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CoQ10 Benefits for Skin

What is CoQ10? CoQ10, also known as CoEnzyme Q10 or Ubiquinone, is officially recognized as Ubidecarenone by the US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP). CoQ10 is a compound that provides energy to ...
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Rosehip Oil Skin Benefits

Benefits of Rosehip Oil for Face What is Rosehip Oil? Used by ancient Mayans, rosehip seed oil (aka rosehip oil) is made by press-extracting oil from the seeds of the wild rose bush (Rosa moschata ...
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Zinc Oxide vs Titanium Dioxide

Zinc Oxide vs Titanium Dioxide Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are the only mineral compounds approved by the FDA for use as active sunscreen ingredients. How do they differ? Which is better? Read ...
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Common Sense: Skin Cancer Prevention

Skin Cancer Prevention Yesterday Growing up, I often went fishing with my grandfather. It was sunny and blazing hot offshore, and he always wore a long sleeve shirt, pants, and a hat. On the hottes...
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9 Sunscreen Chemicals to Avoid

Is your sunscreen safe? As a healthy mom, you’re great at covering your kids with sunscreen, but the sunscreen you use may actually be causing skin cancer and other long term damage. In most big br...
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Skincare Facts for Winter

Skincare Facts for Winter Winter Skincare isn’t just a warm weather necessity. More than 20% of Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, with much of the contributing skin damage occur...
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5 Winter Skincare Facts

Winter Skincare Sun defense isn’t just a warm-weather necessity. More than 20% of Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, with much of the contributing skin damage occurring during co...
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Physical vs Chemical Sunscreen

Physical vs Chemical Sunscreen What is Physical Sunscreen? Physical Sunscreen (sometimes called Mineral Sunscreen) forms a protective physical barrier of inert minerals over the skin, is not absor...
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What is Physical Sunscreen?

What is Physical Sunscreen? There are two basic types of sunscreens — chemical and physical. Each work differently to mitigate the effects of the sun’s UV rays. Physical sunscreens utilize minerals...
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Why are Petrochemicals Harmful?

Petrochemicals in Sunscreen The simple truth – petrochemicals weren’t meant to interact directly with humans or animals. The list of reasons is long and growing. Here are just a few of the most obv...
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Natural Skincare Tips

Natural Skin Care Tips According to the American Academy of Dermatology, Americans are developing more and more skin problems like skin cancer, psoriasis, and eczema. But whereas the medical commun...
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5 Types of Sunscreen to Avoid

Dangerous Sunscreens Peruse the skincare aisle of any retail store and you’ll find a myriad of options. You want one that protects your family from sunburn without causing unintended health issues....
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