• New Product: Acure Organics Shave Gel


    Acure Organics Shave Gel

    Hi friends!

    Acure has done it again! They have wowed us with their new oh-so-good for you shave gel and it's powered by AIR! Awesome, right?

    Acure Organic's Shave Gel is the FIRST and ONLY all-natural shave gel that actually FOAMS and dispenses just like dad's old stuff!

    Pretty excited about this as it is our first shave cream to add to Organaca!

    Happy Shaving!

  • How to use Rohr Remedy

    Rorhr Remedy Essential Eight


    Face Morning

    Face Night

    Body Morning / Night


    Face Morning / Night

    Body Morning

    Body Night


    Face Morning

    Face Night

    Body Morning

    Body Night


    Face Morning

    Face Night

    Body Morning / Night






    Please note – if you are prone to allergies please read our ingredients list before use and do not use the products if they contain anything that is likely to cause you problems. We advise you to patch test all products prior to use. Cease using any products that lead to a reaction and immediately contact your doctor.

  • SkinOwl's Personalized Beauty Drops


    When it comes to wanting fast results and long lasting benefits, serums and oils are the wave of the future.

    Chemically formulated to penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin, SkinOwl's Beauty Drops contain smaller molecules than a cream or lotion, allowing it to work deeper and more efficiently.

    After a few hours, people often remark on how radiant and diffused their skin looks. SkinOwl's Beauty Drops work overnight to mitigate redness, wrinkles and fatigue, including scars left behind from years of acne. Each infusion caters to a different skin concern. Use 5-10 drops in place of your day and night serum and watch how the skin responds to its nurturing, healing benefits.

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  • What is Chia Oil?


    We’ve all heard about the benefits of chia seeds, but chia seed oil for the skin? What is it, what are the benefits, and how do we use it?

    Chia is the richest known botanical source of skin-loving omega-3 fatty acids, which means it far exceeds the omega fatty acid levels in other oils. Any doctor will tell you that eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids is wonderful for the health of your body, including the largest organ in your body -- your skin.

    Chia also has a high concentration of antioxidants. In fact, the Nutritional Science Research Institute tested the nutritional value of chia seed and said it contains “the highest amount of antioxidants we have ever measured” and cited chia as one of the most powerful whole food antioxidants we know. Because chia oil is rich in antioxidants, it does wonders in fighting those dreaded aging free radicals.

    Chia is also a very light oil. So while other oils may take a while to absorb, chia is ultra light and rapidly absorbs into the skin. Also, and importantly, Maya Chia uses a patented process to extract the oilcalled supercritical extraction. The gentle oxygen-free, solvent-free process results in oil with a total absence of chemical residues and impurities, and one that most closely mirrors the chemical profile of the plant. What that means for our customer is that they get the best, purest, most stable, effective, and potent chia oil available. It's also worth noting after a period of 6 months other oils on the market go rancid. Maya Chia Beauty has a shelf life for two years, at least.

    After the first use of Maya Chia Beauty, you experience an immediate surge of moisture into your skin -- and moisture that lasts. It's ultra-light, not greasy and doesn't sit atop your skin. It sinks into the deeper layers of the dermis rapidly to provide real nourishment.

    Many of our customers say that their skin just looks "alive" and "radiant" upon absorption.

    In a study published by the annals of dermatology  chia oil was clinically proven to "significantly increase skin hydration, reduce trans-epidermal water loss and increase skin barrier function. The study was conducted on people suffering from the most severe dry skin conditions, including xerotic pruritus, and the results were pretty amazing. These results were achieved at a concentration of 4% - our oil is at a concentration of 100%. *Maya Chia Supercritical Oil with Omega 3

    We're also finding that our customers love to put our chia oil on their hair for an added boost of moisture and silky sheen. We thought this made total sense given the product is rich in omega fatty acids, antioxidants and protein -- all ingredients which are wonderful for your hair.

    Our customers are smart! :-)

    Maya Chia Body Balm



    What is the driving force behind CV Skinlabs?

    We are out to change what consumers expect from their skin care products. The time for harsh, toxic chemicals that are linked with a number of health problems is over! Consumers deserve safe products made with natural and organic ingredients that actually nourish, repair, and help improve the condition of skin, but that’s rarely what they get when shopping in the department stores. On the other hand, that’s exactly what they get with our products, and once they try them, they don’t want to go back.

