Month: August 2013

The Story of Cosmetics : a Must See !

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Juice Beauty organic treatment oil

I’m using Juice Beauty organic treatment oil.
This product is amazing.You can use it in different ways, you canhttp://www.juicebeauty.com/store/organic-facial-moisture-concentrate.html use it on your hair, as a moisturizer, night treatment….
It is an oil but it doesn’t make your face greasy at all, it’s a wonderful product.
I use it as my moisturizer, it smells wonderful.It’s USDA approved.

Every Drop Feeds Your Skin

Every organic drop delivers concentrated hydration, potent antioxidants and vital nutrients to the skin. Antioxidant-rich organic cranberry seed, grape seed and carrot seed oils are blended with essential fatty acids and botanicals to deeply moisturize for a healthy, revitalized complexion. A Daily Essential for all skin types.

Who Should Use It?

Juice Beauty’s Organic Treatment Oil is designed for all skin types and especially beneficial for normal, dry or mature skin.
Hint: A Facial treatment oil that can also be used on all dry spots including elbows, heels and even as a deep hair conditioner!

Benefits
  • Deeply moisturizes & eliminates dry spots with antioxidant rich organic sunflower, olive & jojoba.
  • Revitalizes with antioxidant-rich cranberry & resveratrol-rich grapeseed.
  • Nourishes with helichrysum & carrot.
  • Soothes with calendula & chamomile.
  • Feeds the skin with nutrient-rich essential fatty acids of borage, linseed & primrose.
Powerful Action Without

Our formulations are made without parabens, petroleum, propylene or butylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, pesticides, phthalates, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances. Our products are never tested on animals.

LASHFOOD conditioning drama mascara

LASHFOOD conditioning drama mascara

I have just bought this mascara and i haven’t read the label for once, now at home i see that it contains a list of parabens so it’s going back to the shop.
On the box it’s written:No harsh chemicals, No irritation.
I’m wondering if they haven’t changed the formula. I was looking on Amazon and it doesn’t have parabens.
Mine clearly has nasty chemicals, parabens included.
Be careful

always read the labels.

Cosmetics for Men

If you are a man, you need to check the products you are using too: Shaving cream, shower gel, shampoo, deodorant…..

This is  from an article on The Campaign for safe cosmetics.

The average American man uses six personal care products a day containing more than 80 unique chemicals. Many of these chemicals are absorbed into the skin, inhaled or ingested, and the vast majority of cosmetic chemicals have not been assessed for safety.

Some of the chemicals used in men’s body-care products – from aftershaves and shaving creams to deodorants and shampoos – are linked to cancer, birth defects, learning disabilities and other chronic health problems. A common chemical found in most fragranced products may be particularly harmful to male reproductive health.
Problematic chemicals in men’s personal care products include:

Diethyl phthalate (DEP): found in fragrance-containing products such as cologne, aftershave, shaving cream, shampoos and deodorants

  • Recent human studies link DEP to sperm damage in adult men, abnormal reproductive development in infants, and Attention Deficit Disorder in children (i).
  • A study by Harvard University researchers suggests that a single use of cologne can markedly increase the level of DEP in a person’s body (ii).
  • Recent product tests found DEP in popular men’s colognes Quicksilver, Calvin Klein Eternity for Men, Old Spice After Hours Body Spray and Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce (iii).

Lead acetate: found in men’s hair and beard colorants

  • Banned from cosmetics in European Union because it is a known human reproductive toxicant
  • Brands include Men’s Grecian Hair Formula and Youthair Hair Color for Men.

Coal tar: found in dandruff shampoos such as Neutrogena T-Gel Shampoo

  • Known human carcinogen that is banned from cosmetics in European Union.

Triclosan: found in antibacterial soaps and deodorants such as Old Spice Wide Stick Deodorant, Speed Stick deodorants, Dial anti-bacterial soaps and Edge Advanced Shaving Gel, Ultra Sensitive

  • Linked to hormone disruption, and the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria (iv).
  • The Canadian Medical Association asked the Canadian government to ban triclosan in household products due to concerns about bacterial resistance and carcinogenic byproducts (v).
  • There is no evidence that triclosan soaps are any more effective than regular soap and water (vi).

Formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane: found in many leading shampoos and body washes

  • Known animal carcinogens and probable human carcinogens, according to US EPA (vii).
  • Formaldehyde is a leading allergen that can trigger skin rashes and other allergic reactions.
  • 1,4-dioxane is a leading groundwater contaminant and suspected as a kidney toxicant, neurotoxicant and respiratory toxicant, according to California EPA.

I will look and find safe products that you can use.

Are your lipsticks full of lead?

 
 
 
The agency charged with oversight of cosmetics, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has no authority to require pre-market safety assessment as it does with drugs, so cosmetics are among the least-regulated products on the market. The FDA does not review – nor does it have the authority to regulate – what goes into cosmetics before they are marketed for salon use and consumer use. In fact, 89 percent of all ingredients in cosmetics have not been evaluated for safety by any publicly accountable institution.

Ironically, most consumers believe the U.S. government regulates the cosmetics industry the same way it regulates food and drugs sold in this country to make sure they’re safe. The truth is, no one’s minding the store when it comes to shampoo, skin moisturizers, baby products, lipstick or any other personal care product.

Lead in your lipstick?

Subject: Dangers of Lead in Lipstick
Even lipstick isn't safe anymore...what's next? Brands don't mean everything. Recently a brand called "Red Earth" decreased their prices from $67 to $9.90. It contained lead. Lead is a chemical which cause cancer.
The Brands which contain lead are:
I. CHRISTIAN DIOR
2. LANCOME
3. CLINIQUE
4. Y.S.L (Yves St. Laurent)
5. ESTEE LAUDER
6. SHISEIDO
7. RED EARTH (Lip Gloss)
8. CHANEL (Lip Conditioner)
9. MARKET AMERICA-MOTNES LIPSTICK.

The higher the lead content, the greater the chance of causing cancer.
After doing a test on lipstick! s, it was found that the Yves St. Laurent (YSL) lipstick contained the most amount of lead. Watch out for those lipsticks which are supposed to stay longer. If your lipstick stays longer, it is because of the higher content of lead.
Here is the test you can do yourself:
1. Put some lipstick on your hand.
2. Use a Gold ring to scratch on the lipstick.
3. If the lipstick color changes to black then you know the lipstick contains lead. Please send this information to all your girlfriends, wives and female family members

You should check this article:
http://healthland.time.com/2012/02/15/whats-in-your-lipstick-fda-finds-lead-in-400-shades/

You should check if your lipstick is in this list:
http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/ProductandIngredientSafety/ProductInformation/ucm137224.htm#expanalyses

Malie Organics products

Malie Organics perfume oil.

Coming back from holidays in Maui Hawaii, I wanted to bring back a perfume reminding me of the smells of this paradisiac island, so I came back with two lovely perfumes:
Coconut vanilla and plumeria;

 Malie Beauty is an extraordinary line of all natural, organic, luxury spa and beauty products.


Malie Organics’ perfume is hand crafted from a blend of rich organic oils that soak into the skin leaving a soft and subtle, alluring aroma.  This roll-on perfume glides on skin with silky ease and is small enough to bring with you everywhere!  Beautifully packaged and artesian wrapped,  Mālie Organics Perfume reveals the natural bounty of Hawaii and the essence of paradise in every drop.

I love love those perfumes.You can find them here in USA in different shops.
It comes in the form of a roll on and you can take it everywhere with you.My favorite one is Coconut vanilla but it depends on your taste of cousre.I love the smell of sunlotions so this one is perfect for me.
It’s safe and non tested on animals of course:

Everything in Malie Organics’ products is safe and nontoxic, with absolutely no petroleum, mineral spirits, sulfates or parabens. Because of our commitment to your health, well-being and the environment, we only use all natural, organic and wild-crafted ingredients. All ingredients are approved for use in cosmetics by the Natural Products Association. Malie does not test on animals or use animal products.http://www.malie.com/company.php

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