Your Newest Beauty Hack: Micellar Water

What is micellar water? Is it a special kind of water only found in the springs of some exotic location? Have we found the mythical Fountain of Youth? Unfortunately, no. The truth may be a bit less exciting, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use it. Micellar water is a solution made up of a water base with molecules, called micelles, suspended in it. Each micelle is made up of a cluster of surfactant molecules. Surfactants…

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What Are Peptides?

The field of anti-aging skincare is ever-growing with more and more products on the market that advertise the latest miraculous ingredient that will return you to your youth. One of the more popular, and recently scientifically-backed, of these are peptides. Peptides first started gaining traction in skincare at the turn of the century when they were marketed as a non-irritating alternative to the ever popular retinol. While the first generation peptides were primarily used in anti-aging…

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How to Boost Collagen

If you’ve been following the recent trends in skincare, you’ve likely noticed collagen. Most skincare products these days advertise their “collagen boosting” “collagen renewing” or “collagen restoring” effects. So, what’s so important about collagen? Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. It functions as the main structural component of our skin. Like the steal beams that are the backbone of skyscrapers, collagen is what keeps our skin firm and allows it to retain…

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Why Vitamin C Is Good For Your Skin

Everyone knows about the health benefits of Vitamin C when it comes to our immune systems. However, many people are now talking about its role in maintaining skin health. Unlike most plants and animals, we aren’t able to synthesize our own Vitamin C. Thus, there are two main ways of increasing its beneficial effects on our skin: ingesting Vitamin C via supplements or Vitamin C-rich foods like citrus fruits or applying a topical treatment directly…

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Relax Your Feet: 11 Best Homemade Foot Soaks

The best thing after a long hard day is a soothing foot soak. Spa days can get expensive though. Here at Doxen & Hue we’ve found a few soaks that will give you the relaxation you need without burning a hole in your pocket. THE KITCHEN SINK FOOT SOAK This is the ultimate foot soak that will end all foot soaks. We are listing it first because its a commitment. This is you saying, “I…

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Bio-Nutrient Butters Glossary

Butters are rich in omega 3, 6, 9, fatty acids, and made out of concentrated extracts from fruit, beans, seeds, or leaves. Butters are best used in products for the hair and skin as they’re easily absorbed and ultra-moisturizing. Once the oil is extracted, it’s hydrogenated. Then it’s combined with the natural fatty acids and wax from the oil which gives it the butter like consistency. Some manufacturers and home beauty gurus mix in Palm Oil, Soybean Oil…

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10 BEST NATURAL SKIN CARE RECIPES

The classic definition of natural skin care is based on using plant sourced ingredients, without the use of chemicals or other synthetic products, and manufactured in a way to protect the natural ingredients and their integrity. People have been making their own skin care products since the beginning of time and it’s become even more popular now that we know the dangers of some synthetic products. We’ve picked a handful of recipes that are safe…

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