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  • As the seasons change, it’s a great time to look in your beauty arsenal and clean house. Nothing feels better than getting rid of old products–except buying new ones. It’s also the perfect chance to take a step back and really look at how many products you still use that are conventional vs. organic and non-toxic. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has compiled a great list of [...]

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    If you are looking for a natural makeup list, you have come to the right place. We have plenty of experience with natural makeup brands, having used many of them over the years. We have a knowledge of toxic ingredients and we know how to read ingredient lists. This gives us an eye for the best. OUR TOP FAVORITES HAVE BEEN CHOOSE BASED ON A FEW FACTORS: • Performance – our favorite [...]

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    On Valentine's Day, sweethearts bestow millions of lipstick-stained kisses. But those smooches could include a dose of lead. Lead is a nervous system toxin with no safe level of exposure, and the dangers of lead in drinking water and old paint rightfully cause the most concern. But many brands of lipstick also contain lead. Lead can contaminate the mineral pigments that color lipsticks [...]

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    Carcinogens in Cosmetics

    March 3, 2017

    The laws governing cosmetics and personal care products are so limited that known cancer-causing chemicals, or carcinogens, are legally allowed in personal care products. Some carcinogens, such as formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, are common in personal care products, while others are less common, but still occasionally present. FOUND IN: A wide variety of products, [...]

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    A group of public health advocates today announced that the Food and Drug Administration will consider removing its approval of lead acetate in hair dyes such as Grecian Formula. The group filed a joint petition that requires FDA to revisit a 1980 decision allowing the neurotoxin and carcinogen to remain in hair dye. Lead acetate is the active ingredient that slowly darkens grey hair when used[...]

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    The hair ages just as our skin does. The hair shaft grows from the epidermis which is part of the skin. You need a healthy scalp to grow healthy hair. The hair that exits from the follicle is the non-living part of the hair. Both epidermis (hair follicle) and the hair strands need nourishment to stay healthy and vibrant. As we age, we lose Sebum (oil)production and hormonal support to the [...]

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    Minty iced and warm baby blonds to yummy caramel highlights to deeper chocolate chestnut browns, and of course, all the gamut of luscious reds, give us so many options for getting your hair color back in shape from all the summer salt, chlorine and sun! Treat your hair like the accessory that it is! Hair color should be fun and a change to look forward to! Hair styles are mostly easy and [...]

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    What’s a king without a crown?  In certain mythologies, If a king or queen was stripped of their crown, then the true symbol for authority is lost. The crown of man or woman is their hair, and hair loss is one reality that millions of men and women out there are dealing with today. Balding is sometimes a natural aging process that is carried out by our bodies as we grow older, and the body [...]

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    This picture is of an allergic reaction to hair color!!! You put healthy organic food into your body.., only clean products on your skin. So why use toxic laden chemicals on your head??? You have better options! If your hairdresser won't switch, come see me!! If you do it yourself (with good results, which in my humble opinion, are less frequent than not (!!), here's a possible solution...[...]

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        I know you love your hairdresser, but If he or she isn't using nontoxic color, you may want to urge them to do so..If they can't or work for someone who won't switch, (which I did for a number of years) give me a call. The Facts About Organic Hair Dyes There are numerous women and men who choose to dye their hair for their own reasons. The truth is, most hair dyes are damaging to [...]

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