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Behind the Brand: Doctor Rogers

One of the brands featured in our August/September box is Doctor Rogers. We are obsessed with the Restore Healing Balm, and wanted to learn more about this new skincare and personal care product before for everyday use!

We chatted with founder and creator Doctor Heather D. Rogers about her why she started and the values behind her brand.

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Why and how did you start Doctor Rogers?

I started Doctor Rogers Skin Care Solution to meet a need for my patients, friends, family and myself. 

What do you use to help your skin heal?

Many people think of over the counter antibiotic ointments like Neosporin or Bacitracin but I see allergic reactions to these products every week. Plus, given their widespread use for over 40 years bacteria are resistant to them so they are not helping to prevent infection. Pediatricians and Plastic Surgeons often recommend Aquaphor. Aquaphor contains lanolin, something I see allergic reactions to regularly as well. Many dermatologists (including myself until recently) recommend plain petroleum jelly because the risk of allergy is low. But this is just a fossil fuel that occludes the skin. We all deserved a better option; one that is hypoallergenic, plant-based and most importantly more effective. Doctor Rogers RESTORE® Healing Balm is exactly that and we now have the clinical studies prove it!

The overwhelming excitement for the balm made me realize there really is a need for these types of products, even in the very saturated beauty market. We are now making the best of the basics in skin care products with a face wash, face cream and body cream… all safe, effective and plant-based.

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You are committed to being a sustainable, nontoxic and cruelty free brand. Please share why this is important to you.

These words are all over the beauty industry but when you really dig in you realize that most are being used as a marketing tactic and not core company values. Ingredients are improving but packaging has a long way to go. I did not start this company to become rich and famous or trick my patients into buying my products. I started this to make better products in better packaging that people could feel good about using for themselves and their families. I would rather not make a product than make one that is just another irritating or synthetic option in a pretty package that ends up in the landfill.  It took 3 years and over 30 batches to make my face wash because I refused to compromise on my brand values and I firmly believe if something is worth doing it is worth doing right.

My brand values:

SAFE | Doctor Rogers RESTORE products are safe for you, your family and the world. They are made to help every skin type at every age.

No Parabens
No Phthalates
No Formaldehyde
No Dyes
No Fragrances
No Lanolin
No Gluten
No Common Allergens
No BPA
No Propylene Glycol

SMART | Developed by a dermatologist after years of studying and caring for the skin, Doctor Rogers RESTORE is the better solution for your skin’s everyday needs.

Dermatologist Created
Physician Recommended
Clinically Tested
Proven Results

SELECTIVE The RESTORE products are only made with safe, effective and premium ingredients in the USA at an FDA certified facility to ensure the highest quality and consistency.

Hypoallergenic
Plant-Based
Premium Ingredients
Packaged in FDA Certified Facility
Made in USA

SUSTAINABLE Every step in creating Doctor Rogers RESTORE strives to minimize our impact on the world while maximizing outcomes for our customers. We are natural skincare without sacrificing efficacy or safety.

No Petroleum
Responsibly Sourced
Biodegradable Ingredients
Recyclable Packaging
No Animal Testing
Vegan

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What is the most fun part of your business?

There are many. I love problem solving, being part of team, moving toward goals. But after a long day when maybe none of these things happened, reading a review or email from a customer sharing how much they love RESTORE Healing Balm always makes me smile.

What is the most challenging part of your business?     

There are two.

First, I am not a saleswoman and feel uncomfortable promoting products. We make better products and I just expect that will be enough, but it is not.

Second, I have too many jobs. I work full time as a dermatologic surgeon, I own my practice with 16 employees so there are a lot of administrative duties to manage outside of patient care.  Then RESTORE can be a full-time job.   For me, the greatest challenge is juggling all the different business components, giving each the attention they deserve and while prioritizing the one thing I will not sacrifice, having time to play with my husband and children.

What three words best describes you?

That is hard. How about three facets of my personality?

Principled/Moral
Passionate/Driven
Optimistic/Compassionate/Loving

Who is your lifestyle icon?  

I am inspired by successful women with amazing jobs and families who are still honest about the messy process of making it all work.

Sheryl Sandberg
Arianna Huffington
Michelle Obama
Gwyneth Paltrow
Victoria Beckham

What advice do you have for other entrepreneurs?  

Figure out your strengths and weakness and ask for help you where need it. I know the skin, good skin care products and what I am trying to create.  But, I am terrible at marketing and know nothing about the inner workings of the beauty industry. I am lucky to have found partner in Michelle Olsen who is outstanding at both but we still need someone to proof read everything!

