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The Deal with Hyaluronic Acid

You’ve seen it on the labels of your serums and moisturizers, and you’re not really sure what it is, but you’re confident it’s going to give you the dewy skin of your dreams. Today, we’re talking hyaluronic acid. What is hyaluronic acid? Hyaluronic acid is a natural polysaccharide or sugar molecule found in the human body, acting as a cushioning and lubrication agent for joints, nerves, skin, and eyes. As we age, our skin’s ability to retain moisture decreases and adding hyaluronic acid in your skincare routine can give your skin that extra boost. Hyaluronic acid first came into vogue...

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Ceramides, Ceramides

What are ceramides? Ceramides occur naturally within the body. Ceramides are one type of lipids that are found just under the skin and serve as a barrier to germs and other substances that would enter the bloodstream. Ceramides are what holds your skin cells together, and it keeps the skin plump and moisturized. Ceramides found in skincare products can be synthetic or from plants. They’re almost identical to the ceramides found in human skin. Benefits of ceramides Ceramides are great at hydrating the skin and strengthening the skin’s natural barrier. It’s been found that those who suffer from eczema or...

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#WomenWhoInspireUs: Emma Watson

In this episode of women who inspire us, we highlight the brilliantly elegant, fiercely talented, slightly petite and unmistakingly strong, Emma Watson. Emma’s rise to fame as one of the main characters in the Harry Potter series playing the brainy Hermione exposed her to unimaginable opportunities at a young age. Sharing what seems to be her limitless ability to inspire, to entertain, and continuously surprise her audience, Emma is at it again. With recent buzz surrounding the remake of Beauty and the Beast, a lovely movie to see with my young daughter, it is Emma’s other acts that caught my...

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8 Skincare Brands That Give Back

Running out of cleanser? Need a new lotion? Want to make sure you’re giving your money to a socially responsible company? Here are 8 skincare brands that give back to the community. 1. Tatcha  A post shared by TATCHA Beauty (@tatcha) on Mar 10, 2017 at 6:39pm PST   Since 2014, Tatcha has partnered with Room to Read, a nonprofit that works to provide education for girls in Asia and Africa. Each purchase of a full-size skincare product by Tatcha funds a day of school. Not only do these girls get an education, but they receive life skills coaching and...

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