Don't you just love when natural-beauty experts share their knowledge, but don't get all preachy about it? We do! That's why we were psyched to have Naturopathica founder Barbara Close on to talk about herbs, her holistic approach to complexion care, skin's inflammatory response to petrochemicals, and to share solid, practical advice that just makes sense. We also discuss Jenn's Sugarlash Lash Lift (click here to find someone who offers it near you); our thoughts on button-pushing beauty (and fashion) looks that aren't "pretty," in the traditional sense of the word; Flesh, Linda Wells's new line of cosmetics at Ulta; and Hwahae, a Korean app that decodes ingredient labels—and needs to be translated to English ASAP. (Calling all developers: get on this!)
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Sugarlash Lash Lift
Flesh - here's the NY Times article Jess mentioned
Flesh Swipe Flesh Lip Color in Jiggly
Flesh Fleshpot - this eye & cheek gel is already one of our favorite items in the line, and Daniel Martin likes it, too!
mahonia - the herb Barbara recommends for problematic skin comes (the specific species she uses is often called Oregon Grape)
Naturopathica Burdock Radiant Skin Tincture - it contains mahonia
calendula - find it in Naturopathica Calendula Essential Hydrating Cream
Naturopathica Sweet Cherry Bright Enzyme Peel
The Naturopathica Effect: A Holistic Approach to Skin Care - Barbara's book, which comes out in September
lemon balm tea - great for "rumbly tummies"
chamomile tea - great for bloating