How-to-Choose Non-Toxic Skincare Products and Why

How-to-Choose Non-Toxic Skincare Products and Why

Shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, skincare, cosmetics, hair products, deodorant, and perfume are all products we may come in contact with before we even have our breakfast. Many of the ingredients in these products are formulated in a lab to penetrate into the skin's tissue and consequently into our bodies.

Here's how to choose non-toxic products and the science behind it!

January 16, 2018
Do-it-Yourself Simple Soap Bar

Do-it-Yourself Simple Soap Bar

Making your own soap can be an enriching experience!
This recipe will not produce one of the elaborate artisan soaps you see at the markets. This soap bar is from Mommypotamus.com and is more of a starting point for you to get the feel for basic soap making. Once you make a simple soap bar you can start to look at fancier recipes like these from Nerdy Farm Wife!

November 24, 2017
Do-It-Yourself Whipped Body Butter

Do-It-Yourself Whipped Body Butter

Making your own body butter could be considered your gateway product into do-it-yourself skin care because it reveals how simple it can be to make extremely high-quality products.

This recipe is a simple recipe adapted from Wellness Mama (a great blog for getting started on making your own household products).

November 23, 2017
Hand-Made Natural Lip Balm - lip balm tubes

Do-it-Yourself Lip Balm Recipe

A home-made natural lip balm is a really great place to start if you are interested in making your own skincare. It is simple, affordable, and easily adaptable once you get a sense of what scent and consistency you like to experience in your lip balm.

This recipe is a simple recipe adapted from Wellness Mama (a great blog for getting started on making your own household products).

 

November 22, 2017
Farm-2-Face: Apple Cider Vinegar

Farm-2-Face: Apple Cider Vinegar

How would you respond if you went to a spa and you found out that some of the products included ingredients harvested from your very backyard?

This Farm-2-Face Blog is to tell you the story behind our apple cider vinegar (ACV), the key ingredient in our Saving Face Toner. We source our ACV from a partnership between Spinnakers Brewpub and Lifecycle’s Project. Many of the apples used are collected from registered tree’s from Victoria’s Urban Orchard.

November 09, 2017
Bullet Turmeric Spiced Chai (Herbalist Guest Post)

Bullet Turmeric Spiced Chai (Herbalist Guest Post)

This is a guest blog post from our in-house herbalist Avery from Mindful Medicine. Turmeric is a supportive herb for your liver which in turn is beneficial for your skin because the liver and the skin are both excretory organs. We want to support elimination through our digestive system by supporting the liver to avoid toxic build-up in the bloodstream. Excess toxins in the body can cause breakouts and discoloration of the skin. Read more about internal health and skin complexion here. 

October 08, 2017
man with honeycomb

Farm-2-Face: Meet the Beekeeper

This interview is to connect YOU to the ingredients and suppliers in your skin care. We source honey from Windriver farms for our Honey Face Wash, from Derek Wulff, the most dedicated and inspiring Bee Keeper we know.

We hope this interview sparks joy as you learn about the person who fosters the bees who bring you local honey to your face once or twice a day.

October 05, 2017
Troubleshooting Skin - Tips & Tricks

Troubleshooting Skin - Tips & Tricks

Skincare Should Be Simple. 

When we are creating products at Miiko Skin Co we are very interested in the chemistry of your skin as an organ. 

September 25, 2017
6 Skin Type Personalities & the Miiko Regimen to Match

6 Skin Type Personalities & the Miiko Regimen to Match

We created 6 skin type personalities from a collection of the most common questions and comments we hear from YOU when we meet and talk about Miiko Skin Co! 

September 23, 2017
3 Ways to See What Your Skin is Saying to You

3 Ways to See What Your Skin is Saying to You

Getting to know your skin from the inside out with Miiko Skin Co.

September 08, 2017
Healthy Skin Starts Within

Healthy Skin Starts Within

If your diet and lifestyle change with the season, so will your skin. Often the Fall can bring on sensitivities and breakouts. This could be due to external factors like pollen or dry air, or it could be due to stress or liver health. This article is focusing on how stress on either your liver or your nervous system can be affecting our skin, and healthy lifestyle habits to help you fall in LOVE with your skin during Fall.

September 08, 2017
Understanding Acne -Basic Classification

Understanding Acne -Basic Classification

Acne is a very common skin problem. To understand acne it is helpful to answer the following: How Severe is the Acne? What Type of Acne is it? What Stage of Life is the Acne in? Answering these questions will help direct the best action plan.

September 06, 2017