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Curated articles to overcome skin adversity

How to Recycle LOA SKIN Products

How to Recycle LOA SKIN Products

As a botanical skin care company in the ever-increasing beauty space, it’s our duty to mitigate our ecological footprint in order to help secure a better future for life on Earth. To minimize our e...

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Reconnect with your partner

4 Tips for Reconnecting With Your Partner

It’s the middle of winter and also we’re in the second (Third? Fourth? We’ve lost count.) wave of the pandemic, I’m sure that a lot of us currently feel like we’re just going through the motions at...

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Self care tips

Top 3 Post-holiday Self Care Tips

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, family gatherings, and Christmas shopping, we’re all exhausted, over-socialized, and ready for a change. While January brings on new beginnings, it also...

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How to Prevent Dry Winter Skin

How to Prevent Dry Winter Skin

With fall upon us and winter coming soon, we’re already turning up the heat and putting on the cozy blankets. However, with the colder weather comes the drier air (especially indoors), harsher wind...

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Coronavirus outbreak dry skin

Coronavirus Outbreak: Moisturize Dry Skin From Handwashing

COVID-19 is sweeping the planet, and we must do everything we can to protect the most vulnerable in our society from getting it. While the recommendation is to wash hands frequently, this is causin...

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Natural sunscreen

The Best Natural Sunscreens For Face With Non-Whitening Zinc Oxide

The use of sunscreen has become a very controversial topic for many different reasons, and rightfully so.  Chemical-based sunscreens are increasingly becoming a bigger health concern, with the only...

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Treat acne with oils high in linoleic acid

How to Treat Acne With Oils High in Linoleic Acid

Contrary to what we're told by cosmetics companies and doctors, there are much deeper rooted causes to acne. Simply treating the skin with synthetic chemicals and prescription drugs may help some, ...

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Featured Articles


Desiree Nielsen Weighs In on the Link Between Diet & Skin

Desiree Nielsen is a registered dietitian based in Vancouver, BC whose consulting practice focuses on inflammation, digestion and plant-centred diets. Desiree is the best selling author of...

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Ingredient Spotlight

Evening Primrose Oil: Why It's The Best Skin Moisturizer

You probably have a bottle of extra virgin olive oil in your kitchen, but have you heard of evening primrose oil? While it may not be as tasty on a salad as olive oil, It's one of the most effective...

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Question & Answer

Is gender-specific skincare necessary?

We always see the classic ‘Men 3 in 1’ products for the face, body, and hair at the drugstore, with the grey packaging that is marketed toward men.


Will Shea Butter Clog My Pores?

Shea butter has become an extremely popular skincare ingredient, especially for dry skin. It can be found in everything from creams to moisturizers.


Chemical or mineral sunscreens?

In an attempt to protect ourselves from the sun's UV rays, it has, for the most part, backfired on us. From zinc-oxide based mineral sunscreens to chemical.


Is alcohol denat in skincare safe?

We all know by now that alcohol is bad for our health. What about our skin and why is this so-called aclohol denat on so many ingredient lists?


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How-To Guides

How to recycle our skincare products

Are you a sustainability maven and want to ensure that you're recycling our products in the correct way?


Treating acne with oils high in linoleic acid

Contrary to what skin care experts and dermatologists tell us, acne-prone skin is deficient in linoleic acid.


A guide to identifying vegan skincare

The vegan and cruelty-free movement continues to grow at a rapid pace, as people are wanting to live a more ethical life.


How to prevent dry winter skin

With the colder weather comes the drier air (especially indoors), harsher winds, and the dry, chapped, skin.