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  • Chemophobia – Fearing Chemicals

    Published on April 12, 2021
    When it comes to chemicals, it can be hard to untangle the facts from the fear (some of it's necessary fear). In this post we explore chemophobia.

  • Cosmetics – Labeling

    Published on April 5, 2021
    Most of us use cosmetics daily. In this post, we look at cosmetic product labeling and how we can make informed choices by reading and understanding our products' packaging.

  • Trending – Collagen

    Published on March 29, 2021
    We see collagen supplements and cosmetics regularly trend. In this post, we take a deeper look at collagen.

  • Trending – Botanicals

    Published on March 22, 2021
    We’ve seen a rise in botanical products hitting the market. In this post, we explore these trending ingredients.

  • 101 Series – Placebo Effect

    Published on March 15, 2021
    We've discussed ingredients with purported health benefits that aren't supported by research, but why do these ingredients continue to sell if they don't work? In this post, we explore the connection between our brain and our body in the placebo effect.

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