Clean makeup

Your Makeup Housekeeping Guide

Part of maintaining a good skincare regimen is to be mindful of your makeup regimen as well. After all, both are not only applied but absorbed by your face! So, we’re sharing with you makeup housekeeping tips, including cleaning and safekeeping, to keep your skin and beauty practices in top shape! What was the single


Toxic Free!

Get Rid Of These 5 Toxic Substances From Your Home

1. Cosmetic Phthalates Often called plasticizers, phthalates are a group of chemicals used specifically to make plastics more flexible and durable. Although they are used for more industrial purposes, plasticizers are added to home products as well. Cosmetics and personal care products usually contain an abundance of these chemicals as preservative agents to enhance shelf life and the product itself. Exposure to phthalates can be harmful, as they are a


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Beat Those Spring Allergies Naturally!

It’s almost spring! And as much as we love to invite the bright and vibrant colors of nature, it’s also an indication of the dreaded allergy season… Read up on how you can avoid allergic triggers and tips to soothe your allergic reactions naturally! Common Allergy Mistakes: Treating yourself without knowing what you’re allergic to. It’s good to get tested at your doctors on what your exactly allergic too. Knowing


get your nutrients!

A Simple Guide to Vitamins + Minerals

Every day our body builds new cells, renews blood, carries nutrients, forms hormones, and sends nerve signals to carry and sustain the many functions we go through in our daily lives. It’s amazing to think of how much our body does for us on a constant basis. But, in order to perform these roles, we require raw materials that are in essential vitamins and minerals. “Essential” means that a lack


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Clean Makeup: Is There Lead in Your Lipstick?

Here at The Detox Market, we take clean beauty and living very seriously. Which is why we applaud Gill Deacon and her book There’s Lead In Your Lipstick, which examines how we are exposed to a variety of chemicals and toxins from our everyday beauty and grooming regimens. She writes: “Each morning we spritz, soak, and slather ourselves in 127 different chemicals, many of which are toxic. Each time we


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Top 5 Skin Care Myths: Exposed!

Myth 1: If I wear makeup with SPF, I don’t need sunscreen. Especially if it’s cloudy outside! No. First and foremost, sun protection should always be a skincare priority. In fact, you should be wearing sunscreen everyday before you walk out the door, even if the it’s cloudy out! Even on a cloudy day, not putting on sunscreen can expose you to the harmful UVB/UVA rays peeking through clouds. And


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Write a Love Letter to Your Lover… or a Complete Stranger

It’s that time of the year again! Yes, the lovey-dovey and, at times, polarizing St. Valentine’s Day. Although it may seem that everyone else has a significant other to share this holiday with, it can be fun for those without a special someone as well. What’s important is that Valentine’s Day is not just a celebration of lovers but a celebration of love itself. Learning to love oneself and others


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11 Quotes to Bring Out the Best You

1. That initial leap of faith   2. The very brave word that started it all. 3. A classic      4. A reason to stay positive     5. We are all survivors     6. Listen to yourself   7. Dare to dream and dream big!     8. Because if we don’t, there is no passion    9. Believe in you!     10. When the world


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Decoded: What Cravings Tell Us About Our Personality and Dietary Needs

CRAVINGS: We all have them, whether it’s the 2 am ice-cream munchies or the random “I NEED CHOCOLATE NOW” attack during work. As inconvenient as they may be, cravings are your body’s biological language used to communicate when it needs nutrients or satisfaction. But we already know this. Have you ever noticed you have insatiable cravings for certain things while rarely craving others? Dr. Alan Hirsch, founder of the Smell


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Reading Labels: What Does “Organic” Mean?

As consumers, we strive to be healthier and more aware of our environment through our diet and material consumption. Some of us choose to go halfway while some remain fiercely loyal to the 100% sun-kissed, organic lifestyle–a brand conveniently monitored and labeled by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA states that the goal of organic foods and organic farming is to “integrate cultural, biological, and mechanical practices


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Meditation: Debrief Yourself and Much More!

Meditation. We know it’s much more than sitting cross-legged on a yoga mat humming “oooohm” with our eyes closed. It’s a discipline that stretches as far back as 1500 BC to the Hindu Vedanta school, and it’s demonstrated its amazing impact on mental, physical and societal health. It’s also the furthest remedy possible from taking medicine. A sharper memory, lower blood pressure and higher self-esteem without a doctor’s co-pay? I’ll


make your own!

Fun Times with DIY Flavored Waters: The What, How, and Why

Flavored waters are a wonderfully healthy way to stay hydrated. With a little research, you can customize your own waters to serve as medicine, detox cleaners, post-workout energy drinks, or delicious afternoon refreshers. Not to mention, flavored water beats boring plain water! Find some inspiration in the following recipes to create your own. Making your own flavored waters generally consists of two easy steps; combining/slightly mashing ingredients into a quart/gallon