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Travel Amenity Kits
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We’re thrilled to introduce a skillfully collaborated collection of Bella Lucce’s bestsellers, now offered in TSA-friendly sizes tucked inside chic cotton travel bags. Our new Travel Amenity Kits enable you to take your favorite Bella Lucce luxuries for face and body on the road no matter where your travels may take you. Whether you’re off on an adventure by plane, train or automobile, we wish you happy travels!

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From Morocco With Love

Shop Bella Luccè's nonprofit to discover a treasure trove of handmade Moroccan luxuries and learn how adding beauty to your life can change the lives of indigenous Berber people.
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Latest Obsession
Inspirational Jewlery from LuluBug
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My teenage daughter recently left for a summer service trip to Thailand. I was scouring Etsy for a piece of inspirational jewelry to give her when I stumbled upon LuluBug. I’m smitten with her whimsical, original designs in sterling silver. My Chloe scored a locket that said “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams…” but I’ve got my eye on several other pieces as well. Who could resist the “You are my sunshine” necklace?

Ingredient of the Month
Crushed Freshwater Pearls

Crushed Freshwater Pearls: Celebrated by Asian women and ancient Chinese pharmacopoeia for more than 3,000 years, pearl powder has a rich history and a myriad of legendary tales about its use at the Imperial Palace. Created by pulverizing real freshwater pearls, it is reputed to boost skins brightness and is rich in both amino acids and trace minerals.

Find it in: Shiitake & Green Tea Antioxidant Serum, Detoxifying Giinger-Wasabi Masque, Orchid & Crushed Pearl Body Creme

Food For Thought

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma- which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

- Steve Jobs

Home Spa Rituals
Lavender- Honey Milk Bath

3 tbsp. Dried Lavender Flowers*
1 1/2 cups Whole Milk or Buttermilk
1/3 cup Honey

Process lavender flowers in a blender until they become a powder, turning off the blender and scraping down the sides as necessary. Whisk together lavender powder, milk, and honey in a glass bowl, then pour into a jar. Before each use, shake the jar and pour half of the mixture into the bath. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Makes enough for 2 baths.

*Dried lavender flowers can be found in the spice section of gourmet and specialty stores. (Recipe courtesy of the National Honey Board)

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New Cosmetic Legislation on Capitol Hill

March 28, 2012

Though we've enjoyed a temporary hiatus in the discussion of new federal cosmetic legislation, things are heating up once again on Capitol Hill. The Cosmetics Safety Enhancement Act of 2012 was formally introduced earlier this week. Authored by Rep. Pallone...

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The Business of Fear

August 21, 2011

"Fear sells. Fear makes money. The countless companies and consultants in the business of protecting the fearful from whatever they may fear know it only too well. The more fear, the better the sales." ~ Daniel Gardner, The Science of...

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Patchwork: lovely for quilts. Not so great for laws.

August 20, 2011

I know that you must be tired of me talking about HR2359 (the “Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011”). Just in case you haven’t been playing along at home, you can read about this disastrous legislation here, here and here. If,...

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The problem(s) with SCA 2011

July 29, 2011

I’ve published several blogs recently about the origins of the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 (H.R. 2359) and how it will unfairly cripple small business while simultaneously stacking the deck against natural products. I have no doubt that the Congressional...

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The Power Of Words: Commentary on “The Safe Cosmetics Act”

July 27, 2011

You cannot imagine how challenging it is, as the owner of a company that manufacturers SAFE cosmetics, to ask the general public to rally against a bill called “The Safe Cosmetics Act.” Bella Lucce was born from a combination...

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Second verse, same as the first…

July 26, 2011

The powers that be in Washington DC recently debuted a piece of legislation which will radically change the natural personal care industry. Well, “debuted” may be too bold a word. Though they formally announced the introduction of the bill with...

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The Safe Cosmetics Act needs to be more in tune with science

August 25, 2010

Cosmetic Design asked me to write a comment article on the new cosmetic legislation pending in the US House of Representatives. I was honored to do so and my article was published today. If you brush your teeth, take a...

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A Day in the Life on Capitol Hill…

August 4, 2010

On Monday, I was honored to engage Congressional officials in a discussion about the impact of the H.R. 5786 on small beauty companies. I was joined in DC by Donna Maria Coles Johnson of the Indie Beauty Network, Leigh O’Donnell...

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Good morning from Washington DC…

August 2, 2010

Surprise! I snuck up to Washington over the weekend to join my dear friends and colleagues Donna Maria Coles Johnson of the Indie Beauty Network, Leigh O’Donnell of the Handcrafted Soapmaker’s Guild, Kayla Fioravanti of Essential Wholesale and Anne-Marie Faiola...

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Whip out your virtual pens…it’s time to save small business and defend indie beauty!

July 30, 2010

As I mentioned a few days ago, a poorly crafted piece of legislation introduced by Congress last week will limit your choice on the cosmetics aisle, shutter thousands of independent beauty companies and cost tens of thousands of Americans their...

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The “Safe Cometics Act” is safe for who???

July 26, 2010

Last week, a new bill was introduced to Congress. Titled the "Safe Cosmetics Act", it purports to protect consumers from "unsafe cosmetics." In reality, it will decimate small business and reduce your access to safe, natural products...WITHOUT offering additional consumer...

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Why Bella Lucce has withdrawn its support from the CFSC

November 13, 2009

I regret to inform our clients and readers that Bella Luccè has officially withdrawn its support from the Campaign For Safe Cosmetics . The reasons were many and varied, but the withdrawal of that support is in no way reflective...

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Updates all around…

April 3, 2009

On Thursday, Bella Luccè enjoyed a visit to our facility from Daryl Johnson, Co-CEO of Indie Business Media and husband to Donna Maria Coles Johnson, CEO of theIndie Beauty Network. Daryl and Donna Maria are putting together a documentary highlighting...

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I’m not dead….

October 17, 2008

...I'm just REALLLLY busy in Boston. My apologies for my blog absence, but hot on the tails of Orlando, I flew into Boston to attend the Natural Expo East here in town. I walked the show floor for 5.5 hours...

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33 hours from take-off to touch-down

August 4, 2008

Tomorrow I am buckling myself in for one hell of a wild ride in Washington DC. I am heading to The Hill with Donna Maria of the Indie Beauty Network, Kayla Fioravanti of Essential Wholesale, Anne-Marie Faiola of Brambleberry and...

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Join me in DC

July 29, 2008

Bella Luccè was asked to participate in a cool study by Iowa State University, designed to understand the current market and challenges for bio-based products in hopes that they can initiate policy and legislation designed to boost the “green” market....

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Small beauty companies need our help!

June 27, 2008

Congressman Dingell, chairman of the Congressional Committee on Energy and Commerce, is currently reviewing legislation designed to overhaul the federal regulations governing beauty companies. The Food And Drug Administration Globalization Act of 2008 proposes new registration fees (up to $12,000...

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