US consumers discard over 16 million tons of textile waste each year, an amount which nearly doubled since the turn of the century. About 2/3 ends up in landfills where synthetic clothing may take centuries to decompose. Meanwhile, clothes donated with good intentions may not in fact end up where...
Mushrooms have long been believed to possess healing powers. An ice age mummy known as Otzi was discovered with one species of mushroom strung around his neckline and another variety he carried in a pouch; one had medicinal properties and another served as fire tinder.
The American Academy of Dermatology reports that 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. We lather on sunscreen not because getting a tan isn’t desirable, but to block the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays which can cause sunburn and the cancer ‘melanoma.’
Plastic production skyrocketed in the 1950s. Along with the then recently invented nylon and other synthetic materials, plastic was commonplace in every American household by the end of the decade. Since then, the man-made substance has found its way into every industry worldwide, including beauty.
How many times have you heard the phrase “We are creatures of habit”? We act without thinking, like brushing our teeth, tying our shoes and starting the car. Habits compound over time, because as the English philosopher Will Durant once said, “We are what we repeatedly do.”
We needed a quick, easy, yummy and healthy WFH pick-me-up, and we set our sights on crafting a good-for-you, zero guilt oatmeal cookie.
The term “adaptogen” appears to have been coined in the 1950s by Russian researchers for medicinal botanicals which seemed to increase resistance to stress and which were used to enhance the mental and physical stamina of Russian troops during World War II.
Dry shampoo has captured the hearts and hairs (pun intended) of beauty editors and customers alike. Though far from a modern concept, the quick-and-easy styling product hit a new stride within the last decade.
In the summer of 2016, my world came crashing down. After two loved ones left my life, I spent a lot of time with good friends who suddenly felt like strangers. They didn’t understand what I was going through, but how could they? Instead of enduring loneliness surrounded by people,...
When was the last time you checked the expiration date of a skincare product? Maybe you have a vague idea of when each item was purchased, but that eyeliner in your cosmetic bag could possibly be from a few years ago. If this describes your beauty cabinet, you’re not alone.
2 billion pairs of tights are produced each year and hosiery is serious business! Hosiery has practical use whether it’s for braving cold weather, for helping refine holiday bulges or to look inviting….Whatever the reason, it is important to understand the word denier!
While the hairbrush was only patented in 1870 by Samuel Firey and later improved upon and modified into its modern form Lyda Newman in 1898, it’s clear that this essential grooming tool has been relied on through the ages.
Beauty is changing in a big way. A decade ago, very few consumers were questioning what their skincare products were made of – flash forward to today and conscious consumption has taken over the industry.