Excited for to try out Doctor Rogers Restore Healing Balm? Subscribe now to get your August/September box — shipping now!

Inside the December/January Box

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We carefully curate each LOVE GOODLY box with healthier products, always vegan, nontoxic and cruelty-free beauty and skincare that you can use every day. Click here to learn more about banned ingredients.

The last box of 2017 features 5 full-sized products that showcase the best of LOVE GOODLY: beauty, skincare, wellness, and accessories. Whether you are keeping the box for yourself or gifting it for someone special this holiday season, we hope you’re enjoying it as much as we curated it.

The December 2017/January 2018 box has a total retail value of $89+

Be Natural Organics Niacin Toner, value $12.50

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Adds a boost of hydration and micro-nutrients to your skin while prepping your skin. Returns skin to proper pH balance. Refreshing when misted on the face throughout the day. This balancing mist contains alpha lipoic acid and CoQ10 to reduce fine lines, DMAE to lift and firm, and hyaluronic acid to plump and moisturize. Organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and nontoxic.

HumbleBrush Bamboo Toothbrush, value $4.99

 

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Fact: 280 MILLION TONS of plastic are thrown away each year worldwide. Make sure your toothbrushes are sustainable. Add a splash of color to your morning routine. Handle is made out of 100% biodegradable bamboo which naturally provides a non-slip surface. Bristles are BPA-free. Sustainable, vegan.

Melie Bianco Quote Keychain, value $18

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Add a little flair to your keys this season with a cute tassel featuring inspiring and sassy quotes. Made from premium vegan leather. Embossed with a mini quote in gold. Comes in two colors – either Blush “Enjoy the Little Things” or Black “I Own Too Much Black.” PETA-approved Vegan, fair trade.

Lippy Girl x LOVE GOODLY Vegotastic Lip Gloss, value $17

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Custom sheer color made exclusively for LOVE GOODLY and chosen with guest curator vegan ballerina Artsy Agnes. This holiday-ready plum shade is wearable for all skin types. Made with Ecocert plant-based oils, organic Jojoba, Castor seed and shea butter and pure mineral pigments, this is the purest vegan, organic lip gloss! Your lips will look and feel beautiful. Oh, and it smells delicious! Nontoxic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free.

Starfish Project Madelyn Silver Bar Necklace, $36.99

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Starfish Project is a nonprofit organization with a social enterprise and holistic care program that helps women coming out of human trafficking and exploitation. Made of stainless steel and 18-inches in length. A member of the Fair Trade Federation.

BONUS! Item: Nontoxic Revolution bracelet promoting education to remove toxins in our beauty and food. Visit http://www.nontoxicrevolution.org.

This month’s box is supporting Farm Sanctuary, whose mission is to protect farm animals from cruelty, and promote compassionate vegan living. Click here to subscribe.

A picture may say a thousand words, but we can’t possibly convey the quality, taste, and feel of these products. Want to try them for yourself? You can subscribe to the box here, or purchase the one-time gift box here.

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Last Minute (and Team LG Favorite!) Holiday Picks

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It’s go time! Still can’t decide what to gift for the holidays? Let Team LOVE GOODLY help! We picked out our top 4 items you can find right in our online shop.

gift-guide-justineJustine’s Picks
1. 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Pomegranate Oil Anti-Aging Lipstick in Peony, $30
2. OSEA Cleansing Mudd, $48
3. LVX Blush Nail Lacquer, $18
4. Pacifica Island Vanilla Candle, $16 *also a LG customer favorite!

gift-guide-katieKatie’s Picks
1. Hipsters for Sisters Skull Embroidered Vintage Denim Pocket Bum Bag, $188
2. Little Barn Apothecary Aloe + Rosewater Balance Mist, $32
3. Mullein & Sparrow Facial Steam, $22
4. Hurraw! Papaya Pineapple Lip Balm, $4.29 *also a LG customer favorite!

gift-guide-nicoleNicole’s Picks
1. Little Barn Apothecary Blue Yarrow + Geranium Cleansing Oil, $32
2. Orglamix Illume Cream Luminizer, $18
3. Faby Sugarful Nail Polish, $12
4. Gemtye x LOVE GOODLY Heart Hair Tie/Bracelet, $28 *made exclusively for LOVE GOODLY!

Oh, and we just had to add one more gift to the list…

We all love the LOVE GOODLY VIP Subscription Box!

You will receive our bi-monthly subscription box PLUS one full-sized skincare or beauty item valued at $35+ – a bonus treat to pamper yourself every other month. A total retail value of $115+ for only $47.95 with free U.S. shipping? It’s the gift that keeps on giving all year long!

