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Dangerous Cosmetics And Teenage Girls. Don’t Mix The Two

Many people are not aware that many big name brands of cosmetics contain ingredients that are extremely suspect. Now a new study has warned about dangerous cosmetics and the effects that these products can have on teenage girls.

Unfortunately the cosmetics that so many of us use are loaded with ingredients that we really ought not be putting on our faces. For example a recent study of big brand name lipsticks showed that over 50% of the lipsticks tested contained lead.

Lead? Is it possible that we the public are unknowingly using cosmetics like lipstick that contain lead? Yes it is. It’s a sad fact that the FDA doesn’t regulate cosmetics, or for that matter skin care or anti aging products like it regulates drugs.

And yet for those of us using cosmetics we are putting them into our systems just as if they were drugs. When you apply a cosmetic product like a lipstick or a blush our a rouge some of that products ends up inside of us.

That’s because our skin is porous and what we put onto it soaks in and ends up in our bodies rather than just on our skin. Moisturizers, for example, are rubbed in a disappear. Where do they go but into our system? Ok if they are harmless, but what if they’re not?

And now a recent study has cast doubt on whether it’s safe for our teenage girls to use some cosmetics. I’ll quote from the website of the Campaign For Safe Cosmetics which summarizes the results clearly.

“Laboratory tests reveal adolescent girls across America are contaminated with chemicals commonly used in cosmetics and body care products.”

That’s scary. It gets worse and makes worrying reading for any parent of a teen who uses cosmetics regularly, and who doesn’t? Most in fact use more than the average woman.

The Environmental Working Group found chemicals from 4 different families of chemicals (phthalates, parabens, triclosan and musks) in the urine of girls between the ages of 14 and 20 who were tested in the study.

Some of these chemicals were found in the urine of every single girl tested.

Adolescence, of course, is a time when the maturing female body is growing fast and dealing with hormonal changes, and girls of this age do not want to be loading their bodies with potentially toxic chemicals.

The chemicals tested for are considered to be hormone altering chemicals, and so it raises some questions about the implications of teenage girls using cosmetics and skin care products and also possibly acne treatments where there is a good chance they could be loading their systems with these chemicals.

No one really knows, we’re entering an unknown area and the implications for the future health and in particular hormonal and reproductive health is completely unknown.

Either way, so we want our children taking these unknown risks with common cosmetics and skincare and other personal and body care products?

It’s a matter of serious concern for anyone. But there are solutions. There are very good companies that have dedicated themselves to making natural cosmetics and natural skin care products that don’t contain dangerous chemicals. They work extremely well and don’t expose our daughters to the risks inherent in mainstream cosmetics.

Unfortunately these companies are small niche companies unable to compete with the big brand names, and they don’t even try to compete. You’ll never find them advertising on TV for example. And you’re unlikely to find their products in the department stores either.

However if you take the time to find them their natural cosmetics and natural skin care products are excellent, and price competitive.

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Paraben Preservatives and Cosmetics: Controversy and Alternatives

Increasing concern for the safety of ingredients in cosmetics has brought some widely used cosmetic preservatives by the family name ‘paraben’ to center stage. Paraben preservatives are listed under multiple names and are used to preserve the majority of cosmetics on the market today, not only to prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi but also to promote the abnormally long shelf-life of products.

As with chemically preserved foods, paraben preserved cosmetics ensure that the cosmetic manufacturer can produce the product en masse and take comfort in a multi-year shelf life. Paraben preservatives have recently come into question with new studies that link the daily exposure of paraben preservatives to breast cancer and endocrine-disruption issues.

What Exactly are Paraben Preservatives?

Parabens are synthetic preservatives that have been in use since the 1920s as “broad-band” preservatives (anti-bacterial and anti-fungal) which means that they work within a formula to prevent the growth of multiple possible contaminants such as bacteria, yeast, mold and fungi. They can be found in approximately 75-90 percent of cosmetics such as make-up, lotion, deodorants and shampoos.

According to ‘A Consumers Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients’, water is the only cosmetic ingredient used more frequently than paraben preservatives. (Winter, 2005) Paraben is the family name for the following permutations of the ingredient found on a common product ingredient label:

– Butylparaben
– Ethylparaben
– Methylparaben
– Propylparaben
– Benzyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid (p-hydroxybenzoic acid)
– Methyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid (p-hydroxybenzoic acid)
– Ethyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid (p-hydroxybenzoic acid)
– Propyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid (p-hydroxybenzoic acid)
– Butyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid (p-hydroxybenzoic acid)
– Parahydroxybenzoic acid (p-hydroxybenzoic acid)
– Parahydroxybenzoate (p-hydroxybenzoate)

The Paraben Controversy

Linked to Breast Cancer: Though paraben preservatives only account for a very small percentage of a product’s actual formula they are quite potent. A study published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology in 2004 expressed concern regarding the use of paraben preservatives.

