Monthly Archives: September 2011

Hand Sanitizer Dangers

Hand sanitizer dangers are many and caution needs to be taken when using those that contain alcohol and triclosan. In a small 2 oz. bottle, they can contain up to 62% ethyl alcohol (or ethanol) or the equivalent to 4 … Continue reading

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Mango Butter Benefits

The list is long for mango butter benefits.  It has been used for years to soften and protect the skin.  Mango butter (from India)  is derived from the seed kernel of the mango fruit.  It has a rich creamy color … Continue reading

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Phthalates

As you go about your daily routine of using bar soap, shampoo, lotion, etc., it may never occur to you that a chemical used to make plastics more flexible would be in your skin care products.  Phthalates are widely used … Continue reading

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Sensitive Skin

Does your skin react frequently to many skin care products by developing rash or irritation?  Does your skin sunburn easily?  If these are true, you probably have sensitive skin.  Try these special treatments to keep your skin looking healthy. Use … Continue reading

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Chemicals in Cosmetics

In my never ending quest to reveal chemicals in cosmetics, I was looking at a skin care product that boasted of being “natural” and “herbal”.  In looking deeper into the ingredients list I found chemicals such as PEG (which is … Continue reading

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