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We are still shipping out orders! For pre-Christmas delivery by December 23, place your order no later than Tuesday, December 19 at 3:00pm PST (U.S. shipping only!). We ship all of our orders via USPS First Class. Please note that it may take up to 1-4 days for delivery. However, please note that we cannot predict any delays due to service or weather. View more information about holiday shipping here.

That said, to guarantee pre-Christmas delivery at least by December 23, please upgrade your shipping to Priority Mail (arrives within 1-3 business days) or Priority Mail Express (within 1 business day) by emailing [email protected] as soon as possible (will be subject to an additional shipping fee). View more information about holiday shipping here.

Glow from Inside Out! Vegan Foods for Beauty + Recipes

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“A healthy outside starts from the inside” – Robert Urich

Along with using vegan and organic beauty products to bring out our best selves, we must not forget that beauty starts from within and radiates outwards. The foods we choose to eat everyday lay the foundation to the health of our bodies. Although, the key to beauty from within is by fueling our bodies with a variety of whole foods. We can pick and choose to eat foods that are rich in certain micronutrients that can help the growth, repair and nourishment of our skin, hair and nails. Consider incorporating some of these vegan foods into your everyday diet. With LOVE GOODLY and good food, your beauty will radiate from inside and out!

SKIN

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SWEET POTATOES + GARLIC
Sweet potatoes contain antioxidants that are vital to protecting the skin from cell damage caused by free radicals. Sweet potatoes also contain beta-carotene which contributes to a healthy skin tone and skin cell development. They are also high in vitamin C which is needed to heal blemishes and maintain radiant skin. Garlic contains a good amount of zinc which is needed for repairing damaged skin and keeping skin soft. 

Fries can actually be good for you! Here is a vegan oil- free sweet potato fries recipe.

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AVOCADOS + BRAZILIAN NUTS

Don’t shy away from fats! They are essential for beauty. Avocados contain fatty acids which helps the skin stay plump and moisturized. Avocados also contain high amounts of vitamin E. This vitamin plays a role in minimizing cell damage and promoting skin growth. Brazilian Nuts are high in selenium. Selenium, along with vitamin C and E, can prevent age spots, skin cancer and sun damage. Try this vegan Avocado Ranch dressing
to drizzle on top of salads or this vegan guacamole dip.

HAIR

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LEGUMES + LEAFY GREENS
Hair is made out of protein. To keep strong, healthy, shining hair, make sure to include enough protein in your diet. Legumes are one of the highest sources of plant protein. A lack of protein in the diet may cause thinning of the hair, hair loss and dryness.  Dark leafy vegetables like kale, spinach and broccoli are also high in protein.

Make a quick and easy vegan lentil soup to get your protein in or a simple green smoothie to-go.

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DARK CHOCOLATE + FRUIT

Iron is a vital mineral for the hair. A lack of iron in the diet may cause hair loss. Dark chocolate (70-90% Cacao) is a healthy treat high in iron. 

Tip: Consume foods high in vitamin C (such as fruits or try a mykind Organics Vitamin C Spray) with iron because vitamin C helps the body absorb your iron intake.

Create your own vegan dark chocolate treats with this fun and easy recipe.

NAILS

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OATS + B-12
Oats contain an abundance of nutrients such as B-complex vitamins, zinc, and copper. These micronutrients are important for maintaining healthy nails. You can use oats to make these gluten- free banana oat muffins for breakfast.

Vitamin B-12 is also crucial to nail health. A deficiency in B-12 may cause dry and dark nails. There are many ways to get cruelty-free B-12 including the mykind Organics Organic B12  spray.

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FLAX + SUN FLOWER SEEDS

Flax seeds are high in omega- 3 fatty acids which keep nails strong. Sunflower seeds provide a great source of biotin which reduces splitting of the nails and aids to finger nail thickness.

Here is a vegan pancake recipe using flax seeds.

Sources:

Lewin, J. (n.d.). What to eat for healthy hair. Retrieved April 21, 2017, from https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/what-eat-healthy-hair

Lewin, J. (n.d.). How to eat for great skin – Digestion. Retrieved April 21, 2017, from https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/how-eat-great-skin-digestion

Goldschmidt, V. (n.d.). 6 Foods For Amazingly Strong Nails — Are You Eating Them? Retrieved April 21, 2017, from https://saveourbones.com/6-foods-for-amazingly-strong-nails-are-you-eating-them/

Inside the April/May Box!

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We carefully curate each LOVE GOODLY box with healthier products, like nontoxic and cruelty-free beauty and skincare that you can use every day. Scroll down to see what’s inside. Learn more about banned ingredients.

