• Lina Hanson launches new scent Satori!

    The following is from Lina:

    Satori is the result of months of sourcing quality ingredients, working on formula after formula, and finally deciding on my packaging. I have to say, it takes a lot of effort and time from the beginning to the end when creating a new product. However, I’m so thankful to be able to work on my own time, create whatever inspires me, and just trust in the process.

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    As some of you might know by now, I love to travel. Traveling is what inspires me to create and formulate my products. Traveling has opened my eyes to different ways of seeing the world. I truly believe the more we go out and explore what the world has to offer, the bigger the world becomes. (You just want to keep exploring it. The list of places to see grows.) Not to mention, the ingredients I have found in different places on earth, I would have never found any other way.

    So, when I wanted to create a perfume oil to add to my Global Beauty collection, I decided to take a trip to South East Asia.  I fell in love with it immediately, and I felt so much inspiration there.

     

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    I wanted to create a scent that evoked the beauty of this beautiful landscape and culture of the Far East. A scent that transports you to most  these exotic and remote areas of these magical places.

    Satori is an uplifting and invigorating scent with gorgeous notes of  crisp and awakening japanese yuzu & ginger, along with grounding and warming sandalwood and vanilla.

    Like the places I travel to, Satori is exotic with a bit of mystery to it. It is a unique scent because it  smells great in the perfume bottle, but truly transforms once its applied to the skin. Everyone will have a different experience with it,  but I can guarantee it will all be a positive and happy one.  Since I created this blend, I don’t go a day without wearing it. I bring it with me in my purse throughout the day and re-apply it whenever I need a little “boost.”  It just makes me happy!

    If you are a fan of my Global Body Serum, this gorgeous perfume will layer perfectly with it because it has some of the same notes.

    I couldn’t be more pleased with this special blend and I hope you will love it as much as I do. Enjoy!

    Love,

    Lina

    Lina Hanson Satori Perfume Oil

     

  • What's in Kaia Naturals Facial Cloths?

    Kaia Naturals Information See that up there? Kaia Naturals only uses the good stuff!
  • Raw Elements: Why it's so effective

    Raw Elements Sunscreen

    WHY IS RAW ELEMENTS SUNSCREEN THE MOST EFFECTIVE?


    • Balanced Broad Spectrum Protection – UVA/UVB Rays
      Raw Elements Sunscreen provides the highest levels of Balanced Broad Spectrum Protection from both UVA & UVB rays, blocking over 95% of the entire UV range. Broad Spectrum is an FDA regulated term which refers to an ingredient, or a formulas ability to effectively absorb or physically scatter BOTH UVA and UVB rays. Our protection remains balanced across the board. Zinc Oxide is the only single FDA approved active ingredient which blocks UV radiation across the entire UVA/UVB spectrum. Zinc Oxide is considered to be a physical blocker sitting on top of the skin physically scattering UV radiation. Our Zinc Oxide is photo-stable and does not degrade under extended sun exposure.
    • Very Water and Sweat Resistant beyond 80 Minutes
      Raw Elements Sunscreen exceeds the FDA’s highest performance level of ‘Very Water Resistant’ and Sweat Resistant of 80 minutes. Our unique Organic Eco Shield Performance Technology is a specific combination of natural and organic raw ingredients and zinc oxide which delivers long lasting protection under the toughest environmental conditions. Our technology will allow your skin to breath and sweat while keeping the protection fixed on the surface of the skin. This same technology will keep the formula bonded to the skin during submersion of moving water.
    • Never Runs, Never Stings Eyes or Clogs Pores
      Chemical sunscreen ingredients burning eyes is a very common problem. Raw Elements sunscreen eliminates this issue in two ways. First, the technology of the formula will remain fixed where it is applied, it is no migratory. Second, the absence of all of the chemical ingredients will keep the stinging away for even the most sensitive skin. This makes sunscreen use much more effective whether its for young child or a focused outdoor athlete.
    • Tubes Float and Can Be Applied to Wet SkinRaw Elements Sunscreen tubes float in the water if ever dropped and ECO STICK 30+ can even be applied while submerged under water or to wet skin. These qualities will allow the outdoor enthusiast to keep our sunscreen with them no matter what the environmental conditions call for.
    • Delivers High Levels of Certified Organic Moisturizers and Antioxidants to the Skin
      While our zinc oxide provides balanced broad spectrum protection from UVA & UVB rays, the rest of the raw ingredients battle environmental exposure. Each organic and natural ingredient is specifically selected to provide hydration, antioxidants, high levels of moisture, vitamins and minerals. These qualities battle the damage of the skin on the cellular level from free radicals generated by the sun and other carcinogens, long after environmental exposure.

