- January 1st, 2012
A pill a day just may keep the wrinkles away—and the doctor, too.Oral supplements encapsulate nature's most beautiful ingredients.By Cara Lucas
- January 1st, 2012
Deciding what goes on your body in the form of lotions, potions, perfumes, hair products, cosmetics, and foot creams can be an overwhelming task—especially if you are a health conscious consumer who looks out for tricky ingredients that can actually damage your body rather than enhance it.The best in natural beauty products
- November 1st, 2011
If your pretty peepers are the windows to your soul, then you surely don’t want dark circles or wrinkles to be the old, dingy curtains.
The thin, delicate skin around our eyes makes us prone to fine lines and wrinkles that show our age. But there are ways around it—history can attest to that.Beautiful eyes are a blink away.By Cara Lucas
- October 26th, 2011
Pumpkins pop up everywhere this time of year, especially as carved jack-o’-lanterns and in festive fall pies. But this popular October staple has another great use: skincare. Pumpkins pack the powerful antioxidant vitamin A, which helps counterbalance pesky free radicals and prevent wrinkles, as well as zinc to aid in cell regeneration.By Gabrielle Boerkircher and Lindsey Galloway
- October 1st, 2011
When signs of aging begin to show, your face is almost always the first place you’ll notice a change. Fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, blemishes, and build-ups of other impurities compound over time—or make premature appearances—if you don’t take care to protect your skin.Pamper yourself with one of these do-it-yourself facial masks and discover healthy, vibrant skin—all without spending a fortune at the spa.
- June 1st, 2010
Choosing the best sunscreen can be tougher than finding the perfect swimsuit. With hundreds of options available, should you reach for a product labeled “nano-free,” “all-day protection,” or “SPF 700”? Plus, terms like SPF, UVA, and UVB can have you swimming in a sea of acronyms before you even hit the water.What you need to know to have a burn-free summer.By Lindsey Galloway
- June 1st, 2010
No matter how rugged your guy, his skin is just as sensitive as yours—perhaps even more delicate. Male hormones, such as androgen, trigger increased production of sebum, the skin’s natural oils, which encourages bacteria and fungus overgrowth. Ironically, these conditions lead to dry, irritated skin, says Cindy Angerhofer, PhD, executive director of botanical research at Aveda.Help him choose and use safe, natural products.By Joel Warner
- May 1st, 2010
Aging provides plenty of perks—greater confidence, more wisdom, and discounted movie tickets, to name a few. But growing older also brings a few downsides: age spots, for instance, which boldly advertise your senior status.
Lighten age spots to reveal a youthful glow.By Deirdre Shevlin Bell
- April 1st, 2010
The cluster of perfume bottles fanning across my vanity table represents a whole wardrobe of moods and treasured memories. As any fragrance lover can attest, a spritz of just the right scent at just the right moment provides unparalleled pleasure—precisely why I found synthetic perfumes so tough to quit cold turkey. But I did it.
Natural perfumes offer flawless fragrance without chemicals.By Jolene Hart
- March 1st, 2010
Next time you crave that Calgon effect, skip spendy bath products and raid your pantry and fridge for fresh, nontoxic, tub-ready goods. We consulted Lina Hanson, natural beauty expert and author of Eco-Beautiful (Rodale Books, 2008), to round up some favorite ingredients.
By Elizabeth Marglin