Triclosan This chemical is in most antibacterial products, including soap, toothpaste, and cosmetics. Triclosan is often contaminated with dioxins, this is highly carcinogenic and can weaken your immune system decrease fertility, and cause birth defects. Do you want this in your products?
Aluminum I thought it was what you kept food in but apparently it's in our daily products as well. It's used in eye shadow and deodorants it is listed as a carcinogenic, toxic and mutagenic. Wow, maybe I should not use this to wrap food in. do you want this in your products?
Hydroquinone This can be found in skin lighteners and facial moisturizers, it's a known neurotoxin and allergenic. Do you want his in your products?
Fragrance, this terms is used for a lot of ingredients, one is phthalates which disrupt the endocrine system, it could cause reproductive and developmental harm. YUCK.
For the next few weeks I will be posting information about ingredients in your body care, skin care and make-up. Today it's:
Coal Tar this is used in dandruff shampoos and anti-itch creams, is a known carcinogen. They are also part of tar based dyes such as FD&C Blue used in toothpaste and FD&C Green used in mouthwash.
Check your products do you really want to use this?
Men I have not forgotten about you, but being a woman it's usually all about me, oh and other woman. So with that in mind I am posting some cool glasses or reading glasses for you stylist older men.
I borrowed this book from my daughter. Last night I crawled into bed, watch Gabby take home the gold for gymnastics at the Olympics and read this book. I am a woman so I can do two things at once. I thought I knew a lot about green living and actually I do, but this one has added even more fuel to the fire. I love the beauty and health tips. Eating to support healthy skin and your personal health, using organic products for caring for your skin, hair, and to use as make-up. BEing kind to the planet, saving money and looking drop dead gorgeous or handsome. What is not to love.? I can't wait to curl up again tonight to read more. Check out their website at:http://www.gorgeouslygreen.com/
We are the Boomer Generation, we like to make a difference, only this one is for us and our health.
We recently went on a trip to Wyoming and Colorado. There are two things that happen to be when traveling. I don't sleep well and my beauty routine is not what it should be, plus the environment is different from at home. It's funny the environment I can deal with and the beauty routine as well. It's the lack of sleep that shows up on my face and really makes my skin look shallow and lacking in color. They say you never catch up on sleep but after last night's big snore I am not so sure that's true. I feel a thousand times better and happier today just because I got a lot of sleep.
It's been proven over and over again that animal testing of products and medical procedures is like comparing apples to oranges and yet Urban Decay makeup has decided to start animal testing. Do not buy this product if you like your skin and body.
Here is their website address:http://www.urbandecay.com
As you know I have been researching this company to see where they stand with animal testing. I checked with PETA and the ASPCA and they are not listed there as being animal free testing. My guess is that the actual products are not animals tested but that some of the ingredients are animal tested. Remember what I always say if it's been tested on an animal it cannot possibly be good for you.