In the UK, researchers found traces of it in 19 out of 20 women with breast tumors. (Winter, 2005) Though the studies did not determine if the ingredient was the cause of the breast tumors, it did establish that pervasive use of this synthetic ingredient is biocumulative.

Possible Endocrine Disruptors: Paraben preservatives have also been identified as endocrine disruptors. The endocrine system is instrumental in regulating the body’s hormones. Paraben preservatives are believed to mimic the female hormone estrogen when introduced into the body.

According to recent research, more than 60 percent of topically applied chemicals via cosmetics, lotions, etc. are absorbed by the skin and dispersed throughout the body by the bloodstream. Once absorbed into the body, paraben preservatives mimic the hormone estrogen and can disrupt the body’s normal hormonal balance.

In the Archives of Toxicology (2002) , Dr. S. Oishi of the Department of Toxicology, Tokyo Metropolitan Research Laboratory of Public Health, Japan, reported “that exposure of newborn male mammals to butylparaben adversely affects the secretion of testosterone and the function of the male reproductive system.”

This artificial provocation and inflation of estrogen in the endocrine system has been linked to breast cancer in some women as well as the abnormal hormonal development of children including the hormonal “feminization of boys” which may influence the suspected link in decreasing testosterone levels and sperm count in the male reproductive system. It has also been hypothesized to contribute to the early maturation of girls at increasingly younger ages.

Do All Cosmetic Companies Use Paraben Preservatives?

Not all cosmetic companies use paraben preservatives and many are phasing out their use now that enough questions have been raised about their overall long term safety. New cosmetic companies, more focused on offering natural and organic products, have made their “no paraben” policy a platform issue. This means there are a wide variety of paraben-free products which are mostly now available for purchase in health food stores and on the internet.

With the increasing popularity of the natural and organic body care market more companies are jumping on the proverbial “natural” band wagon. With this additional commercial interest and the lack of FDA regulation around the word “natural” one must never rely solely on a company’s marketing and advertising claims and always read the ingredient label to confirm that an ingredient is truly not being used in the formula.

Alternative Preservative Systems

There are good reasons why paraben preservatives are the defacto cosmetic preservative. They are cheap and effective. However, safer and more natural alternatives are available. With formulas that contain certain organic (living) ingredients and/or water as an ingredient, a more aggressive non-paraben preservative must be used to ensure the stability of the formula.

In general, the next best option is a synthetic preservative called Phenoxyethanol which has a synthetic chemical composition inspired by a natural anti-bacterial/anti-microbial chemical found in the sage plant. It’s easier to use a natural preservative in formulas that are basically inert (like most powder mineral cosmetics) or have an oil base and no water (like lipstick or liners). In products such as these, a plant extract or essential oil with anti-microbial and anti-oxidant properties such as grapefruit seed extract, grape seed extract or tocopherol (vitamin E) is used as an effective preservative system. In any case, the manufacturer should perform proper stability testing to ensure that the product’s preservative system lasts.

Resources for the Risk Adverse

Much research and observation still needs to be done to ultimately determine the true long term safety and consequences of the wide spread use of paraben preservatives as a daily part of our skin regimen and subsequent absorption diet. The current studies questioning paraben preservatives fundamental safety and the current lack of FDA testing or regulation regarding cosmetics establish a good case for avoiding these questionable ingredients all together.

An excellent resource to determine the overall safety of almost any personal care product is the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Cosmetic Database. This database culls world-wide collective scientific ingredient and cosmetic studies as well as governmental toxicity databases from around the world (examples US, EU, Japan, Korea) and gives a toxicity ranking based on this collective data. The online interface is easy to work with. One simply types in the name of a product/brand or an ingredient and the database will return all the relevant information about that query and its safety. The EWG’s database is a work in progress and is always being refined for further detail and clarity.

Conclusions

More comprehensive studies are needed to conclusively determine the true scope of the damaging effects of prolonged exposure to paraben preservatives by way of the cosmetic ingredients we use every day. A serious effort to reassess the safety of these products must be undertaken by a non-biased group of researchers. To date, among the studies that have been done world-wide, paraben preservatives have been linked to breast cancer and have been labelled as a possible endocrine disruptor that might have specific damaging consequences for young children and those with ongoing exposure.

