Author Archives: Grace Sweeney

From Packaging to Plastic Pollution—How the Beauty Biz Harms Our Oceans

The tides are turning for the beauty industry. The latest trends hitting the space have less to do with highlighters and those strange rubber masques and more to do with our environmental footprint—from cruelty-free products entering the mainstream to plant-based masques, bath bombs, and eye creams. But, the same isn’t entirely accurate for the packaging […]

Attention Meat Eaters; You Don’t Need to Be a Vegan to Buy Vegan Products

Most people don’t think twice about what they slather on their face in the name of beauty. But, it may be worthwhile to consider switching over to vegan skincare regardless of food preferences. Whether you’re a vegan or a proud meat eater, a closer look at the formula of your signature lipstick may leave you […]

Free Samples and the Subscription Box – The Changing Landscape of Buying Beauty

Sampling has become critical to today’s shopper. Subscription boxes like Birchbox to Ispy and beyond are enjoying more than a passing moment of success. In fact, subscription boxes have grown by 800% since 2014. Not to mention, shoppers report buying fewer full-size products than they have in the past. While this may seem like it […]

Face Masque 101 – Find the Right Masque for Your Skin

While you might think a face masque is reserved for spa days or “treat yourself” moments, they’re actually really important. And not just for relaxing—winding down with a glass of wine and soaking in some good TV—they’re literally one of the best ways to pump some nutrients into your skin. Face masques, unlike sunscreen and […]

Fat Cupcake — Because Who Doesn’t Love a Cupcake

At Fountain of Youth, we pride ourselves on caring for our skin in the most health conscious way possible. With our farm-grown formulas, we’re all about healthy skin care from the outside in. But, all kale and no play doesn’t make for very exciting culinary adventures, and even the healthiest green juice drinkers need a […]

How to Tackle Humidity for Flawless Makeup and Skin

Summer is coming. And with that means plenty of fun in the sun. Beaching, BBQing, chilling by the pool, you name it. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we’re just stoked to say goodbye to the rain for a few months. But, with the warm weather and our good old bud, the sun, comes a big […]

Start Sweating the Small Stuff—Why Supporting the Little Guys is So Important

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How many of you like the idea of shopping small? We’d venture to guess that most people find the prospect of shopping small more appealing than the impersonal, and often, stressful chain store experience. Yet, most of us shop at the big boxes with little thought in the matter. Or, order everything from toothpaste to […]

Eat PDX—Our Top Three Favorite Portland Haunts

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Portland has become something of a major foodie destination as of late. Filled to the brim with food trucks in all five quadrants and new restaurants opening every day; it’s safe to say there’s no shortage of interesting bites for the gastronomically curious and the allergy stricken alike. Variety and bounty aside, three local spots […]