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Welcome to Isla World, a space we created to explore beauty through the eyes of the people and things that inspire Isla

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A skincare inner dialogue with LA director / photographer Alex Kenealy

Myth

“Cleaner is Greener”

Overall, many believe that clean beauty would mean you’re buying products that are both better for human health and for the environment. Unfortunately, perceptions about what’s good and bad are usually incorrect in this movement. The reality is, many people choose natural ingredients because they’re under the errant assumption that they will always be the ecologically sound choice.

Overall, many believe that clean beauty would mean you’re buying products that are both better for human health and for the environment. Unfortunately, perceptions about what’s good and bad are usually incorrect in this movement. The reality is, many people choose natural ingredients because they’re under the errant assumption that they will always be the ecologically sound choice.

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Mornings with Crystal

Snapshots from Paige Reifler's bathroom

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Ambush Campaign by Daniel Arnold

Myth

“60% of what we put on our skin ends up in our bloodstream”

Luckily, the skin is a pretty good barrier that keeps the outside world out. It's actually a formulation challenge to get ingredients in your cosmetic products to absorb even just into the layers of the epidermis, let alone the dermis and beyond. Cosmetic products at large typically just interact with the outermost layer of your skin. Any ingredient proven to show absorption would be banned or requre significantly more safety data to be permissable.

Luckily, the skin is a pretty good barrier that keeps the outside world out. It's actually a formulation challenge to get ingredients in your cosmetic products to absorb even just into the layers of the epidermis, let alone the dermis and beyond. Cosmetic products at large typically just interact with the outermost layer of your skin. Any ingredient proven to show absorption would be banned or requre significantly more safety data to be permissable.

Snapshots from Skye Jones' beauty routine

Mornings with Fitz

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Get to know Face Base

Evan with our Tone Balance Elixir

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Your favourite Scrub

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How to: the Tone Balance Elixir

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Mornings with Dajana

Crystal Tillman in shades of red, shot by Ganna Bogdan