Luckily, we have more options than ever before and can take ourselves out of the equation entirely by educating ourselves and opting for products that use different preservative systems and fewer questionable ingredients in general.

Sources and works cited:

Antczak, Dr. Stephen and Gina, (2001). Cosmetics Unmasked, Harper Collins, London. Fairley, Josephine, (2001). Organic Beauty, DK Publishing, London. Winter, Ruth M.S. (2005). A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients, Three Rivers Press, NY. Cornell University: Parabens: evidence of estrogenicity and endocrine disruption
Environmental Health Perspectives Volume 114, Number 12, December 2006

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All Natural Pure Jasmine and Rose Oil Absolute Perfume ~ Aromatherapy Essential Oils ~ Organic Natural Perfume ~ No Additives, Alcohol, Fillers or Chemicals ~ Pure and Organic

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* Use a few drops in bath water for a luxurious beauty treatment.
* Excellent for meditation and massage therapy ~ calming and soothing.
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Beneficial for cleansing and refreshing dry, sensitive skin. Useful for all skin types. Keeps skin looking clean and fresh. Rich in natural polyphenols ~ for youthful radiance and beautiful skin. Protects skin from cell damage, increases circulation promoting healthy radiant skin. Nourishes the skin and helps to retain moisture. It has natural antibacterial, antiseptic, and astringent properties. It takes approximately 2 and 1/2 dozen roses to produce just one drop of luxurious oil.

Jasmine and rose is unique among most aromatherapy oils. The evocative and divine nature of the jasmine and rose combination delivers tangible benefits in aromatherapy, cosmetic and aesthetic applications. Soothing and balancing a fragrance every woman loves. It is an aroma and beauty secret that has endured over the centuries and will never go out of style. Each bottle has been selected for notes of both medium and light fragrance, mixed and bottled for the perfect tone and combination. This is an affordable luxury that I take pride in bringing to my customers. To enjoy in Health Love and Beauty.

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Benefits of Using Natural Skin Care Products

Today, a lot of people have started using natural skin care products as compared to traditional cosmetics, which contain chemicals in them. The changing preferences of people for naturally made products that are safe and effective on the skin has forced many cosmetic brands to manufacture such natural skin care products. One of the main reasons why people wish to avoid using traditional cosmetics is the side effects that come with these kind of cosmetics, which have high chances of causing more damage to the skin.

These cosmetics may not work on every skin type and people with sensitive skin may be prone to more allergies and skin irritations. Besides, the vast amount of toxins and chemicals in these cosmetics can eventually cause harm to your skin in the long run. Thus, more number of people today prefer using natural products, which are free from chemicals. Most of these natural skin care products are made using natural substances found in nature. These contain powerful healing properties that can be used to treat various skin related problems like acne scars, pigmentation, age spots among others. These products are mainly derived from plant extracts, which are safe and far more effective than the chemical based cosmetics.

Besides, they have the ability to penetrate into the skin and help in skin repair and reduce the extent of damage caused to the skin. These natural skin care products are most suitable for people who have sensitive skin and looking out for safe skin treatment options to cure their problems. The effects of using these natural skin care products are long lasting and they are made using superior quality ingredients. These products are gentle on the skin and offer greater protection while healing them effectively at the same time.

Most of the chemical based cosmetics can prove to be harmful to the skin as there are greater chances of these creams getting absorbed into the skin. As a result of this, they can lead to acne breakouts, skin allergies and other kinds of skin related problems. On the other hand, natural products can be used safely on the skin, as they do not cause any side effects on the skin even after penetrating deep into the skin. It is always better to use natural skin care products, which provide maximum benefits to your skin with good results.

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Over the last few years, there has been an increase of tea seed oil being used in western cuisines especially in countries like UK, Germany, US and Canada.

Tea seed oil is obtained principally from Camellia oleifera, which grows widely in 17 provinces of South-China. This camellia fruit is a dry capsule divided into 1-5 compartments, each containing 1-8 seeds.

Camellia Seed

Camellia Seed Oil or Tea seed oil should not be confused with tea tree oil or melaleuca oil, which is a native essential oil found in Australia for its medicinal application.

This oil is the main cooking oil in southern provinces of China, about one seventh of the entire China population. It enjoys similar characteristics with Olive oil with its high mono unsaturated fats contents (75-85%). In addition, it is high in vitamin E, polyphenol and other trace minerals, zero cholesterol, trans fat, omega 3,6 and 9.

