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Toxic Perfumes Make No Good Scents

Few people realize something that smells sweet could actually be a harmful toxin. Your designer fragrance might be more intoxicating than you ever imagined. Some of the crap contained in fragrances should never hit your skin.  An endorsement from your favorite celebrity is not a reason to wear a certain fragrance. The WebMD blog revealed a report by the President’s Cancer Panel found many fragrances contained elements that disrupted your hormones. It sound like stinky stuff to us!  It gets…
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Tricky Triclosan, Hidden Pesticide in Your Beauty Products?

Antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal agents are good crap, aren’t they? Though they might sound beneficial, these beauty products could be hiding something we refer to as tricky triclosan. Few people imagine something that sounds good for them could be bad. This is the situation with beauty products containing triclosan. The aromatic compound is represented by both ethers and phenols. Sounds like confusing crap eh?  No doubt…. Triclosan is used in pesticides, insulation and mattresses to slow the growth of mildew,…
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Poopy Plastic Packaging – To Toss or Not to Toss?

Savvy cosmetic buyers read labels more carefully to ensure their products contain natural or organic ingredients. Nobody wants chemicals or toxins in anything that touches their skin. But did you consider whether these cosmetics are encased in poopy plastic packaging? It takes more chemicals to make plastic packaging than simpler choices such as glass. While glass might be breakable, the toxins in plastic packaging actually leach into your cosmetics and skin care products. No doo doo in my products pleeeeaase!…
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Is it Time to Toss Your Makeup? The Lowdown on Bacteria and Poop in Cosmetics

Is your favorite cosmetic item ready to do more harm than good? Knowing when to toss your makeup prevents skin irritation and other crap from occurring. Sometimes it is hard to let go of a product that may no longer be available. Look at it as a golden opportunity to try something new that might be even better. If cosmetics have a bad odor, odd color or change consistency, it’s time to toss them. But sometimes this doesn’t happen and…
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Are There Poopy Ingredients in your Beauty Products?

Unless you use non-toxic and organic cosmetics, it is likely there are poopy ingredients in your beauty products. Even natural and organic cosmetics “may” contain harmful elements. The harsh reality is The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics revealed cosmetics are one of the least regulated products sold for human use. Reading the ingredients in your cosmetics is essential to keep crap off your skin and out of your system. Fragrances are confusing crap because they are simple referred to as “fragrance”…
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Posted in Acne, Beauty Ingredients, Makeup, Non Toxic Beauty, Organic Skin Care, Skin care ingredients, Skin Care Products

Does Diet Affect the Skin? Get the Skinny Here!

There are many conflicting reports about whether diet affects the skin and it all becomes confusing crap. The bottom line is we all know diet is important to maintain healthy organs and body functions. Since the skin is the largest body organ of all, it makes sense to link our diet with our skin.  Certain foods such as dairy and hormone fed cattle promote inflammation and aggravate acne for sure. Genetically modified (GMO’s) can certainly contribute to a variety of…
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Little Things Mean a Lot When It Comes to Acne and Rosacea

From holistic practitioners to dermatologists, professionals are discovering small steps mean a lot when it comes to caring for skin with acne or rosacea.  In the past, people turned to internal medications and topical medicines. Often they would dry out the skin and have other minor side effects. This seemed like confusing caca since you are, in essence, exchanging one problem for another. As a result, we would flush them and move on to more non toxic beauty solutions.  Natural…
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What Does Green Mean When it Comes to Your Beauty Products?

It seems everyone is going green, but do they really know what it means? When it comes to beauty products, there are a lot pretenders and false claims. They spew a lot of hype about being green but how much of it is really true? An array of products make lofty claims about being eco-friendly, natural, cruelty-free, organic and hypo-allergenic with biodegradable packaging. But what is the criteria for making these statements and how does it impact the unsuspecting consumer?…
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Synthetic Dyes and Fragrance: Super Crappy Y’ow!

A rainbow of colors and strong fragrances lure you to the cosmetic counters at retail stores. While the displays look pretty, many are hiding some very ugly facts. Underneath the glossy packaging, certain cosmetics are hiding synthetic dyes and fragrances! Synthetic colors are used to make cosmetics more eye-catching. You know there’s a problem when you see the color labeled with a letter and number such as FD&C Red No. 6. Synthetic dyes are found in makeup, lipstick, hair dyes…
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Big Cosmetic Companies Pay for Testing on Animals But Safe Cosmetics Still Exist!

Recently PETA reported several major companies pay for testing on animals. For over two decades, these companies were previously on PETA’s list of cosmetic manufacturers that do not test on animals. Fortunately, there are still plenty of cosmetic companies that refuse to test on animals. The Chinese government requires testing on animals??  Ugh!  Apparently, some cosmetic companies don’t want to miss out on this huge market. As a result, they started paying for tests on animals after pledging to go…
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