FAQ'S , MUSINGS AND THINGS TO KNOW
Our products are vegan, non GMO, free from all chemical preservatives, synthetic fillers, toxins, artificial fragrance, dyes and colorants and are never tested on animals!
We give generously to many charities, including but not limited to anything animal, nature and environmental issues, women's issues and various health related organizations. We also give free courses at Gilda's Club to help empower women and their families that have been impacted by cancer.
THEIR CLEAN IS NOT OUR CLEAN.....
Parabens, phthalates and formaldehyde are some of the better known toxins that are rarely used in skincare now. However, there are a host of other lesser known preservatives in their place.
Check your products to see if they contain some of the more commonly used chemical preservatives:
phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, propylene glycol, sodium hydroxide, benzyl alchohol, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, etc, etc.( we aren't saying these are unsafe, but we don't consider them "clean or natural")
If you have trouble pronouncing an ingredient it's probably not natural :(
TIPS FOR OPTIMAL SKIN HEALTH
We all want that healthy glow. And the most important part of achieving this is LIFESTYLE. All the skincare in the world won't help a compromised lifestyle, Below are some important tips in creating and maintaining optimal health and radiant skin.
SUNSCREEN.Daily. A broad spectrum SPF of 30 or more. You may as well toss all your skincare if you don't wear sunscreen. Nothing compromises skin health and creates signs of aging and damage like the sun. And yes, even on cloudy, rainy days. And yes, even if you work in an office or "really don't go out much." Unless you're in a cave you need it!
DIET, You are what you eat and that certainly is evident in the appearance of hair, skin and nails. A diet rich in plant foods, whole grains and healthy fats is a great bet. Keep processed foods to a minimum. And don't forget to include those healthy antioxidants found in a glass of red wine and a bit of dark chocolate.
EXERCISE. Getting your body moving, building muscle strength and moving those endorphins around are essential for health and well being. Taking a walk in nature or a run with your dog, a yoga class or a swim are all great ways of keeping in shape, alleviating stress and maintaining balance in your life.
ALCHOHOL. In moderation. We love our wine, especially Liz. Don't ever try and take a glass away from her:). A glass of wine at the end of the day is a lovely and relaxing way to segue into evening.
SMOKING. Never. Need we say more?
SLEEP. We are told 8 hours of sleep a night is essential. But that can be hard to come by sometimes. Stress, hormones, and noise can all be interruptors of REM. Sleep is so important in recharging and stilling both mind and body. Poor sleep health can cause a host of health issues as we age. There are many articles published on learning good sleep habits, including supplements and nightly things to practice to incur a good night's rest.