Bad beauty habits to bin once and for all
There are some bad beauty habits we just can’t seem to ban, common culprits being nail-biting and forgetting to take make-up off at night. This year make a point of ditching some of your beauty no-no’s for good. ·         Failing to wear adequate sun protection has got to be one of the biggest beauty faux pas there is, not to mention a health risk. All the body including the face and lips needs to be protected using a high factor sunscreen. By investing in a moisturizer or foundation that contains SPF you’ll be protected even if you forget once in..
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Is it time to stop talking about coconut oil?
If you’re anything like us, you’ve already said yes. You don’t even need to read this article. (But please do.) Between paleo cooking and the push for ‘natural beauty,’ coconut oil has been an endless topic of discussion. Some of the women we associate with are now even using it as a cleanser. Um, no thanks. But to each their own. However, like Moroccan oil before it, we know it was only a matter of months before coconut oil’s time in the spotlight was over, and indeed, it appears that time has arrived. Behold the next oil you have to pretend to really care about: Papaya oil We’re alr..
Is your skin care routine too complicated?
We hate it when people try to tell us less is more. No. More is more. Especially when it comes to things like money, or cake. But we do have to admit that sometimes it’s a bit better to take it easy. Less is still less, but it is better. When it comes to makeup, we’ll always advocate for a bit less as opposed to a bit more. And this may come as a surprise, but we also advocate for a bit less when it comes to skin care routines. Here’s why, and what to pare down on. Too many cooks in the kitchen First of all, having too many products can simply be a waste of your money. Especiall..
  Old habits are not good for your skin, if they are not helpful   Whatever made you choose natural products in the first place is what guides you next to complete your life style with all the rest – some healthy ingredients you need, inside and out. Benefit more from getting rid of old habits that no longer serve you well. This is summertime, this is the right time to shed light on what you no longer need in your life. It is called growth, and there is nothing wrong with leaving the old you behind and getting closer to the innate you. Be natural, it's the only way As ..
  The weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer. It must mean that spring is on its way!   As the days get longer and warmer, you’ll probably be wearing flowy skirts and cute sandals. Erase dead skin away with the Exfoliating Body Scrub. Using the Multi-Purpose Moisture Cream after you’ve exfoliated will make your legs and feet look stellar when you reach for skirts and sandals for warmer weather. If you’re going to the beach, you won’t want your skin to look and feel as rough as sand. The GRATiAE Body Butter can smooth away an un..
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Perils of Petroleum
So here’s a little bit of news: Petroleum is a liquid solution of hydrocarbons that is extracted and found in substances like gasoline, kerosene, and diesel fuel. Petroleum was originally found at the bottom of oil rigs waste bins in the 1800s when substance regulations were unheard of, and if it was discovered now the same was it was then, then it would have stayed in the waste bins. This substance can be extremely dangerous to breathe in, as it can cause cancers, damage fibers of collagen and elastin in your body, and if you’re exposed to it, it’s hard to take off- you can barely even..
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Furry Friends Forever! – In Honor of our Animal-Friendly Policy
Statistics show that 9 out of 10 pet owners say that their pet is a member of their family. Cats and dogs are the popular animal companions, but many animals are kept as furry little family members. GRATiAE products don’t contain animal products and we don’t test our products on animals, making them completely animal friendly. You never have to feel guilty when using them while your pets look on, and your furry friends will thank you. Today, we’ll be highlighting some interesting animal facts in honor of our pet friends.   Cats have five toes on their front paws and four on..
Back to our Roots
Science and technology have advanced so far and so fast that it’s caught a large population of the world. People caught up in the news of the latest gadgets and advances have seemingly forgotten where it all began and how the human race originally took root, grew, and modestly flourished.     When it comes to skincare, scientists, chemists, and skincare experts have developed high-tech formulas that claim to help with skin troubles. Most of these formulas, however, are riddled with chemicals and elements that are artificially made and the products don’t do any good for..
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The Benefits of Body Butter
Our skin protects us from pollutants and the elements, but if you want smooth, soft, and healthy skin, you need to condition it. Many lotions on the market do no properly nourish or hydrate skin as they are highly concentrated with water. Lotions also do not properly moisturize, as they only coat the top layer of skin.      The world’s best body butters are produced by mixing nature’s unrefined natural oils and plant extracts. Jojoba oil and sweet almond oil both moisturize deep into the skin to fortifying moisture needs to hydrate the skin cells. Shea butter and ..
Chill Out - Your Skin is Going to Look Great This Winter!
Winter is here! It’s the season of hot chocolate, winter wonderlands, holidays, and… Dry, cold winds that can leave your skin dry and complexion worn looking.  The elements of winter can be unforgiving, as most can experience dry skin that turns red, chapped, and cracked. You can avoid these dismal issues, however, as easily as you can avoid going into work after a snowstorm. All you need to do to keep your skin looking beautiful is to pick the right cleanser, moisturizer, mask, and body treatment. Exfoliation is key to ensuring a healthy glow and soft skin. When used once a week, ..
Feminism and expensive skin care products
As a proud feminist, we have to admit we’ve spent a good chunk of our life feeling conflicted. If we’re so into female empowerment, should we really love makeup as much as we do? Should we care so much about high heels and hair-styles? Should we really be spending as much as we do on skin care? Are these things that men would be expected to do? Are these things that men would think about?   Trust us when we tell you that we have exhausted this subject. We’ve also exhausted the people around us by talking endlessly about this subject. Allow us to let you in on our conclusions. ..
When to switch up your skin care routine
We’ve done a little research on this. Actually we’ve done a lot of research on this, we just didn’t want to sound like sad weirdos who spend all day looking up skin care issues on the internet and calling dermatologists to try and get them to answer a quick question before hanging up on us. Uh, secret’s out, we suppose. Most women develop a true skin care routine in their mid to late twenties. Which is excellent. But as much as you may want to, you can’t keep that same skin care routine for the course of your life. As your skin ages, its needs change. Here’s when you want to switch it u..