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Melatonin AlternativeRe: Melatonin Alternative
Hi, all! I'm wondering if anyone has used and had success with a melatonin alternative. Meaning, something that aids with or promo ...read more
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Calling all Wellness WarriorsRE: Calling all Wellness Warriors
Hello health and wellness connoisseurs! You may have noticed that we added a new group to the Beauty Insider Community called ...read more
Reply: Just wanted to say hi!! I’m a fellow wellness warrior!
Just wanted to say hi!! I’m a fellow wellness warrior!
WHY YOU SHOULD OPT FOR ORGANIC SKINCARERe: WHY YOU SHOULD OPT FOR ORGANIC SKINCARE
@TheBeautyChef i love using cucumbers on my eyes for fatigued eyes and aloe vera on dry skin. I also take omega 3 supplements for dry skin and eyes. My skin had become sensitive, so i try to keep it from being aggravated with too many products. Have you heard of the advice about not washing your face in the AM to protect the oils you produce?
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GET GUTSY WITH CARLAAs our body’s largest organ, our skin – like our bellies – needs to be nourished with clean, pure, wholefood i ...read more
@TheBeautyChef i love using cucumbers on my eyes for fatigued eyes and aloe vera on dry skin. I also take omega 3 supplements for
Natural / Clean Beauty Products for Cancer Patients?Re: Natural / Clean Beauty Products for Cancer Patients?
3 weeks ago
Hello,One of my absolute dearest friends (she is like a sister to me) was just diagnosed with breast cancer. I’ve decided to put t ...read more
Reply: For candles try Lafco meditation room--it is divine. Simpatico has a great lavender candle. For oils i love josie maran argan oil- ...read more
For candles try Lafco meditation room--it is divine. Simpatico has a great lavender candle. For oils i love josie maran argan oil--it comes in light and regular. You can also use in hair. I would stay away from products with too many essential oils. I am so sorry to hear about your friend and will be praying for her!!! Please keep us posted.
The Wellness GlossaryRe: The Wellness Glossary
Ashwagandha, adaptogens, and activated charcoal oh my! There are countless terms used in everyday conversations in the wellness sp ...read more
Reply: Hello! Because this is sort of a background post/topic, I think it would be fitting to add the origins of some of these adaptogeni ...read more
Hello! Because this is sort of a background post/topic, I think it would be fitting to add the origins of some of these adaptogenics and where some of the practice of incorporating them originated. For instance, Ayreveda, Eastern Medicine, etc. Just to acknowledge and give reverence to the roots.
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Hey, all! I wanted to share a quick workout that i do each day, multiple times a day: It is Lucy Wyndham Read's five minute low i ...read more
Hey, all! I wanted to share a quick workout that i do each day, multiple times a day: It is Lucy Wyndham Read's five minute low impact morning workout. It helps me with stress or to feel energized after sitting too long. No weights or equipment. Hope it helps!
De-stressing for the hardest casesRe: De-stressing for the hardest cases
Hello, all! I wanted to share with you my personal stress and anxiety journey and try to help anyone else who might be experiencin ...read more
Reply: I tried this product via moon juice's site directly. It did not make any noticeable difference for me. That said, everyone is dif ...read more
I tried this product via moon juice's site directly. It did not make any noticeable difference for me. That said, everyone is different and what works for others might not for others. I'm glad you saw an impact. I will say that their beauty dust product is amazing for me. Separately, St. Johnswort, Gaba, Ashwaghana, tulsi--these all work for me when I take them. But, for anyone considering, be sure to check with your doctor. Sometimes these types or any supplements can cause interactions for some folks who might be taking other medications or with Kidney issues. As an FYI I do also like the StressCare from Himilaya. I also use breathing techniques and a method that helps me be more present (look at five things, hear five things). Finally, doing some form of cardio helps me. Again, i am so happy you are feeling better!!
Will the Sephora brand ever be cruelty-free?Re: Will the Sephora brand ever be cruelty-free?
Lately the Sephora brand has been coming out with so many great products and they’ve even jumped on the “clean beauty” bandwagon. ...read more
Reply: I just mentioned something related in another thread. Cruelty-Free Kitty is a great site for finding tons of ethical brands and i ...read more
I just mentioned something related in another thread. Cruelty-Free Kitty is a great site for finding tons of ethical brands and in-depth information about them and the non-cruelty free brands. I only recently discovered that Sephora's own house brand isn't cruelty-free; I assumed "Clean at Sephora" included cruelty-free. Apparently, not - my mistake for assuming. I've also noticed a greater difficulty lately in finding rewards bazaar products, beauty offers, and Play box products that are cruelty-free. I've only had the Play box for a couple of months, but I think I'll be cancelling it if it contains mostly unethical products that I'll never purchase. I don't see much point in remaining a Sephora customer if I can't use my accumulated points for anything. Especially as there are plenty of other stores with great rewards programs, as well as similarly priced beauty boxes, that are far more cruelty-free-friendly, if not 100% cruelty-free.
