25th September 2015

Palm oil / Palmitate

      Did you know cosmetics are endangering the Orangutan? Palm oil is in roughly 50% of all packaged goods. from cookies, peanut butter, and breakfast cereal to cleaning products, laundry detergent, lipstick, and body lotion. Are you wondering how […]
11th September 2015


Triclosan… is found in many personal care products, household cleaners & cosmetics.   It was invented to be used as a surgical scrub for medical professionals, not for putting on your face or brushing your teeth. “Studies have increasingly linked triclosan […]
9th September 2015

Would You Eat Your Makeup?

Why would you put something on your skin that you wouldn’t eat? For example these are the ingredients in Clinique Even Better Makeup Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 6%, Zinc Oxide 3.5%, Titanium Dioxide 2.9% Water, Methyl Trimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, […]
3rd September 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 […]
17th August 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 […]
30th July 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 […]
14th July 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 […]
2nd July 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 […]