It is frequently used in salad dressing, marinades, for sautéing, stir fry, dips, steam and deep fry.

It’s rich heritage is dated back 2300 years ago during the Song Dynasty where the tea seed oil is used as royal gourmet cuisine for the Royal family only. It’s health properties was recorded in the Compendium of Materia Medica and ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine journals for the following benefits :

1. lower cholesterol
2. natural disinfectant
3. improve immunity system
4. cleanse colon
5. improve complexion, promote hair growth
6. heal scar marks
7. relieve heatiness
8. reduce constipation problem

Tea seed oil is nearly odourless, pale yellow in colour with light viscosity and light nutty taste. It has a long shelf life of 18 months and should be stored in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight.

Camellia seed oil is also a common base ingredient in many shampoos, hair conditioners, moisturiser, as a carrier oil in aromatherapy products, massage oil,etc.

In Japanese, Tsubaki means camellia and it is a traditional culture to use its tea seed oil for skin, scalp and hair care.

With the rising awareness of Health and natural ingredients and organic food and cosmetics heating up, more consumers are switching to plant based ,natural and environmental friendly products.
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Create Your Perfect Look with These Indispensable Products by Becca Cosmetics

While we women are no less beauty conscious today than we ever were, many of us have become more health-aware. As technology brings more and more knowledge into our homes, placing it right at our very fingertips via the Internet, we are naturally becoming much more discerning shoppers.

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Becca Boudoir Skin Mineral Powder Foundation is one perfect example. Containing antioxidant Vitamins A (Retinol), B, C, and E, this formula is completely free of parabens, oil, phenoxyethanol, chemical dyes, fragrance, and talc. When applied over moisturized skin, this natural mineral powder foundation provides flawless coverage that’s water-resistant and long lasting. This foundation is available in five shades: Bloom (a neutral, fair-medium shade), Rapture (a light tan shade), Dream (a medium neutral-yellow shade), Desire (a warm medium shade), and Bliss (a light-fair neutral shade). Natural Aloe and Honeysuckle extracts, Jojoba, and Safflower Seed Oils round out this formula, nurturing your skin and giving it a new radiance.

Becca Sheer Tint Lip Color is another popular member of the Becca natural product lineup. This rich formula moisturizes lips while providing a sheer mantle of color. Ultra-rich emollients, including Shea Butter, Cocoa Seed Butter, Cylindrica Seed Oil, and Castor Seed Oil combine with Beeswax and natural Honey Extract to nourish and beautify your lips. This item is available in seven vibrant shades to help you create the look you love: Yasmina (a mauvy nude shade), Estella (a baby-pink tinted nude shade), Vendela (a rosy nude shade), Milla (a black currant shade), Gisela (a caramel nude shade), Laelia (a peachy nude shade), and Alina (a sheer reddish orange shade). Whichever shade you choose, you’ll know you’ve selected a lip color that will hydrate and beautify, while letting the natural glow of your lips shine through.

The Becca Cosmetics Three-Piece Natural Nudes Lip Collection is another Becca lip color that provides a variety of looks, while infusing your lips with skin-enhancing nutrients. The dual-ended lip liner pencil, which contains Coconut Oil, Fruit Wax, and Coco-Glycerides, consists of a nude end to create fuller lips and prevent color bleeding, and a darker end to provide definition. The striking silver tube of Sheer Tint Lip Color, containing Castor Seed Oil, Honey Extract, and Beeswax, provides sheer, lightweight coverage for a completely natural look. As an optional final coat, the Vitamin E-enriched Glossy Lip Tint provides added color and a high-shine finish.

The Line Plus Illuminate Pencil, a Becca Cosmetics mainstay, is a dual-ended pencil designed for use in defining, lining, contouring, and illuminating the eyes. This versatile member of the Becca lineup features smooth, velvety eye liner formulas that virtually glide on for easy, trouble-free application and more precise lines. Use the darker liner end to define the lash line and the illuminator end to highlight the inner eye or brow areas or even as a cream eye shadow.

The Line Plus Illuminate Pencil contains Coconut and Castor Oils, Fruit Wax, and Titanium Dioxide, a natural mineral sunscreen. Available in five color-coordinated duos to help you create the perfect look: Ibiza (kohl black liner and glittery gold illuminator), Mustique (rich brown liner and shimmery pink illuminator), Madagascar (light brown liner and glittery goldenrod illuminator), Fiji (dark brown liner and glittery green illuminator), and Capri (kohl black liner and glittery silver illuminator). Use a lighter touch for daytime wear, while applying more heavily for a more dramatic evening look.

