Green Your Beauty Routine – The Truth of Phthalates in Beauty

Phthalates work as softeners in personal care products such as cosmetics and personal care products.  Phthalates have a long and safe history of use and, as consumers, we are exposed to phthalates in air, water, food, plastics, medical devices, and drugs on a daily basis.[i] The Phthalate that is most frequently used in cosmetics and … More Green Your Beauty Routine – The Truth of Phthalates in Beauty

Green Your Beauty Routine – The Truth About Synthetic Colors & Dyes

As humans, we are drawn to color and beauty manufacturers know it!  Color can be found in makeup, lipstick, hair dyes, and some skin care.  The most common synthetic colors used in cosmetics and hair dyes are called FD&C colors and they are derived from coal-tar, which in turn is a by-product of petroleum, and … More Green Your Beauty Routine – The Truth About Synthetic Colors & Dyes

Green Your Beauty Routine – The Truth on Parabens in Beauty

Parabens are preservatives that are often found in skin care, body, and countless other beauty products to prevent fungal and bacterial contamination.  Used since the 1920s, parabens, in the last 10 years, have come under scrutiny due to reports indicating possible health risks.[i]  As part of Terranova’s mission in “Truth & Beauty,”  we feel it’s … More Green Your Beauty Routine – The Truth on Parabens in Beauty

The Great Spring Break Escape – India & Himalayas

The final destination on our Great Spring Break Escape is Nepal & The Himalayas where our Island Collections Fragrance, White Ginger & Pikake, originates. White Ginger, or Hedychium Coronarium, blooms in midsummer to late autumn and each “butterfly-like” flower only lasts one day![i]  A cousin of culinary ginger, the flower and buds are edible and … More The Great Spring Break Escape – India & Himalayas

The Great Spring Break Escape – Tahiti

This week we continue on our Great Spring Break Escape to the island of Tahiti where our product line Tiare Lei , featuring The Tahitian Tiare flower, was inspired. Tiare, also know as Tahitian Gardenia,  is the national symbol of Tahiti and is often celebrated as the flower of affection.1 Featuring delicate snow-white petals, Tiare is … More The Great Spring Break Escape – Tahiti

The Great Spring Break Escape – The Caribbean and Mexico

It’s hard to believe that while most of the country is still buried in snow, Spring is just around the corner!  This month, Terranova will explore some great Spring Break Escape destinations inspired by our authentic fragrance creations along with travel sizes that you can take along with you or use to create your own, … More The Great Spring Break Escape – The Caribbean and Mexico