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Sunflowers and their Seeds - the Vitamin E producing blossoms perfect for sensitive skin

Posted by on 7/19/2017 to Ingredient Profiles
Sunflowers and their Seeds - the Vitamin E producing blossoms perfect for sensitive skin

The humble Sunflower is an example of a miraculous botanical that could use a little more appreciation, so we're shining a spotlight today.  We consider Sunflower Seed oil to be one of the unsung heroes of natural skincare for some very good reasons.

Sunflower Seed oil is not an expensive or "precious" natural skincare oil largely because sunflowers are super easy to grow. They aren't finicky and they produce a huge head of seeds that are rich with oil. Sometimes the abundance of something can make it easy to overlook the true value, though.

Read on to discover more about this powerhouse plant and what its special seeds can do for sensitive skin.

Natural sunscreen success! Avoid sunburn using the best natural mineral sunscreens this summer

Posted by on 7/8/2017 to Natural Beauty News and Trends
Natural sunscreen success! Avoid sunburn using the best natural mineral sunscreens this summer
Summer skin doesn't have to be sunburned skin.  Every year we are asked what sunscreens we prefer.  Here are a few of the naturals mineral sunscreen options we have in the store and that we endorse and use ourselves.  By taking a few precautions first you can avoid sunburn, sun damage and the drying effects of too much sunshine.  

For outdoor activities such as a beach trip, river float or camping, it's easy to include a few products by Blissoma and All Good in your sun care arsenal.  Click through to read more and increase your natural suncare IQ.

Multitasking Beauty Products and Minimalist Beauty - 3 more ways to use Lavish Beta-glucan Mask

Posted by on 2/6/2017 to Natural Beauty News and Trends
Multitasking Beauty Products and Minimalist Beauty - 3 more ways to use Lavish Beta-glucan Mask

Often for a product to do just one thing really well is enough.  Trying to do too much often ends up with a product that slacks in some area.  Beauty editors and minimalists (and people on a budget) are perpetually looking for multitasking beauty products, though.  It seems like a great idea to be able to do several things with only one investment.  

Our wonder cream Lavish Loving Recovery Beta-glucan Mask defies the odds by multitasking like a champ.  We initially developed it as a recipe to deeply hydrate post-treatment or very irritated skin.  It had to be super gentle to be used on skin that was already inflamed.  It quickly reduces the appearance of redness and diminishes the appearance of inflammation from environmental irritants and even allergic reactions to other skincare products.

So, of course you know from it's name that it's a mask, but it can do SO much more.  This multitasking beauty product is going to earn its spot on your shelf.

Click through to read three more things you can do with this hydrating, natural miracle cream.

Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil for Skin

Posted by on 1/20/2017 to Ingredient Profiles
Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil for Skin

Cannabis’s medicinal benefits have been known to relieve chronic pain, ease anxiety, and offer an insomniac a decent night’s rest. No longer widely stigmatized, cannabis is reaching mainstream markets in the form of chocolates and sprays. One time-honored variety of cannabis is the hemp plant which lacks psychoactive compounds. Hemp seeds produce a valuable oil that is an ideal addition to natural skincare products.

Click through to read more about how hemp seed oil can benefit your skin.

Cruelty Free Products Protect Animal Rights

Posted by on 1/2/2017 to Natural Beauty News and Trends
Cruelty Free Products Protect Animal Rights
With the recent adoption of our bunny, Blossom, we hope to educate others on the importance of shopping cruelty free. 

Rabbits just like Blossom are subject to the abuse of animal testing. Now when our customers walk in, they will be able to put a face to the name: the victims of animal cruelty. We create cruelty free products to protect the lives of bunnies, beagles, and all other animals tortured in the name of beauty. 

Keep reading for more details about how you can end animal testing of cosmetics.

Super Foods in Skincare: Reishi Mushroom Hydrates Dry, Sensitive Skin

Posted by on 10/18/2016 to Ingredient Profiles
Super Foods in Skincare: Reishi Mushroom Hydrates Dry, Sensitive Skin

Reishi Mushrooms

Known as the “Mushroom of Immortality”, reishi has been embraced for its potent medicinal qualities for the last 2,000 years. 

Reishi contains a powerful supply of Beta-glucans, which can help  to calm dry, itchy skin. Beta-glucans are special sugars from mushrooms that have the ability to modulate the immune system. They are also capable of penetrating deeply through multiple layers of skin which means healing results in places other ingredients may not reach. 

