Uma Elements, blog

  • 5 Green Beauty Myths to Stop Believing Right Now

    5 Green Beauty Myths to Stop Believing Right Now

    Chances are you know a lot of beauty truths. For one, eating chocolate doesn’t cause acne. And antioxidants fight free-radicals. But when it comes to natural beauty, so much false information is floating around it can be hard to get to the truth. We’re here to dispel some of the biggest myths out there.
  • Why Women Are Picking Rose Oil Over Roses This Valentine's Day

    Why Women Are Picking Rose Oil Over Roses This Valentine's Day

    Here are some incredible facts about the über precious elixir rose oil that will make you the resident office beauty expert and the life of every Valentine’s Day party (okay, maybe some parties!)
  • 5 Mistakes You're Making With Your Face Oils

    5 Mistakes You're Making With Your Face Oils

    Forget what years of applying creams, lotions and moisturizers have taught you about skincare. When it comes to face oils, you're probably doing it wrong. Face oils are a unique skincare experience, and one that takes a little getting used to. 
  • Harsh Chemicals in Cosmetics: Facts You Should Consider

    Harsh Chemicals in Cosmetics: Facts You Should Consider

    We realize that there's a lot of fear-mongering about an otherwise innocuous term "chemicals" when used within the context of the beauty industry. We also realize that there's a lot of greenwashing. And even as producers of organic ingredients and products without synthetic additives, we realize that not all "chemicals" are created equal - and some are far harsher than others.
  • The UMA Oils to Switch Into for Winter!

    The UMA Oils to Switch Into for Winter!

    Chilly winds that cause dry, dull-looking skin. Begin to transition your skincare routine early in the season, to smooth your way into the cold territory while keeping a natural glow. We’ve rounded up our 3 favorite UMA products to help keep your skin healthy and dewy this season!
  • The UMA Oil Files: Sumptuous, Seductive Neroli Oil

    The UMA Oil Files: Sumptuous, Seductive Neroli Oil

    Better than your daily dose of fresh orange juice! See why we love this luxurious essential oil made from precious orange blossoms.
  • The Journey of a Drop: How UMA's Handcrafted Blends Are Made (with Love)

    The Journey of a Drop: How UMA's Handcrafted Blends Are Made (with Love)

    A journey into how every drop of UMA's handcrafted blends features unparalleled expertise, stringent commitment to quality - but above all, love.
  • The Many Masks We Wear

    The Many Masks We Wear

    “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” — Kurt Vonnegut We all wear masks. We pretend to have it all together, to be strong when we feel like crying, to be someone we are not. In a world where what you wear and how you look can determine your worth, it’s easy to...
  • Know Your Oils: Pomegranate

    Know Your Oils: Pomegranate

    Pomegranates are a delicious fruit, a great source of essential vitamins and antioxidants and generally pretty to look at. It is no surprise then, that pomegranate essential oil is chock full of the same benefits that the fruit offers, just in a molecularly beneficial way. It is also why pomegranate oil is one of UMA Oils' hallmark ingredients. Learn more about what makes it such an all-star in...
  • The Best Anti-Aging Oils

    The Best Anti-Aging Oils

    Anti-aging skin care takes many forms and the variety of products out there can make it hard to find which products are right for you. A good place to start? With natural ingredients proven to be effective, and that repair and heal without the lingering side-effects of synthetic beauty products. In this handy guide (complete with an easy to share infographic!), we pick our favorite,...
  • The Best Oils For Dry Skin In The Summer

    The Best Oils For Dry Skin In The Summer

    Dry and damaged skin isn't just a winter problem. Too much sun exposure and outdoor activities during the summer can leave skin feeling a little worse for the wear. Add to that the harmful effects of some of the drying chemical peels you may have turned to to treat your acne - and your skin may be in need of some serious rehab. Here are...
  • An Inside Look at UMA's Essential Oils Production

    An Inside Look at UMA's Essential Oils Production

      It's time to acknowledge the truth: not all essential oils are created equal. It's one thing to put "pure and organic" on a label and another thing entirely to stand behind it. Think about it this way. You wouldn't pay the same price for a bottle of Dom Pérignon if you found out it was diluted, right?  At UMA we’ve been striving for...
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