July 22, 2015

Stem Cell Research

            For me the jury is out regarding cloning sheep & I’ve got over the shock that aborted foetal cells have been used in moisturisers for years, but then I discovered women actually donate their […]
July 14, 2015


    Due to public pressure after parabens were found in cancerous breast tissue in 2004 most large cosmetic companies are now removing them from their formulations. In the 1990s, parabens were deemed xenoestrogens―agents that mimic oestrogen in the body […]
July 2, 2015

Sodium Lauryl Sulphate & Sodium Laureth Sulphate

  SLS is a highly effective surfactant and is used in any task requiring the removal of oily stains and residues. It is found in higher concentrations in industrial products such as engine degreasers, floor cleaners, and car wash soaps […]
June 25, 2015

Propylene Glycol

    The only difference between that used in industry & that used in cosmetics is that one is certified bacteria free. However the way the science reads I would prefer to be without it. Propylene glycol is a humectant […]
June 10, 2015

EFSA [European Food Safety Authority]

        The EU are starting to take note of consumer pressure & displayed on their website is a call to action: Commission calls for expert cosmetics risk assessors News in brief – 4 December 2014 If you […]
June 2, 2015

California Safe Cosmetics Programme

  No smoke without fire… there is no way a US government department would set up this reporting system if there were no concerns in the matter.   California has responded to public demand & is attempting to go further than […]
May 28, 2015


        Not to be confused with generally recognised as safe & effective! This is the US official view: “GRAS” is an acronym for the phrase Generally Recognized As Safe. Under sections 201(s) and 409 of the Federal […]
May 15, 2015

Read the Label!

  There is a very simple way to differentiate between the hype and truth in skin care…read the ingredient list on the label. But do you know what it all means? This image shows the ingredients in Olay Total Effects […]