• Small Business Saturday

    Saturday, November 26, 2022 is Small Business Saturday. We celebrate small business every day, but it’s great to have the world give us a shout out. Small businesses do so much for our communities and this year, especially, we could use some cheer. In case you need them, here are some reasons to ...
  • Joshua’s Vegan Holiday Recipes

    Every year I host a Friendsgiving - it’s a privilege to come together with lifelong friends who have become my extended family. I started this tradition almost twenty years ago, and I am so grateful for the friends I’ve grown up with who have supported both me, and Pangea brands (some of whom, ha...
  • Holiday Whirlwind

    The whirlwind is upon us. The holiday season, with all the joy, energy, travel, parties, people, and presents, begins next week. As wonderful as this time of year can be, there’s no denying it’s also a lot. Sometimes it’s not so wonderful and is just a lot. So it’s time to up your self-care game ...
  • World Philosophy Day

    Today is World Philosophy Day. We wanted to share the feelings of two old school poets and early environmental philosophers William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge in their book Lyrical Ballads because they share our love of the earth and the healing power of nature. “…Therefore am I still...
  • Gift Kindness

    Kindness happens all around us, every day, we just need to notice it and give it our attention. Today is World Kindness Day, the perfect time to find and share some kindness (and couldn’t we all use a dose of delight right about now?). Why Practice Kindness? It’s selfish, really: practicing kindn...
  • The Importance of Gratitude

    “The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.” - Mary Davis Gratitude is one of our core values at Pangea, so much so that we typically start every call with each other, pausing to discuss what we’re grateful for at that moment. There are many easy things to express gratitude for – our health, ...
  • Holiday 2022 Gift Guide
    Gift the Best, to Your Faves

    Gifting season is here, and this year we’re filled with joy and gratitude as we introduce our first-ever collection of curated, best-selling products in our Body and Skincare collections, wrapped up and ready to ensure delight from the recipient. Our Gift Guide is a roundup of products that every...
  • Bioactive Cranberry
    Superfood for Skin and Body

    A little over a week ago, we had the privilege of harvesting this season’s cranberries with our partner of more than ten years, James Lake Farms. Pangea’s mission is to create the safest, most effective products in partnership with farmers and manufacturers who have dedicated their lives and pra...
  • Healthy Halloween

    What we now call Halloween was derived from a celebration called Samhain (a Gaelic word pronounced “SAH-win”). This pagan festival originated from an ancient Celtic spiritual tradition and is customarily celebrated from October 31 to November 1 (the half-way point between the Fall Equinox and Win...
  • Fall's Miracle Ingredient

    The marshes at James Lake Farms in Wisconsin date back to 1940, and for the last 16 years farmers John and Nora Stauner have dedicated their lives to growing cranberries organically – choosing to make a difference in the community by creating a product that offers the purest quality to consumers ...
  • Fall Skincare, Seasonal Ingredients

    Cooking with seasonal ingredients means that your body has access to nutrients best suited for the weather, climate, and (if you follow Ayurveda or Traditional Chinese Medicine), energetic qualities of the season. For example, Summer fruits are lighter and more refreshing than the denser squashes...
  • World Humanitarian Day

    Forget superhero movies — humanitarians are real life people who are moving mountains, challenging the status quo, and getting things done. This World Humanitarian Day we’re celebrating all the people who dedicate their time and energy to human care. Here are a few of the real-life superheroes wh...
  • Our First Ever Holiday Gift Collection

    We know you’ve just busted out your cozy sweaters and pumpkin carving knives — Fall is officially in full swing in all its glory of changing leaves, cozy fires, and autumn produce… Not to burst your PSL scented bubble, but that also means the holidays are fast approaching. We’ve got you covered...
  • Skin Wellness 101

    What’s the secret to amazing skin? We’ve been asking ourselves this question for decades, and the answer continues to evolve. Here are our most current findings: Lifestyle ChoicesGood skincare can help resolve many concerns, and there’s nothing like the right nourishment to set yourself up for a ...
  • Random Acts of Kindness

    The feel-great gesture of doing something for another without expectation of it being returned is much needed in the world. In honor of this “National Do Something Nice Day” here are some of our favorite random acts of kindness: Treat Someone Getting a coffee or smoothie? Pay for the person’s ord...
  • It's Our Anniversary!

