Tag: skin irritants
Due to a certain amount of media coverage over the last few years more people are becoming aware of the problems that certain food additives and ingredients in cosmetics can cause; and so we read labels to avoid the nasties. But how many people know about the harmful effects of toxic chemicals in household products? […]Continue reading Home Safe
Have you found yourself driving home in the car, having just picked up freshly dry cleaned garments, desperately winding down the windows in order to breath or relieve a headache?Continue reading Is your drycleaner a health hazard?
Have you ever checked what cleaning chemicals your children’s school routinely uses to clean classrooms, toilets and general traffic areas? Large cleaning tasks such as public buildings and, of course, schools often use strong, chemical-laden cleaning products for an efficient clean that meets stipulated hygiene standards.Continue reading A cleaner school environment
When you consider how many thousands of untested, yet irritating, chemicals make their way into the daily assortment of skincare products we use, it becomes obvious that using the word ‘care’ is a bit of a misnomer.Continue reading Most skin care does not care at all
Have you ever considered the chemicals that might be used in the manufacture of baby wipes? Although many claim to be sensitive to babies skins and contain skin conditioning ingredients, many brands also contain several preservatives that can be harmful to infants and young children.Continue reading Baby wipes – making safer choices
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.Continue reading What the word ‘fragrance’ means
Some cosmetics are harmful chemicals applied directly to the skin. Pregnancy is a time when many women make substantial changes to their diet to support the healthy development of their baby, but many do not consider that some cosmetics are also worth avoiding in the best interests of maternal and prenatal health.Continue reading Safe cosmetics for use in pregnancy
If one of the ingredients in your makeup item is water (and the chances of this are very high), then that product will need to also contain some sort of preservative. Water, in any form, will harbour a range of potentially dangerous bacterias without a preservative, or range of preservatives, to combat microbial growth and […]Continue reading Preserving water is a toxic challenge for cosmetic manufacturers
The most significant advancement for the natural cosmetic products industry over the past few years has undoubtedly been mineral face powders. But like any cosmetic product, natural or not, the use of potentially toxic ingredients by manufactures requires us to read labels diligently and look for the real truth behind health claims.Continue reading Are Mineral face powders a natural cosmetic product?
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 […]Continue reading Over the counter acne treatments