New Year’s Resolutions from the Annmarie Skin Care Team

Every year we look back and say, “Wow! We accomplished a lot this year!” but I think it’s safe to say that 2016 has been one of the busiest years we’ve had! Our team has grown full of amazing people, each of us specialized in our interests and our roles here but in 2016 year we focused on interdisciplinary communication, which has allowed us to work smarter not harder, and let us get a whole lot more done.

Here’s a Few of our Favorite Highlights from the Year:

We released the first of our (hopefully) annual limited edition product with the Spring Forest Body Scrub, where our in-house Graphic Designer (the amazing Chandra Oh!) created a label based on the essence of lavender.

Then, we won a Localwise award for best coworkers! They told us that they chose us as winners because everyone on our team that wrote in about it gushed about how much we love each other!
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2016’s Team Retreat was the best one yet. We extended it by a day and got to spend time laughing with our whole team—FYI this group of people and the extended Cards Against Humanity deck is pretty hilarious.
Retreat

In the summertime, the team gardened together and made our office cozy. We added to our team and said bittersweet goodbyes to some much-loved team members that moved on from our workflow to follow their dreams. After some shifting and settling, we geared up for fall. Because fall was a big deal.

We rolled out our longest-term project yet with our new eco-friendly labels, boxes, and inserts, giving our line a whole new look. It’s sleek, gorgeous and completely different than anything we have ever done before.

Then we released the first product in our luxury line, the Wild Fruit Serum – Brightening Facial Complex. Wow is that an amazing product we’re thrilled to share with you! Lightening, brightening, hydrating, nourishing—this serum does it all.

We then released our reformulated and SPF tested sunscreen, Sun Love. Which is awesome at the 20 SPF for everyday sun protection and the oil-focused formula makes it a wonderful moisturizing product too.

We wrapped up the year with our Holiday Party. We made cookies together and then we had the team and our friends over to celebrate the holidays with our beautiful decorated pine tree (as we like to call it.)
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See what I mean? It was a busy year but we’re on a roll and we can’t stop now! Here’s what 2017 has in store for us.

Ringing in the 2017 Calendar Year with Resolutions!

Our company goals for 2017 are the same as they are every year. We’re excited to continue offering clean products (and making them even better), we want to add at least one new product to our line, work on our second limited edition products, and as always, we want to cultivate our team culture.

The team got together (by that, I mean we had an email thread) and we all shared our personal 2017 goals. As different as we all are, it’s amazing how similar many of our personal New Year’s Resolutions are! Here’s what the team shared!

Michon

  • Travel out of the country, destination unknown… Maybe Thailand or Japan 🙂
  • See one of my favorite artists who I haven’t seen before in concert
  • Find a way to volunteer & assist the homeless
  • Get into a new hobby

Lauryn

  • Practicing effective time management (with a new baby this will be crucial)
  • Not stressing too hard over the small things, or things I can’t control
  • Getting back into my fitness/yoga routine—and cranking it up a notch!
  • Learning how to be a really chill mom
  • Progressing in the marketing field via online courses/conferences/books/etc

Lisa

  • Get back into yoga/find what feels best to move my body.
  • Cut waaaay back on sugar. Way back.
  • Learn how to speak Spanish.
  • Enjoy being in the moment and spending the spring/summer with my 9 year old son and new baby once she arrives.
  • Continue to put my marriage first and do whatever is needed to strengthen the bond my husband and I have.
  • MEDITATE. At least 3-4 times/week.

Rachel

I def want to get back into yoga (did my first lil sesh this morning), I of course always am trying to cut out sugar a lil bit more, I want to learn to speak Spanish, and was just saying the other day that I would love to start meditating more frequently.

Sooo, to ball that all up into something else-

Take time to enjoy the little things, spend more time outdoors, move my body at least once a day, and take it eeeeeeasy.

