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Essential Oil of the Month: Clove

November 21, 2011
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Essential Oil of the Month: Clove

It’s that time of year, when rich scents like clove, frankincense and ginger show up in everything from your coffee drinks to sweet holiday candles. But these scents aren’t just about evoking warm memories—they also have powerful aromatherapeutic properties. Here are a few things you probably didn’t know about clove, our Essential Oil of...

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The iredale Secret

November 15, 2011
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jane iredale offers luxurious, chemical-free cosmetics that protect your skin with all-natural minerals while delivering radiant, flawless coverage. Here’s how it all began. Beautiful beginnings Jane Iredale began Iredale Mineral Cosmetics after more than a decade of collaboration with A-list celebrities as a casting director in New York. Through her work, Jane had learned...

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Get Great Skin Care Advice Through MyChelle’s Ask Our Esthetician Program

November 10, 2011
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Get Great Skin Care Advice Through MyChelle’s Ask Our Esthetician Program

If you’re ordering online or simply have a question about skin care, take advantage of the Ask Our Esthetician program from MyChelle Dermaceuticals, one of our favorite skin care lines (and a fellow Colorado company!). Here’s how it works: You come up with a question about MyChelle products, or need some general skin care...

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Research Says Chocolate Reduces Risk of Heart Disease

Research Says Chocolate Reduces Risk of Heart Disease

We’ve heard about many of the health benefits of chocolate—and now there’s even more healthy evidence. A new study shows that chocolate has significant cardiovascular health benefits when consumed in moderation. According to “Eating Chocolate Cuts Risk of Heart Disease,” published by the University of Cambridge, eating chocolate is associated with a significantly reduced...

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Johnson’s Baby Shampoo Still Made with Known Carcinogens

Johnson’s Baby Shampoo Still Made with Known Carcinogens

Two years ago, at the urging of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, Johnson & Johnson began working to phase out two known carcinogens from their Baby Shampoo: the formaldehyde-releasing preservative quaternium-15, as well as the chemical byproduct 1,4-dioxane. Recently the Campaign publicized the fact that those chemicals are still present in the basic formulation (though consumers...

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Our Beauty Favorites

Our Beauty Favorites

In honor of our winter Spa Day events, we talked to a few customers, practitioners and staff members about that one beauty, body or hair care item they just can’t live without. Here are a few favorites. “I love MyChelle’s Fabulous Eye Cream–it has plant stem cells and I have seen a decrease in...

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Nordic Naturals Extends Their Environmental Commitment

Nordic Naturals Extends Their Environmental Commitment

We’re happy to say that one of our best-selling, and most practitioner-recommended brands of omega-3s is now even more eco-friendly. Nordic Naturals just announced that their new headquarters in Watsonville, Calif. earned LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council. Nordic Naturals is already well-known for their commitment to sustainably sourcing their fish...

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Everyone’s Talking About Sea Buckthorn

Everyone’s Talking About Sea Buckthorn

So by now you’re probably up on all the health benefits of omega-3s. But have you heard about omega-7? It’s the new fatty acid that everyone’s talking about, and it’s usually derived from sea buckthorn oil. Our practitioners are recommending it like crazy for moisturizing and nourishing the skin. First we heard about its...

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Expert Advice: Good Winter Skin

Expert Advice: Good Winter Skin

Worried about what the cold weather and dry indoor heat are going to do to your skin this winter? Here, our expert estheticians sound off about their favorite skin-saving tips for winter. Name: Jeri L, Esthetician, Santa Fe Recommends: Hyaluronic Acid “Hyaluronic acid is this great humectant that holds moisture to the skin,” says...

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Natural Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

Natural Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

Breast cancer is one of the most pervasive illnesses that women deal with today—one in eight women will be affected by it in their lifetimes. That’s why this Breast Cancer Month we’re focusing on some ways to reduce breast cancer risk. Reduce exposure to plastics Research suggests that the BPA found in many plastics,...

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