    It’s our one-year plastic-free anniversary. What a year it’s been! The reception our plastic-free packaging and bioactive-rich reformulations have received from both you and beauty editors has confirmed we’re on the right path.  On this one-year mark, we’re recommitting. Our mission is to lead th...
  • Meet the Bioactives: Maple Leaf Extract

    Fiery fall color and maple syrup are usually what we associate with the words "maple leaf." But did you know maple leaves also have history in traditional medicine and culinary use (deep fried maple leaves, anyone?). In traditional medicine, maple tree bark has been made into a preparation for ey...
  • Love Notes

    What is your love language? According to Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate, the five love languages are: - Words of affirmation- Quality time- Physical touch- Acts of service- Receiving gifts In honor of Love Note Day, which is Septe...
  • Luxurious Textures, Indulgent Scents

    Want to make every day feel like a spa day? Fill your spaces with truly indulgent, nature-rich self-care. We recommend this collection of best-sellers. Beloved by many for their indulgent scents and luxurious textures, they make every room feel and smell like a beautiful getaway. For the Kitchen ...
  • Fall Skincare Goals

    Your Autumn skin has different needs than your Summer skin. Generally speaking, you require richer moisture in the colder months than in the warm ones. Gracefully transition into PSL weather by upping your hydration game with these highest-rated and best-selling products: Super Antioxidant Glow O...
  • International Coastal Cleanup Day

    If you’re reading this, then you know the reasons why we transitioned to a plastic-free brand. From plankton to whales, animals who live in the ocean are finding their homes polluted by single-use plastic. While plastic pollution is a massive problem for our oceans, your everyday actions can make...
  • Human Care Can Change the World

    Today is a day none of us are glad to commemorate. Many who were in New York City, the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania when it happened talk about the same thing: the immense care people showed for one another. The way folks were devastated but showed up anyway to make sure their neighbors were safe a...
  • Meet the Bioactives: Calendula

    Meet Calendula, a non-fragrant flower that helps to deeply soothe and calm skin.  Here are some of our favorite facts about this potent bioactive ingredient:- Research indicates that the flavonoids in Calendula extract also work to help protect skin from environmental aggressors.  - Calendula is ...
  • All the Feels

    In celebration of National “Feel the Love” Day, we’re reminded of what is, arguably, the most instructive poem ever written on being a loving, feeling human:  The Guest House This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. ​ A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awarenes...
  • Soil To Skin - Why Choosing Organic Matters

    From soil to skin, what you put on your body is as important as what you put in it. As your body’s largest organ, your skin is one of the major pathways of detoxification and protects you from environmental factors. Using nutrient-dense, organic-rich ingredients helps to support your skin’s healt...
  • The Importance of Rest

    Rest. Who in our culture actually gets enough of it? In honor Labor Day Weekend, here is an ode to the seven types of rest, according to Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, author of Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity. (Note that very few of them have to do with taking ...
  • Long Weekend Ideas

    Not yet, sweater-weather, not yet. Labor Day means it's time to start planning the last of the season’s simple, warm-weather pleasures. Here are some (sustainable) ways to say goodbye to Summer in style: Give BackThis is a great weekend to pay it forward. Bake banana bread for a friend, walk your...
  • Wild Indigo

    Wild Indigo is not only a great name, it is a flower with remarkable abilities. Here are some fabulous Wild Indigo facts: Wild Indigo is a PerennialWild Indigo is a bushy, robust perennial with flowers that are blue-purple and pea-like, grouped in dense, upright, terminal spikes. Its botanic name...
  • Zero-Waste Coconuts

    Happy National Coconut Week! Coconut oil features prominently in our lineup of bioactives because it is richly emollient and helps to hydrate and smooth skin. It’s no wonder that coconuts get their own week — they’re good for so many things. Here are some of our favorite zero-waste ways to make t...
  • Meet the Bioactives: Squalane

    Looking for a five-star glow?  We’ve got a bioactive for that. Squalane is an emollient that helps replenish skin’s moisture with essential fatty acids and antioxidants. With a sebum-like texture, squalane feels lightweight on the skin and research indicates it can also help to strengthen skin ba...
  • The Importance of Regenerative Farming

    Ready for some good news? You know that eating whole, organic foods is good for your body, and you know that using nature-rich, sustainable self-care products is good for your skin. But did you know that regenerative farming practices might just help reverse climate change and save the planet?  A...
  • Meet the Seaweed Master

    “Plants are like sovereign nations; I always ask them for an exchange – an offering that feeds and nourishes me, and my commitment to them is to harvest in a way that isn’t harmful and will continue to be available for future generations.” – James Jungwirth, Founder of Nature Spirit Herbs The da...
  • Rawgust

    It’s Rawgust! You know we believe in the power of plant-based bioactives to help nourish our skin, but what do they do for the rest of our bodies? Incorporating high-quality, organic raw fruits and vegetables into your diet offers healthy plant nutrients called phytochemicals, increased fiber, an...
  • Be a Self-Care Superstar

    It’s International Self-Care Day, and we’re so there for it. True self-care isn’t necessarily about a spa day or a special one-off treat. It’s a long-term habit that includes making daily choices to support our authentic health and happiness. Meeting our own self-care needs also allows us to take...
  • The Healing Power of Massage