Abby

  • Do a bone broth cleanse in January
  • Start an intense work out routine (core40, yoga, cycling and hiking/running Rodeo Beach mornings – WEEKLY, no excuses)
  • Go to Japan
  • Commit 6 months to assisting the Elderly in SF (in progress….!)
  • Take a class in Cosmetic Chemistry
  • Call my parents more often to tell them I love and appreciate them ❤

Aubrey

  • Delve deeper into my herbal life both with the Herbal Path school and to start taking clients.
  • To take my camping vacation to New Mexico in July/August.
  • To start looking into/planning/saving up for a larger international trip to study natural medicine with healers in Africa

Carly

  • Staying on the exercise and health train. Yoga, cycling, hiking, HIIT, and trying some new classes. 🙂
  • Starting a better morning routine and daily devotional.
  • Go to England to visit family and visit somewhere warm.
  • Continue to strengthen my marriage and taking time to have date nights with my husband.
  • Take a photography class.

Nataly

  • Start a savings account to go to Ireland with Bae.
  • Do waaaayyy more squats. Squat City.
  • Start a daily devotional and wake up early for a routine morning practice.
  • CHILL, CHILL, CHILL about things I cannot control and lead by example.
  • Self-awareness and intention to be kind, generous and loving.

Annmarie

  • Be present more, with kids, hubby, and anyone I am in conversation with.
  • Continue to work on my patience with kiddos, with anyone
  • Continue to grow my relationships (Kev, kids, friends, family, and all of you)
  • Continue to work on my physical and mental health, with yoga and boot camps, add in some running, lighten up on grains and sugar, balance out my hormones, make healthy meals with family and take more time for me.
  • Continue to declutter our home
  • Start to teach Hudson how to read
  • Travel to Italy with Kev for our 10yr Anniversary.
  • Allow myself to be more vulnerable
  • Get out of my head
  • Run a race

Becky

I want to…

  • Become more of a morning person and dedicate that time to checking in, meditation, exercise, setting intentions, etc.
  • Get outside more. Plan some backpacking trips.
  • Be less hard on myself
  • Mindful sugar intake
  • Stay politically engaged and active
  • develop a creative practice
  • Run a race, too! I’ve got a 5k in April, cha!

Chandra

  • Consume less meat and eat healthier in general
  • Run a race before the end of 2017
  • Create a workout routine and stick to it (4-5x a week)
  • Start side projects… even if I don’t complete them, getting back into creating in my free time will be good for me
  • Practice forgiveness
  • Practice generosity
  • Practice courageousness

We would absolutely love to hear about your personal 2017 goals! Tell us about them in the comments below.

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Recipes from the Annmarie Skin Care Cookie Party!

holiday cookies

Every year, the team heads over to Annmarie and Kevin’s house to make and decorate cookies for our team holiday party. We, of course, consider this one of the most important meetings of the year because it turns out cookie making is an awesome team building exercise.

This year we made a few different cookies including, gingerbread, vegan sugar cookies, coconut macaroons, and gluten-free peanut butter chocolate chip. Making and decorating four different types of cookies simultaneously with one oven means that we have to work together to find a balance between time and space management, delegation of tasks, and staying focused on cookie sheet rotation. It’s a challenge that we have a great time rising to and, as per usual, laugh through.

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This year, we did have a bit of a run-in when a group of use was painstakingly decorating and we asked another team member to choose her favorite cookie. Friendly competition ensued.

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Of course, all of the cookies were equally beautiful and totally delicious but here are a couple of the recipes that were so good they almost didn’t make it to the party.

Vegan Sugar Cookies

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Michon may have stolen the show with this vegan sugar cookie recipe from Minimalist Baker. We were all in love with the perfect little dollop cookies that came out (pictured above.) It’s a simple recipe but wow does it turn out some impressively soft and delicious cookies.

