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How to Apply Sunscreen

We’ve been experiencing a heat wave in the Pacific Northwest (no complaints here!) so it seems an opportune time to discuss sunscreen; more specifically, how to apply sunscreen. You most likely already appreciate the importance of daily sunscreen use year round. Sunscreen protects against burning UVB rays and deeper penetrating UVA rays, helping to minimize… Read more »

Pack for a Purpose

Giving back, whether by volunteering at a seniors centre, donating to a charity or helping a friend or neighbour in need, is something that makes us feel good. Feeling good can’t be underestimated, but giving back has many other benefits including making an impact on the world around us and strengthening our communities. For those… Read more »

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In my first installation of Trip Panama, I covered the highlights of our 4 night stay in Panama City. Then we were off to Boquete, a small mountain town located in the highlands of the province of Chiriquí in western Panama. Cooler temperatures, breathtaking vistas and gorgeous vegetation make Boquete a retirement haven for many expats…. Read more »

mother's day promo 2018

In honour of Mother’s Day, we’ve put together a sweet promotion for you! Until May 13th, we are offering the gift of a full size cleanser ($35 value) with the purchase of any of our serums. In order to take advantage of this promotion: Add either one of the following serums to your cart: A is… Read more »

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On holidays in Panama! After a rather long flight by way of Denver (points, what can I say?), we touched down at Tocumen International Airport early on Saturday morning. We arrived at our beautiful hotel, Las Clementinas, located in Casco Viejo, the old city, to be welcomed by my parents who had arrived the night… Read more »

Panama

I’m most definitely a warm weather person so you may be able to appreciate just how excited I am for an upcoming trip to Panama! This trip is especially significant because we will be traveling with my parents. My father has always wanted to see the Panama Canal and my bona fide Engineer geek husband,… Read more »

Sunscreen Ingredients

When it comes to choosing a UV protective treatment, the sunscreen ingredients that make up the formulation are one of the most important factors to consider. In this post, let’s dive into the most commonly used sunscreen ingredients to determine which one may be best for you. Chemical vs Physical Sunscreen Ingredients Sun filtering agents… Read more »

Anti-inflammatory skin care ingredients

In this post let’s focus on anti-inflammatory skin care ingredients following our last article on skin inflammation, what causes it and how to treat it. If your skin exhibits acne breakouts, redness or other types of discomfort, it’s sending a message that something is irritating it. Whether it’s UV exposure, allergens or something in your… Read more »

Skin Inflammation

Skin inflammation is one of the most common issues experienced when it comes to our body’s largest organ. The condition may be acute (short lived) or chronic (longer lasting). Under ideal circumstances, inflammation is actually a good thing as it’s our built in defense system, designed to protect us from invading bacteria, viruses and injuries…. Read more »

Alpha bisabolol

You’ve likely heard of ingredients including Vitamin C, retinoids and peptides, ingredients essential to great skin, but have you heard of alpha bisabolol? Alpha bisabolol, often shortened to bisabolol, is also known as levomenol, a naturally occurring compound that is the primary constituent of the essential oil from German chamomile. Bisabolol may also be manufactured… Read more »

Layer Skin Care Treatments

A topic that seems to generate a lot of confusion is how to layer skin care treatments. In a world of serums, essences, concentrates, emulsions, moisturizers and toners, the confusion probably isn’t all that surprising. I hope that this post helps to clarify how to do it right. How to Layer Skin Care Treatments Right… Read more »

Teamwork

As a small business owner, the importance of teamwork can’t be emphasized enough. While I’ve had to wear many (MANY) different hats over the years, I know that building a successful business does not come via one’s hands alone. During the early days of building my first online wellness business, I did everything. I answered… Read more »