Wednesday, 28 November 2012

94% Satisfaction in Sensory Hydration

Distinctive® Squalane Butter 45 

A naturally moisturizing emollient derived from sugar cane squalane offers multiple benefits for skin care:

Highly satisfying sensory experience on application substantiated with a 100 participant consumer panel

Mimics skin's natural lipid chemistry to restore hydration and barrier function

Offers cellular protection against environmental insults

Derived from 100% plant-feed stock

Odorless, colorless soft butter texture makes a great lanolin substitute which melts at body temperature

Excellent for creams, lotions, toners, and makeup products

Leaves skin ultra-soft and silky

Friday, 23 November 2012

Clear Skin Diet

By Alan C Logan

While acne has long been a problem for adolescents, in recent decades - the last fifty years specifically - acne has been on the rise among adults as well, particularly among women. Many scientists have traced his upsurge to changes in the dietary habits of North Americans. The Clear Skin Diet is designed to help those who suffer from acne to understand: What it is Why they have it What it has to do with their eating habits And what they can do to prevent it or lessen its impact Modern research shows: That there is a strong causal connection between certain kinds of foods and acne. 

That certain fats, such as omega-3 fatty acids, protect against acne, while others, saturated or trans fats, can promote acne by increasing the level of inflammation and oxidative stress in the skin. Culinary herbs like ginger and turmeric are known to dampen acne breakouts. 

These same dietary stresses also influence the level of the hormones that cause acne. While fruits and vegetables, green tea, soy, fish, berries, and fiber-rich whole foods lessen these androgens, meat and milk promote these acne-related hormones, as do sugar and low-fiber carbohydrates. There also is a strong causal connection between the brain and the skin. When a person experiences anxiety and depression, acne-producing hormones are released, which can lead to poor dietary choices high in saturated fats and sugars.

The Clear Skin Diet introduces the acne diet and lifestyle. Dietary requirements for protecting the skin are listed - along with suggested food supplements when they cannot be easily met - and summarized, as well as mind-body medical interventions that can influence acne hormones and lessen their impact. Also included are 50 acne-preventive recipes, along with information on how one can locate the ingredients that are not readily available in most grocery stores.

Friday, 16 November 2012

The Body Shop Canada ~ 40% Off Sitewide

The Body Shop® offers a full assortment of naturally-inspired products, including bath & body, men's and women's skincare, and creative gift ideas for a variety of occasions. They also offer classic and unique fragrances, home fragrances, makeup, and accessories.

Thursday, 15 November 2012


AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Lotion


AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Lotion with
ACTIVE NATURALS® nourishing oats is
clinically proven to help restore dry skin
back to healthy-looking in just one day.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

The zany advice women were given when they first g...

Don’t clean the freezer. Avoid tennis. Watch out for sharks.

-- Playtex® Gentle Glide® 360™ Tampons collects the zany advice women were given when they first got their periods--

 Don’t get a perm, because your hair won’t hold the curl. Only sleep on your side and switch sides every three hours. Don’t swim in the ocean, or sharks will find you. Canadian women are often given advice from mom, relatives and friends when they get their period for the first time. But is the information accurate and informative? According to the zany, hilarious and touching information being shared, perhaps not.  

To get the conversation started about ‘that time of the month’, Playtex® Gentle Glide® 360™ Tampons are asking Canadian women on Twitter to share the advice they were first given. Women are invited to tweet their best, zaniest and funniest advice to @PlaytexGG until November 22.

“Our Playtex® Gentle Glide® 360™ Tampons experiment showed us that women were given some very interesting - and occasionally really funny - advice,” says Sohana Samanta, Brand Manager of Playtex Feminine Care. “Some of the advice was clearly very inaccurate, such as: ‘if you swim during your period, your tampon will absorb water and you’ll sink.’ At Playtex, we understand that this is a sensitive topic for many and there might not have been a lot of discussion the ‘first time’, but it is important that women educate themselves on what is really happening to their bodies - and how they can feel confident, comfortable and protected.”

Some of the more entertaining tweets submitted to date are:

Don’t go dancing because your period makes you crazy

Don’t wash your hair because it will give you headaches

Don’t get a filling during your period, it will fall out

Don’t swim in the ocean, sharks may find you

Lay across two chairs to stop your cramps

Switch the side you’re sleeping on every 3 hours

You can’t perm your hair, because your hair won’t curl

Don’t touch or hold ice, or clean out the freezer, it makes your cramps worse

· Do not play tennis or ride a bike

THE NEW PLAYTEX® GENTLE GLIDE® 360 ™ TAMPONS Playtex® Gentle Glide® 360 ™ Tampons have recently been redesigned with triple layer protection This new three-layer design shapes to a woman’s body for a fabulous fit. The comfort shape plastic applicator provides sure fit placement, and the DuraClean™ wrapper is purse resistant for protection on the go. They are available in scented and unscented varieties and come in multiple absorbencies for all protection needs (Light, Regular, Super, Super Plus, Multi Pack).

“Redesigned with three layers, our Playtex® Gentle Glide® 360 ͦ™ Tampons provide great protection,” says Samanta. “Knowing you’re fully protected and feeling comfortable will give you the confidence you need to take on the world, no matter what time of the month it is.”