    What is your mission, as founder of CV Skinlabs?

    Our mission is to provide everyone—including those with sensitive skin, those going through medical treatments, pregnant women, and even babies—healthy, restorative skin care that delivers beauty and safety without compromise. Our products can be used by anyone with complete peace of mind. We insist on the utmost in safety, by toxicologically examining and screening all ingredients for any link to irritation, cancer or hormone disruption, but we also conduct results-driven, rigorous clinical testing to be sure that our products perform at the level we expect. The result is a line of products that work like a healthy diet for your skin—full of good-for-you ingredients that actually give your skin what it needs to look and feel its ultimate best.

    Is there a background story to the creation of CV Skinlabs?

    I developed CV Skinlabs in response to a need. I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease at the age of 16, so I know what it is to go through cancer treatments and to suffer the resulting side effects on the skin. We’re talking dryness, flaking, thinning, and premature aging effects. Yet I couldn’t find skin care products that did me much good. It was like slathering on a solution that did nothing but cover my skin for a few minutes. It got even worse when my father was diagnosed with cancer. He suffered even more severe side effects than I did, including a nasty rash on his face. I tried products specifically targeted for “sensitive skin,” but they actually made his fragile skin worse. I later discovered they were laden with potentially harmful chemicals linked with irritation, eczema, redness, inflammation, allergic reactions, and even cancer. After my father passed in 2007, I knew I had to make a change, so I founded Cinco Vidas in 2008, and dedicated the work to my father's legacy. In September 2011, I published When Cancer Hits, a guide for the newly diagnosed. But my dream was always to create a skin care line that would address the issue of sensitive, medically treated skin. So I assembled an expert team of leading dermatologists, toxicologists and holistic skincare chemists and developed CV Skinlabs. We launched in March 2012.

    Why do people need CV Skinlabs products?

    It’s kind of like asking why do people need to eat a healthy diet. The skin is an organ, just like the heart or the lungs. It requires the same sort of care, as far as nutrients and hydration are concerned. Yet somehow we’ve been duped into believing that we can slap a little petrolatum or alcohol on it and it’s fine. We need to change that thinking. The skin needs vitamins. It needs minerals. It needs fatty acids. It needs antioxidants. It needs the same types of things the rest of our body needs in order to function correctly. When it doesn’t get these things, it becomes dry, cracked, and compromised—even “ill”—and that’s when you see things like fine lines, wrinkles, redness, thinness, and sagging. Healthy, properly nourished skin looks vibrant, radiant, and youthful. Plus it’s more likely to resist problems like dermatitis, eczema, rosacea, acne, and even cancer. People want to look younger—that’s a given. What we need to understand is that a youthful appearance comes from good health. We understand that a healthy body looks good. We need to transfer that thinking to the skin. If you want to look radiant and young, you should be using CV Skinlabs, because that’s how you’re going to get your skin healthy.

    Which skincare concerns does CV Skinlabs cater to?

    CV Skinlabs can help with all sorts of skin conditions. I’ve mentioned most of them—dryness, cracking and flaking, peeling, thinning, redness, inflammation, eczema, dermatitis, rosacea, and sensitivity. Those with medically treated skin love our products. We’ve toured hospitals and cancer centers and nurses are astonished by the results they’re seeing in their patients. Those struggling with wounds that haven’t healed find things change when they start using our products. We’ve had moms write in to tell us how CV Skinlabs has helped speed wound healing for children with eczema. (Check our website testimonials for before and after pictures.) Meanwhile, even those with so-called “healthy” skin are raving about CV Skinlabs because of the way the products boost treat dryness and create new radiance and glow. We’ve got makeup artists at New York City’s Fashion Week using CV Skinlabs on their models because of how it helps the skin look great even amidst a number of makeup and wardrobe changes. And holistic doctors love it, too, because they can recommend it to their patients without worry—all the ingredients are safe and the products really work.



    What sets CV Skinlabs apart from the competition?