Moon Juice v HumRe: RE: Re: Moon Juice v Hum
@heardfromabird You're very welcome!
Hi everyone! I’m a very anxious person and lately my job has been getting more stressful, so on a bit of a whim, I bought Moon Jui ...read more
@heardfromabird You're very welcome!
BLUEBERRY & PEAR GLOW SMOOTHIE
SERVES 1Antioxidant-rich blueberries and pear combine in this delicious gut-nourishing smoothie. Enjoy for brekkie or as an after ...read more
SERVES 1Antioxidant-rich blueberries and pear combine in this delicious gut-nourishing smoothie. Enjoy for brekkie or as an afternoon snack.INGREDIENTS1/2 cup (125mL) coconut water1/2 cup frozen blueberries1 small pear, quartered and cored1/4 cup (60mL) coconut milk kefir3 ice cubes1 tablespoon almond butter1 tablespoon ground yellow linseeds1 teaspoon chia seeds1 teaspoon GLOW Inner Beauty PowderFresh blueberries, to serve (optional)METHODPlace all of the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blitz until smooth.Top with fresh blueberries, if desired. How do you enjoy your GLOW Inner Beauty Powder?
alcohol free productsRe: alcohol free products
I am looking for recommendations for alcohol free products.. all makeup, hair and skin care! any input is greatly appreciated!! Th ...read more
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Youth To The People Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser. It is so gentle and also leaves my skin feeling balance
I highly recommend the
Youth To The People Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser. It is so gentle and also leaves my skin feeling balanced and not overly dry. I do cleanse first with a cleansing oil before using this one!
I'm on a desert island.🏜 I refuse to drink water...Re: I'm on a desert island.🏜 I refuse to drink water...
@Gboss In addition to all the other great suggestions, you can help keep hydrated by eating fruits and veggies with high water contents.
Guys, I'm in serious need of water. I live literally in a desert. Dry air with almost zero humidity. One day I applied the PTR Cuc ...read more
@Gboss In addition to all the other great suggestions, you can help keep hydrated by eating fruits and veggies with high water con
Unimpressed with non healthy new products for the environmentRe: Unimpressed with non healthy new products for the environment
@Cassy7, I didn't realize how often palm oil was being used in cosmetics. It must be a substitute for mineral oil, which has risen in cost and become demonized in the cosmetic world. However, I have noticed how its finding its way into food, and def not happy about it, has a high percentage of saturated fat, not nearly so high as coconut oil, its still more than vegetable oils and effects the taste.
Does anyone else notice how many new products are being released with palm oil?! it kills me.. I was stunned at how many didnt kno ...read more
@Cassy7, I didn't realize how often palm oil was being used in cosmetics. It must be a substitute for mineral oil, which has r
Hum glow sweet glow vegan gummies
Hi! I received these gummies as a sample, and was curious if they really work. I don't really like to take supplements like these, ...read more
WHY TOPICAL TREATMENTS AREN’T THE ANSWER TO YOUR SKIN WOES
By Ashley CameronDo you have dry, dull or congested skin? Perhaps you’re battling with fine lines, sun damaged or stressed skin? A ...read more
By Ashley CameronDo you have dry, dull or congested skin? Perhaps you’re battling with fine lines, sun damaged or stressed skin? At The Beauty Chef, our philosophy is that ‘beauty begins in the belly’ – meaning that for healthy, glowing skin, we must first nourish ourselves on the inside, before turning our attention to topical solutions. So, what’s the best way to reset your gut and enjoy radiant skin? REDUCE INFLAMMATIONInflammation is an immune response and is our body’s primary way of protecting itself, so in terms of our gut, it makes sense then that if we eat foods that irritate or inflame the gut – that over time, this can cause systemic inflammation and contribute to a number of health and skin issues. SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) and leaky gut – where the delicate intestinal lining becomes more permeable than normal, allowing endotoxins to escape into the bloodstream – are just a couple of examples of how inflammation in the gut can contribute to skin issues. Research shows, in fact, that