Prep time: 45 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 55 mins

Ingredients:

Cookies:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) vegan butter (such as Earth Balance), softened (to speed softening, see note)
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar + more for topping
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree* (acts as egg substitute | sub with unsweetened applesauce with varied
    results)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour + more for rolling into shapes
  • 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot powder (for thickening/binding)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1-2 tsp non-dairy milk

Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) vegan butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 – 3 cups powdered sugar
  • Splash non-dairy milk

Instructions:

Cookies:

  1. Add softened butter to a large mixing bowl and cream with a mixer.
  2. Add sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, pumpkin puree, and beat for 1 minute.
  3. Mix dry ingredients (flour, cornstarch, salt, baking soda and baking powder) into a small bowl.
  4. Sift over butter and sugar. Mix until incorporated, being careful not to over mix.
  5. Add almond milk and mix until a soft dough is formed. Switch to a wooden spoon if it gets too thick. If it appears too wet, mix in a bit more flour.
  6. Cover and freeze dough for 15 minutes, or refrigerate for 30-45 minutes (up to overnight).
  7. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and position a rack in the center of the oven.
  8. Scoop out heaping 1 Tbsp amounts of chilled dough and roll into balls.
  9. Alternatively, roll out between two pieces of wax paper, lightly flouring the bottom layer, remove top layer, and cut out shapes. (NOTE: For shapes, to ensure they keep their form while baking, freeze them on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before baking.)
  10. Arrange cookies on a clean baking sheet 2 inches apart to allow for spreading. If you’ve rolled the dough into balls, dip a glass into cane sugar and gently smash down into a disc to help them cook more evenly.
  11. Bake on the center rack for 10-12 minutes for (8-10 for cutout shapes), or very slightly golden brown.
  12. Remove from oven and let rest on pan for a few minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Prepare frosting in the meantime.

Frosting:

  1. Wipe/rinse your mixing bowl clean and add softened butter. Beat until light and fluffy. Then add vanilla (optional) and mix once more.
  2. Add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time and continue mixing until thick and creamy. Drizzle in a little non-dairy milk to thin. You want this frosting to be pretty thick so it will hold its shape once on the cookies, so only add a little milk and add more powdered sugar if it gets too thin.
  3. To add natural food coloring, finely grate a raw beet into a clean dish towel and then squeeze it over the frosting and whisk.
  4. Once cooled, frost cookies and top with sprinkles (optional – vegan ones can be difficult to find). Store leftovers covered at room temperature for up to a few days. Freeze for longer-term storage (up to several weeks.)

Chocolate Covered Coconut Macaroons

holiday cookies

Lisa came through too with these awesome macaroons. She pulled the recipe from Cookus Interruptus and we thought it was the bomb dot com!

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Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 35 mins

Ingredients:

  • 2 – 2 ½ cups shredded unsweetened coconut
  • ½ cup honey or brown rice syrup
  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (baking chocolate)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Lightly oil a glass measuring cup to measure honey or rice syrup (the brown rice syrup will yield a slightly less sweet macaroon). Place sweetener in a pan over low heat until it begins to loosen.
  3. Add coconut and egg white.
  4. Heat the mixture over low heat, stirring constantly until it begins to collect (about 2-3 minutes). Remove from heat, stir in extracts. Let mixture rest until cool enough to touch.
    With moist hands, make small rounded mounds and place them side by side on the cookie sheet (they will not spread.)
  5. Bake about 20 minutes, or until lightly golden. Allow to cool to room temperature on cookie sheet.
  6. Chop up the chocolate into small pieces. Put 3/4 of the chocolate in the top of a double boiler and heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is at about 110 degrees (just barely too hot to touch). Remove from heat. Stir in remaining chocolate. This will temper the chocolate.
  7. Pour chocolate over the top of each macaroon. Let chocolate set until firm before serving. This will take about 1 hour at room temperature. Refrigeration will hasten this process.

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Do you have a favorite cookie recipe for the holidays? Share in the comments!

