Tuesday, December 28, 2010

another link to substances we should avoid in our skin care products...includes parabens & fragrance

So great to see these types of articles coming out.

I'll add it again...laundry detergent is part of our skin care products...
our face is on a pillow case for up to 1/3 of our day [if we're lucky!].
I didn't fix my face rashes around my eyes until I got rid of the old laundry detergent...and... the changeover also, over the months, got rid of skin creases, little veins, hormonal lumps, cherry spots and I don't need a moisturiser. The change is incredible!!!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

parabens banned from cosmetics in Japan and Sweden

Here's a site that talks about 6 of the common "nasties" commonly found in cosmetics, and mentions where they're banned. http://www.greenlivingonline.com/article/six-makeup-chemicals-avoid
The list of products that contain parabens is enormous...almost everything that can be put on the skin will have some type of paraben. Although there are other nasty chemicals in cosmetics, for me I narrowed it down to parabens that were causing the rash around my eyes[ late last year].An important additional fact that I want to add here is that these same chemicals are included in laundry detergents.
This may not sound important, but from my own personal experience, I know that residues are left in fabrics - and you're resting your face and body against the fabrics for maybe 8 hours of sleep - and then surround your body with clothes for the rest of the day. The exposure adds up to 24/7!! It wasn't until I started using castille soap as a laundry detergent that the rash on my face disappeared - and remember...it can't contain "fragrance." [the industry's buzz word for including anything they want without telling you what it is].


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Parabens - why you should avoid them

...don't even be fooled by "natural" or "organic"...we have to read for everything. And remember, if it lists "fragrance," don't go near it, because that's where the producer can hide all the nasties [see blog below].
I enjoyed looking around this site today, and in particular the way they talk about methyl paraben.
...but first, a photo....