Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Stop! Read This Before You Put On That Sunscreen!

Are you getting ready for the beach for the Memorial Day Weekend and for summer that's just around the corner? Before you head for the sand, read this first:

"Study: Many Sunscreens May Be Accelerating Cancer."

I personally use organic coconut oil on my skin when I go out in the sun. Coconut oil combined with a healthy diet is an effective sunscreen and suntan lotion according to Bruce Fife in his book, Coconut Cures.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Preserved vs. Preservative Free

A recent survey was taken in the Cosmetics Trends Community regarding the issue of preserved vs. preservative free cosmetics and skin care products. Click here to read the article and see the results.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Study: Top Perfumes Have Hazardous Chemicals

"A gaping loophole in a 37-year-old federal law allows makers of perfumes, colognes and body sprays to conceal the chemicals that comprise the fragrances -- and some of those unidentified odor creators may be harmful to public health, two advocacy groups say."

Read the article.

Learn more about safety of ingredients in your cosmetics and personal care products.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Is Organic Really Organic?

Will the real organic body care products please stand up!

A lot of products are marketed as organic these days because consumers want more organic products. But don't believe the label. There are a number of products on the market that say "organic" on the label, but that not only are not organic, but they also contain the cancer-causing contaminant 1,4-dioxane.

This cancer-causing chemical may be found in products with ingredients like "polyethylene," "polyethylene glycol," "polyoxyethylene," "oxynol," or those that end in "-eth," or contain "PEG" in the name.

In addition, many so-called "cheater brands" claim to be organic when they may have only a token organic ingredient or none at all. I was in a department store with my daughter a couple weeks ago and there was a display of large bottles of a body care product with "Organic" in large letters on the front of the label. I looked at the list of ingredients in the product. There was not one single ingredient in that product that was organic. There wasn't even a single herb or ingredient that even sounded like it might be natural. It was totally, 100% synthetic chemicals!

If the front of the label is all you look at when you buy body care products, you will be fooled most of the time because there are not that many honest brands on the market. To get truly organic products, you must read the ingredients list, in the tiny print, on the back of the package.

Click here if you need help reading and understanding ingredients.

Click here if you want to buy healthy products without having to read ingredients.