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Yarrow, the Panacea — 12+ Ways to Use This Amazing Plant

yarrow for first aid

Over the summer I drove from the California Coast North to Washington and then East all the way to Boston, Massachusetts, camping the whole way. I found my campsites through energetically deciding when I would stop and where I would go. I won’t say that all of the camping I found was legal – but it was such a beautiful way to learn the country and I asked permission to stay where I could.

On the way, I had hoped to see a few different plants – uva ursi, arnica, and yarrow were among them (and I got to see them all!) Truthfully, yarrow grows everywhere but I really wanted to see how it grows all over the country and if it takes on different properties in different ecosystems (it doesn’t.) When I was in Montana outside of Glacier National Park, I just knew that I was going to find Yarrow—don’t ask me how, I just knew—so I followed the “Yarrow Energy” as I was calling it (traveling alone does things to you) and I ended up camping in a forest meadow surrounded by yarrow overlooking Two Medicine River and Glacial Mountains. It was one of my favorite resting places and I have yarrow’s guiding energy to thank for that.

About Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Yarrow is named after the Greek hero Achilles. It is said that the herb gave him the property of invulnerability because it was floating in the River Styx when his mother dipped him—of course, she was holding his ankles, which weren’t coated in the elixir and that’s where the term “Achilles’ heel” came from. To this day, yarrow is known as the flower of invulnerability.

Yarrow grows everywhere. It’s native to the entire northern hemisphere and is naturalized throughout the world. It’s worth growing because of the health benefits to you and your family, and guess what? It’s pretty, smells great, and loves to grow (totally boyfriend material.)

Yarrow likes lots of sunshine and it isn’t picky about anything after that. If you feed it lots of water it will grow large feathery leaves, but if you’re like us and you’re experiencing a drought in your part of the world, the leaves will be more petite. It doesn’t have any particular preference to soil type—it’s a nitrogen fixer, so it will help fertilize your soil and is a fabulous ally to other growing plants. A perennial that self-sows and spreads by runners, it can be prolific in your garden (it can take over if you’re not careful.)

If you ask any herbalist, she will tell you a great many stories about the healing powers of yarrow. I’ve even heard some say that if they had to choose one herb, this would be it!

Yarrow’s Magical History

Being named after an indestructible deity isn’t the only interesting lore connected with Yarrow. It has a rich cross-cultural history of being used during sacred rituals to help provide guidance.

Yarrow has a deep connection with prediction and clairvoyance. It is said to have been used in divination spells by witches, to predict seasonal weather patterns by the Druid-kind, and 50 Yarrow sticks are used to create the divination hexagrams of the ancient Chinese I Ching, an influential text that is still used to offer guidance on moral decisions.

During the Dark Ages, monks took over the production of beer making and disallowed the people to make their own traditional brews, which lead people to use the Germanic hops plant to get the bitter taste we know now. Before the (literal) hops revolution, the town’s elder women were the beer makers. They prayed to the Earth and the Gods and trusted them to choose the right natural yeast to do its job while they stirred and watched their cauldrons at all times until the fermentation process had taken hold (if you’ve ever wondered where bubble, bubble toil and trouble comes from, now you know.) Yarrow was one of the main ingredients in these brews because it imparted the bitter taste and added an extra psychoactivity into the mix.

There are More than A Couple Ways to Use Yarrow

In a Steam Bath:

For clogged pores, respiratory infections, or allergies a steam bath is where it’s at. The heat from the steam opens the airways so the yarrow can get into all the nooks and crannies to clean and tighten up those tissues.

Just put a few leaves (the more, the better) into a pan of simmering water and let the steam wash over your face while you breathe deeply. I like to use a thick towel over my head when I do a steam bath to trap the steam and make it more effective.

As a Tea:

For a fever, cold, delayed moon cycle, allergies, indigestion, low appetite, or any type of digestive unrest, a couple cups of strong tea daily can change your life.