The Becca Cosmetics Collection, a specially formulated Australian brand, emphasizes the natural look that’s become so popular today. The company, founded by Rebecca Morrice Williams as part of her quest to find the “perfect” foundation, aspires to help all women, regardless of age or ethnicity, achieve a radiant and flawless complexion while creating their most beautiful look. At the basis of the Becca beauty regimen is a carefully designed three-step process: Prepare, Perfect, and Set. This process, developed by National Makeup Artist and Trainer Jo Levy, integrates perfectly with the Becca cosmetics line to help women achieve their most energetic beauty goals.

Reggie Barnes is a freelance writer who writes about health, beauty and specific brands such as Becca Cosmetics .

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What’s currently in my purse. ♥ & currently what I bring to work everyday.

I am missing my iPod touch though.. it was sadly left in my mother’s car two days ago. Hopefully it will turn up soon as it’s very hot out. I’m also missing my Blackberry… a must for any young professional, I guess.

B/c of very recent personal health concerns (re: life changing) I have now made it a must to carry a small photobook of everyone/thing that makes me smile.

(You can see the original here from 2006. Scary how things change.)

Interestingness July 24th 2010.

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Using Natural Cosmetics

Using only natural cosmetics which are believed to be best in all kinds of cosmetics is often advised by experts to women . Unfortunately, many women ignore such advice and continue using cosmetics that are cheaper and which are laden with many artificial ingredients. Regardless of the fact that natural cosmetics are costlier than those which contain artificial ingredients it does make more sense to choose the former because for the extra dollar that you spend on buying them you are sure to get added value and many health benefits.

Prime Motivating Factor

Your health should be the prime motivating factor and so you must make it a point to find out how natural cosmetics can benefit your skin and health more than cosmetics that are filled with artificial ingredients. A good way of finding out more about different natural cosmetics is by reading natural cosmetics reviews.

One of the main advantages to reading natural cosmetics reviews is that such reviews will show you why natural cosmetics are within reach of every user and that not all natural cosmetic are unaffordable. With the help of natural cosmetics reviews you can find out more about the better pands as well as the best manufacturers and then you can start searching for more affordable options.

No doubt, natural cosmetic prices tend to be higher than for cosmetics that use artificial ingredients but here you can use a natural cosmetics review to find out how paying a little extra can help you ensure getting more health benefits that will pay back the extra price you have to pay to use natural cosmetics.

Your main concern when using cosmetics is to ensure a healthier skin and so if you compare complexions of women that use natural cosmetics with those that use artificial cosmetics you will immediately notice that the former category of women possess better looking and healthier skins.

A good natural cosmetics review will point you in the right direction and show you which natural cosmetics you can safely use for your skin and how to purchase these products at more affordable costs. So, don t wait any longer and start benefiting from reading natural cosmetics reviews to find out more about which natural cosmetics to use.

Without a doubt, natural cosmetics are unbeatable and far more effective than any other kind of cosmetics. It therefore makes sense to learn more about why you should buy natural cosmetics. This knowledge will help by first of all weaning you away from choosing cheaper, less effective and even potentially harmful products and then will also help you learn to take advantage of the better natural cosmetic products being sold on the market today.

The latest deal on the cosmetic surgery can help you to buy cosmetics.

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m.a.c. beauty burst e/s
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Give Your Skin the Much Needed Natural Look with Organic Cosmetics

In this modern world, pollution has made our lives miserable. Air and water pollution has given birth to so many diseases including skin diseases. Our skin is also suffering from sun burns due to thinning of ozone layer and increase in the temperature. Every day, our skin fights against so many problems including stress, chemicals, food impurities etc. This affects the skin badly. It makes it appear dull, pale, rough and unclear. There are lots of cosmetics in the market that can help you to refresh and rejuvenate your skin. But you should be aware of the fact that most of the available cosmetics in the market have dangerous mercury and other toxic ingredients that can damage your skin to a great extent.

If you want to lead a life with glowing skin, opt for 100% natural mineral makeup. In other words, the only solution to your skin care is the use of organic cosmetics. These are beauty products made from pure natural ingredients that offer a perfectly balanced, moisturized, glowing and unbelievable clear skin. This natural mineral makeup is made from plant extracts only or from substances derived from natural sources, so you are assured that the products will be gentle on the skin. It minimizes so many allergies and it is apt for all types of skin, even for those with extra sensitive skin. It will not only treat your skin but also nourish your skin.

