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Introducing Meiling Skincare's Organic Sunday Body Scrub!

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Introducing Meiling Skincare's Organic Sunday Body Scrub!

I remember the first time I saw Meiling walk upstairs to take her bath with a bowl of sugar in one hand and a bottle of olive oil in the other. I thought to myself..."what in the heck is she doing?" Since then, she has taught me how incredibly smooth, nourished, and moisturized your skin can get from such a simple product. Her scrub has come a long way since the days of table sugar and olive oil (though that works too!). After about a year of testing different formulations, we are proud to offer Meiling Skincare's Sunday Body Polish!...

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Is Your Screen’s Light Damaging Your Skin?

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Is Your Screen’s Light Damaging Your Skin?

With technology being such a significant part of our lives nowadays, it’s important to be aware of the damage that can be caused by over-exposing ourselves to our technological devices – whether that is our computer screens, tablets or smartphones.     Damage Caused by Blue Light Most of us rely on technology in our day-to-day lives.  Whether that is by using our cell phones to make a call, send a text, browse the Internet or find directions to our nearest café, there’s no denying that technology can be very helpful and positive. In fact, reports suggest that the average...

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Top 4 Camellia Seed Oil Benefits to Your Skin

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Top 4 Camellia Seed Oil Benefits to Your Skin

In East Asian culture, camellia oil has a reputation for being one of the most soothing and restorative oils for the skin, hair, and body. The skincare market is no stranger to the numerous benefits of oils and plant extracts; they provide critical nutrients, antioxidants, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and oftentimes, anti-microbial effects. Camellia oil is one that is multifaceted in its realm of benefits. In a 2013 study, the unsaturated fatty acid content in camellia oil was shown to reach as high as 90 percent. Alongside that statistic, camellia oil (also known as tea oil) showed high amounts of...

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Natural Humectants – Retain Your Skin’s Moisture Naturally

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Natural Humectants – Retain Your Skin’s Moisture Naturally

Dry skin is something that many of us suffer from as it can occur at any age and any time of the year.  According to the American Academy of Dermatology, one of the recommended ways to prevent and treat dry skin is by regularly applying moisturizing products that can soften and smoothen the skin. With so many products available on the market, it’s important to know what ingredients to look out for and to avoid any synthetic chemicals that may cause dry skin to worsen. What is a Humectant? As medical doctor Heather Brannon explains, humectants are the main ingredients...

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The 9-Step K-Beauty Skincare Routine – It’s Not Complicated. It’s Personal.

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The 9-Step K-Beauty Skincare Routine – It’s Not Complicated. It’s Personal.

I always thought I took good care of my skin. I followed Clinique’s 3-step method–cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing–but when I began my Korean skincare routine, a new world opened before me. Thankfully, Kerry Thompson and Coco Park, authors of “Korean Beauty Secrets: A Practical Guide to Cutting-Edge Skincare & Makeup”  put their collective wisdom into print, which taught me that skincare can be empowering and exhilarating. 9-Step K-Beauty Morning Skin Care Routine If you’re hung up on the idea that a 9-step routine will be too much work, let me assure you that it won’t be. Some days, I do...

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