Use the same tea as a hair rinse to soothe dry or itchy scalp.

If you get migraines, soak a towel in the tea, lie down, and place the towel over your eyes and forehead, letting the tea seep into your eye sockets and your head.

As a Flower Essence:

Being the flower of invulnerability, using yarrow as a flower essence is wonderful for creating healthy boundaries in a few different ways.

We all know those ‘misery loves company’ people and sometimes that sort of negativity can be a serious downer. Yarrow protects those that are sensitive from the impact of this type of outside negativity.

It also helps to define boundaries between people. It’s awesome for introverts because we’re easily exhausted by interacting with other people so this is something that I take with me to events or parties where I know I’ll be interacting a lot and although I still get exhausted from the interaction, it’s not as difficult to recover from.

Yarrow is an essence for people who are scattered and sort of lost on their chosen path too. It helps to solidify a sense of self so that a person can feel confident in taking next steps on their path.

For Pets:

For my fuzzy friends, I keep dried yarrow powder around in case they hurt their little padded feet or rub against the rose bush. (I don’t know why they keep doing that.) Sometimes I put a leaf right into their water dish, just to keep it clean and give them a few more nutrients. For itchy spots, I give them 1-3 drops of tincture on their food daily along with a cool tea rinse—they don’t love the rinse, but it helps.

For Plants:

One of the most precious things, to me about yarrow is how helpful she is to other plants. Since yarrow is a nitrogen-fixer and is packed with good minerals, use cool yarrow tea to water houseplants that aren’t very happy. The yarrow will help to nurture your plants back to health!

Yarrow is also one of the best compost plants out there. In a prolific year with lots of water, the leaves make a perfect natural mulch for the garden!

Is yarrow in your home apothecary? What’s your favorite use for it?

by Aubrey Wallace, Resident Herbal Scholar

Sources:

Tilford, G., & Tilford, M. (2009). Herbs for pets: The natural way to enhance your pet’s life (2nd ed.). Laguna Hills, Calif.: BowTie Press.

McIntyre, Anne. Flower Power: Flower Remedies for Healing Body and Soul through Herbalism, Homeopathy, Aromatherapy, and Flower Essences. New York: Henry Holt, 1996. Print.

Hoffmann, D. (2003). Medical herbalism: The science and practice of herbal medicine. Rochester, Vt.: Healing Arts Press.

Alfs, M. (2003). 300 Herbs Their Indications and Contraindications. New Brighton, MN: Old Theology Book House.

Mars, B. (2007). The desktop guide to herbal medicine: The ultimate multidisciplinary reference to the amazing realm of healing plants, in a quick-study, one-stop guide. Laguna Beach, CA: Basic Health Pub.

Moore, M. (2011). Medicinal plants of the Pacific West. Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press.

Gardner, L. (2008). Life in the medicine: A guide to growing and harvesting herbs for medicine making. Sebastopol, C.A.: Emerald Earth Pub.

Baker, Jeannine Parvati. Hygieia: A Woman’s Herbal. Albion, Calif.: Freestone ;1978. Print

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Eat Fat, Get Thin: Dr. Hyman’s Bonus Recipes

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One of the things we love most about being part of our health-conscious community is that we have a never-ending wealth of knowledge to draw from with information that is tried and true, science-based, and from sources that are reliable.

Our focus is obviously health-conscious and chemical-free skincare, but we have the opportunity to talk to experts in every type of health field, from balancing hormones naturally to exercises to nutrition and part of our mission is to share this information with you.

Dr. Mark Hyman is one part of our community that works with nutrition—specifically focused how important it is to eat a diet that has healthy fats that offer your body vitality. He’s all about easy recipes that people can do with their families to get them back into the kitchen, eating healthily and knowing what they’re putting into their bodies and he just wrote a cookbook about it called “Eat Fat, Get Thin.”

We want to share a couple of bonus recipes from the cookbook with you to give you a chance to try them out and see how much you love them!

