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Skin Fitness

Vipaka 2.0

The skincare industry always seems to have some hip new ingredient that is advertised to fix all of your skincare problems. From bee venom, to

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Free Radicals. It might sound like the name of a scary, slightly crazy, political group, but it’s not. It’s actually the name for certain kinds

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A TEWL for Good Skin

TEWL. Trans-Epidermal Water Loss is the technical term for the amount of water that leaves your body through your skin (your epidermis) by diffusion and

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Beauty Mineral: MSM

Methylsulfonylmethane. MSM. It sounds a bit scary–maybe you’ve been taught that you should steer clear of ingredients whose names you can’t immediately recognize and pronounce.

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Facial Oil Cleansing: Lumin8

When people think of washing their faces, they usually don’t imagine oil as their cleanser. However, oil cleansing is a trendy cleansing method that works

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Viva la Vitamin A!

Vitamin A. It’s a skincare buzzword you’ve probably heard before, but how much do you really know about it? If your answer is “not much,”

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