If you are a girl or woman, you can use natural lip gloss, blush and other cosmetics to tone up your skin for parties. It will not only enhance your beauty but also take care of your skin. There are so many benefits of using organic cosmetics. Just like commercially produced cosmetics, it comes in a wide range of colors to suit your taste and personality. This natural makeup is affordable and can be purchased by all kinds of buyers. Whether you have a big budget or in the mood for some splurge, you will surely be able to find one fine product that suits you. Lastly, organic makeup is truly skin friendly.

As it is made from natural ingredients, it is beneficial to your skin in more ways than one. Studies have even shown that people who have used natural cosmetics have good quality skin in comparison to people who use commercial cosmetic products. There is Ferro cosmetics which is a good natural product. This natural mineral makeup has very little to no allergies and it is immensely beneficial for your skin. And most importantly, it helps the environment in a big way as it is not made with toxic materials. The next time you use cosmetics, think about natural cosmetics as it can give your skin a new lease of life.

The author is a famous beauty expert who shares his ideas and information on organic cosmetics and Ferro Cosmetics with customers.

Pure Jasmine Oil Absolute Perfume – All Natural Aromatherapy Essential Oil ~ Bridal Perfume
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All natural pure Jasmine Oil Absolute ~ Perfume ~ Aromatherapy Essential Oils ~ No Additives, Alcohol, Fillers or Chemicals ~ Pure and Organic

* Use as a natural perfume.
* Add a few drops to moisturizing creams daily for face and body.
* Add a few drops to pure bottled water and use as a daily facial toner and astringent.
* Use a few drops in bath water for a luxurious beauty treatment.
* Excellent for meditation and massage therapy ~ calming and soothing.
* NOTE ~ For External Use Only.

Beneficial for cleansing and refreshing dry, sensitive skin. Useful for all skin types. Keeps skin looking clean and fresh. Rich in natural polyphenols ~ for youthful radiance and beautiful skin. Protects skin from cell damage, increases circulation promoting healthy radiant skin. Nourishes the skin and helps it to retain moisture. It has natural antibacterial, antiseptic, and astringent properties. Jasmine will cleanse the skin of impurities. It also will help to balance oily, sensitive skin, and nourish dry skin.

Jasmine is particularly effective as a sedative, anti-depressant, and aphrodisiac. When the active ingredients are picked up by the olfactory nerves, and trigger a reaction with brain waves, they sooth the nerves, balance emotions, and encourage confidence and a positive outlook. As an aromatic, jasmine essential oil will restore positive energy.

Jasmine is unique among most aromatherapy oils. The evocative and divine nature of jasmine delivers tangible benefits in aromatherapy, cosmetic and aesthetic applications. Soothing and balancing a fragrance every woman loves . It is an aroma and beauty secret that has endured for the centuries and will never go out of style. Each bottle has been selected for notes of both medium and light fragrance, mixed and bottled by the designer. This is an affordable luxury that I take pride in bringing to my customers to enjoy in Health Love and Beauty.

Size: 7mm Bottle
Also available in Rose, Jasmine/Rose and Lily of the Valley
This makes an excellent gift for any occasion. Extremely popular for Brides and Bridesmaids gifts.

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Organic Cosmetics: Why Should You Use Them?

You hear a lot about organic cosmetics these days. This type of makeup is really becoming quite popular, but if you aren’t sure what all the hype is about, it’s easy to dismiss this as just another trendy, like glittery lip gloss or blue eyeshadow. However, these new types of cosmetics are here to stay, and for good reason.

What Are Organic Cosmetics?

Most makeup has chemicals and assorted non-organic ingredients to create the effects wanted. Unfortunately, these aren’t the best for your skin and some people even find that they are allergic to the ingredients in mainstream cosmetics.

When the ingredients are natural and organic, this basically means that you are getting the purest of ingredients to apply to your face. No chemicals are included, Nature’s own ingredients are used to work with the skin and provide that healthy glow as well as actually making your skin healthier.

The Benefits

Did you know that your skin actually absorbs much of what you put on it? Those chemicals that are used in regular cosmetics are passing through your skin into your bloodstream, even in small amounts. While this might not cause any immediate effects, you still have to wonder what will happen in the long term. Organic cosmetics are worth using, if only for the peace of mind you’ll have!

Some further benefits of these 100% natural cosmetics include the following:

– Fewer allergies. Most people are sensitive to at least a couple of chemicals and these can actually get worse with extended use. Makeup with natural ingredients tends not to trigger allergies, though there are a few people who may still be sensitive to some natural ingredients.

