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September 5, 2015

Allergic Reaction?

So What is an Allergic Reaction?     Irritated skin can be caused by a variety of factors. These include immune system disorders, medications & infections. When an allergen triggers an immune system response, then this is called an allergic […]
September 3, 2015

Three Confusing Terms…

Non Comedogenic: has a simple meaning – a product that will not clog pores.  A clogged pore causes comedones which are white heads which in turn may become blackheads or pimples. Another variation of the term is non acnegenic where […]
September 1, 2015

100% or is it?

100% of something is a popular labelling trick in the cosmetics industry but there is no standard use of this claim. A product may be promoted as containing 100% aloe vera for instance but this does not mean that the […]
August 25, 2015

Animal By-Products [part 2]

Are You Concerned About Animal By-Products in Your Cosmetics? Part II Maybe you are vegetarian or vegan or maybe you just don’t like the idea of putting animal by-products on your face or body… If this is you…these are some […]
August 17, 2015

Animal By-Products [part 1]

Are You Concerned About Animal By-Products in Your Cosmetics? I have divided this blog into two parts as there are at least fifteen animal derived ingredients. Maybe you are vegetarian or vegan or maybe you just don’t like the idea […]
August 10, 2015

Hypoallergenic

    The term lacks a medical definition, but it is in common usage and found in most standard English dictionaries. In some countries, there are allergy interest groups that provide manufacturers with a certification procedure including tests that ensure […]
August 3, 2015

Homemade goodies…

  Just for a change I thought I’d write about some ingredients that are natural, organic & good for you! Cacao butter, or theobroma oil, is a pale-yellow, edible vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa bean which is used to […]
July 30, 2015

Lead in Lipstick

      Gillian Deacon exposes some uncomfortable facts in her book; including…when you use lipstick you could be ingesting lead.  [If you would like to buy the book click here] In 2007, the Campaign For Safe Cosmetics found lead […]