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DIY Winter Skincare Tips

Remember when you were a kid and played outdoors or made snowmen for countless hours? Our faces were red, our skin was scaly, and our toes burnt, but we had great fun!  You may not be playing outdoors for hours now, but you still expose your skin to the cold and wind.  Even indoors, your skin is bombarded by dry air, overheated rooms and pollution.  Today, we’re going to talk about what you can do to help your skin combat…
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Posted in Anti Aging, DIY Natural Beauty Recipes, Natural Beauty Tips, Non Toxic Beauty, Organic Skin Care

Grapefruit Seed Extract, Natural Preservative or Not So Conservative?

Do a quick web search on grapefruit seed extract, or GSE, and you’ll find multiple infomercial-style articles touting its benefits.  All natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal!  Natural medicinal properties!  What your search might not disclose is the fact that this “all natural” product may not be all that natural. GSE’s Dirty Little Secret  What your “all natural” GSE may be hiding are some really nasty chemicals, such as diphenol chloride and  benzethonium chloride.  Look these babies up!   You’ll find numerous scholarly…
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Posted in Beauty Ingredients, Beauty Products, Non Toxic Beauty, Organic Skin Care, Skin care ingredients, Skin Care Products

Private Label Products: Are You Paying for Products Developed by Experts?

Private Label Private label beauty products are the choice of many small and emerging companies as the popularity of face and body care products continues to grow.  What that means for you…  It may mean you are really purchasing a product from someone OTHER then the company you think! A private label company means that they didn’t make it, but they put their name on it. In some cases, the company you purchase from is just “scenting it,” meaning they may add…
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Jojoba Oil and it’s Outstanding Beauty Benefits

jojoba oil A lot of people find the idea of lathering oil on their face crass. After all, oil is always synonymous to sebum – yes, the greasy stuff which some “think” is one of the skin’s root problems. Contrary to the famed notion, not all oils must be avoided! Take the case of jojoba oil, a liquid wax extracted from jojoba seeds. It was in the forties when people started to realize the wonders of jojoba oil. Since its oxidation property…
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Posted in Acne, Makeup, Non Toxic Beauty, Organic Skin Care

Aromatherapy for Mood and Skin – Pure Poopy or Real Deal?

There’s a lot of discussion about the healing attributes of aromatherapy. Many holistic and natural practitioners are revering the use of certain scents to relieve a variety of ailments. It leaves many of us wondering about using aromatherapy for mood, skin and other conditions -is it pure poopy or the real deal? According to the Mayo Clinic, there therapeutic use of essential oils from plants is called aromatherapy. Currently limited research is available regarding the effectiveness of aromatherapy. Some studies…
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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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Natural Skin Care for Babies – Free of Chemical Crap

Now that you’re a proud parent of a newborn, remember to take care of the delicate skin they’re in. A baby’s skin and immune system are developing and sensitive. You need to protect your little one from harmful elements. Many popular baby products contain toxins such as carcinogens, dyes, fragrances, formaldehyde and talc. These ingredients can cause skin irritations, dryness, allergies, breathing problems and even more serious conditions. Some nasty poop that we would not want around!  Choose products with…
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