– Healthier skin. Avoid clogging up your pores with aluminum based products, instead use natural makeup to promote healthier skin.

– Better health in general. What you may not be aware of is that often the ingredients used in natural cosmetics actually have other health benefits.

For example, certain herbs hold aromatic properties to stimulate your sense, while others are absorbed through the skin and can actually make you feel better.

– No more clogged pores. These types of facial products tend to be lighter and easier on the skin. This means no more clogged pores and fewer pimples.

– Repair damaged skin. If you’ve suffered from sun damage or even rashes and outbreaks from using chemical-based cosmetics, then going 100% organic is an excellent idea. The natural materials contained in these products will help repair that damage and create smooth, new skin.

– Less is more. The fact is that organic cosmetics tend to be more concentrated, which means you really use less to get the same effect. It equals better coverage without plastering the makeup on, too.

You’ll find that with organic cosmetics, you can enjoy great looks without worrying about what you’re putting on your skin. There will be fewer zits and outbreaks simply because your makeup won’t be clogging your pores like before and the natural ingredients will help your skin stay healthy and glowing, even when you’re bare faced!

While these products may be slightly higher in price than regular, chemical-ridden ones, the benefits are many and since you can use less to get the same effect, it’s really worth the cost. Not to mention, you’ll have fewer skin problems that need to be treated, meaning you will have fewer products to purchase, which is also a major area of savings. 100% organic is the way to go when you want to look good, without lasting effects and guilt.

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*****PRODUCTS USED*****
~~~FACE~~~
MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Natural – Medium Plus
MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Natural – Medium (highlighting)
MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Natural – Medium Deep (contouring)
MAC Mineralize Blush – Nuance

~~~SAINTS LOGO~~~
MUFE Flash Colors – 004 Gold
BFTE Multi-Purpose Mineral – Big Island
BFTE Multi-Purpose Mineral – 24K Gold
Ben Nye Eyebrow Pencil – Black
MUFE Flash Colors – 010 White
MUFE Flash Colors – 011 Black

~~~EYES~~~
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MAC Paint Pot – Painterly
BFTE Multi-Purpose Mineral – Black
BFTE Multi-Purpose Mineral – Big Island
BFTE Multi-Purpose Mineral – 24K Gold
BFTE Multi-Purpose Mineral – Satin Sheets
BFTE Multi-Purpose Mineral – Cloud 9
MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil – Handforged
Loreal Voluminous Mascara – Carbon Black
Ardell Brow Defining Palette – Medium

~~~LIPS~~~
MAC Plushglass – Posh It Up

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Dangerous Cosmetics And Teenage Girls Don’t Mix.

Many people are not aware that many big name brands of cosmetics contain ingredients that are extremely suspect. Now a new study has warned about dangerous cosmetics and the effects that these products can have on teenage girls.

Unfortunately the cosmetics that so many of us use are loaded with ingredients that we really ought not be putting on our faces. For example a recent study of big brand name lipsticks showed that over 50% of the lipsticks tested contained lead.

Lead? Is it possible that we the public are unknowingly using cosmetics like lipstick that contain lead? Yes it is. It’s a sad fact that the FDA doesn’t regulate cosmetics, or for that matter skin care or anti aging products like it regulates drugs.

And yet for those of us using cosmetics we are putting them into our systems just as if they were drugs. When you apply a cosmetic product like a lipstick or a blush our a rouge some of that products ends up inside of us.

And it goes in because our skin is porous and what goes on mostly goes in and ends up in our bodes. That’s fine it the ingredients are harmless but lead? That’s not harmless.

And there’s a new study now which suggests that there are good reason why our teenage girls should be using safe cosmetics rather than the big brand dangerous cosmetics that so many use now. Here’s a quote from the Campaign For Safe Cosmetics.

“Laboratory tests reveal adolescent girls across America are contaminated with chemicals commonly used in cosmetics and body care products.”

That’s scary. It gets worse and makes worrying reading for any parent of a teen who uses cosmetics regularly, and who doesn’t? Most in fact use more than the average woman.

And now there’s a study by the Environmental Working Group which found suspect chemicals (phthalates, parabens, triclosan and musks) in the urine of young girls from– to 20 who took part in the study.

Some of these were found in the body of every single girls tested in the study.

And teenage girls are growing very fast, so the last thing they need is to be adding nasty chemicals to their bodies.

