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  • These 5 Natural Hair Care Tips are the Secret to Better Hair

    These 5 Natural Hair Care Tips are the Secret to Better Hair

    Just like skincare, the green beauty hair world has been on the upswing, even Hollywood stars are getting behind it (Natalie Portman uses natural shampoo to treat her fabulous locks).
  • Dear Mom, You're the Best. Happy Mother's Day!

    Dear Mom, You're the Best. Happy Mother's Day!

      In our eyes, moms are some of the best people on the planet. Our team wouldn't be where we are today without the unwavering support, and inspiration, that our moms provided. Which is why we're big believers in really pampering our moms on Mother's Day. We asked a few members of the UMA team to share how they'll be treating their moms on...
  • UMA Oils in New York: Do NYC Like a Local

    UMA Oils in New York: Do NYC Like a Local

    This week, our founder, Shrankhla, is in New York! In honor of her visit (and of the many years one of our staffers spent living there) we're sharing a few of our favorite, must-visit spots in the city that never sleeps. Jaqueline Kennedy Reservoir in Central Park This time of year is amazing in Central Park. The flowers are blooming and the weather is...
  • Ditch Your Winter Routine: Spring Clean Your Skincare

    Ditch Your Winter Routine: Spring Clean Your Skincare

    It’s that time of year again, flowers are in bloom, pollen is in the air and you’re finally breaking out those hot new sandals. This is a transitional time for a lot of things—including your skin. While winter can wreak havoc on your dermis thanks to blistering winds and indoor heating, changes in temperature and humidity this time of year can be just as detrimental...
  • The Best Oils for Acne-Prone Skin

    The Best Oils for Acne-Prone Skin

    It may sound counterintuitive to apply oils to fight oiliness, but essential oils help regulate your body's natural oil production, and gently remove excess secretions without stripping your skin dry like other acne treatments.
  • Evolue Beauty's Jean Seo Shares Her Top Beauty Tips

    Evolue Beauty's Jean Seo Shares Her Top Beauty Tips

    For over a decade, the founder of Evolue Beverly Hills, Jean Seo, has curated the best collection of products to suit the needs of her discerning celebrity clients. Using her actresses as test bunnies, she created Evolue Skincare for anti-aging, and LUÉ Skin for anti-acne. Her insights will reduce your time spent primping, and enhance your pampering experience. Jean Seo's 7 Simple Tips for Enhancing Natural...
  • 3 Bloggers You Should Follow Right Now

    3 Bloggers You Should Follow Right Now

    Whenever our week starts to feel a little lackluster, one of our perk-up-quick tricks is scrolling through the latest posts from our favorite bloggers. We know we’re not the only ones who go online for inspiration, and that the world of lifestyle bloggers is vast, which is why we’re sharing three of our top picks for who to follow right now. Each of these...
  • The Surprising Story of Indian Sandalwood

    The Surprising Story of Indian Sandalwood

    One of the most potent, and precious, essential oils that we use is sandalwood. It’s a rare ingredient that is difficult to find now, even though it has had a long history of use in cultures around the world. We take you on a virtual trip to India so you can discover the history behind this power-packed ingredient.
  • Uma's Exclusive Guide to Beverly Hills

    Uma's Exclusive Guide to Beverly Hills

    The Uma team calls Beverly Hills home, so we’re no strangers to the neighborhood’s reputation for excess and over-the-top, well, everything. To keep you away from the unrewarding tourist traps, we put together a list of our favorite places to eat, drink, sleep and more. We know Beverly Hills can seem overwhelmingly priced, but we promise these spots are worth spending extra on. Stay:...
  • Behind-the-Scenes: The Oscars Beauty Scoop from an Insider

    Behind-the-Scenes: The Oscars Beauty Scoop from an Insider

      We’ve been fawning over all the epic red carpet looks from this awards season, which is why we jumped at the chance to find out Oscars beauty trends and tips from an insider: TV host Diane Mizota.  Read on to find out her beauty secrets and her favorite red carpet beauty trends. Why are you going to the Oscars this year? Have you...
  • Why Choose Cruelty Free Makeup & Skincare: The Facts

    Why Choose Cruelty Free Makeup & Skincare: The Facts

    The point of testing cosmetics on animals - especially with all the technology and science we have at our disposal - is frankly lost on us. We can 3-D print a heart valve, but must inject a population of mice with a substance until 50% of them die - to ensure that an eyeshadow ingredient is non-toxic?! (Seriously, that’s the definition of a Lethal...
  • 7 Best Kept Beauty Secrets from Around the World

    7 Best Kept Beauty Secrets from Around the World

    Let’s face it; we all could use a little beauty inspiration from time to time, our day to day routines can start to get tired and our go-to products start to feel a little lackluster. However with the world growing ever smaller, we fortunately have a wide range of  beauty sources to draw from. From Hong Kong to Paris, we absolutely love all the...
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