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Curated articles to overcome skin adversity

Palm oil skin care

Why Palm Oil is a Disastrous Skin Care Ingredient

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 rainfo...

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Phenoxyethanol safety

Phenoxyethanol in Skin Care: Is It Safe or Toxic?

Phenoxyethanol is a synthetic preservative that can be found in most of the skin care products we use today. In recent years, consumer perception of phenoxyethanol has turned negative, with many be...

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How Skincare Companies Contribute to the Climate Crisis

How Skincare Companies Contribute to the Climate Crisis

Let's face it, the skincare industry is highly unsustainable, and has been for a long time.The activities of skincare companies directly cause environmental pollutants, which has a direct effect on...

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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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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.