Most of these chemicals are hormone altering and so our teenage girls are taking a big risk at a time when they shouldn’t by using these toxic chemicals in their cosmetics.

No one knows what the implications are but it’s an area of reproductive health that we shouldn’t be playing with.

If there are risks to our kids using dangerous cosmetics or skin care products or others then they shouldn’t be using them.

It’s a matter of serious concern for anyone. But there are solutions. There are very good companies that have dedicated themselves to making natural cosmetics and natural skin care products that don’t contain dangerous chemicals. They work extremely well and don’t expose our daughters to the risks inherent in mainstream cosmetics.

But these aren’t the big brand name companies, they’re small niche companies that can’t possibly compete with the big brands on marketing, and don’t try, so you never see them advertising on TV. And you won’t find any of their products on the shelf of your local store.

But if you search you can find small companies making excellent and safe cosmetics and also safe natural skin care products that are extremely good, and better quality than the big brands.

So don’t play Russian Roulette with your daughters health. Find some top shelf natural cosmetics and natural skin care products that don’t contain dangerous chemicals.

Where do you find the best Natural Cosmetics? Visit Peter’s Website Natural Health-Natural Skin Care and find out more about organic skin care products

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mac graphito paint as a base for the eyeshadow(thin layer)
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mac knight divine eyeshadow
mac rondelle e/s
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mac blacktrack fluidline

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Natural Skin Care: Beauty Or Myth?

It pays to take care of your skin, because after all you only have one set of it and it has to last you a lifetime. Of course it will age over that time, even though the body is constantly renewing the skin and that aging process will change the appearance of skin over time. To keep skin looking healthy, and as young as possible, many people opt to use skin care products and may even undergo a series of skin improvement treatments.

It is an approach that does make a lot of sense in that we humans are really just part of nature, so we are at heart fed and watered by our cousins in the plant and animal kingdoms. There is also the idea that there is a wealth of cosmetics that have been known to mankind all over the world and throughout history, and that the successful ones have stayed with us whereas the, shall we say, less successful ones have not (such as the perfectly natural lead make up that also probably killed thousands of our Roman and Elizabethan ancestors).

Horror stories aside, it is fair to say that nature has given us more than a dressing table’s worth of cosmetics, from moisturisers to dyes, balms to cleansers. All that has changed is that nowadays they are packaged and ready to use, rather than being the reward for a day’s walk through the jungle (although some boyfriends and husbands might still identify with that part of it). Natural skin care is also synonymous with organic skin care, a brand of the cosmetics industry that derives its ingredients from stringently natural plant extracts, right down to the fertilisers they are grown with, if they are indeed commercially farmed. The words natural and organic are often used interchangeably.

Typically, naturally derived cosmetics also come with a story. The history of the cosmetic product will be told in detail, along with the way it was discovered by western travellers and how it transformed their lives, or how the womenfolk of the tribe never seemed to age. Such tales are a fun part of the mythology behind the products and should be treated as such. The womenfolk probably did not sit next to a computer screen eight hours a day in between pollution-heavy commutes, either; but those details are often not mentioned. And besides, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. If a product does what it says it does, who cares if the marketing department has gone to town a little to paint such a romantic picture?

In the overall scheme of things, appearing in the shops might be a tiny part of the story of the magnificent, often seemingly miraculous beauty products that nature has given us. They may have been the staple of people in some global community for millennia, and will probably remain there even if the taste for natural cosmetics fades from western tastes. But on current trends, that doesn’t seem likely to happen any time soon.

Pam writes about skin care products and treatments to help people understand natural skin care products and ways of looking good for longer.

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*****PRODUCTS USED*****
—FACE—
Makeup Forever High Definition Primer
MAC Select Cover-up Colour Corrector – Peach
MAC Select Cover-up Colour Corrector – Green
MAC Mineralize Natural Skinfinish – Medium Plus
MAC Sculpting Powder – Sculpt
MAC Mineralize Blush – Nuance

—EYES—
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Makeup Forever Diamond Shadow – #303 (inner corner)
Makeup Forever Blush Powder (eyeshadow) – #2 (middle and outer corner)
Makeup Forever Star Powder – #951 (over MUFE #2)
MAC eyeshadow – Black Tied (outer corner)
MAC eyeshadow – Petalescent (highlight)
MAC eye kohl – Smolder (lashlines & waterlines)
Maybelline Colossal mascara – Glam Black
MAC Eyeshadow – Espresso (brows)

—LIPS—
MAC Lipliner – Spice
MAC Plushglass – Fullfilled