Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Dying To Look Good Excerpt #26

Safety Tips Continued...

  • Be wary of testers at cosmetic counters. The product may be contaminated. If you must test before purchasing, insist on a new disposable applicator and that the salesperson clean the container opening with alcohol before applying to your skin.

  • Never add liquid to a cosmetic product to restore its original consistency. This may cause bacterial contamination.

  • Stop using a product if you’ve had an allergic reaction to it.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Dying To Look Good Excerpt #25

Safety Tips

Here are a few tips to help you use your cosmetics and personal care products safely and protect yourself from harm associated with their misuse.

  • Never apply makeup while driving. An accidental scratch to your eyeball can cause bacterial infection and result in serious injury, including blindness.

  • Never share makeup, and certain personal care products, like toothpaste and deodorant.

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Monday, August 14, 2006

Triclosan Alert!

Triclosan, the antibacterial agent commonly found in antibacterial soaps, lotions, acne products, cosmetics and other personal care products is dangerous!

It is classified as a pesticide by the EPA and as a drug by the FDA.

The EPA considers it a major risk to human health and to the environment.

"Chemically triclosan is almost the same as some of the most toxic chemicals on earth: dioxins, PCB’s, and Agent Orange. Its manufacturing process may produce dioxin, a powerful hormone-disrupting chemical with toxic effects in the parts per trillion (one drop in 300 Olympic-sized swimming pools!)."

If you use any products containing triclosan, my advice to you is to stop using them immediately and throw them away. It's that dangerous.

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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Dying To Look Good Excerpt #24

Buyer Beware Continued...

  • And other ingredients – means that there are one or more ingredients that the manufacturer considers a trade secret and does not want to list on the label. According to the FDA, "the manufacturer must prove that the ingredient imparts some unique property to the product and that the ingredient is not well-known in the industry."

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Monday, August 07, 2006

Dying To Look Good Excerpt #23

Buyer Beware Continued...

  • Shelf Life (Expiration Date) – gives the length of time a cosmetic product is good if handled and stored properly. Expiration dates are approximate, and in reality, a product may expire long before the expiration date.

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Friday, August 04, 2006

Dying To Look Good Excerpt #22

Buyer Beware Continued...

  • Noncomedogenic – implies that there are no pore-clogging ingredients that may cause acne in the product.

  • Cruelty Free – suggests that there has been no animal testing of the product. In reality, the majority of cosmetic ingredients have been tested on animals at some point. A more accurate statement would be “no new animal testing,” if indeed this were the case.

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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Dying To Look Good Review

Dying To Look Good has been reviewed in Wise Traditions, the quarterly journal for the Weston A. Price Foundation.

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