Creamy Strawberry and Greens Smoothie

Eat Fat, Get Thin - Creamy Strawberry and Greens Smoothie

 

Serves: 1
Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened hazelnut milk or almond milk (see page 000)
  • ½ ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 handful baby arugula (about 1 packed cup)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted

Directions:
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth and creamy, about 45 seconds. Drink immediately.

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Dr. H’s Taco Salad

Eat Fat, Get Thin - Dr. H Taco Salad

Serves: 4
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted, peeled, and cut into large chunks
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 garlic clove
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 7 to 8 cups mesclun
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 2 carrots, scrubbed and shredded
  • 1 large tomato, cut into large chunks

Directions:

In a large skillet, warm the coconut oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the beef and cook, stirring frequently and breaking it into pieces with a wooden spoon, for 2 minutes. Add the cumin, coriander, chipotle powder, oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the beef is cooked through, about 4 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the avocado, olive oil, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, cayenne, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 cup of filtered water in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth, about 45 seconds. Transfer the dressing to a small serving bowl.

In a large bowl, combine the mesclun, cabbage, carrots, and tomato and toss to combine. Divide the vegetables among four plates and top with the beef mixture. Serve, passing the dressing on the side.

Eat Fat, Get Thin!

If you like these recipes, check out Dr. Hyman’s cookbook! There are dozens more for every type of eater and they’re created for balance and optimal health, specifically focusing on how to add good fats into you and your family’s diets.

Click Here for Dr. Mark Hyman’s Eat Fat, Get Thin Cookbook

Mark Hyman

Dr. Hyman is a practicing family physician, a ten-time New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in his field. He is the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. He is also the founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center, chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine, a medical editor of The Huffington Post, and has been a regular medical contributor on many television shows including CBS This Morning, the Today Show, CNN, The View, the Katie Couric show and The Dr. Oz Show.

FDA Compliance​, ​Rebranding and Product Description Changes

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rebranding

Lots of things are going on over here at Annmarie Skin Care. If you’ve made a purchase recently, you’ll notice that we’ve unveiled a new look. We’ve been working on re-branding for more than 2 years — which seems crazy — but we’ve been waiting for just the right thing. After about 5 completely different iterations, we’ve finally found the one we love and hope you like it too.

We were sad to see some of the bright colors go, but happy to see a newer refined logo. Rest assured, you can still see hints of the color in the product label and title, and the products are just as carefully crafted as they always have been. In fact, some are even better, including our new version of the Rosemary Toning Mist.

Another thing that you’ll notice is a change in the descriptions (and some names) of our products. We’ve done this because we’re committed to compliance with FDA requirements for cosmetic labeling.

Cosmetics, while their ingredients are loosely regulated, can only claim to do very specific and limited things. So we’ve adjusted much of our language to reflect what we can legally say about our products and what they do.

You’ll see some language that looks like the things and phrases that big companies say. The reason why is because that’s really the only legal way to say what our products do. We’re very aware that some of this language sounds vague, but that’s how it has to be. We encourage you to be an informed, empowered consumer and do your research when you purchase products so you know what they can do for you and for your skin.

Over the next few months, we’ll be working on more detailed product descriptions that highlight some of they key ingredients and what they do. You’ll start to see these live in early 2017.

We’ve also adjusted the names of our Herbal Facial Oil for Oily Skin as well as our Repair Serum — which is now called Citrus Stem Cell Serum. These products are both exactly the same, they just have more compliant names. We actually think Citrus Stem Cell Serum is an improvement — since it brings the star ingredient in this potent formula to the forefront.

As for what’s on the horizon, we’ve upgraded our Sun Love and expect that to be back in stock during the holiday season. We’re also excited to launch a few more products into our makeup and newest signature line to accompany the Wild Fruit Serum — which so many of you are raving about.

Thank you for your support and commitment as we continue to evolve and grow.

Kev