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5 Reasons Your Dark Skin Still Needs Sunscreen

5 Reasons Your Dark Skin Still Needs Sunscreen

by Chinelo And Ndidi

Sunscreen is probably the best anti-aging defense available for your skin. This is because it protects the skin from the sun’s ultraviolet (invisible) rays that cause oxidative and DNA damage.

In addition to the visible light we get from the sun, we also get invisible rays UVA and UVB. UVA (think A for Aging) can penetrate deep into the skin and cause premature aging, sun spots, and hyperpigmentation. UVB (think B for Burn) is the invisible ray that causes sunburn and tends to damage the skin's more superficial layers, it also plays a key role in the formation of skin cancer cells.

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5 Bolden Recommended Ideas for Local Summer Fun

5 Bolden Recommended Ideas for Local Summer Fun

by Chinelo And Ndidi

Not to minimize the fun and excitement of travel, but we think that there is a lot of fun to be had locally. We’ve made it a goal to fully discover and explore the cities we live in (and neighboring states too). It’s been a wonderful adventure doing this and we’ve discovered so many ways to have a lot of affordable fun, with or without children.

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Why Vitamin C Should Get The Skin Hero Award

Why Vitamin C Should Get The Skin Hero Award

by Chinelo And Ndidi

If there ever is a skincare hero award, Vitamin C should probably get it. This well researched ingredient offers amazing skin benefits that are well documented. In terms of its importance, it ranks right after sunscreen in preventing premature aging. 

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Our Brightening Moisturizer SPF 30 is finally here!

Our Brightening Moisturizer SPF 30 is finally here!

by Chinelo And Ndidi

After several months of promising, we are happy to announce that our Brightening Moisturizer SPF 30 is now available! To top off the great week we are having, it was also featured in the June issue of Oprah’s O magazine.

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The 411: Brightening vs. Whitening vs. Lightening

The 411: Brightening vs. Whitening vs. Lightening

by Chinelo And Ndidi

The terms lightening, whitening and bleaching are often used interchangeably. Skin bleaching is a term that was more popular in the 80's than it is today, and is essentially the same as skin whitening. The difference between skin lightening and whitening is largely based on the degree/severity with which melanin production is reduced. 

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pH Basics and how it affects your skin

pH Basics and how it affects your skin

by Chinelo And Ndidi

pH which stands for Potential of Hydrogen (yeah, some of us daydreamed during chem class!) is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a substance. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14 with 0 being the most acidic and 14, most alkaline. 7 is considered neutral.

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Books By Contemporary Black Authors That Should Be On Your List

Books By Contemporary Black Authors That Should Be On Your List

by Jamera McNeil

At a time where the digital world offers little in the way of relaxation, it is important to harken back to activities we’ve enjoyed before Instagram screwed up the algorithm. There has been an influx of people (mainly millennials) putting the phone down and picking books up. If you’ve been looking to disconnect and get lost in another world, check the works from these fabulous authors below.

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2018 Is Shaping Up To Be A Great Year

2018 Is Shaping Up To Be A Great Year

by Jamera McNeil

You know that feeling where there are so many things going on in the world, and yet most things in your life are going so right? February has been that month for me and I think that’s largely in part due to the amazing accomplishments that occurred throughout Black History Month. From Colin Kaepernick fulfilling his 2016 pledge, to the unveiling of the President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s portraits, to the amazing music, movies and books that have been released. 

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How To Build A Blossoming Skincare Routine

How To Build A Blossoming Skincare Routine

by Jamera McNeil

As we look toward the beginning of a new season, we want to provide a “refresher” of tips that highlight ways to create a thriving skincare routine that works for you.

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