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Four DIY Natural Beauty Tips for Men

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While most of the beauty industry caters to women, it’s just as important for guys to take care of their appearance.  Guys look and feel their best when they take care of their skin and physical appearance, and the ladies will notice too.  Guys often don’t know where to start when it comes to personal upkeep, much less doing it au naturale.  Here are some basic DIY natural beauty tips to improve your skin the crap-free, no bull way.
Cleanse…

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Turn Back Time with Turmeric: Skin Benefits of This Potent Spice

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There’s been a lot of buzz about turmeric lately, and we sure know why!  It is valued for its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects both used topically and as a dietary supplement.  Further, it’s great for cleansing and clarifying skin.  This means that turmeric is great for many pesky common skin ailments including premature aging, acne, scars and stretch marks, and pigmentation. Turmeric has been prized by Eastern cultures for centuries for its many benefits. 
Aging Skin
Turmeric is a…

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How Now Brown Cacao: Feed Your Inner Chocoholic!

Cacao For Radiant Skin Health

If you’re like most people, you love good chocolate, but you have a guilty twinge when you indulge.  Good news!  Chocolate doesn’t have to be a vice!  In fact, raw cacao has abundant benefits when you use it topically or incorporate it into your diet. In this way, chocolate can in fact make you more beautiful inside and out.
Antioxidants Pack a Powerful Punch
Raw cacao, or unprocessed chocolate is packed with antioxidants.  These powerful compounds quench free radicals, which…

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Aloe Vera Done Right

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The ancient Greeks and Romans believed in it.  The Mesopotamians recorded its use as a healing plant in 2100 bce.  The Egyptians called it the “plant of immortality,” and presented it as a gift to deceased pharaohs.  What is it?  The humble aloe vera, a succulent plant that so many of us today use on cuts and burns.  However, there’s far more to aloe vera’s its story than just a burn gel. 
So What Can Aloe Vera Do for My…

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Posted in Anti Aging, Beauty Ingredients, Beauty Products, DIY Natural Beauty Recipes, GMO Ingredients, Natural Beauty Tips, Non Toxic Beauty

‘Sup with Surfactants: Do Bubbles Mean Trouble for Your Skin and Hair?

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Today, we need to talk a little chemistry before we talk beauty.  We’re talking SURFACTANTS!
Surfactants are compounds that lower the surface tension of a liquid so it increases the contact between the liquid and another substance. Surfactants are sometimes referred to as “wetting agents”, but they can also act as detergents, emulsifiers, foaming agents, and dispersants.  You’ve probably been using the most famous surfactant since you were a child – soap – which breaks the surface tension on your…

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Grapefruit Seed Extract, Natural Preservative or Not So Conservative?

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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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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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Top Ten Toxic Turds in Cosmetics

Cosmetics might look colorful and smell wonderful but could be hiding one or more of the top ten toxic turds! Looks are deceiving and you need to read the ingredients to unearth the scary truth. The largest organ we have is skin. Research indicates more than half of what we put on our skin can be absorbed into the bloodstream. We don’t want to soak up crap into our systems!
Frankly, none of us want to put anything that goes…

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