“In a world dominated by perfection, you’d be mistaken for thinking we are on a mission to continually better ourselves – and always look our best, no matter what.”
Leave it to Ashley Graham to look even more flawless sans makeup. Lily Collins also recently showed off her natural beauty in a make-up free selfie on Instagram, proving that she doesn’t need a tube of lipstick or a slather of foundation to pull-off a glowing complexion.
There is a good chance there is someone on your holiday shopping list that has gone all natural in the beauty department. To help make gift giving a little bit easier, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite natural and clean beauty products, from red lipstick to nourishing face oil. These beauty gifts will deliver great results (and props to the mindful shopper) without a lengthy ingredient list. Related: Holiday Gift Guide: Unexpected and Understated Blue Gifts The HBFIT Holiday Gift Guide
While it’s true that bee populations, including those of honeybees, are being systematically diminished by almost 50 percent by climate change, human invasion, and, yes, even stress (according to New York Magazine), beauty products made out of beeswax, honey, and Royal Jelly aren’t culpable for the seemingly imminent extinction. “The proportion of wax and honey used in cosmetics is a very small amount,” Norman Carreck, Science Director of the International Bee Research Association, tells Yahoo Beauty. Beeswax is a much more sustainable product than paraffin wax, made from petroleum, and honey is a much more sustainable product than sugar, made from sugar beet.” Through cross-pollination, the honeybee contributes to many industries that have contributions in the beauty industry. For example, in the January 8, 2010 issue of Science, Carreck notes, “The California almond industry alone is worth $2 billion annually and relies on over 1 million honey bee hives for cross-pollination.” In the United States alone, the number of hives has decreased from six million after the Second World War to only 2.4 million nowadays.
The company released the following statement on its website and social media late last night: “It is with broken hearts that we must convey the saddest news: Burt Shavitz, our co-founder and namesake, has left for greener fields and wilder woods."
“This book is not meant to change you in a weekend.” That is how The New Health Rules by Integrative Doctor Frank Lipman and writer Danielle Claro begins. I am always hearing conflicting advice.