    It’s true that there are other skin care companies out there that are focusing on natural and plant-based ingredients. What sets us apart is that we care about safety, sensitivity, and efficacy. We understand that a natural product that contains a known allergen is going to cause reactions in some of our customers, and that’s not okay with us. We know that even some natural ingredients are linked with skin irritation, and so they don’t end up in our formulas. Sensitivity is a growing issue in today’s population. We’re surrounded by more chemicals than we ever have been before in history, and our bodies are reacting. We have more allergies. We have more reactions. We have more sensitivity. So we focus on ingredients that have a track record of being effective without causing these sorts of issues. Finally, the last way that we’re different—and I think this is a big point—is that we care about efficacy. We want these products to work! I’ve tried natural products before and they may have smelled nice or whatever, but they didn’t make any difference in my skin. That’s just not acceptable. It’s a waste of money! So we worked hard in formulation and during testing to be sure that these ingredients worked well together, and in such a way that they really made a visible difference on skin. We couldn’t be happier with the results, and from what we’re hearing from customers, it was worth the effort.

    Tell us about some of the unique characteristics of your products.

    One thing that we’re really proud of is our Tri-Rescue Complex. Every one of our products has it. It’s a synergistic combination of three key ingredients:

    *Bisabolol: This is the main active ingredient in the medicinal plant chamomile; it delivers powerful anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties.

    *Reishi mushroom: This is known as the “mushroom of immortality;” it increases cellular turnover and hydration.

    *Turmeric: This is an ancient spice that has been extensively tested lately for all its many health benefits; we already know that it’s a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and some studies have indicated a potential anti-cancer activity.

    We’ve combined these three ingredients to rescue damaged, inflamed, and sensitive skin. We also use a number of other ingredients that have scientific data supporting their benefits—again, that dedication to real results! Some of these include:

    *Aloe Vera and Water Lily: Help cool and heal burns, encourage healing, calm irritated skin and reduce inflammation.

    *Jojoba, Olive, and Safflower: Provide superior moisturization, protect from dryness, soothe irritated skin, protect skin’s outer layer and give skin a smoother, softer appearance.

    *Oat Kernel Extract and Beta-Glucan: Conditions skin, helps encourage healing, relieves itching and discomfort.

    *Calendula and Sea Buckthorn: Reduces inflammation, encourages wound healing, supports skin-cell regeneration, promotes skin recovery, protect from the damaging effects of the sun, soothes skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis.

    *Ginger and Vitamin E: Provides antioxidant protection, conditions skin, controls oil production, protects from the damaging effects of the sun, helps reduce age spots.

    *Fair trade, certified organic shea butter from the Léo region in Burkina Faso provides superior moisturization to help heal cracks and peeling.

    And finally, we’ve paid special attention to our packaging so that our customers with neuropathy, arthritis, or similar conditions can still use our products with ease.

    Safe from contamination: CV Skinlabs uses no jars, but only one-way evacuation pumps and tubes to reduce the risk of contamination, and to protect the ingredients from the effects of the air around us.

    *Easy to use: People with arthritis, neuropathy, or other movement challenges caused by medications, diseases, or other health conditions can find it hard to perform simple tasks like buttoning a shirt or opening a jar. CV Skinlabs created customized bottles, tubes, and pumps easy to use by anyone.

    *Recyclable, safe & BPA-free packaging: We use PET bottles (#1) & PE tubes (#2) which are picked up through most curbside recycling programs as well as not known to leach any chemicals linked to cancer or hormone disruption.

    *No glass bottles: They can crack, break, and shatter, creating a safety hazard.

    *Reduced ecological footprint: In an attempt to contribute to earth-saving manufacturing processes, CV Skinlabs included our product brochure on the inside of the packaging where appropriate.


  • A Daily Skincare Regime by ilike

    3-step daily skin care regime - twice per day, a.m. and p.m.

    ilike Skin Care Regime

    To maintain the health and vitality of your skin follow ilike's easy 3-step daily regime:

    step 1: Cleansing

    Cleansers remove make-up and environmental impurities from the surface of the skin. Cleansing milks from ilike organic skin care not only clean your skin but also hydrate, leaving a radiant, silky and healthy looking complexion.
    Directions: Apply a small amount of cleanser suited to your skin type over entire face and neck area and massage it in gently for 30-60 seconds moving your fingertips in circular motions, then wipe off with damp face towel or cotton pad. Use it twice daily as the first step of your skin care regime, followed by a refreshing toner.

