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Makeup for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Makeup for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Mar 20, 2013 11:02:39 AM

Makeup for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) has been linked to the prevalence of toxic synthetic ingredients in our daily lives, including our makeup products. There are steps you can take to minimize its effects and lower your risk of developing MCS.

Choosing makeup for multiple chemical sensitivity is an effective and important step.

What is MCS? There is sensitive skin, and then there is skin with multiple chemical sensitivity. Two very different conditions. Sensitive skin is a skin type that is irritated by certain ingredients, chemical or natural. MCS is a severe sensitivity to a variety of pollutants – Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), solvents, synthetic fragrance, and petro-chemicals – and can occur in any skin type.

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Shopping for natural beauty products can be downright confusing, with many cosmetic brands claiming to be safe and all natural while still using harmful ingredients.

The simple truth is that many beauty products are advertised as natural and organic when their ingredients are far from it. The terms "Natural" and "Organic" are used often to "Greenwash" products - products that want to appear green, when in fact they are not.

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Sunscreen Facts

Sunscreen Facts

Feb 11, 2011 4:19:56 PM

Recently released scientific studies by Switzerland's of Pharmacology and Toxicology, conducted in 2001, prove a link between synthetic sunscreens and hormonal disturbances in the body. The chemical compounds in synthetic sunscreens have been found to accumulate in body fats and in breast milk, and, by mimicking the effects of estrogen, can induce undesirable hormonal changes...

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Ingredient Labeling Rules

Ingredient Labeling Rules

Feb 11, 2011 4:19:09 PM

There are two major ingredient labeling standards — the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CTFA) standard, which is used in the United States, and the International Nomenclature for Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) standard, which is used in the rest of the world, including Canada....

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Mineral Makeup

Mineral Makeup

Feb 10, 2011 10:56:22 AM

Recent UK studies advise of strong health risks when using Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) in nanoparticle form in powdered mineral makeup. These inhaled TiO2 nanoparticles coming in contact with living tissue have a similar effect as asbestos and could cause lung cancer...

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Hydrogenated Oils

Hydrogenated Oils

Feb 10, 2011 10:55:37 AM

Hydrogenation is the process of making certain unsaturated fats or oils more saturated such that they have a higher melting point and a longer shelf-life. If not completed hydrogenated, some unsaturated fats turn into trans-unsaturated fats. This partial hydrogenation is performed when the desired effect is a product that is solid at room temperature but melts upon baking or consumption...

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Vegan Products

Vegan Products

Feb 10, 2011 10:55:02 AM

Animal derived ingredients are often found in skin care: beeswax, lanolin (a grease derived from wool), gelatin (from animal skin and bones), and squalene (extracted from shark's liver). To be considered vegan, products must consist of only ingredients sourced without any use of animals...

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Celiac Disease and Gluten

Celiac Disease and Gluten

Feb 10, 2011 10:54:08 AM

Traditionally, October has been celebrated as Celiac Disease Awareness Month in the United States. While awareness activities also widely take place in May, we think it's as important a time as ever to talk about the benefits of an all natural routine for those with Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivities.

People afflicted with Celiac Disease and those with wheat germ allergies need to be careful not just of what they eat, but also what they put on their skin. Skin care products must be free of gliadin, a gluten protein found in wheat (and a few other grains). Gliadin is the active ingredient that causes a immune system reaction for those afflicted — 80% of those with Celiac Disease have Anti-Gliadin antibodies...

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Ingredient Myths

Ingredient Myths

Feb 10, 2011 10:53:05 AM

There are a number of mistruths about ingredients out there. We'll discuss a few here.

If you can’t read the ingredient, it’s probably bad for you.
All European made personal care products require ingredient labels that conform to the INCI standard. This standard requires that the ingredients be listed using their scientific name. For example, water is listed as AQUA, jojoba is listed as SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS. So based on this myth, one would assume simmondia chinensis was a synthetic ingredient...


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Makeup Facts

Makeup Facts

Feb 10, 2011 10:51:59 AM

Ingredients and pollutants can more easily penetrate the body thru the tear channels and the cornea. During a lifetime of regular lipstick use, you actually eat about 4-6 lb. of lipstick! Most lipsticks contain ingredients that are not healthy at all...

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