Brand New Day Won!

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We are delighted to announce that our Brand New Day Microderma Scrub & Masque won best exfoliator in Red Magazine’s first ever Green Beauty Awards, as featured in the May issue. Up against other amazing organic products, Brand New Day Scrub was measured on its efficacy and covetability, as well as the quality and safety of its ingredients.

Red magazine says of Brand New Day, “This standout exfoliant leaves skin bright and soft in seconds. The light buffing grains, infused with sweet-pea flour and pineapple enzymes, are gentle enough for sensitive skin, too.”

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We love Brand New Day Scrub & Masque. It is our go-to anytime a bit of roughness or dullness makes an appearance. We are thrilled that Red Magazine loves it, too.

Featured Retailer: Integrity Botanicals

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We love to welcome new retailers to the One Love Organics family. We’re so excited that Integrity Botanicals is our new retail partner! Marc and Terri of Integrity Botanicals are devoted to taking the guesswork out of selecting products. Their website is curated with the best of the best in green beauty. We are so honored to be a new part of the team.

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Terri and Marc have always been health conscious, but it wasn’t until Terri read the best-selling green beauty book, No More Dirty Looksthat they really started to take notice what they were putting ON and not just in their bodies. After testing dozens of disappointing and ineffective products, Terri thought it would be great if there was a retailer for green beauty, with integrity, who actually took the time to evaluate every individual product and wouldn’t sell anything they wouldn’t use themselves, her EUREKA! moment.

Based in the Woodlands outside of Houston, Texas, they are proud to have a business they believe in, and bring joy and confidence to people in a healthy way. They’ve held on to their namesake, and have meticulously tested all of the products they sell. It’s the best part of their job, Terri says.

“The best way I can describe it is like being six years old and owning your own candy shop.  Sometimes I think Marc might even enjoy testing out products more than me!  Even our 18 month old gets in on the action testing all of the baby products.”

We absolutely love that Terri and Marc put their personal stamp of approval on our products and all of the products that they sell at Integrity Botanicals. Taking the guesswork out of buying beauty products is priceless!

As always, we love to know which OLO products are retailer favorites. Skin Savior Balm is a must for both Terri and Marc. Terri loves the balm to tame her hair, cleanse her face and remove makeup, soothe dry winter hands and nails and finally, to make custom treatment foundation with her mineral foundation. Marc has created his own routine as well and mixes Skin Savior with our Brand New Day Scrub for an exfoliating, moisturizing treatment. Love!

To celebrate the launch of OLO on Integrity Botanicals, Integrity Botanicals is hosting a giveaway of a Chia Superfood Skincare set, which includes full sizes of the Chia Whip Cleanser, Supercritical Chia Oil and Skin Savior Balm and is a $145 value. Go enter now and take advantage of the limited time offers on One Love Organics products! Hint…the offer includes an amazing gift with purchase.

Integrity Botanicals has a lot of exciting things in store for 2014.   In addition to the fabulous One Love Organics launch, there will be a lot of new and amazing skin care, hair care and cosmetic lines coming over the next few months. In addition, Integrity Botanicals is working on a new and improved website so be sure to check in with them to see what is new!  You can also sign up for their newsletter to keep up with the latest news and product launches and get 15% off your next order plus exclusive access to special sales and promotions.  Enjoy!

Intensely Moisturizing Facial Mask with Skin Savior Balm

When you’ve got dry skin, problems tend to pop up. Your makeup won’t sit right, your skin gets irritated easily and you’re constantly on the hunt for a product that will help your skin return to its dewy former self. At One Love Organics, hydrating our face is a top priority. So we developed this intense moisture mask treatment with Skin Savior Balm. Instantly relieve dry skin and provide immediate hydration and moisture benefits with the wonder balm that does it all and replaces at least 15 other products on your shelf.  Oh, and did we mention how amazing it smells?

If you’re looking for the perfect intensely moisturizing facial mask experience, take a look at our suggested routine below. Then, tell us your favorite ways to use Skin Savior Balm in the comments below!

 

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Your Best Skin 101: Winter Radiant Skin and Hair

Fighting dry, parched skin and hair this winter? A surprise culprit might be hindering your efforts to stay moisturized and radiant. If you are like us, as the temperatures dip, a hot, steamy bath or shower sounds like the best way to get some much needed warmth. Unfortunately, while it is warming your body, it might also be stripping your skin of natural, protective oils. Combined with dry, cold, windy weather, your skin can become itchy and irritated and your hair can become dry and unmanageable. Yikes!

So we put together a little guide for Winter Radiant Skin and Hair…


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1. Turn the heat down.
We know it’s a bummer, but lower the temperature of your shower water. Trust us. Glowing skin and healthy hair will be worth it! Try warm water instead of hot, and limit your bath to 15 minutes at the longest—showers even less. The longer and hotter the shower, the more moisture you’re likely to lose because when your natural oils are lost, water from the skin also escapes, leading to irritation and dry skin. If it helps, you are also lowering your environmental footprint by conserving water and energy. Win. Win!

2. Filter your water.
In addition to water temperature and exposure time, there is another culprit in most water supplies that could be damaging your skin. Chlorine!  Chlorine reacts chemically with hair and skin—causing irritation to the skin and damage to the hair. As we mentioned, hot water is drying, but the presence of chlorine is that much more damaging because it strips your natural protective oils. Hair color can be dulled, or if color treated, can fade rapidly through contact with chlorine. Luckily there is an easy fix for this. Look for a water filter with a multi-stage filtering system, that is easy to install and has an easily changed filter. See. Easy. 

3. Cleanse. Gently.
The outermost layer of our skin cells, along with naturally occurring oils, comprise the skin’s protective barrier. This protection defends us from harsh and abrasive environments and keeps us healthy. But it can easily become stripped and damaged in the line of duty. A hot steamy shower will trigger your pores to open and increases the skin’s rate of absorption, so make sure to use products that are healthy and safe. You also want a mild cleanser (like Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser) that won’t strip your skin further leaving it feeling tight and itchy, like harsh cleansers do.

A special note to bathers: If you prefer baths (like we do!), add a small dollop of Skin Savior to the water or rub it into your skin to help protect and prevent drying. Your skin will thank you!

4. Replenish!
Of course, never skip moisturizing. It is vital to moisturize after each shower or bath while the skin is still damp. This will seal in moisture and help to rebuild the protective barrier. But be careful, as oil can make your tub or floor slippery! Before you step out of the shower, apply Skin Savior to damp skin and gently pat (don’t rub) your skin dry. Follow this with one of our new Aromatic Body Serums—with a base of pumpkin seed oil, which contains natural salicylic acid to refine skin texture, plus sea buckthorn oil, which is rich in anti-aging omega 7 acids—to help lock in precious moisture. We also love this idea from Salt Lake Magazine “A few times a week, apply [Rose Aromatic Body Serum] and allow your skin to air dry after a shower. Towel drying can often strip skin of it’s hydration.”

Voilà! Winter radiant skin and hair!

the manifesto

  • We embrace the simplicity and the knowledge that you can achieve more with less.
  • We believe in the power of the beauty ritual to renew, relax, and transform.
  • We trust in the healing power of plants.
  • We are advocates for earth's most gentle members: children and the families who care for them.
  • We declare that love is the greatest, most powerful force on earth.