How do you foster a non-toxic work environment?

Written by Heather Kreider, co-founder and CEO of Makes Scents Natural Spa Line
Time at work consumes the majority of waking hours for many people. The workplace can feel like a second home to some. For others, it can be a hostile environment. This is why creating a welcoming culture is essential for every company. Here are the five critical components for fostering a positive and healthy work environment. COMMUNICATION Open communication and being present are imperative. Ask…

What’s your recipe for understanding ingredient lists?

Written by by Catherine Atzen, M.B.A., CIDESCO, founder of ATZEN Superior to Organic® Skin Care
Ingredient lists displayed on retail products abide by the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI), which is an internationally-recognized system of identifying all ingredients in a product. Ingredients in concentration of 1 percent or higher are listed in descending order, followed by ingredients in concentration of less than 1 percent in any order. However, when it comes to judging the effectiveness of a product, there…

How do you help clients improve their self-esteem?

Written by Tasha D. Manigo-Bizzell, owner of Muse Wellness Company
Unhealthy self-esteem is closely linked to an unhealthy addiction to perfectionism. This addiction breeds more insecurity, which further decimates self-esteem. Many have watched others endure great stress to be perfect, only to discover perfection only exists behind rose-colored glasses.

What's your recipe for proper moisture balance in skin?

Written by by Janel Luu, founder and CEO of Le Mieux Cosmetics
As the months speed by and seasons change, skin undergoes changes too, such as dehydration, flaking, roughness, redness, and cracks – all of which are signs of imbalance in the epidermis and dermis. Facial treatments can re-establish balance in the client's skin.
Sleep is a time to recover, repair, and restore damage to the body that is created from the stresses of the day. In response to stress, people produce more cortisol. High levels of cortisol suppress serotonin, the hormone needed for sleep, thereby preventing the body from shutting down and going into a deep sleep.

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