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What Does "Cruelty Free" Mean?

Behind many mascaras, lipsticks, foundations, body scrubs, lotions, and other everyday beauty items, the unfortunate practice of testing on animals can still be found. While the EU outlawed animal testing in cosmetics in 2013, many companies still test on animals throughout the world. Surprisingly, companies labeled as “cruelty free” are often not, due to legal loopholes and parent company polices. According to PETA: “Hundreds of thousands of animals are poisoned, blinded, and killed every year in archaic product tests for cosmetics, personal-care products, household cleaning products, and even fruit juices. Although more than 1,700 companies have banned all animal tests, some corporations still force substances into animals’ stomachs and drip chemicals into rabbits’ eyes. These tests are not required by...

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Winter Skin Woes: How to Combat Dry Skin This Winter

(photo via:  Soft touchable skin isn’t something that comes to mind when you take a look out the window and see gusting wind and icy snow. Winter is here again, and with it the inner reptilian within each of us. The fluctuation between cold harsh outdoor weather and warm dry indoor weather wreaks havoc on even the most oily skin types. According to Dr. Nick Lowe, a London based dermatologist at Cranley Clinic, the skin becomes dry in winter due to a few different moisture sucking factors: “The barrier that prevents skin getting dry is in the outer most layer, the stratum corneum. When the skin becomes dry, the lipids (fats) that help stick skin cells together and prevent...

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5 Ways to Use Coconut Oil This Holiday Season

(photo via: and Richard Cummins/Corbis) Santa Claus and coconut oil have something in common - they make many people happy, and dole out gifts. With organic coconut oil, the gift is 100% natural and can be applied to almost any ailment, skin condition, or beauty need to provide an all natural and gentle solution.  Who doesn't love coconut oil? The sweet smelling miracle oil can almost be used for anything. From helping to whiten teeth to creating vegan baking wonders, coconut oil offers a natural solution to everyday beauty problems. Coconut oil plays a big part in our organic coconut coffee scrub - as it works to relieve skin and keep you hydrated both during and after a scrub session. Needless...

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Organic Coconut Coffee Scrub Makes Beauty "Must-Have" List

In a recent article on organic beauty, Pura Vida Body's organic coconut coffee scrub ranked among an elite few "must have" organic beauty items. The informative and thorough article by alyaka, an online beauty magazine, detailed the importance of using organic products. The article outlined various all natural and organic beauty products to use in an everyday beauty routine, and the difference organic ingredients make in overall health.  Listed under "The Most Popular Niche Beauty Brands," Pura Vida Body's organic coconut coffee scrub was described: "{Pura Vida Body's} Organic coconut coffee scrub packs all-natural, organic, and sustainable ingredients to create a blend of antioxidants that will make you feel good inside and outside. It works to moisturise, firm and tone the skin...

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Show Us How You Scrub!

WE LOVE OUR ORGANIC COCONUT COFFEE SCRUB - AND WE HOPE YOU DO TOO! SHOW US HOW YOU SCRUB @PURAVIDABODY! OUR CURRENT FAVE #SCRUBBASSADORs: @s2_istanbul "Thank You soo Much @puravidabody for my Coffee & Coconut Body Scrub.. My Skin has never felt so Amazing & i now Smell of Coffee ..The Best! ❤️"""  @nife_diyandbeauty In case you were wondering how to say, "Organic Coconut Coffee Scrub" in Italian ... Grazie Mille Carmen @nife_diyandbeauty! Scrub Stardom at minute 2:55 @mary953 "MY BEAUTY ROUTINE •SHAMPOO alla camomilla delicato per lavaggi frequenti @esserebio• MASCHERA per capelli VANIGLIA E COCCO @esserebio • BAGNODOCCIA alla LAVANDA e AGRUMi @esserebio • SCRUB COCCO E CAFFÈ @puravidabody 100% naturale ! ???????????????DOMANDE FREQUENTI • PERCHÉ PASSARE AL BIOLOGICO PER LA CURA Di CORPO/VISO/CAPELLI? Perchè...

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