people with acne are also more likely to show signs of SIBOand if your leaky gut is induced by stress, it can also be the cause of your acne. While there are a myriad of foods that can be helpful in terms of combating gut inflammation (outlined below), there are also a number of food groups which are important to steer clear of if you’re looking to heal your gut for glowing skin. Gluten, dairy, corn and soy are all common allergens which, in some people, can disrupt microbial balance, increase inflammation and exacerbate symptoms of leaky gut. LOOK AT YOUR PLATEWhile avoiding irritating or inflammatory foods is important, including a diversity of anti-inflammatory and gut-friendly foods can also be helpful. Opt for antioxidant-rich colourful fruits and vegetables which help to reduce inflammation and mop up free radicals – compounds which cause damage to cells and can contribute to the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin (hello, premature ageing!).Colourful fruits and vegetables are also rich in polyphenols. These plant compounds can help to nourish and reset the microbiome – improving metabolism. Some studies also suggest that polyphenols may help to encourage the proliferation of good bacteria– such as Lactobacillus– in the gut. Easy to digest gut-friendly foods such as soups, stews and broths are also a great way to help soothe your digestive system and promote glowing skin from within. As these foods are already partially broken down, nutrients are more easily assimilated into the body while foods like bone broth, for example, also contain amino acids like glycineand L-glutamine – which strengthen the mucosal lining of the gut – and proline – which supports collagen production. Equally important however, is to ensure that we are consuming an abundance of fibre-rich fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds. Dietary fibre helps to promote microbial diversity and consuming fibre-rich foods also helps to produce short-chain fatty acids – compounds which are anti-inflammatory and help to improve the integrity of the gut lining. Adding fermented foods to your diet is another great way to support skin health as they are a good source of digestive enzymes – which help to aid digestion, improving the bioavailability of nutrients – and naturally rich in probiotic bacteria which promotes microbial diversity, for a healthy, robust microbiome and radiant skin from within. Good sources include kimchi, kefir, sauerkraut and The Beauty Chef inner beauty products. ASSESS YOUR LIFESTYLEHowever, it’s not only important to consider the food we eat when trying to reduce inflammation and promote glowing skin. Modern living can also contribute to gut and skin inflammation as every day we have to deal with environmental toxins and stress – both of which disrupt the balance of bacteria in the gut and damage its delicate lining. While it is difficult to completely avoid environmental chemicals and toxins, we can choose organic and natural beauty and cleaning products to limit our exposure and embrace self-care practices such as yoga and meditationto help reduce stress.
The Wellness Diaries: SuperYouRe: The Wellness Diaries: SuperYou
Hi BIC! As many of you may have noticed, Wellness is becoming a hot topic at Sephora. @LexBT and I are all about supplements, ...read more
Reply: Congratulations, Lex! We're so happy that SuperYou was able to give you a little extra support leading up to your big day Wishing ...read more
Congratulations, Lex! We're so happy that SuperYou was able to give you a little extra support leading up to your big day Wishing you nothing but the best in the New Year!
Moon Juice Brain dustRe: Moon Juice Brain dust
I recently ordered the Moon Juice Brain Dust; Just for me and my husband. But my question is whether this can be good for a 12 yea ...read more
Reply: Hi,Sorry for the delay in answering. I quite like it...it just changes the taste of your drink ever so slightly..a little nutty an ...read more
Hi,Sorry for the delay in answering. I quite like it...it just changes the taste of your drink ever so slightly..a little nutty and sweet. And definitely you do feel energized and alert...helps to focus as well.
Let's Chat Adaptogens with Four SigmaticRe: Let's Chat Adaptogens with Four Sigmatic
This thread is now closed. Thank you for participating! If you didn't get to ask a question, be sure to read other Community membe ...read more
Reply: Sephora Shroomers! Thank you so much for all your incredible questions. There were SO SO many amazing ones. Sorry if I missed anyt ...read more
Sephora Shroomers! Thank you so much for all your incredible questions. There were SO SO many amazing ones. Sorry if I missed anything (my fingers were on fire), but feel free to DM me on Instagram or reach out to the Four Sigmatic IG. I hope you one step closer to understanding the wonderful fungi kingdom. Always Shrooming,Tero
Monday, 10/8, at 9am PT: Chat Live with Four SigmaticRe: Monday, 10/8, at 9am PT: Chat Live with Four Sigmatic
@michelleshops this GIF is amazing, please post it to the live chat the Four Sigmatic team would LOVE it
Also, I cannot take credit for the fun, totally heard it from Four Sigmatic.
If you're in the LA area you MUST stop by the Shroom Room in Abbot Kinney! Can't start your day without sipping on some Lion's Man ...read more
@michelleshops this GIF is amazing, please post it to the live chat the Four Sigmatic team would LOVE it
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