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Healthy Skin, simple as 1...2...3

When you step out you want to show your best self. Confidence is key but there are days when it falters. It can be especially difficult to exude positivity and self-assurance when you’re feeling down. Fortunately there are some steps you can take, three in fact, to help get you glowing inside and out.   Here&Now’s 3-Step WASH, TONE, & HYDRATE cleansing lineup is the complete package! It takes care of everything: dryness, excess oil, blemishes, sallow skin tone. Whether used separately or together as a full cleansing program, each step is specially designed to nourish the skin while gently cleansing and hydrating, leaving you looking and feeling flawless.  The program is suited to all skin types, balancing sebum production...

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Introducing SPOT - Blemish Treatment

Experiencing spotty skin can be uncomfortable, both physically and mentally. Aside from the visible blemishes, spots can make you feel self-conscious. While most people would love to have perfect skin, an unfortunate portion of our population is prone to acne. If you are one of the unblemished, consider yourself blessed! As for the rest of us, we can share the distress of noticing a brand new bump on your skin. Whether it’s creeping underneath the surface or so red you’re seeing red, it can be infuriating. You know better than to poke and prod at it, which could just lead to further spots and potentially scars, but you want to be rid of it as soon as possible. A natural...

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What's in your products?: Fragrance

Fragrance - Synthetic fragrance is the most common ingredient found on the label of personal care products. The generic terms, “fragrance” or “parfum”, can indicate the presence of up to 3,000 separate ingredients. Most or all of them are synthetic. Fragrance is a sensitizer and a known trigger of asthma. Symptoms reported to the FDA have included headaches, dizziness, rashes, skin discoloration, violent coughing and vomiting, and allergic skin irritation.A test of fragrance products by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, “Not So Sexy”, found that perfumes contained an average of 10 known sensitizing chemicals, which can trigger allergic reactions such as asthma, wheezing, headaches, and contact dermatitis. In addition, clinical observations by medical doctors have shown that exposure to fragrances...

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Essential Oil of the Day: Bergamot

Family: RutaceaeExtraction Method: Cold expressionPart of Plant Used: Ripened fruitAroma: Light, delicate, refreshingCharacteristics: green to olive green, mobile liquidNote: TopEffect: Sedative & upliftingPrecautions & Contraindications-May cause skin sensitivity-Do not go into sun directly after use (including in body lotions or massage oils). Causes photo-sensitivity because of the bergaptene content. It is the most photo-sensitive of all the oils. You can purchase bergaptene free Bergamot if using for skincareChemical Properties:High in Esters (calming), Terpenes & Alcohols.Therapeutic Functions:Digestive System: eases painful digestion, dyspepsia, flatulence, colic, indigestion, loss of appetite due to emotional stress, great intestinal antiseptic, gall stones, nervous indigestionNervous System: Anxiety, depression, nervous tension, cooling ans refreshing can ease anger, sedative to the sympathetic nervous system.Blends:Lavender, neroli, jasmine, cypress, geranium, lemon,...

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What is in your products? Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate - Sodium lauryl sulfate is a known skin and eye irritant and enhances allergic response to other toxins and allergens. It is used as a lathering agent and detergent, and is present in hundreds of commercial shampoos, body washes, and bubble baths, as well as skin creams and some brands of toothpaste.When sodium laurel sulfate is combined with ethylene oxide (ethoxylized) to create the milder sodium laureth sulfate, it may become contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, a probable carcinogen. 1,4-dioxane readily penetrates the skin. While 1,4-dioxane can be removed from products easily and economically by vacuum stripping during the manufacturing process, there is no way to determine which products have undergone this process. Labels are not...

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