All the latest natural skin care, anti-aging and healthy lifestyle tips from Marie Veronique Organics.
Natural + Newsworthy: Face Oils v. Creams, Super Spices and Smoothies Galore
Each week the MVO team selects the latest and greatest, share-ables from Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter--Natural + Newsworthy resources worth your time. This week we explore the great debate (face oils v. creams), super spices that will rock your world, smoothies galore and a very special offer to celebrate our CEO's latest Huffington Post Healthy Living article.
"My grandmother is often mistaken for my mother, and my mother is often mistaken for my sister. As an American-born Chinese, I know I am not alone. Asian women are infamous for looking years (or sometimes even decades) younger than their actual age. The secret to aging gracefully and staying slim lies in the Asian lifestyle and diet. Here are 8 tips for inspiration..."
"More than just a spice, turmeric is a powerful healer that works as natural antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and liver detoxifier. The bright yellowish orange spice is a member of the ginger family, commonly seen in curry recipes and has a bitter, earthy flavor."
"In the book, Slow Death by Rubber Duck Rick Smith turns himself into a human science experiment. He lathers himself with shampoos and shaving creams, all in the sweetly-scented spirit of chemical exposure. To phthalates, that is. A type of chemical commonly found in cosmetics as well as plastic toys and PVC. After three days, the amount of phthalate byproducts in Smith's blood spikes. One of the by-products has notably been linked to male reproductive problems."
"Two new books, however, say local food isn't necessarily more eco-friendly, even though it travels fewer miles. They cite research showing long-distance transportation accounts for only about 4% of the greenhouse gas emissions in food production; most occur at the farm itself through the use of tractors and other equipment and materials. So if you want to buy local food for its freshness or to support area farmers, fine, but don't do it to save the planet, conclude researchers from the Union of Concerned Scientists, an environmental group. Their two-year study, "Cooler Smarter," was published this spring."
"Diet Coke turns 30 this year, and despite health concerns and an rocky advertising trajectory (remember Paula Abdul dancing with dead celebrities?), the Thank-God-It's-Not-Sugar-But-Hopefully-Aspartame-Won't-Kill-You beverage is doing better than ever. Diet Coke has held the title of second most popular soda in the world (after regular Coke) for two years running — 40% of colas currently sold are either Diet Coke or Coke Zero — and it seems like more people are now drinking it for the taste instead of as a diet aid. But it wasn't always this way."
Our CEO's latest HuffPo Healthy Living feature is live and explores the great debate of face oils versus creams.
Do you know why beauty trendsetters like Gwyneth Paltrow and Emma Stone are using natural face oils? If you're looking to have healthier, younger-looking skin without exposure to chemicals, toxins or harsh treatments, consider adding face oils to your skin care routine. Yes, it turns out the skin care ingredient we've feared most of our lives can actually transform our skin. Just as oils rich in essential fatty acids are required in our daily diet to keep our bodies healthy, the right skin care oils are also necessary to keep your skin healthy.
Special Offer: Oils for All
Replenish to maintain skin’s natural radiance.
Do you know why beauty trendsetters like Gwyneth Paltrow and Emma Stone are using natural face oils? If you're looking to have healthier, younger-looking skin without exposure to chemicals, toxins or harsh treatments, consider adding face oils to your skin care routine. If you’re already hooked, share this skin care secret with a friend!
For a limited time receive a 2oz After Sun Body Oil ($29 value)
with the purchase of our best-selling Desert Island Duet.