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Ingredient to Avoid: “Microbeads”

Be good to the environment and your health and avoid skincare cleansing products and toothpastes that contain "microbeads". These microbeads are made from plastic and when you rinse them off your skin they go right down the drain and head to your local water reclamation plant. The same thing is happening when you wash apparel and blankets made from fleece.  Small plastic particles are being released from the man made fabric and heading down your drain. These tiny plastic beads and plastic particles Continue reading >>

What’s That Smell?

Many skincare products are known for their unique fragrance or scent. But what ingredients are being used to give them that smell?  The truth is we don't know and don't even have the legal right to know.  We consumers are being kept in the dark when it comes to really knowing what ingredients are used to create scent in mainstream consumer products. While shopping recently, I found a popular and well-known body lotion with these listed ingredients (please note all the chemicals): WATER, GLYCERIN, Continue reading >>