The farm-to-table foodie movement helped to reawaken our taste for fresh, ripe, locally sourced foods right from the garden, and now the farm-to-skin beauty movement is coming into its own with fresh, local, artisan-crafted, small-batch formulas for everything from basic cleansers to body oils.
If it were not for the passion of the luminaries who have blazed the trails of the sustainability movement, “green” would not be the shade that it is today. These are the pioneers—a perfect blend of wise women, innovators, watchdogs, and indie trailblazers—who have set the bar for future generations to come. These stories of dedication and determination serve as inspiration to everyone.
Two of my 70-something friends have beautiful skin with minimal wrinkles. It must be because they both have great fitness routines and eat healthy, right? Not really. And while I cringe when I see other friends smoke and drink and carry on sunbathing, they still look fabulous in their 50’s. As a longtime esthetician, I’ve come to accept that how one’s skin ages isn’t any more fair than the rest of life. But I also know that there are quick and easy steps that help everyone slow down wrinkles and other aging concerns, such as hyperpigmentation (dark pigment/spots). For those of you who do not have enough products to set up test-lab experiments in your bathroom like I do, here are my go-to answers.