    Exfoliating washes from ilike organic skin care soften and remove dead skin cells, which also enables more effective absorption of other skin care products. Cleansing concentrates provide a gentle and convenient daily exfoliation as part of a skin care regimen morning and evening.
    Directions: Mix a small amount of exfoliating wash with water in hands. Apply and massage into skin with fingertips for 1 to 3 minutes in a circular motion covering the entire face and neck and avoiding the eye area. Remove completely with damp face towel and follow with a refreshing toner. Use 2 times a day. Use also on problematic areas of the back and décolleté.

    step 2: Toning

    Toners refresh the skin in addition to removing excess impurities.
    Directions: Apply toner over entire cleansed skin surface with a cotton pad and leave on. Use twice a day after cleansing or mask to remove excess products, or anytime your skin needs to be refreshed. Finish with serum and moisturizer.

    step 3: Moisturizing

    Moisturizers hydrate and leave the skin feeling soft and supple. Even oily skin needs a light moisturizer to maintain a desired hydration level. Select from a range of ilike moisturizers created for specific skin types.

    Whipped Moisturizers are made of fruit and herbal pulps with an acidic pH maintaining the acidic environment in which herbal ingredients thrive. These fine, light creams require only a small amount for use on specific conditions or for the maintenance of flawless skin.

    ilike SkincareMoisturizers are slightly richer with a pH level close to neutral. Rich Moisturizers are created with very high herbal oil content for oil deficient skin.

    Directions: Apply a thin layer of moisturizer over entire face and neck area after cleansing and toning skin. Enrich moisturizer with one of our oil concentrates to achieve an even more radiant complexion. Use it as a final step of your daily regime in the morning and the evening or use as otherwise directed. Moisturizers and rich moisturizers may be used as night creams for most skin types. Rich moisturizers are suitable to reduce the appearance of fine lines.

    *enhancing the moisturizer for special skin needs or conditions

    While often not a part of a typical skin care regime, Europeans have used serums and oil concentrates for generations. Due to the high herbal concentration, only a small amount is needed of these products. A lecithin cover on the molecules of our liposome gels aids their absorption into the skin.
    Directions: After cleansing and toning apply serum and massage in with circular motions on entire face and neck area avoiding the eyes. Apply moisturizer over serum and leave them on your skin. If you have oilier skin: Apply serum as a cream substitute in the summer or under very humid weather conditions. Use 2-3 times daily or as otherwise directed. Based on your skin condition use the herbal oils of ilike organic skin care to enrich your moisturizer.

    Eye treatments

    It is never too early or too late to start caring for those fine lines. Generally speaking, the sooner you start a preventative skin care regime, the greater the result that can be achieved. If you are over 25 we recommend you begin using our eye contour creams.
    Directions: apply a small amount of cream around your eyes with a gentle tapping motion. Do not pull the sensitive skin around the eye area. For extra hydration apply a thicker layer on dry areas of body or face. Use it as a final step of your daily skin care regimen in the morning and the evening.

  • Suki helps to combat Acne and Rosacea

    Dry skin can be a big problem for a lot of people. Most of the over the counter skin lotions have water as their main ingredient, followed by an assortment of chemicals, that can do more harm than good.

    There are all natural and even vegan products available that can provide help in the short term, while preventing the long term effects of harmful chemicals. The path to more moist, younger looking skin and improving rosacea starts with cleansing.


    Suki Transformative Purifying Masque

    Suki has a Transformative Purifying Masque that will help calm skin irritations and unclog your pores. This masque is made up of white willow bark extract, which is an anti-inflammatory ingredient and zinc oxide which is an antibacterial agent. This is great for those who are prone to rosacea and eczema. The purifying masque is an all natural organic product that will not irritate your skin.

    Suki Moisture Rich Cleansing Lotion

    Next in the line of fighting dry skin and rosacea is the Suki Moisture Rich Cleansing Lotion. The moisture rich lotion is a nourishing milk cleanser that will help hydrate your skin. It also helps in reducing redness, reduces your pore size, and removes dirt and impurities. Using the moisture rich cleansing lotion will leave a base of natural moisture. It contains lemon which is detoxifying, and sage extracts which are an astringent that is gentle to the skin.