    It’s National Massage Week!  We’re big fans. If you think getting a massage is a frivolous indulgence, think again! According to the Mayo Clinic, massage has the potential to help with:  Anxiety Depression Digestive disorders Fibromyalgia Headache Insomnia Nerve pain Postoperative care Scar tiss...
  • Meeting the Highest Standards

    - "I started Pangea in my garage with a dream to bring plant-based formulas with powerful, nature-rich bioactives, to a collection of the highest quality skincare and body products.” - Joshua Onysko, Founder + CEO of Pangea Twenty years ago, being at the forefront of sustainability for us meant i...
  • Meet the Bioactives: Hyaluronic Acid

    Hyaluronic Acid: hard to spell, easy to love. This naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan (a chain-like disaccharide that plays a crucial role in the regulation of cell growth and wound repair) is found throughout the body’s connective tissue. It is responsible for attracting and retaining moistur...
  • Props for Polyphenols

    This July 11th is National Polyphenol Day. Polyphenols are a type of micronutrient found in plants that work as natural energy boosters and can offer a variety of health benefits. In celebration of plants’ ability to offer amazing nutrition, we’ve developed a polyphenol-rich smoothie recipe you’l...
  • Now and Forever Plastic-free

    Happy Plastic-free July! This is a month of reducing personal single-use plastics use, and our commitment to creating a Plastic-free brand is forever. Our vision is to keep evolving so that we’re not only “free” of things that harm the planet, we contribute to its health and help it thrive.  A wh...
  • Human Care Means Equality for All

    One week ago today, an unprecedented and unfathomable event occurred in our nation’s history – the overturning of Roe v. Wade. We, like many Americans, are devastated.  From the ACLU website, here are some of the potential consequences of this decision:  "Forcing someone to carry a pregnancy aga...
  • The Power of Exfoliation

    Exfoliation. Your skin loves it. Your skin needs it. Your skin wants it. That’s why we offer three different ways to do it (incorporate all three into your weekly ritual for an exfoliation trifecta).  Dual ActionOur Daily AHA Gentle Exfoliator exfoliates two ways: it physically exfoliates using a...
  • Summer Travel Inspo

    Summer travel, we missed you. Our roster of dream destinations has piled up these past couple of years. Here is a short list, plus a few of the must-have skin and bodycare items we’ll be bringing with us. Cinque Terre, ItalyThis string of five, centuries-old seaside villages on the rugged Italian...
  • Enjoy the Long Summer Weekend

    Happy 4th of July! It’s the high season for setting your OOO notice and hitting the road or hopping a flight. Go where you’re free to unwind, unplug, and connect with your joy. Just don’t forget your skincare. Here’s a roundup of our favorite, travel-ready products.  Nourishing Skin EssentialsThi...
  • Superfood Skin Smoothies

    Our Superfood Smoothie Mask and Daily AHA Gentle Exfoliator are awesome Plastic-free additions to our new Plastic-free Skincare collection!These antioxidant-rich, multi-tasking skin smoothies boost your daily routine by helping to remove impurities, gently exfoliate, unclog pores, and visibly imp...
  • Meet the Bioactives: Niacinamide

    What is Niacinamide?This top-tier bioactive, featured in our Balancing Lightweight Prebiotic Moisturizer and our Pore Purifying Peptide Toner is a form of B-3, which is an essential nutrient for the body.  It is water-soluble and not stored in the body, however, which means it must be replenished...
  • Father's Day Gift Guide

    Father’s Day is just around the corner, and we’ve got a perfect roundup of our favorite, sustainable gifts for the great dads in your life (plus a few ideas for celebrating him). Without further ado, here’s our top picks for Father’s Day gifting: The Squeaky Clean DuoThis one-and-done gift is our...
  • If It's Not Plastic-Free, It's Not Cruelty-Free

    Happy National Oceans Month!  We thought this would be a perfect moment to re-share a letter from our Founder about why we're working toward creating a #LifeAfterPlastic, beginning with our own plastic-free commitment.   Our newly-launched Plastic-free Body and Skincare is the fruition of a big,...
  • World Turtle Day

    If you’re familiar with our new, Plastic-free packaging, then you’ve also seen the turtle icon on all of our new bottles and tubes. This is a way for us to educate and encourage conversations about the impact of plastic pollution – and hold ourselves to a standard that continually raises the bar ...
  • Introducing our AHA Exfoliator

    We’re excited to announce the arrival of our Daily AHA Gentle Exfoliator. This self-care necessity is an important step in keeping your skin looking clear, refreshed, and more youthful. Here are some of the benefits and the ingredients that provide them: Dual Action ExfoliationOur Daily AHA Exfol...