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Trending Beauty: Going Au Naturel

Trending Beauty: Going Au Naturel

Anyone who follows beauty in the least will tell you trends are always changing. There’s always some new game-changing ingredient or new technique every makeup artist on YouTube is trying and styles that fluctuate with the season. At LuxuryActivist we have been paying careful attention to the beauty trends of 2018, and there’s one common theme that hasn’t let up and shows no sign of slowing down. That trend is going au naturel. We’re talking stripped down essentials that reveal simple beauty. Here are three ways the au naturel trend is taking the beauty industry by storm. Handcrafted Skincare Forget about the chemical-laced products created in a lab. Today, more people are reaching for skincare products made by a person using natural, organic ingredients. Companies like Zoetic that handcraft their skin concoctions are gaining a lot of momentum as consumers yearn for products that not only have natural ingredients but are made…

Beauty Rules Were Meant to be Broken

Beauty Rules Were Meant to be Broken

Beauty rules are such an integral part of our lives that we don’t even know who made them in the first place. Some are not even scientifically proven to work, and some we were taught since childhood. Even those routines suggested by professionals may become outdated over time due to the ever-changing trends and advancements in the cosmetic industry. Whether it’s about the piece of clothes or make-up style, beauty rules have never been more challenged than in the past decades with bold attitudes by celebrities like Rihanna and Taylor Swift. These trendsetters sure made we question even the oldest of the rules and reinvent ourselves with new habits and tactics. 1. Don’t go to bed with wet hair This is something your parents probably taught you since you were a little kid. And they did have a point especially in the winter months or when you already have some…

Why Go Organic? The Benefits of Natural Beauty Products

Why Go Organic? The Benefits of Natural Beauty Products

We all know that heavily processed foods are not as healthy as the organic options. The benefits of eating organic have been studied and reported on, but did you know that organic beauty products have similar benefits? From taking care of your skin, to not flooding your body with potentially dangerous chemicals, and the positive attributes of many natural ingredients, here are three of the many benefits of using natural beauty products. They’re Environmentally Friendly Natural beauty products are generally better for your skin in the long run because of the lack of synthetic products, and they also tend to be better for the planet. While other products use ingredients that may have been exposed to chemicals, organic products tend to come from cleaner processes. This means that not only is your skin not getting saturated with potentially harmful chemicals, these chemicals are not being pumped into the air during the…

Skin Care Tips for age 40 and Up

Skin Care Tips for age 40 and Up

Your skin care needs change as you get older, but is it really necessary to go the extra mile with your beauty regimen once you reach a certain age? The following article will discuss tips on skin care at age 40 and beyond. Cells Function Differently with Age According to the observations made by principal Olay scientist Dr. Frauke Neuser, cells function differently with each decade. In other words, the signs of aging are a combination of cell processes that change over time but seem to appear “overnight.” Cell Processes and How it Affects Your Skin A two-year gene research study done on over 200 women of different ethnic groups revealed five different cell processes that slow down or stop at different age milestones: Natural antioxidant production starts to decrease in the 20s. Collagen production, skin repair, and skin absorption slow down in the 30s. Natural life cycle of skin…