The April/May box has arrived in time for Earth Day on April 22! This box is valued at $125 – our highest valued box yet! Click here to subscribe

One Love Organics Love Springs Eternal Youth Preservation Serum, value $75

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A favorite brand pick curated by Liz Cadman, founder of My Subscription Addiction. This luxurious lightweight oil boasts some of Mother Nature’s most effective gifts – Blue Seakale and protein-rich sea algae that soothes, revitalizes, and deeply moisturizes for improved skin tonicity and firmness. Green tea, watermelon, and jasmine oils easily absorb into the skin for a super-effective nighttime boost of moisture. Botanical active ingredients – Barbary Fig Plant Stem Cells and D’Orientine S extracted from date seeds – display strong youth preservation properties and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Certified by Ecocert Greenlife. Cruelty-free, Nontoxic, Vegan.

PureSol Konjac Body Sponge, value $12.99

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Gently exfoliates while deep cleansing and removing any toxins and impurities. Contains activates carbon and essential minerals to deeply cleanse and absorb excess sebum and grime. Great for oily and acne-prone skin, leaving you with a radiant complexion. It is extremely soft and gentle for everyday skin care. Great for extra sensitive skin. Cruelty-free, Vegan, Nontoxic.

100% Pure Maracuja Mascara in Black Tea, value $25

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100% natural mascara colored from black tea leaves and infused with lash conditioning nutrients. Holds curls, lengthens, and separates lashes while creating luscious volume. Free of harmful toxins, chemicals, or any other harsh ingredients. Cruelty-free, Nontoxic, Vegan.

100% Pure Bright Eyes Mask, value $7

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Highly caffeinated eye mask brightens and de-puffs. Extremely hydrating, quenches thirsty skin with blast of water delivered to dehydrated skin cells. The mask material “hydrogel” is composed of 95% organic aloe water and 5% plant cellulose made to intensely hydrate. The longer you leave the mask on your skin, the thinner the hydrogel mask becomes, because the water gets absorbed. The hydrogel assist in delivering active ingredients onto your skin. Cruelty-free, nontoxic, vegan.

Oh, and there are two more special offers just for you… to continue celebrating Earth Day every single day.

Juice Served Here $10 Coupon

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Use the code LOVEGOODLY at checkout for $10 off your first order. Experience nutrient-dense produce hand-selected from biodynamic farms cold-pressed in a zero-waste facility juiced to perfection. Ships nationwide.

Moo Shoes 15% Off Discount

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And, a special Earth Month treat for you from our vegan friends at Moo Shoes! Take 15% off all house-brand Novacas shoes. Enter the code MOOGOODLY online at www.mooshoes.com; or, present the insert card to their New York City or Los Angeles boutiques. One-time use only, either online or in-store. Offer expires May 31, 2017.

This month’s box is supporting Farm Sanctuary, whose mission is to protect farm animals from cruelty and promote compassionate vegan living. Click here to subscribe

A picture may say a thousand words, but we can’t possibly convey the quality, taste and feel of these products. Want to try them for yourself? You can subscribe to the box here, or check out our one-time gift options here.

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LOVE GOODLY Interview With KINDri’s Founder!

All three of our favorite KINDri products can be found in our shop!

Aesthetician to the stars, Robin McDonald sits down with our co-founder Justine to share the most common mistake women make in their beauty routine, her beauty routine and why it’s so important to really pay attention what you’re putting on your face.

Follow the jump to learn more about Robin!

LOVE GOODLY co-founder Justine Lassoff interviews Robin McDonald, the Founder and creator of KINDri.

 

Argan, Take Me Away!

Summer’s over—so why are you still using that lightweight moisturizer? As the weather changes from warm and humid to brisk and dry, your skincare should transition, too. And for that, my friends, you need argan oil.

But not just any Argan oil! Fair trade, organic, made in Morocco, Amal Argan Oil is extracted by hand from argan seeds in a time- and labor-intensive process that takes about 20 hours to produce one liter of oil. It’s fragrance and preservative free—as perfect as nature intended.

Rich in vitamin E and boasting one of the highest absorption rates of any natural oil, argan is super hydrating but won’t clog your pores. Argan is a miracle worker to remedy the effects of too much sun (and too little sunscreen). It can soothe eczema and psoriasis—and if you’re pregnant, it makes a perfect stretch mark cream. You can also massage Amal Argan Oil into the ends of dry hair as a treatment, onto your nails to prevent cracked cuticles, and on lips to keep them soft and smackable. Gorgeous!

What do you use argan for? Leave us a comment, thanks