What You Need To Know About Chakras

What You Need To Know About Chakras

by Natalie Novak-Bauss May 11, 2020

You’ve likely heard of the 7 chakras, but do you really understand what they are? While most often discussed alongside emotional healing or meditation practice, the chakras hold greater importance to more than these two topics. But maybe you don’t understand how chakras are relevant to your life, or maybe you believe you have to go to a ‘guru’ to understand them at all. 

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Stress Management 101

Stress Management 101

by Natalie Novak-Bauss May 07, 2020 1 Comment

Managing stress - no matter the situation you’re in - is all about taking charge. Developing control over your thoughts, emotions, schedule, and environment is the ultimate goal. When you achieve this, you’ll enjoy a more balanced life, with time for work, relationships, relaxation, and fun. You’ll also become unshakable during adversity, and will be able to meet change with a clear head and positive outlook...

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10 Toxic Skincare Ingredients You Should Avoid

by Natalie Novak-Bauss April 20, 2020 1 Comment

It's sad but true: toxic skincare ingredients are all too common in our industry. While some companies do their best to use only approved chemicals, many still rely heavily on untested or downright dangerous chemicals to fill out their offerings. 

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Gratitude: The Key To Happiness In Uncertain Times

by Natalie Novak-Bauss April 10, 2020 1 Comment

The world is in such a crazy place right now. Coronavirus. Unemployment. Negative news cycles. Blah blah blah…I’m over it! I’m over focusing on the negativity and only seeing the bad news out there. So, today I’m focusing on the GOOD news, and all the things I’m grateful for such as…

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KPS Essentials In-Home Spa Kit

Bring The Spa Home With You

by Natalie Novak-Bauss March 30, 2020

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a few moments where I’ve allowed myself to feel the building anxiety that’s permeating our media. Sometimes it feels as if the world is closing in on us. We are dealing with so much uncertainty right now, and knowing that this pandemic is worldwide makes it feel so surreal. It’s something that we’ve just never dealt with before.

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Why Your Skin Needs Vitamin C

Why Your Skin Needs Vitamin C

by Natalie Novak-Bauss March 09, 2020

Vitamin C has been shown to be an essential ingredient for battling almost all skin care concerns, mostly due to its natural antioxidant capabilities. As we’ve discussed before, antioxidants help to neutralize free-radicals in your system caused by pollution, lifestyle and naturally occuring conditions. Vitamin C helps to aid in your skins’ natural regeneration process, including repairing damaged skin cells, which means more youthful looking skin for you! 

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Rose Quartz + Gua Sha = Facial Rejuvenation

Rose Quartz + Gua Sha = Facial Rejuvenation

by Natalie Novak-Bauss March 02, 2020

Today I want to talk about something that might be missing from your skincare routine. It’s not another cream, cleanser or serum, but an essential, luxurious tool that will leave you with your best-looking skin yet. Yes, we’re talking about rose quartz facial rollers. 

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Hormones & Your Skin

by Natalie Novak-Bauss February 24, 2020

Hair loss, hot flashes, wrinkles, acne…from our weight, to our mood to our physical appearance, it seems like hormones get blamed for just about everything!

As most of us know, hormones have the reputation of wreaking havoc on many aspects of our physiological lives. 

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Milia … What is It?

Milia … What is It?

by Natalie Novak-Bauss February 17, 2020

Today I wanted to talk to you about a skin condition that many people don’t even know about until it shows up on their own face; milia. These tiny little white or yellow bumps are often confused for acne, and are a result of skin irritation, skin disorders or skin damage...

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The Toxic 10: Skincare Ingredients to Avoid

by Natalie Novak-Bauss February 10, 2020

Drugstore brand skincare and makeup items are formulated with thousands of chemicals that are absorbed into your body through the skin. Experts have identified the top ten skincare ingredients that everyone should avoid, but that are still commonly found in unregulated items. Check the labels on the skincare lotions, serums and masks in your medicine cabinet or vanity and see if any of these 10 toxic chemicals are lurking on your shelves. 

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Age-Fighting Antioxidants

by Natalie Novak-Bauss February 03, 2020

Why Do We Need Antioxidants for Our Skin? 

Free-radicals impact our overall health, but one of the most obvious places that our system takes a hit is in our skin. During the oxidation process, free-radicals latch on to cells, consuming them and causing the breakdown of collagen. Oxidation works against us to cause the signs of premature aging, including wrinkles, fine lines, dullness and hyper-pigmentation. Antioxidants are the key to fighting back! 

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A Guide to Triple Cleansing

A Guide to Triple Cleansing

by Natalie Novak-Bauss January 27, 2020

By now you know that it’s really important to cleanse your face, but have you ever heard of  triple cleansing? 

It’s true, good things come in threes and that’s the case when it comes to creating a skincare regimen that really works. While you may think that using just one type of cleanser on your face is enough to prep your skin or wash the day away, we’re here to tell you there’s a much more effective way...

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