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  • Derma Rolling for Clearing Acne and Acne Scars

    Derma needling devices disclaimer Derma rolling can cause more damage than healing if done incorrectly. It is a good idea to get at least one professional treatment using the technology you are interested in to get first hand experience of how it is supposed to feel, what your skin will look and feel like afterwards, and …

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  • The Truth about Comedogenic Ingredients and Acne Prone Skin

    There is so much misinformation about comedogenic ingredients out there and I know as acne-prones we are very concerned about it, so I wanted to shed some light on the topic. There are a few key things that you should know about this misleading word. Defining “Comedogenic” It’s easy to define in theory but hard …

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  • Important sun protection facts that almost no one knows

    1 – UVA is more problematic than we thought We used to think cancer was caused by un-repaired DNA damage that only UVB radiation was powerful enough to create. Recently, we’ve begun to realize the bigger culprit is UVA rays triggering free radicals that excite the melanin in our skin causing it to damage our DNA …

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  • All about estroblock for acne

    DIM (ESTROBLOCK) What is it? Diindolylmethane (DIM) is a phytonutrient (plant nutrient) found in cruciferous vegetables. These include cabbage, broccoli, bok choy, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, mustard, rutabaga, and turnip. These plants have been cultivated for thousands of years and were initially used for their medicinal benefits. It can also be formed in the …

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  • What’s next for moss?

    I have done a lot of soul searching around moss. Here are some of the many things I contemplated: change the name change the label change the products cancel everything and open a tiny green beauty brick and mortar boutique cancel everything and go work for another beauty company cancel everything and make an online …

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  • These last few months – a story

    I’m writing this post because I find myself in a unique situation. I’m an extremely introverted person but not a very private one so . I also, for better or worse, think of you, my clients, as more than just customers. I think of you as stakeholders in the business. In essence, every purchase you …

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  • Have your Coffee and Clear Skin Too

    In Part 1 of this 2 post series, we discussed all the ways coffee is detrimental to your skin and a few ways it can affect your overall health as well. I know there have been studies done on how coffee provides antioxidants, and how it can help prevent Alzheimers, but to me personally, the …

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  • Does Coffee Cause Acne?

    Warning – this entire post is about how coffee sucks and exacerbates acne. But I love coffee and I’ve tried to quit several times. I’ve tried several different substitutes. And in Part 2 I will reveal how I now drink coffee anyway. I’ll share my specific set-up for minimizing adverse health effects, while still getting to …

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  • Which is better for acne-prone skin: face oil or moisturizer?

    Lately it seems like the beauty community is abuzz with the benefits and wonders of facial oils. But are they really that good for your skin? And could moisturizers be better? It turns out both oils and moisturizers have pros and cons and hopefully after reading this post you will know which is right for …

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  • Green Beauty Sunblock Ingredients 101

    Sunscreens can be very confusing especially within the context of green + clean beauty. You may have heard some people only use mineral sunscreens, while others eschew sunscreen all together for a purely holistic sun protection protocol that involves solely oils and nutrition. And then there’s the vitamin D aspect – vitamin D cannot synthesize …

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  • Ingredient Insights: Citrus Oils and Phototoxicity

    I’m starting a series of posts called Ingredient Insights. My goal with moss/Aqne HAS ALWAYS been to empower my clients so they can make intelligent and informed choices about skincare. There’s a lot of ingredients out there that have reputations and everyone just follows the herd instead of asking “WHY?” or “Is the reason this …

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  • My Candida Cleanse Experience: the good, the bad and the weird

    Here is a brief overview of what the cleanse entailed, since I know not all of you have been following along: A detox week where basically all you could eat was green veggies and eggs. This is the week you started taking a liver detox supplement and continued it through the entire cleanse. THIS WAS …

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