Dec 18, 2009

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The Truth about Cosmetics

 
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cosmetics_set, skin care, beauty cosmetics, cosmetic brandsHi again,

I thought to myself today is a good day to expose you to some facts about beauty products considering they might be on your Christmas shopping list.

What a lot of people don’t seem to know is that in the beauty industry anything goes. Don’t think that the FDA is looking out for you because I got news for you. They don’t really care, basically the cosmetic industry, sets up it’s own rules and regulations.

There are millions of skin care and cosmetic products available on the planet . And the truth is that about 99% of these products have toxic ingredients in them. Yikes. According to the Environmental Working Group about 99% of these products have never been evaluated.
As for me I won’t put anything on my skin that has ingredients in it that I wouldn’t eat. Seriously skin is the biggest organ on our body. Skin is highly porous and the stuff you smear on yourself enters your body. Uuuugh just the thought of it, makes me ultra protective of myself.

So okay I’m a purist but hey that doesn’t mean that I’m a square that never wears lipstick or mascara. I’m even guilty of dying my hair red. But it’s not commercial dye – it’s pure organic henna. Every time it could be a slightly different shade because the henna crops aren’t exactly the same each harvest. I’ve been hennering my hair for 10 years. In truth my hair color is honey blonde now going white.

So back to cosmetics and skin care products. I hope that you are reading the labels on your products and not just buying cause the containers look pretty or the price is right.

Ingredients to look out for:

Mineral Oil, Paraffin and Petrolatum

The truth is that a lot of personal care products have ingredients which are left overs from the oil industry. I’m dead serious. Unsuspecting people don’t know this and are happy to clog up their pores and build up toxins. Just think that is black oil which is being pumped from the depths of the earth and is used to fly boeings, grease car engines and manufacture Tupperware. You do not want it on your skin because it can slow cellular development and make you look older before your time. Besides these ingredients are suspicious for causing cancer and can disrupt hormonal activity.

Phenol Carbolic Acid

The name of this ingredient already tells me that it’s not friendly. On further investigation this subsatnce found in most body lotions and can cause an assortment of riveting effects like convulsions, circulatory collapse, paralysis and even death from respiratory failure.

Toluene

Is made from coal tar and petroleum. Why would you want this on your body? It’s found in most synthetic fragrances. Exposed to this ingredient for long enough it can cause kidney & liver damage, lower blood cell count and even affect a developing fetus.

Sodium laurel or lauryl sulfate (SLS)

It’s also known as sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) and is in over 90% of cosmetics, so watch out! Basically what this ingredient does is break down the skins moisture barrier which can lead to dry skin and premature ageing. It’s quite bizarre because we moisturize to keep our skin soft and supple. So it’s no wonder people keep buying lotions and still not getting the results they want.

Other harmful ingredients to watch out for are:

1. Dioxane – hidden in ingredients such as PEG, polysorbates, laureth, ethoxylated alcohols.
2. Propylene glycol
3. Acrylamide
4. Parabens

So now that I‘ve exposed you to yet another truth I trust you’ll start reading labels on products and switch over to natural organic cosmetics.

Here are some personal recommendations of natural organic  beauty cosmetics which are totally safe:

100% Pure Caffeine Eye Cream, Organic Coffee Bean 1 oz (30g)

beauty products, natural cosmeticsWhat is it: Anti-inflammatory, caffeine rich green tea and coffee de-puffs and reduces swelling while increasing circulation to alleviate and brighten dark circles. Concentrated with potent anti-aging vitamins, antioxidants, and nourishing blackcurrant oil.
Who is it for: Anyone looking to reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.
Truly, 100% Pure- no synthetic chemicals, no artificial fragrances, no parabens or any other chemical preservatives, no petrochemicals or any other toxins.
This one can also be purchased at Amazon.

100% Pure Nourishing Body Cream 7.5 oz (213 g)

make up products, makeup cosmetics, organic cosmeticsWhat is it: Luxuriously rich, nourishing body cream immediately softens, hydrates and instantly makes your skin healthier and more vibrant. Highly concentrated with Vitamins C & E.
Who is it for: This rich, luxurious citrus body cream is great for anyone seeking to hydrate and brighten dull skin.
Truly, 100% Pure- there is no alcohol, synthetic chemicals, chemical preservatives, artificial fragrances or any other toxins.
Natural Food Preservatives from Salt and Cranberries (less than 0.1% sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate).
Biodegradable.
This ia another terrific beauty product which you can buy at Amazon.

Orglamix Pure Mineral Eye Color

21p1rV324mL._SL160_Orglamix Pure Mineral Eye Color helps you create the look you want- with endless possibilities! These ultra-wearable shades feature a luxurious cashmere texture for beautiful, stay-true color that doesn’t crease and always looks fabulous. Made with 100% pure mineral pigments, Pure Mineral Eye Color is easy to blend and long wearing, and can be applied wet or dry! For subtle color apply dry as normal, but for more dramatic looks, dampen your brush when applying for gorgreous intensity! Mix and match colors for the look you desire, from classic neutral to the hottest fashion hues! Smudge-proof and water-resistant in one stroke application!
And again you can buy this eye make up from Amazon.

These products are just a few of many. What’s so great about ordering from Amazon is that the goodies are delivered to your doorstep.

Truthfully yours,

Claudia

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