The 1990s are an over-examined decade, one whose music, fashion, and film have been run too repeatedly and fervently through the great internet nostalgia machine. Every summer, like clockwork, we numbly nod at the same images of The Talented Mr. Ripley, and every winter we rediscover the oversized bowling shirts of Swingers. But those ten years are nonetheless chock full of what you might call Rosetta Stone Looks: outfits that appear to unlock something magical, that connect our over-analyzed past with our strange present. To find them, you need to move past the well-circulated images that haunt every Instagram archive account—the ones of thinky hunks in Hawaiian shirts, Kurt Cobain in cardigans and dresses, and mussed men in
Cleansing, moisturizing, and masking are just a few (of the many) steps in my skincare routine—things I would never think to skip—but somehow, I’ve never really had the same mindset when it comes to my scalp, which is skin, too, people! I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older, more stressed, or just haven’t been to the salon in months, but my head is in desperate need of some TLC, and it finally has my attention.
If I want healthy, strong hair, my scalp needs to be healthy sans any buildup from excess sebum, dead skin cells, pollutants, or products. Which means I need a treatment that can cleanse and exfoliate thoroughly to remove product residue, dry shampoo, and general grime. Scalp care might not be the most glamorous, but I’m willing to do whatever it takes to feel and look my best, and my co-workers feel the same.
We have an idea of what “organic” means when it comes to food, but when the term is used to describe a sunscreen, it becomes a little bit foggier. “This is a tricky question to answer since organic has so many meanings,” says Heather D. Rogers, MD, founder and CEO of Doctor Rogers Restore and co-founder of Modern Dermatology in Seattle. “Probably the most commonly held definition involves the use of food of animal or plant origin produced without chemically formulated fertilizers, growth stimulants, antibiotics, or pesticides.”
Rogers explains that the interpretation has evolved from just describing food to describing products and their ingredients. In this case, organic is a regulated labeling term that means the ingredients were produced through approved methods and verified by a USDA-accredited certifying agent. Both entire products or individual ingredients in a product can be labeled as organic.
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