    Suki Concentrated Clarifying Toner

    Suki Concentrated Clarifying Toner will help restore the natural ph in your skin. The toner helps balance your natural oil production, fights bacteria, and can reduce skin irritation and sensitivity. Suki's Concentrated Clarifying Toner is especially effective for those with rosacea and eczema.


    Suki Nourishing Day Cream

    To help continue in the defense against dry skin and rosacea is the Suki Nourishing Day Cream. The nourishing cream helps your natural tones without bleaching. It also hydrates and nourishes your cells, and improves your overall radiance. You’ll find it helps in fighting against aging and outward signs of stress.

    Suki Nourishing facial Oil

    Finally there is the Suki Nourishing Facial Oil - Nourishing for use after the toner instead of a cream full of chemicals. The Facial Moisture helps promote elasticity in your skin and also moisturizes without clogging your pores, nourishing your skin without leaving you feeling greasy.


  • Get serious hydration with One Love Organics Skin Savior!

    One Love Organics


    If you’re looking for the perfect intensely moisturizing facial mask experience, take a look at the suggested routine below. Then, tell us your favorite ways to use Skin Savior Balm in the comments below!

    One Love Skin Savior
  • Introducing S.W. Basics

    Let us introduce you to S.W. Basics of Brooklyn.

    These super efficient, simply lovable organic beauty products will convince you that less is more!

    "Simplicity is the definition of awesome."

    That's the motto of S.W. Basics of Brooklyn. Instead of adding tons of unnecessary and harmful ingredients, all S.W. Basics products are composed solely of whole, high-potency compounds that deliver beautiful results. Handmade in Brooklyn, this holistic beauty line is made in small batches from ingredients that are ethically sourced, certified organic, Fair Trade, or harvested from small family farms. All products contain 5 ingredients or less! Check out the full S.W. Basics line and embrace the simple life.

    Sw Basics of Brooklyn

  • Nourish Your Baby’s Skin with The Finest Natural Products from Erbaviva

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    Your baby’s skin is not only sensitive to the outdoor elements and temperatures but also to the products you use on his or her delicate skin. From diaper rash to chapped lips and cheeks, baby skin needs constant care and attention. When you use organic lotions, ointments, and treatments, you’re providing your baby with a healthy alternative to chemical-laden lotions that often contain a variety of preservatives that the skin absorbs.

    To protect your baby’s skin, avoid lotions with added chemicals. Instead, use natural and organic products packed with nutrients, minerals, nourishment, and antioxidants.

    Tips for keeping your baby’s skin moisturized and healthy during the cooler months:

    Keep a moisturizing balm handy: Babies' lips, cheeks, and nose are prime spots for chapping and redness during the winter months. Use a protective balm that works to fight the dry air, while calming your baby and adding moisture to his or her delicate skin.

    One of our favorite baby balms is Erbaviva Organic Baby Lip & Cheek Balm, which can be used on the lips and cheeks. Infused with chamomile and natural antioxidants from rosemary extract, the Erbaviva balm works to comfort your baby with its soothing aroma and texture.


    Protect against UVA and UVB rays: Even in winter, the sun’s harsh rays can affect your baby’s skin. To prevent sun damage, apply a gentle sunscreen for sensitive skin to your baby’s face 15 minutes before taking him or her outside.

    We suggest the extremely lightweight and effective Erbaviva Children’s & Adult’s Sunscreen with SPF 15. This sun lotion’s long-lasting protection puts your mind at rest when your baby is outdoors.

    Bathing rituals: When bathing your baby, use warm / lukewarm water to ensure comfort. Rinse the baby with a mild and moisturizing soap that produces a creamy lather. We suggest Erbaviva Organic Baby Washbag which contains pure milk, honey, and essential lavender oils to add moisture to your baby’s skin. Within two minutes of taking your baby out of the tub, apply a moisturizer to prevent dry skin. Moisturizing a few moments after removing your baby from the tub is important because the warm water has opened his or her pores, enabling the moisturizer to fully absorb.

    Try Erbaviva Organic Baby Cream, which nourishes the skin for hours and adds a comforting touch to your baby’s skin. Your baby will feel and smell clean and fresh for hours.

    Did you find this post to be helpful, or do you have some baby skin care tips of your own? Let us know in our comments section.

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