In Season Beauty: Skin Care for Colorado

As a prep for this weekend’s GRAMMY’s, check out Colorado’s own Stefanie Soifer, whose product line In Season Beauty is featured in performers and presenters’ grab bags. So cool!

Stefanie comes to the business of beauty and skin care with a simple set of guiding principles: be honest, be up front, and be forthright.

isblogo“It’s hard,” she says. “There’s plenty of people out there that aren’t like that, but they at least help me learn the lesson that doing the right thing is worth it.”

Her brand, In Season Beauty, is the culmination of her life’s work of creating things that smell and feel incredible: as a little girl, she’d scour her family’s cabinets perfecting facial recipes to test on her mom, and spent time in bath & body shops smelling every pot, bin, and jar. This would later morph into her first jobs in independent retail shops, creating and selling oils, lotions, and soaps.

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My Journey to Cruelty Free

Would you poke a cute little baby bunny in the eye? Probably not–you seem like a nice, reasonable person. But if you don’t pay attention to your beauty purchases, you could inadvertently support brands that cause living, breathing, thinking creatures to suffer.

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Look at it. JUST LOOK AT IT. From tehcute.com

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Cruelty Free: Digging Deeper

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Crazy face Norma is ready to deploy some deep down brain parachutes of learnin’. Batten the hatches!

Cruelty free generally means that something is not tested on animals and can sometimes mean (in the case of faux furs and leathers) that an animal wasn’t harmed in the manufacture of the product. It doesn’t always mean vegetarian or vegan, and it certainly doesn’t always mean the company pledging cruelty free hasn’t obtained ingredients for their products from people that do or that their parent company abides a cruelty free status. Just not testing on animals is a great thing, but since digging deeper is kind of my thing, let’s DO IT.

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