Provide your dry, stressed and inflamed skin with penetrating hydration; add reishi mushrooms into your skincare routine.  Click to keep reading about the benefits of Reishi mushrooms.

Natural Beauty comes to St. Louis - your one stop conscious beauty shop is Blissoma Botanical Beauty

Posted by on 12/1/2015 to Natural Beauty News and Trends
Natural Beauty comes to St. Louis - your one stop conscious beauty shop is Blissoma Botanical Beauty
Celebrate who you are in your deepest heart. Love yourself and the world will love you. Amy Leigh Mercree

We've worked for months on renovating our new space - the *only* space in St. Louis devoted to high performance, authentically natural, plant-strong, organic, and cruelty-free beauty products. Our talented staff has spent months testing the best brands in natural makeup, haircare, and nontoxic nail polish. We are NOW OPEN weekdays from 9 AM to 5 PM and Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM to serve you in an intimate, luxurious, bohemian loft style setting. We specialize in education and giving you a great service experience in learning about how to make your beauty routine more nontoxic, eco-friendly, and effective.

You may be an occasional wearer of lip gloss and nothing more, or a polished professional who likes her look "just so" or perhaps a funky fan of electric blue eyeshadow.... Whatever your aesthetics we've got options for you that meet or exceed performance of conventional cosmetics. The best news for you is that it's all healthy for your skin (so your foundation won't ruin all the good things you're doing with your facial care routine) and guilt free for your health and even sustainable for the planet.

Even better yet, you'll be supporting independent businesses that are largely woman-owned and who are doing the right thing for clients, the environment, and their staff. Ethics and sustainability are gorgeous! Supporting conscious businesses lets your inner beauty shine.

Natural Beauty products carried at the Blissoma Botanical Beauty Store including natural mascara, mineral eyeshadow, natural foundations, natural lipstick, natural cream blush and more.

Click through to read more about the fantastic natural beauty brands we are stocking to help you make your whole routine green.

65 Reasons to Love Shopping with Blissoma

Posted by Administrator on 6/15/2015
65 Reasons to Love Shopping with Blissoma
"I want to be my best, strongest, most authentic, conscious, and loving self."

We love getting up every day and working to make the world a better place. Sure, we make super pure, herbal products that outperform conventional brands but there is SO much more to love about what we do and how we do it. At least 64 more reasons to love us to be exact...

Blissoma products do not use:

  1. Hormone disrupting chemicals
  2. Petrochemicals
  3. Ethoxylated surfactant chemicals like polysorbates
  4. Ingredients tainted by 1,4 dioxane
  5. Polyethylene glycol (PEG) ingredients
  6. Irradiated ingredients
  7. Synthetic preservatives
  8. Synthetic fragrances
  9. Pthalates
  10. Strong acids
  11. Retinols
  12. Triclosan or Triclocarban
  13. Animal ingredients
  14. Animal testing

Click through to read all the other amazing reasons we are a vital force in the green beauty world.

Whole pomegranate extract with punicalagins proven best to prevent UVA and UVB damage to skin and collagen synthesis

Posted by Administrator on 8/11/2014 to Ingredient Profiles
Whole pomegranate extract with punicalagins proven best to prevent UVA and UVB damage to skin and collagen synthesis
"Estimates state that 80-99% of what we see on our skin as adults is the result of exposure to daylight, which is referred to as photoaging. Manifestations of photoaging include an increase in wrinkle formation, a loss of tension and elasticity, degeneration of the vascular supply and skin thickness, hyperpigmentation and other skin discoloration, dilated capillaries (telangiectasis) and a reduction in the water-binding properties of the skin."
International Dermal Institute, Dr. Diana Howard


Exposure to UVA and UVB rays prompts a host of results to skin including cell damage and death, increases in inflammatory response, increases in skin's free radical content, and increased activity of collagenases which are enzymes that degrade collagen structures. The typical recommendation from dermatologists is to wear sunscreen, but chemical sunscreens are especially fraught with complications including allergic reactions, hormonal disruption, and the fact that they can actually increase the free radical production in sun exposed skin!

A wholly different approach to prevention of skin aging is to use nutrients like antioxidants to boost the natural damage resistance of the skin.

Read more by clicking through to our complete article on how you can boost your natural sun damage resistance with pomegranate antioxidants.

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