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How to Easily Identify Vegan and Cruelty-Free Skin Care Products

How to Easily Identify Vegan and Cruelty-Free Skin Care Products

March 01, 2018

The vegan and cruelty-free movement continues to grow at a rapid pace, as people are wanting to live a more ethical life. With that, however, comes a lot of confusion.

While people well-versed in the vegan beauty arena know what to look for on product labels, it can be hard for others.

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3 Toxic Skin Care Products to Give Up in 2018

3 Toxic Skin Care Products to Give Up in 2018

February 10, 2018

We're currently living in a knowledge-abundant society. With access to Google and medical journals, we can judge for ourselves on which types of products and ingredients are good for us, and which aren't. 

These 3 toxic products are commonly used worldwide as a measure to protect the skin from various stressors.

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How Oil Cleansing Keeps Skin Young, Healthy, and Blemish-Free

How Oil Cleansing Keeps Skin Young, Healthy, and Blemish-Free

November 22, 2017

While mainstream cleansers have been a normal part of beauty routines for decades, they're hiding a pretty nasty secret.

Oil cleansing, on the other hand, is an effective alternative. Delivering essential nutrients, it balances dry, sensitive, and even acne-prone skin.

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Aloe Vera: the Skin Soothing Plant of the Desert

Aloe Vera: the Skin Soothing Plant of the Desert

November 14, 2017

Hailed as the "Plant of Immortality" in ancient Egypt over 5,000 years ago, science has more recently caught up with the skin soothing and anti-inflammatory properties of aloe vera.

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Palm Oil: The Earth-Destroying Ingredient Hiding in Your Cosmetics

Palm Oil: The Earth-Destroying Ingredient Hiding in Your Cosmetics

August 19, 2017

Palm oil is hiding in most skin care products on the market. One of the worst environmental disasters in our history is currently unraveling, destroying some of the most biologically diverse rainforests in the world and affecting the lives of millions of people.

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Acne Vulgaris: A Symptom of Poor Gut Health and How it can be Treated Naturally

Acne Vulgaris: A Symptom of Poor Gut Health and How it can be Treated Naturally

January 29, 2017

After many failed attempts of trying to treat acne vulgaris using topical creams, people are often prescribed Accutane pills. However, they come along with many potentially dangerous side effects. 

What you'll most likely never hear from a conventional doctor, is that acne is a direct result of diet and lifestyle choices, as the root cause originates from within the body.

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Organic & Cruelty-Free Sunscreen Guide: The Truth Behind The Label

Organic & Cruelty-Free Sunscreen Guide: The Truth Behind The Label

December 10, 2016

In an attempt to protect ourselves from the sun's UV rays, it has for the most part backfired on us. What's shocking is about an estimated 1 billion people worldwide, across all ethnicities and age groups, are deficient in vitamin D. This pandemic is mainly attributed to reduced exposure to sunlight.

So how can we properly protect our skin from the sun's UV rays?

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Lōa Is Now Certified Cruelty-Free by The Leaping Bunny Program

Lōa Is Now Certified Cruelty-Free by The Leaping Bunny Program

November 30, 2016

Lōa is a 100% vegan brand, and we're completely against the exploitation of animals and the use of environmentally destructive ingredients like palm oil.

This certification verifies that at no point has our product or ingredients been tested on animals. We only use suppliers that source their ingredients ethically.

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How Miracle Oil Soothes Acne, Eczema, and Psoriasis

How Miracle Oil Soothes Acne, Eczema, and Psoriasis

November 09, 2016

If you have acne, eczema, or psoriasis, your skin is likely deficient in certain essential nutrients. This imbalance is caused by inflammation, and is one of the main underlying factors contributing to these conditions.

The secret behind Miracle Oil is its rich content of skin-loving omega-3 and 6 essential fatty acids, and cell regenerating phytonutrients.

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Chemical Safety Review: Phenoxyethanol

Chemical Safety Review: Phenoxyethanol

January 19, 2016

Phenoxyethanol is one of the most commonly used synthetic preservatives in cosmetics today, and is also used as a fixative for perfumes. Companies use phenoxyethanol as a "safer" alternative to parabens, and will often market their products as paraben-free (since many people know to stay away from parabens).

Phenoxyethanol is an ethoxylated compound, and is formed by the...

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Treating Acne With Oils: Restore Your Fatty Acid-Deficient Skin

Treating Acne With Oils: Restore Your Fatty Acid-Deficient Skin

January 12, 2016

Contrary to what we're told by cosmetics companies and doctors, their are much deeper rooted causes to acne. Simply treating the skin with synthetic chemicals and prescription drugs may help some, but for the majority of people with acne-prone skin, the answer lies within their bodies.


It may seem strange, but acne sufferers likely have an essential fatty acid deficiency, which plays a major role in the severity of the condition.

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