Each week we compile our favorite wellness content from around the web. This week, we got on the topic of clean beauty products.
If you've got 44 minutes of commuting or downtime this week, check out the Beauty Closetpodcast by Goop. There is an episode called "Why are there still toxic ingredients in beauty products?" that I found incredibly informative. It features the VP of Healthy Living Science at Environmental Working Group (EWG).
EWG is an independent organization that provides consumers guidance on what products and ingredients to use and which to avoid. The EWG Skin Deep Database ranks tens of thousands of cosmetic and personal care products on a scale from 1 to 10 from Low Hazard to High Hazard. I'd recommend running a quick search on anything that you're using regularly! #liveclean
Peace, love & EVOO, Katerina
Olive Oil Sommelier Katerina Mountanos, is the Founder & CEO of Kosterina Olive Oil, which produces 100% organic, extra virgin olive oil from Greece sold directly to consumers online. Katerina is an ecommerce expert and has built beauty, home and wellness businesses for Amazon, Jet, and Walmart. She founded beauty services company, Manicube, which was sold to The Red Door by Elizabeth Arden in 2015. Katerina is very passionate about olive oil, the Mediterranean diet and eating for health and longevity.
We have a problem of systemic racism in America. For me, it has been watching this crisis through the lens of parenthood that has struck me the most. I don’t think I fully realized the burden that my fellow parents need to bear when they are parenting Black children.
The question I’m pondering this week is around willpower. Although there is a lot of confusing nutrition information out there, generally we know that we need to avoid refined sugars, toxic oils and processed foods. But despite being armed with all the latest research and knowledge, why is it still so hard to make the right food choices sometimes?
How are you doing? I’m feeling a little burst of positivity this week as things are slowly starting to feel a bit more normal. We have seen a few more friends and family members (from afar) and the local Starbucks in my town re-opened this week (major development). And generally, I’m a little less nervous about going to the pharmacy and the supermarket. But as I've been moving about in public a bit more I've had a lot more interactions with strangers while wearing a mask. And, it's made me think about how we treat each other in this new world.