Whenever we include an amazing chocolate product in one of our boxes, we like to remind our subscribers all about the health- and mood-boosting qualities of chocolate. Since we’ve touted chocolate’s benefits so often (we put a LOT of chocolate in our boxes, because we LOVE it), we decided that, this time, we would tell you about Divine Chocolate, a company that is co-owned by a group of fair-trade cacao farmers they’ve been working with for more than 20 years. (more…)
If you are, we totally understand… the word “exfoliation” sounds very clinical, too technical, quite expensive, and more than a little bit scary. But it’s simple, really. Exfoliation just means removing the top layer of your skin—which is made up of mostly dead skin cells—to reveal the live, healthy cells underneath. (more…)Dry Skin, Healthy Lifestyle, Home Spa, Lifestyle Products, Natural Skincare, Organic, Skincare
One of the reasons we prefer-all natural skincare products is because we like knowing exactly what we’re putting on our face and body. Too many products these days are made with chemical ingredients that you can’t even pronounce, let alone understand what they are. The Ila Spa Body Wash in the Winter Yuzen Box has an unpronounceable ingredient in it, too, but it’s not because it’s a nasty chemical—it’s just not that common or well-known… yet. (more…)
It’s a question we get asked often: “Do I really need to use a toner?” The short answer is “Yes, we believe so.” And the long answer is… well, here are 5 reasons to explain why we think toners are an important part of a healthy skin care regimen. (more…)
We’re excited to have Mindful’s Anti-Aging Eye Serum in the Winter Yuzen Box! We’ve featured eye serums and creams before, and each time we do, we get a few questions from subscribers asking whether eye serums and creams are really necessary. So we did a little research, and we’ve broken it down into a simple question/answer format so you can determine what’s best for you and your skin. (more…)eye care, Home Spa, natural beauty products, Skincare
There’s no shortage of skincare products out there that claim to help erase “dark spots,” but do they ever explain what exactly they mean by dark spots? Not really! And they certainly don’t explain how to avoid getting those dark spots in the first place. We were curious, so we did a little research on the subject, and here’s what we found out:Home Spa, Natural Skincare, Skincare
Kukui—pronounced “KOOK-yoo-ee” or “kook-YOO-ee”—is pretty fun to say, isn’t it? The kukui nut tree, also called the candlenut tree, is the official state tree of Hawaii for a very good reason. Kukui nut oil has been used by Hawaiians for centuries, in a variety of ways, like for candle-making, in paints and varnishes, and during religious ceremonies. (more…)Dry Skin, Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Living, natural beauty products, Natural Skincare, Skincare
Good Spread doesn’t just have good organic peanut butter, it also has a good mission: to help cure Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) around the world.
Longtime Yuzen subscribers already know what big Torie & Howard fans we are. We’ve previously featured two flavors of their hard candies in our boxes—Bloody Orange & Honey and Lemon & Raspberry.
You hear the word “charcoal,” and you might think of the little black dusty squares your family used to barbecue with when you were a child, or the lumps that you were told Santa would leave in your stocking if you were naughty. Then you see activated charcoal starting to appear in all types of beauty products and you think, “That couldn’t possibly be the same charcoal, could it?” (more…)detox, Dry Skin, Home Spa, natural beauty products, Natural Skincare, Skincare