Feb 022015
 

Sometimes, I wonder how did we get to the point we are now. How did we get to the point where food is poisoned with various additives, pesticides. Where cosmetic products seem like poison being slathered on on a daily basis. Where everything seems artificial and where most things are – whether it’s in a form of artificial taste, artificial scent or artificial personality, appearance – not what they claim to be. There doesn’t seem to be a product we could just grab and throw in a shopping basket without having it thoroughly inspected; and even if we do inspect the product, a declaration may be misleading, hiding what’s in the product. We’ve come so far where the companies don’t […]

Does Your Perfume Smell Like Poison: On Phthalates and Fragrance
Feb 242014
 

What is Comedogenic? Comedogenic refers to substances/ingredients which cause a comedo – a clogged hair follicle (pore) in the skin. Combination of oil and keratin (skin debris) blocks the follicle, causing blackheads, whiteheads and acne as a result of infection. How can I know if my cosmetic product is comedogenic? As a rule of thumb: read the ingredients list. Just as with toxic ingredients you should avoid in your cosmetic products, you should apply the same approach with comedogenic ingredients: learn about them and then avoid them. Are all ingredients on comedogenic list of ingredients equally comedogenic for everyone? No. For example, coconut oil is an excellent ingredient on itself and in combination with other ingredients; a great emollient, moisturizer, […]

Jan 232014
 

Cosmetic products can and do promise a lot of things. Get rid of acne in three days. Look younger in one week. No more wrinkles after a month. Great moisturizer. It catches your attention, doesn’t it? Instead of buying cosmetic products based on what they claim to be and do, the most important thing you should do before buying the product, is to read the ingredients in the product. It doesn’t matter if the product claims to help you get rid of acne in three days, if it contains ingredients which will only clog your pores even more. It doesn’t matter if the product claims to be natural, eco, bio and what not, if it contains a few natural ingredients […]

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