Women looking for more information about their periods, and tampons, can visit

PLAYTEX® GENTLE GLIDE® 360 ™ TAMPON PLAY ON CONTEST From October 22nd to November 22nd Canadian women are being asked to share the advice they received when they first got their period to be entered to win a $1,000 Visa® gift card*. Contestants can tweet their advice to @ PlaytexGG using #PlayOn daily and their first tweet of the day will count towards the grand prize. 

The winner will be selected after 5 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, November 22nd.

About the Playtex® Feminine Care Brand The Playtex® Feminine Care brand believes that nothing should hold women back, including their periods. That is why Playtex® Sport® and Playtex® Gentle Glide® tampons are the only tampons that feature 360 Degree Protection® designed to fit the life women want to live. Developed for women who lead busy and active lives, Playtex® tampons offer multiple levels of absorbencies to give women confidence and freedom in everything they do.

About Energizer Personal Care Playtex Products LLC, a division of Energizer Personal Care, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of feminine care products including Playtex® Gentle Glide® and Playtex® Sport® Tampons. Playtex and all other trademarks are owned or licensed by Playtex Products, LLC. 

Monday, 12 November 2012

Hairstylists Spot Skin Cancer Warning Signs -

Hairstylists Spot Skin Cancer Warning Signs -

Could hair professionals lead a new front in the war against skin cancer? At least one melanoma patient credits her stylist with saving her life. “Sharon noticed a quarter-sized salmon-colored spot on my scalp,” Bonnie Sedlmayr-Emerson, of Tucson, AZ, told The Skin Cancer Foundation. “She said she’d never noticed it before and showed it to me in a mirror. She thought I should have it looked at.” A biopsy revealed that the spot was a melanoma, and it was deep. She is currently being treated with YervoyTM (ipilimumab), a groundbreaking drug for advanced melanoma. “I’ve had very positive results to date,” she said.
Sedlmayr-Emerson’s stylist is not alone in her commitment to her clients’ health: a survey of 203 Houston, TX-area hair professionals published in theArchives of Dermatology found that a significant number of cosmetologists and barbers are checking customers’ heads and necks for abnormal moles in an effort to help detect suspected skin cancers. Their observations could encourage some clients to see physicians promptly, and possibly have skin cancers diagnosed at an early stage, when they are almost always treatable.
Most skin cancers occur on sun-exposed areas, like the head and neck. Skin cancers of the scalp are easy for patients to over- look, which can delay their detection. This increases the risk of the cancer spreading, which can be deadly. Delayed detection could be one reason why melanomas of the scalp and neck make up six percent of all melanomas, but cause 10 percent of all melanoma deaths. [See “The Most Dangerous Melanomas,” below.]
The authors of the Archives of Dermatology report suggest that a skin cancer education program for hair professionals could increase early detection of skin cancers on the face, scalp, and neck; they are currently studying the benefits of one such program. Sedlmayr-Emerson, for one, doesn’t need to be convinced. She remains forever grateful to her stylist: “She’s my hairstylist and my lifesaver.”

Hairstylists get a close look at your scalp when you’re in the chair, and they can play a particularly important role in skin cancer detection, since melanomas of the scalp are more dangerous than those located anywhere else on the body. In a new study by researchers at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, CA, investigators found that only 58 percent of patients with scalp melanomas survived five years, compared to 77 percent of patients with melanomas on the arms, legs, hands, and feet. So be sure to inspect your scalp carefully whenever you perform a skin self-exam; The Skin Cancer Foundation advises everyone to check their skin head-to-toe monthly.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

A New Natural Baby Shampoo

Continuing the trend toward natural products, Nature's Gate has launched Baby Soothing Shampoo and Wash. The product's natural formulation doesn't contain any of the controversial synthetic ingredients, such as parabens, phthalates, and sulfates. The product is also formulated without synthetic fragrances and animal-derived ingredients.

Nature's Gate says they also try to use recycled materials in packaging whenever possible, and all of its bottles are recyclable.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012


Get a preview of the new Winter 2012-13 collection - Glamour Rose, from Lise Watier Cosmétiques.

 Learn how to get the Look with International Makeup Artist David Vincent.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Chemical-Free Skin Health

By Bob Root

This is a perspective on the chemical world we live in and why I believe all of us should be concerned for our lives, the lives of our families, friends and the animals that share our lives. It is not intended to scare you, although it might. It is really to draw attention to what our lives have become and the chemicals, companies and products that rule it. 

Our skin is our largest and most vulnerable organ. Love it and it will love you. Protect it and it will protect you. Abuse it and it will shorten your life. There have been more chemicals developed in the last twenty years than in all of mankind. 

Of the thousands of chemicals in use in the cosmetic, personal care and household products industry, less than 1% have been tested for safety. 

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Red Berry Lip Tint

Red Berry Lip Tint

86% Organic Ingredients

Contains all the nourishing ingredients of our Shea Butter Lip balm, but with the addition of sheer colour. All natural alkanet root gives this balm its rich berry hue, which leaves lips shiny, soft and with a hint of natural colour. Scented with sweet orange essential oil.

Apply tint to lips as often as desired.


Organic Beeswax, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Avocado Oil, Vitamin E, Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Alkanet Root Extract.