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Yoga's 5 Beauty Precepts
I came to yoga as a teenager because it welcomed my body the way it was and said that my...
5 Ways I Stepped Up Self-Care After Cancer
When I was diagnosed with Stage III colorectal cancer the week after my thirty-sixth birthday, my self-care routine was practically...
The Perfect 10-Minute (or Less) Morning Beauty Routine 
Are you a morning person? Do you wake up feeling ready to hit the ground running—no snooze button, no coffee,...
The Black Vegans Who Inspired Me to Change
I had always thought vegans were weird, right up until the moment I became one. And to my knowledge, until...
A Peaceful Place: Catskill Animal Sanctuary Founder Kathy Stevens Shares How Farmed Animals Transform Us
Stretching out over gorgeous grassy acres in the heart of the Hudson Valley, just two hours north of New York...
REVEALED: October 2020 Kinder Beauty Box(es)—The Magnolia & Iris Collections
Hello, Kinder Beauties! We’re excited to introduce you to both versions of our October box: The Magnolia Collection and The...
The Iris Collection (October 2020: Box 2 of 2)
It’s time to fall in love with the best of fall beauty. If you haven’t already heard the news, we...
The Magnolia Collection (October 2020: Box 1 of 2)
Here at Kinder Beauty, we’re excited for it to feel like fall! We can say goodbye to heat waves, overcrowded...
5 Reasons Mushroom Coffee Needs to Be Part of Your Health Regimen
If you start your day with a cup of coffee (or, ahem, four), you’re not alone. After water, caffeinated drinks...
My Black Hair: Love & Freedom
Mainstream appreciation for Black women wearing their tightly coiled hair in natural styles is blossoming. Having worn an afro for...
6 Tips to Achieve Perfect Eyebrows
There’s no “right” way for eyebrows to look, except to say that they should reflect each person’s inner beauty and...
Should We All Be Forest Bathing?
Even in a global pandemic, summer seems to just fly right on by. And if you haven’t made time for...
7 Cruelty-Free Blushes We’re Loving
Did you know that humans are the only animal capable of blushing? It’s true! Even back in 1872, Charles Darwin...
7 Antioxidant-Packed Recipes for Amazing Skin
If you’ve read any kind of skincare packaging, you’ve probably heard of antioxidants. It’s a big buzz word used across...
REVEALED: September 2020 Kinder Beauty Box(es)—The Sunflower & Dahlia Collections
Hello, Kinder Beauties! Both versions of our September Box are packed to the brim with the top skincare, makeup, hair-care...
The Dahlia Collection (September 2020: Box 2 of 2)
By the time you receive The Dahlia Collection, it will officially be fall! Just like the summer collections, we now...
The Sunflower Collection (September 2020: Box 1 of 2)
The longest summer on record is finally coming to a close. Whether you’re feeling “yay” or “nay” about it, we...
The Connection Between Food and Beauty
You are what you eat. The adage is never as true as when we’re talking about our health. Fresh, whole,...
7 Fall Beauty Trends You Should Know About
It's hot out, and we're looking forward to all things autumn. And this fall, it’s all about being bold. Forget...
7 Natural Ways to Treat and Prevent Maskne
Mandatory or not, wearing a face mask in public is helping save lives (maybe even your own) by reducing the...
What Does Wellness Actually Mean? 
We live in a sea of buzzwords. From “influencer” to “superfood” to “hack.” The list indeed goes on. At the...
7 Life Hacks My Seven-Year-Old Daughter Taught Me
You measure the world differently once you’re a parent. Time changes. Priorities certainly shift. There’s a fortitude that seems to...
The 7 Essential Products Daniella Monet Uses Every Day
When it comes to beauty and self-care, I’m all about the essentials. Over the years, I’ve had fun testing and...
Me and Beauty in the Time of COVID-19
I could tell you that the flamboyant beauty pageant judge who lives out loud in my head was silenced and...
Does China Still Test Cosmetics On Animals?
While China’s cosmetics industry has been booming for many years, the regulatory oversight of these products has lagged behind. China’s...
