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What the word ‘fragrance’ means

Skin care and cosmetic products are given pleasant fragrances to enhance our experience of them. The fragrance used is mostly a synthetic concoction created in a laboratory and made from a variety of chemicals. Because labeling laws only require the ‘fragrance’ to be listed, the chemicals used to create those fragrances are not shown. Read More…

Talc and its potential link to cancer

Talc, also known as magnesium silicate or 553, is a mineral based product that is used in a wide variety of industries and products from paper and paint, to pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food additives.

For most people, the term talc is synonymous with a post-bathing product, also commonly called ‘baby powder’. Read More…

Alcohol-free skin care good for your skin, good for health

Many skin care products use alcohol as a solvent to lift dirt and oils from the skin.

Cleansers, fragrances, hairsprays and deodorants are common products containing this kind of ‘cosmetic’ alcohol, which is denatured and undrinkable. The side effects of denatured alcohol include birth defects, neurotoxicity and skin irritations and given that the skin is one of the major organs of the body and highly absorbing, it stands to reason that avoiding alcohol-based products could be advisable. Read More…

Toxicity of lipstick something to consider

A woman might eat as much as 3 kilograms of lipstick in a lifetime ‚Äì that’s the equivalent of 12 sticks of butter and about the average size of a newborn baby.

Toxic effects in our bodies can build over time so it is worth considering the toxic load of everything we put in our mouth, including what we put on our lips. Read More…

Over the counter acne treatments

Active ingredients in ‘over the counter’ (OTC) acne treatments should be considered with care. Benzoyl peroxide is the most common and many acne treatment marketers claim it is a highly effective solution to severe acne problems. It is the key ingredient in one of the highest selling acne treatment products, which has plenty of celebrities claiming it changed their life! Read More…

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