Why We Avoid Beeswax and Honey

Why We Avoid Beeswax and Honey There are a number of reasons why we avoid beeswax and honey – both in our skincare products and in our diet. Many of us grew up putting honey on our pancakes and burning hand-rolled beeswax candles. We may even have tasted a real honeycomb. But times have changed. Read More

DIY Skincare Products And How To Preserve Them

So you want to make DIY skincare products. If so, you have lots of company. The main question here is how to preserve them. This is even more important if you are thinking about making skincare products using natural ingredients and botanicals. Even DIYers should have a basic knowledge of how to preserve their products Read More

Pros and Cons of Silicones in Skincare and Haircare

Why Silicones in Skincare and Haircare? You may have noticed that many different silicones can be found in skincare and haircare products today. There are a number of reasons why formulators – and customers – like products containing silicone. With many names, some ending in “oxane”, they are in cosmetics, as well. There are also Read More

Cruelty Free Skincare Is Catching On

Why is cruelty-free skincare catching on? Compassion for animals is one of our guiding principles, and we’ happy to see that support for cruelty-free skincare and cosmetics is growing in the U.S. and elsewhere. So much so, in fact, that some companies have changed who they do business with to demonstrate their support for cruelty-free Read More