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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The hidden toxins in your bathroom cabinet

June 07, 2017 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

Is your bathroom cabinet stuffed with toxins?  Is your make-up or toiletry bag a blend of chemicals that could harm you?  YES is probably the answer to both questions.  The skin is the body’s largest organ and up to 60% of some of the chemicals we put on it may be absorbed into our bloodstream.


It is actually worse to put toxins on your skin then it is to eat them.  Your liver contains detoxifying enzymes which break down toxic elements. What you apply to your skin can go directly into your bloodstream.

Check out the infographic below to find out which dangerous ingredients you should try to avoid and why.  

Always check  the ingredients list on your bottles and jars: the higher up the list these dangerous ingredients come, the greater the concentration.  Read the labels and the ingredients list very carefully before purchasing!


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Tell Unilever: Remove cancer-causing chemicals from beauty products

September 19, 2015 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

I've blogged about the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics before; here and here.  This time they want us to tell Unilever that cancer-causing chemicals have no place in beauty products... 

Unilever is the third largest personal care products company in the world, generating billions in beauty sales annually.  Their beauty products are considered trustworthy, but there is nothing trustworthy about cancer-causing chemicals in personal care products!


Unilever can and should do better.  Tell Unilever that cancer-causing chemicals have no place in your family’s beauty and personal care regime.
Please take a moment to sign the petition!  Act now to get cancer chemicals out of Unilever beauty products! 
#CosmeticsWithoutCancer





Thursday, July 02, 2015

Sunscreen ingredients to avoid! | A safer alternative

July 02, 2015 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

My previous post was all about SPF and misconceptions about sunscreen.  Read it here.  Today's post is about sunscreen ingredients you should avoid!

So, what’s wrong with our sunscreens?
Research has found that many sunscreens contain chemicals that mess with our hormones and can play a significant role in cancer development.  You should avoid these chemicals and find a safer alternative.  


Active ingredients in sunscreens come in two forms, mineral and non-mineral/chemical filters.  Each ingredient has different uses for protecting the skin and keeping its stability under sunlight.  Yet each may be hazardous to human health

The most common sunscreens on the market contain chemical filters.  These products typically include a combination of two or more of these active ingredients: oxybenzone, avobenzoneoctisalateoctocrylenehomosalate, octinoxateretinyl palmitate and paraben preservatives.  

Mineral sunscreens use zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide.  Also, a small amount of sunscreens combine zinc oxide with chemical filters.

Read the infographic below and learn why you need to skip sunscreen products that contain these chemicals.


Looking for a safer alternative?  Why not try to make your own sunscreen using the ingredients below?


You can find the recipe, here!


Does your favourite sunscreen contain any of the above mentioned hazardous ingredients?  Will you be making your own sunscreen this summer?  Do you want more DIY sunscreen recipes?  Do let me know in the comments below!  






Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tell L’Oreal: We demand cosmetics without cancer!

December 11, 2014 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

A few months ago I blogged about the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and their online petition asking P&G to remove cancer-causing chemicals from cosmetics.

This time the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics’ investigation of L’Oreal products exposed a shocking use of carcinogens in its eye make-up.  They also found cancer-causing chemicals in nail polish and hair products made by L’Oreal’s brands Maybelline and Garnier as well as potential contamination with cancer-causing chemicals in anti-ageing creams.

Learn more about what they discovered in L’Oreal make-up and personal care products.




Do you usually read the ingredient list before buying a new beauty products?  I do.  It might sound like a lot of work to study every ingredient before buying a product, but keep in mind that what you’re doing is protecting your body and your health.






Thursday, October 09, 2014

Quiz: How much do you know about cosmetics?

October 09, 2014 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

On Wednesday, October 1st, I blogged about carcinogenic ingredients found in P&G beauty products in a posed titled,  Tell P&G to remove cancer-causing chemicals from cosmetics!  If you have not yet signed the petition, please do so now! 

If you want to test your knowledge of toxic chemicals in make-up and personal care products you can take the Safe Cosmetics Quiz created by The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.


The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is a project of The Breast Cancer Fund.


So, how many questions did you answer correctly?

I got a perfect score! :)

Share your results in the comment section below.



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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Tell P&G to remove cancer-causing chemicals from cosmetics!

October 01, 2014 0 Comments
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease.  Unfortunately a great amount of beauty products still contain cancer-causing ingredients.   

Even the lowest levels of carcinogenic chemicals, can be very harmful when found in products used every day like; make-up, skincare and hair products.


I just signed an online petition asking Mr A.G Lafleythe Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO of P&G, to remove cancer-causing chemicals from cosmetics.  Keep reading to find out more about this campaign!


"The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found cancer-causing chemicals in a number of cosmetics made by Procter & Gamble (P&G), including their Cover Girl blushes, mascara and eye shadows, Olay anti-aging creams, Max Factor mascara, and more.

Even P&G’s Pantene Beautiful Lengths Finishing Crème – which is marketed with a pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness – contains a chemical linked to cancer!

Carcinogens have no place in anyone’s beauty routine.  Even low levels of cancer chemicals add up to real harm when they are found in products used every day, from shampoos and other hair products, creams, blushes, and nail polish.

P&G can and already does make personal care products without toxic chemicals linked to cancer.  P&G can become a leader and a true champion for women’s health by making cosmetics without cancer the new industry standard."


Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is a broad-based coalition, housed at the Breast Cancer Fund, working to clean up the beauty aisle through public advocacy and market campaigns designed to eliminate dangerous chemicals linked to cancer, 
reproductive harm and other adverse health impacts from cosmetics and personal care products.

Please, take a minute of your time to tell P&G to remove cancer-causing chemicals from cosmetics!  Take action!