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  • A little ditty about 100% Pure

    100% Pure

    The absolute most healthy, the most pure line of nourishing personal care made with the highest quality ingredients. Free of any harmful toxins that are common in other cosmetics – because our skin absorbs.

    Just as birth control patches and nicotine patches deliver the medication topically, whatever we apply on our skin gets absorbed which is why all 100% Pure formulas are free of harmful toxins that are commonly in other cosmetics. 100% Pure’s mission is to create the healthiest cosmetics made with the highest quality ingredients.

    100% Pure creates healthy products for our body and also for the environment. Our corporate offices are run by 100% solar energy, our company is 100% electric and our pure, biodegradable formulas are packaged with post consumer recycled plastic, glass, soda cans, paper and printed with biodegradable non toxic vegetable ink. 100% Pure loves animals – we are completely cruelty free and charitable towards animal welfare.

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  • The Story behind Schmidt's Deodorant

    Schmidt's founder Jaime Schmidt That's Jamie! Blame her for amazing natural deodorant.

     

    Schmidt's started humbly in a Portland, Oregon, kitchen, when founder Jaime Schmidt was pregnant with her son. Jaime had always used natural body care products and studied their benefits, and became motivated to make natural products for her family's health. After sharing the products with family and friends, they were amazed at their effectiveness and encouraged her to sell at local farmer's markets and craft fairs. Jaime did, and the response was overwhelming, especially for her most loved product: natural deodorant. Demand for the product surged as local markets and co-ops began to carry the deodorant and found themselves quickly selling out.

    Thanks to Schmidt's passionate supporters, word of the product's effectiveness went viral, and Schmidt's was flooded with overwhelmingly positive testimonials and critical acclaim from renowned beauty bloggers, magazine editors, and more. Schmidt's was even endorsed by natural lifestyle guru Alicia Silverstone, and featured on NBC's Today Show, Fox News, and the Hallmark Channel. As demand continued to skyrocket, Jaime quickly overgrew her kitchen and gained some amazing coworkers to boot. Committed to Jaime's mission, the Schmidt's Deodorant team is grateful for the support of all our customers and the encouragement you give us to do what we do best: change the way people think about deodorant!

    Schmidt's Natural Deodorant

  • 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

    WINTER / DRY-SKIN DAYS

    Face Morning

    Face Night

    Body Morning / Night

    HUMID / HORMONAL / OILY-SKIN DAYS

    Face Morning / Night

    Body Morning

    Body Night

    MODERATE WEATHER / REGULAR-SKIN DAYS

    Face Morning

    Face Night

    Body Morning

    Body Night

    HOT / AFTER-SUN DAYS

    Face Morning

    Face Night

    Body Morning / Night

    FLYING / AIR-CONDITIONED DAYS

    FOR YOUNG SKIN / ACNE-PRONE SKIN

    FOR AGING SKIN

    FOR MEN

    FOR PREGNANT WOMEN

    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

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    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?

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    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.
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    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! :-)

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  • Q&A with CV SKINLABS FOUNDER, BRITTA ARAGON

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    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.

     

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    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.

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