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Luna Nectar
vegan hair care, luna nectar, natural vegan skincare products

Why Hyaluronic Size and Type Matters

By now, you've heard so much about the magical, skin-plumping and blurring effects of hyaluronic acid. It's miraculous capabilities of drawing 1000x its weight in moisture to the skin is exactly what we need as our natural hyaluronic acid reserve decreases as we age. It's perfect for hydration! However, there are different weights of hyaluronic acid (low molecular weight and high molecular weight), combined with different percentages used in skincare products. Confusing, right?  According to studies, when damage occurs to the skin, hyaluronidase enzymes are released, which then breaks up the hyaluronic acid into smaller pieces. There are different sizes:...

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Luna Nectar
lash and brow serum, vegan skin care product, bath and body oil

How Lash & Brow Growth Serums Became Essential

Serums, extensions, lifts, mascara, ....coal?! We no longer smear coal dust and Vaseline on our lashes (the first iteration of mascara back in the 1900s - invented by Eugene Rimmel!), however lash care has gone through many cycles and phases over the years. How to grow your lashes has always been a popular topic. You may be wondering "How did we arrive at the oh-so-popular lash and brow serums that we have today?" Up until recently, the solution to long lashes and fluffy brows was to fake it til you make it. Cue the mascara clumps! Lash strips and spidery extensions started to gain popularity...

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Tessa Barclay
Luna nectar, wellness products

Benefits of Magnesium for Sleep and Anxiety

Feeling like your anxiety has anxiety? Does it feel like you're dragging your body around like a reluctant boulder on a chain every day? It could be due to magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is a crucial mineral that is commonly lacking in adults. Our food supply stemming from our nutrient-deprived soil and water supply is typically depleted of magnesium by factors such as machine treatment, pollutants, and pesticides. We should be intaking 320 – 420mg daily, however the average adult intakes 250mg daily. For those who exercise rigorously, your intake should be higher, up to 500mg. If you are an avid caffeine or...

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Luna Nectar
The Science of Being in Nature

The Science of Being in Nature

“I don’t know if I can do this, cous. I’m so out of shape.” “Sure you can, what are you talking about? The hike is only an hour long!” A natural quip from my cousin, who goes running every day at 5am and participates in hardcore marathons every weekend Cut to 3 hours later wandering around the mountain aimlessly, only to realize that the hiking trails were actually closed. We were lost in the forest with no trail markers in sight, climbing through 10 inches of leftover summer snow in our runners and leaping over rushing rivers to find our...

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