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How I Cured My Psoriasis | By Joan Morais

Written on August 23, 2018 at 7:00 am

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How I Cured My Psoriasis | By Joan Morais

Anyone who has suffered from a skin ailment, psoriasis, eczema or dermatitis understands how it affects our daily life and can consume our day. Here is my story on how I cured my psoriasis.

Living with Psoriasis

I lived with psoriasis for over four years. My dad had psoriasis. His dad, my grandfather, also had psoriasis. Every day my psoriasis worsened and spread. The unsightly look of the plaques, the extreme itchiness and flaking of the plaques was so stressful and emotionally draining. It affected what I would wear, I didn’t wear any dark clothing, the flaking from the plaques would clearly be seen.…

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Ingredient Spotlight | Cupuacu Butter

Written on March 26, 2018 at 7:56 am

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Ingredient Spotlight | Cupuacu Butter

Our ingredient spotlight today is on cupuacu butter. Have you heard of cupuacu butter?  Cupuacu butter is from the cupuacu tree that grows in the Amazon rainforest by cold-pressing the seeds of the fruit. It is related to the cacao tree and has been used to make white chocolate. It is also very nourishing and a soft emollient when used in body care products.

Nourishing & Anti-Aging

Cupuacu butter is high in antoxidants, essential fatty acids, and phytosterols, a compound found in plants, that has been found to have anti-aging properties and is highly nourishing. Cupuacu butter can be used to treat dry and damaged skin as it encourages new collagen production.…

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Vegan | Plant-Based | Cruelty-Free Hair & Skin Care Products

Written on March 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

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Vegan | Plant-Based | Cruelty-Free Hair & Skin Care Products

Google Beauty Trends reports that Vegan Skin Care is an important trend to watch with searches for Vegan Skin Care growing over 83% each year. What does it mean for a skin care product to be vegan? In this post we explore the term vegan, vegetarian and cruelty-free for hair and skin care products.

Vegan/Plant-Based

Vegan, also known as plant-based, products contain no ingredient from any animal or processed with animal products. This includes honey, beeswax and white sugar produced through animal bone char. Many ingredients from animal flesh are contained in products labeled as vegan because of lack of education.…

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Beauty Without Cruelty Part 3

Written on September 4, 2013 at 11:58 am

You may be surprised to find out that most of your cosmetics and body care products contain animal ingredients such as tissue and fat. Cosmetic companies use animal ingredients because they’re cheap, not because they’re better than plant-based or synthetic ingredients. Slaughterhouses kill billions of animals every year, easily selling the “byproducts” to cosmetics manufacturers. There are thousands of technical and patented names for ingredient variations, making it very difficult for us to know what is in a product. Another reason to make your own skin, body and hair care products or support small businesses who do! Many ingredients known by one name can be of animal, vegetable or synthetic origin.…

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Beauty Without Cruelty Part 2

Written on August 28, 2013 at 2:12 pm

                          Leaping Bunny Logo                                                                          PETA logo

The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program administers a cruelty-free standard assuring that no animal testing is used in any phase of product development by the company, its laboratories, or suppliers. The internationally recognized Leaping Bunny Logo is displayed on packaging for consumer recognition. You can look for the above two logos on the packaging of products for assurance that you are supporting cruelty free companies.

Do you manufacture and sell cosmetic, household or personal care products?

If so, we encourage you to apply here to become Leaping Bunny certified. Once approved, your company will be listed on the Leaping Bunny online and published Compassionate Shopping Guide, also your company will be included in media and marketing opportunities by Leaping Bunny.…

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