The First Mass Market Facial Oils: Natural Vs. Conventional...Plus Your Chance to Win One!

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Flipping through a fashion mag last week, I saw an ad for new L'Oreal Age Perfect Glow Renewal Facial Oil, billed as The first facial oil*.

The claim seemed a little outrageous, until my eyes found the asterisk on the facing page that further explained *In the current Mass Market (non-Department Stores).

From there I glanced up to my desk, where I'd just set two samples of Seventh Generation's own new mass market facial oils (available in Walgreens). I thought it would be interesting to compare the two L'Oreal and the Seventh Generation products. I found that Seventh Gen's oils give L'Oreal's new oil a run for its money— in more ways than one.

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Classic Natural Beauty Brands That Still Impress (Vote for your Fave!)

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Do you remember the very first natural beauty product that you tried?

With all of the fabulous new natural and organic beauty brands that have popped up in the last few years, it's easy to get caught up in a never-ending hunt for the next big thing in beauty. There will always be something fresh and innovative to try!

What about the natural beauty pioneers that introduced us to green beauty and gave us safe cosmetics before they were cool? Take the poll to vote for your favorite classic natural beauty brand!W

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On My Skin in April...Napa Organics

 

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Agribeauty. (ag-ri-byoo-tee)

noun

1. The pared-down luxury and natural elegance of Napa, California.

2. The word Napa Organics founder Hilary Glass coined to describe the line of organic products she created on the Napa farmland that's been in her family for generations.

I had the chance to check out the lovely line of Napa Organics products (so pretty that you'll want to show them off in your bathroom or guest room), and had to share them with you this month. They're the perfect replacements for the conventional, toxic products you're tossing out during spring cleaning!

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My Favorite Mask: ScarJo's Obsessed Too!

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If you're a regular reader of Beauty Is Wellness, you know that I'm obsessed with enzyme exfoliants. They leave your skin smooth and glowing without the scrubbing, which is perfect for sensitive skin. Of all the enzyme exfoliants out there, the simplest, most effective mask is one ingredient only: raw honey.

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DIY Pumpkin Cream Pie Facial, from a Natural Beauty Pro

I've already gushed about the beauty benefits of eating fall squash (Fall Spice Smoothie, anyone?), since our favorite squashes have vitamin A to spare (wonderful for maintaining healthy cell growth and renewal). But if you've got a little extra pumpkin in your fridge (2 Tbsp is all it takes), you might want to whip up this DIY Pumpkin Cream Pie Facial, from Cecilia Wong, NYC esthetician and founder of the beautiful Cecilia Wong Skin Care line.

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On My Skin in August: Ilike Organic Skin Care

When I'm using heavy physical sunblocks I use a gentle enzyme exfoliant a few times a week (especially the day after I've applied a lot of sunblock) to keep skin smooth and clear. This month, I love these two rosehip masks from Ilike!

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As Winter Nears, Think Primavera

I always miss fresh herbs and flowers during the winter, but fortunately there are lots of natural beauty products that capture the freshness of plants year-round. Primavera, the German company that's been making pure essential oils for 25 years now, is a wonderful example.

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