REVEALED: August 2020 Kinder Beauty Box(es)—The Daisy & Tulip Collections
We hope you're enjoying your late summer, Kinder Beauties. We want you to be feeling safe, calm, and beautiful. And we also...
The Daisy Collection (August 2020: Box 1 of 2)
Kinder Beauties, do not fear the last month of summer. Savor it, times two. Once again, we have twice the...
The Tulip Collection (August 2020: Box 2 of 2)
These dog days of summer are making us crave all-things beauty and self-love, Kinder Beauties. Who is with us? With...
5 Ways to Start Loving Your Imperfections
It’s hard to love ourselves wholly and completely when we see and obsess over every single flaw. We romanticize everyone...
9 Healthy Foods to Cool You Down This Summer 
There is a time and a place for casserole-sized, piping-hot comfort food, but 90-degree summer days are not it. During...
3 Animal Products to Ditch From Your Skincare Routine
Humans are creatures of habit. We like routine and predictability, especially when it comes to our skincare routines. But maybe...
How to Avoid 5 Common Summer Beauty Mistakes
We love summer, but sometimes, it doesn’t love us back. Each season comes with its beauty battles, and summer wages...
How Beauty Companies Can Embrace Antiracism
Although there are still dozens of Black Lives Matter protests taking place, the exhilarating surge of millions of people marching...
6 Ways to Maintain Healthy Hair
We’ve all dreamed of having everyday hair that looks like it’s been through the hands of our very own celebrity...
5 Reasons Your Skincare Shouldn’t Test on Animals
Beauty is more than just skin deep, right? We’ve got to feel good on the inside to let that glow-of-glows...
REVEALED & BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: July 2020 Kinder Beauty Box(es)—The Jasmine & Rose Collections
Kinder Beauties, we've got big news.  Beginning in July, we will now be curating two different versions of each monthly beauty...
The Rose Collection (July 2020 Box: 2 of 2)
(If you skipped over our introduction to the July 2020 beauty boxes, please click here to catch up before scrolling!) Kinder Beauties,...
The Jasmine Collection (July 2020 Box: 1 of 2)
(If you skipped over our introduction to the July 2020 beauty boxes, please click here to catch up before scrolling!)...
6 Natural Deodorants That Actually Work
It’s quite possible you’ve tried a number of natural vegan deodorants and all of them were duds. The truth is,...
Yes, Self-Care is Okay Even in a Time of Revolution
Our turbulent 2020 has made it tough to hold steady. Catapulted from shelter-in-place to marching for justice overnight, I experience...
Is There Fur Lurking in Your Makeup Brushes?
Most of us know by now that rocking fur clothing or accessories is so out of style, cruel, and frankly,...
11 Rainbow Vegan Beauty Products to Rock During Pride Month
This month marks the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, a series of riots started by members of the LGBTQ...
6 Vegan Hacks for Melt-Proofing Your Makeup This Summer
Perspiration is a natural bodily function, but it can put a damper on things when it comes to your makeup—because...
7 Vegan Beauty Influencers We Are Obsessed With
At Kinder Beauty, we believe your skincare routine goes so much farther than simply the ingredients you put on your...
30 Black-Owned Cruelty-Free Beauty Companies On Our Radar
Let it be known (if it’s not already) that Kinder Beauty firmly and vehemently stands against racism—both the egregious kind...
REVEALED!: The June Kinder Beauty Box: Summertime Glam Meets Soothed Skin
Kinder Beauties, let us remind you that summer is here. It’s real, it's glorious, and it’s time for you to...
5 Natural Cruelty-Free Kids Shampoos
Do you have children? First, my congratulations. And, second, my condolences. Kids are hard work, right? You love them more...
7 Ways to Be Calm (for Those Who Don't Want to Meditate)
Breathe in, breathe out. Picture an ocean tide gently rising and receding from the sand. Clear your mind. Allow your...
The 5 Best Cocoa Butter Skincare Products for Chocolate-Lovers
If magic really does exist, its secret is likely locked somewhere inside the cacao bean. Chocolate’s enchantment is legit. Whether...
7 Luscious Bar Soaps You'll Want to Try Immediately
Let's get this out of the way right now: In the battle between bar soap and liquid, bar is clearly...