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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. … Continue reading

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Is your drycleaner a health hazard?

Posted on 16 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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?

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A cleaner school environment

Posted on 2 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 … Continue reading

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Most skin care does not care at all

Posted on 31 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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.

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Baby wipes – making safer choices

Posted on 19 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 … Continue reading

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What the word ‘fragrance’ means

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 … Continue reading

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Safe cosmetics for use in pregnancy

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 … Continue reading

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Preserving water is a toxic challenge for cosmetic manufacturers

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 … Continue reading

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Are Mineral face powders a natural cosmetic product?

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 … Continue reading

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Over the counter acne treatments

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 … Continue reading

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