intense perioral dermatitis flare ups; annoying acne; and dry/dehydrated and irritated skin. While there were many lows, there were also a lot of highs. And many of those highs were due to finding efficacious, nontoxic, green products to help ease me back towards healthy skin. Therefore, as we wrap up this year, I decided to outline down below in seven categories, including Dry Skin, Acne, Dermatitis, Brightening, Hair, Body, and Eye + Lip + Neck my favorite products from 2017…

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Packing skincare for a long trip can be overwhelming. For me, it’s the hardest part. I tend to overpack in these situations for fear of being without the right oil, cream or cleanser to combat dryness and dehydration; the two states my skin oscillates between while traveling due to poor eating, disrupted sleep, weather changes, arid planes etc. And there is nothing worse than a skin reaction or breakout while on vacation and not having the right skincare – am I right, ladies?! We are leaving for Amsterdam tomorrow, and will be boarding a cruise ship with my parents and in-laws in-tow,…

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With so many green beauty options, it’s hard to know where to start. So, I reached out to the lovely ladies ruling the green beauty world right now (Dara Kennedy founder of Ayla Beauty, Melissa Lindberg founder of Citrine Beauty Bar, Karine LaChappelle co-founder of The Natural Curator and Ana Congdon founder of LeVert Beauty) to get the low-down on what’s flying off the shelves right now. Read on for the green beauty bestsellers of spring 2017. 1. Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum “A lot of our customers like to pare down their skincare regimens in the spring and summer, that’s when one-stop-shop wonder…

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The last and only time the hubs and I were in Arizona was when we got engaged and stayed at the Amangiri along the border of Utah and Arizona. Breathtakingly beautiful experience. And the service at the Aman resorts is without saying, top notch. We took a little day trip from the resort one afternoon and drove across the border into Arizona to see the Antelope Slot Canyon. If you haven’t been, you need to go. The canyons are gorgeous and because it was the dead of winter there weren’t any tourists! We got a lot of beautiful pictures that our guide…

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