Preservative free is the new cosmetics trend… but are they safe?

Thousands of articles written by qualified – and unqualified – experts flood the internet warning us against cosmetic products containing Parabens, EDTA, Phenoxyethanol and almost every preservative for water based cosmetics there is. In most cases is all quack science, in others there might be a real reason for it. Parabens have been identified in…

Organic Soaps? No Such Thing

Organic is a word controlled by the USDA National Organic Program (NOP), the government organization that sets the standards for Certified Organic production in the US, – and the same organization some of our products are were Certified Organic under by one of their certifying agents. As much as many of us don’t like the…

Get rid of blackheads fast!

Removing blackheads is one of the most daunting and expensive tasks ever if you rely on expensive estheticians. But with just the right products these pesky little plugs can be erased without much pain. The secret to removing blackheads relies on dissolving the plugs within the pores. These plugs are made of excess oil, dirt,…

Frugal spa day with week old flowers

At BVO we’re big on recycling and up-cycling. We’re always thinking on ideas on how to reuse the things we get and transform old things around our homes. Flowers are definitely not the exception! There are quite a number of ways to reuse or recycle those week old roses you got for your birthday or…