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Olessa Pindak

Olessa Pindak

Deputy Editor, Health and Beauty

Olessa Pindak began her magazine career at Allure, where she sniffed and scrubbed her way through every beauty product under the sun. She was raised in a family that makes whole-wheat bread from scratch, spoons wheat germ on everything, and believes there isn't much that the right cup of tea or natural remedy can't cure. As senior editor at Natural Health magazine, she covered topics that led her to Korea to learn about green tea and Guatemala to meet Fair-Trade aloe farmers.

A New York City resident, she composts, grows herbs on her fire escape, and tries to reuse everything -- from bits of antique jewelry to eye-cream containers. On weekends, she can be found museum-hopping, cooking, or escaping the city to hike or run by the ocean.

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Natural Beauty Gurus: The 10 Questions I Always Ask, Jolene Hart

Natural Beauty Gurus: The 10 Questions I Always Ask, Jolene Hart

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Name: Jolene Heart Occupation: Natural Beauty Expert, Beauty & Health Coach, Author of Beauty Is Wellness Location: Philadelphia, PA Who …

Natural Beauty Gurus: The 10 Questions I Always Ask, Erin Schrode

Natural Beauty Gurus: The 10 Questions I Always Ask, Erin Schrode

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Name: Erin Schrode Occupation: University Student, Spokeswoman and Co-Founder of  Teens Turning Green Location: New York City (but currently Accra, …

Natural Beauty Gurus: The 10 Questions I Always Ask, Clara Williams

Natural Beauty Gurus: The 10 Questions I Always Ask, Clara Williams

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Name: Clara Williams Occupation: Owner & Founder of skinnyskinny Location: Brooklyn, NY Who is your beauty inspiration? My mom and …

Natural Beauty Gurus: The 10 Questions I Always Ask, Valori Treloar

Natural Beauty Gurus: The 10 Questions I Always Ask, Valori Treloar

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Name: Valori Treloar, M.D. Occupation: Dermatologist, Owner of Integrative Dermatology, and author of The Clear Skin Diet (Cumberland House, 2007) …

Finally -- A Natural Deodorant That Actually Works!

Finally -- A Natural Deodorant That Actually Works!

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This summer, I finally found the holy grail of natural beauty products—a chemical-free deodorant that really works. To be clear, …

Two Bug Repellants That Actually Smell Good

Two Bug Repellants That Actually Smell Good

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If your family is like mine, it splits evenly among those that never, ever get bit and those of us …