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Are Essential Oils Safe in Skincare?

Are Essential Oils Safe in Skincare?

Sometimes we use them- sometimes we don't. I hear the questions every day. "Are essential oils safe to use on my skin?", "I read that essential oils are skin irritants- why do you use them in so many products?", "Why don't you use essential oils in your Radiance line- are they bad?", "Aren't they supposed to be healing?"... on and on. The truth is, essential oils are intensely powerful plant extracts and each one is unique, containing a blend of dozens of chemicals created by that plant. Many of these chemicals are beneficial and some are irritating, even toxic -...

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Exclusively Yours

Exclusively Yours

Shop Angelina Organic Skincare exclusively at aosskincare.com and in Bend, Oregon. Local Stockists: West Coast Provisions (NW Crossing)Outside In Bend (Downtown)Oregon Body & Bath (Downtown) We are built on relationships. From farm to bottle, from our lab to your home, our mission is to foster community and get to know you and your skin personally. We ship nationwide, fresh from our downtown lab. Dear friends,   I began sowing the seeds of aos skincare in 1992 in my home kitchen after taking a herbal salve making class. I was determined to solve a specific skin care problem- my dry and...

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Full Circle Beauty

Full Circle Beauty

Eco-values & Sustainability Happy Earth Month! Every day is Earth Day at aos!   Full Circle Beauty - it's how we do everything. We strive to create more beauty in everything we touch, from our products to the communities that grow our ingredients. We've implemented these practices so far and are working on several more: SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING BOTTLE RETURN + RECYCLING NON-GMO + ORGANIC + BIODYNAMIC WIND POWER SUSTAINABLE SHIPPING CHEMICAL FREE WE KEEP IT LOCAL ZERO WASTE Sustainable Packaging Our goal is to eliminate the use of Virgin Plastic and we are in the midst converting our plastic screw-on...

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The Benefits of Probiotics for Skin

The Benefits of Probiotics for Skin

How Do Probiotics Benefit Your Skin? We've been hearing a lot about probiotics for our gut health, as well as their role in keeping our microbiomes in a healthy balance. They facilitate numerous health functions, from serotonin production and digestion to increasing resistance to illness and infection, she explains. Probiotics also aid in creating a healthy gut, so there is less toxicity being reabsorbed into the bloodstream. Toxins inhibit the absorption of important vitamins, minerals and nutrients and interfere with the body’s ability to rid itself of necessary waste, causing inflammation. When applied topically, probiotics have also been found to...

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Uva Ursi for Brightening- Ingredient Spotlight

Uva Ursi for Brightening- Ingredient Spotlight

Natural, local ingredients provide us with the tools to achieve a brighter, smoother complexion. A common skin care ailment that many people struggle with is skin discoloration. Whether the discoloration is from sun spots, age spots, acne scars or an uneven skin tone–we’ve all been hit with it at one point or another. Even if your sun damage isn’t showing itself on the surface just yet, it’s usually creeping underneath, and is readily visible with UV photography.In any case, who doesn’t want brighter, clearer skin?! It’s kind of a no brainer. So, what can we do to achieve it?Enter nature’s...

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