It’s 2020 already. Wow, a brand new year. Are you wondering what’s ahead for you? Isn’t it funny that we talk about the unknown in terms of our faces? The expressions we use can even sound a little ominous: “What will I face?” “What are you facing?” “What kind of future will we face?” Those questions carry a sense that we should brace ourselves for scary or negative things that might come our way. Personally, I really, really hope that 2020 is better than 2019. I had a very rough...

Soon I’ll plug in my holiday lights for the last time. I’ll enjoy just a few more nights of their special glow. The bushes in my yard will be draped with twinkling colors through the end of the year. My tree will still be circled with strands of tiny starlight. I’ll light the green and red votives on the dining room table; I’ll smell the cinnamon and pine from candles that are aglow in their holiday glass. I’ll drink cocoa with friends and family around the fireplace for a few...

Do you ever feel nostalgic when using a goPure product? Today I did. I live in Southern California, where you get some awfully intense sun and heat on your face. So no doubt, I’ve needed the ongoing hydration that goPure serums and moisturizers provide. But this week, I’ve come home for the holidays, back to my parent’s Illinois farm. It’s been eight winters since I’ve visited. I had forgotten what “below freezing” feels like on the prairie, how cold-to-the-bone you get. Good thing I didn’t forget my goPure. This farm is surrounded by cornfields, which...

Which goPure products do you pack when you travel? I had a super important meeting in New York last week. My suitcase was already bulging with a key part of my presentation, and I simply could not fit in all my goPure products. So I chose my (current) favorites: Vitamin C Cleanser, Hyaluronic Acid Serum, Vitamin C Moisturizer, Microdermabrasion Cream. Hmm...should I take the hydrating toner? Was it really that important? There was barely an inch to spare. But at the last minute, I shoved the slim bottle into a corner beneath my socks.  It was definitely not...

I’m always in a hurry. I’m not a world-shaker with a news-worthy lifestyle, accomplishing countless consequential deeds. No, in the grand scheme of things, I’m very ordinary. But it’s the way I’m wired: I tend to dash here, rush there, squeeze it in under the deadline. My 84-yr old mother still complains when I visit that I “bang around too much,” flinging open cupboards, whisking things in and out of drawers. Call it energy, call it multitasking, call it impulsiveness (I prefer brilliant creativity ha ha), slowing down has never...

Did you know your skin is the largest organ in your body? That’s right, your epidermis (the fancy term for skin) is the largest organ in the human body, and one of the largest indicators of overall health! From a biological standpoint, that’s one reason we care so much about having healthy, beautiful skin. Beautiful skin signals to other humans that we are healthy and strong!  Check out this video by Sophie Uliano to find out why you need Vitamin C in your life! As the cold weather moves in,...

Whether you’re looking at food or beauty products, you’ll find the word “natural” slapped on almost all the labels. Natural sounds good, so you grab one off the shelf feeling like you’ve made the right choice. But wait! Sophie Uliano is here to set us straight! She’s letting us know natural’s dirty secret. The word ‘natural’ really doesn’t mean anything, since it is a legally unregulated term. After all, not all natural things are good for you. Lead is natural, but you’d never want to put that on your skin!...

It’s the season so many of us look forward to with the changing of leaves, switching out the tank tops for comfy jackets and the breezy air turning those nice days into crisp nights (unless you’re down south like me where even our autumn can be sticky and in these temperatures even our delicious pumpkin spice lates just aren’t the same!). One thing we can agree on regardless of where you’re located, that Fall is a perfect start to incorporating powerful autumn antioxidants into our daily lives. If you haven’t...

When it comes to weight loss, the dieting and stress you put your body under can result in various nutritional deficiencies that can potentially lead to issues with hair, skin and nails; even your overall health. Those taking part in strict dieting have a higher risk of malabsorption of minerals and vitamins that your body needs. How can you make sure you lose the weight while keeping your skin healthy? Here are some effective and important tips to have the best of both worlds. KEEP YOUR BODY HYDRATED Whether talking...

Where in the world did this loose skin come from?! This is a question I, as well as many other women at different stages have asked ourselves at least once in our life. Our skin doesn’t just decide that overnight it’s gonna begin sagging, but instead, its lost elasticity over time due to various factors…age, poor diet, losing weight too quickly, even eating sugar and salt play parts in the type of skin you’ll be living in. Why are both elastin and collagen so important in our lives? We need...