Tuesday, 30 December 2014

NIVEA Lip Care

Nivea A Kiss of Moisture Essential Lip Care.Rich, caring formula protects from dryness.
-Jojoba oil & shea butter.
-Seals in moisture.


Monday, 29 December 2014

Inecto Pure Coconut Moisture Infusing Shampoo

Pure Coconut Moisture Infusing Shampoo by Inecto softens and revitalizes your hair.  

It contains 100% Pure Coconut Oil to cleanse and nourish dry damaged hair to leave it shiny, soft and easy to manage.  Paraben free.



How does it work? Moisture Infusing Shampoo gently cleanses and nourishes the hair.  It’s unique formulation hydrates and revitalises the hair.



Results: It has bountiful benefits for the hair and is perfect for dry, damaged hair so it becomes alive with essential hydration, shine and smoothness.


Recommended Usage: 
Use everyday as part of your hair care routine.  For the best results combine this with the Inecto Moisture Infusing Conditioner.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

 Campaign for Safe Cosmetics calling out Triclosan! Triclosan was initially developed as a surgical scrub for medical professionals, but in recent years it has been added to a host of consumer products, from kitchen cutting boards to shoes.





Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Cosmetics Chemicals and Breast Cancer

Pink-Ribbon Cosmetics

Pink CosmeticsPinkwashing: A term used to describe companies that position themselves as leaders in the fight against breast cancer while engaging in practices that may be contributing to rising rates of the disease.


When only 1 in 10 cases of breast cancer are linked to family history, when so many more women are diagnosed today than even 20 years ago, and when science implicates our environment in rising rates of the disease, we have to ask hard questions about the toxic chemicals we’re exposed to daily. In cosmetics alone – with and without the pink ribbon – we find:
Parabens: preservatives used in lotions, shampoo and other cosmetics. Some parabens are classified as endocrine disruptors because they mimic estrogen in the body. Higher estrogen exposures are linked to higher risk of breast cancer.
Phthalates: plasticizers found in nail polish, synthetic fragrance and plastic packaging. These hormone-disrupting chemicals have been linked to early puberty in girls, a risk factor for later-life breast cancer. Some phthalates also act as weak estrogens in cell culture systems.
Fragrance: secret mixtures of chemicals used in both perfumes and scented cosmetics. "Fragrance" may include phthalates, synthetic musks (which may disrupt hormones) andethylene oxide (a mammary carcinogen). The companies are not required to list these chemicals on product labels.
Nonylphenols: used in some cleansers. They have been shown to disrupt hormones.
Sunscreen chemicals: some behave like estrogens and have been shown to make some breast cancer cells proliferate.
Isobutane: a propellant used in spray-on hair spray, gel, mousse, shaving cream and anti-fungal treatment. It can be contaminated with 1,3-butadiene, a probable human carcinogen and a mammary carcinogen.
Ethoxylated compounds: dimethicone, PEG-40, ceteareth-12 and other compounds with the syllables “eth” or “PEG” in them are used in a wide variety of cosmetics. These compounds are formed by processing with ethylene oxide, a mammary carcinogen, and can be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, also a mammary carcinogen.
Metals: found in a variety of cosmetics as colorants, sunscreens or contaminants. Iron, nickel, chromium, zinc, cadmium, mercury and lead have been found in higher levels in women with breast cancer than in women without breast cancer. Nickel, chromium, cadmium, mercury, lead, copper, cobalt and tin also have estrogenic effects on breast cancer cells in the lab.
Petrolatum: a derivative of petroleum used in lip products and lotions. It can be contaminated with polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which are both endocrine disruptors and carcinogens.
Toluene: used in some nail products. Can be contaminated with benzene, a known carcinogen.


Triclosan: commonly used in anti-microbial soaps. More research is needed to understand how triclosan relates to breast cancer, but evidence suggests it affects male and female hormones as well as thyroid hormone, which effects weight and metabolism.

Monday, 15 December 2014

WINTER BODY SCRUBS - Leah Chavie shares a few easy recipes you can make in your own kitchen



Cranberry Sugar Body Scrub

Ingredients:
1/2 cup coconut oil

1 1/2 cups white granulated sugar

10 drops cranberry oil

Preparation:
Warm the coconut oil in the microwave for 15 seconds.

Pour it into a small jar or mason jar.

Pour in the sugar, then add the cranberry oil.

Mix with a fork to combine.

Peppermint Lip Scrub

Ingredients:
2 cups white granulated sugar

1/3 cup coconut oil

10 drops peppermint essential oil


Preparation:
Warm the coconut oil in the microwave for 15 seconds.

Pour it into a small jar or mason jar.

Pour in the sugar, then add the peppermint oil.

Mix with a fork to combine.

Pumpkin Body Scrub

Ingredients:
1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

10 drops pumpkin oil


Preparation:
Warm the coconut oil in the microwave for 15 seconds.

Pour it into a small jar or mason jar.

Pour in the sugar then add vanilla and cinnamon.

Add the pumpkin oil.

Mix with a fork to combine. 

Friday, 12 December 2014

Lipstick Reviews


Best Long-Lasting Lipstick


 Winner!
Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color ($24, amazon.com; 12 shades). It scored top marks in our lab tests, and volunteers reported that it lasted 3.4 hours; six out of 10 said they would continue using it.





http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/product-reviews/beauty-products/lipsticks/

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

GIVE THE GIFT OF PAIN RELIEF from Topricin...ORDER NOW AND SAVE!


IT'S TIME FOR OUR
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Remember to check out our Deluxe Spa Gift Sets--perfect for everyone on your gift-giving list!
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And we are excited to announce something extra special this year:  
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 For every Topricin product that you purchase from  us, we will give a FREE tube of Topricin to a FREE pain clinic or other charitable cause to help a person in need so they can live a pain-free life.  

The holidays are the perfect time of year to give the gift of pain relief to those you  love and at the same time help someone in need. In the spirit of the season and into the New Year, it is truly our pleasure to donate Topricin on your behalf.  


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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Burt's Bees Classic Lip Trio Gift Set




Give the gift of Burt's Bees this year with this Burt's Bees Classic Lip Trio Gift Set. 


This natural lip balm is loaded with coconut and sunflower oils, rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, to nourish, condition and soften lips.

 Beeswax seals in hydration. Burt's Bees has even added peppermint oil for a refreshing tingle. No wonder it is Burt's most popular product.

Monday, 8 December 2014

JUICE FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN


For beautiful, acne-free skin, avoid these foods that worsen: Processed/refined foods, deep-fried foods, dairy products, flour and sugar products, alcohol, and caffeine.
This is a helpful juice combo for helping to be rid of acne. Drink regularly to see its effect.
JUICE RECIPE:
- 2 cups of purple cabbage
- 2 heads of Romaine lettuce
- 1 small cucumber
- 2 red tomatoes
Also remember to drink LOTS of water.
For stubborn acne, include oats in your diet and 1-2 tablespoons flaxseed oil daily.


Tuesday, 25 November 2014

The same antioxidant qualities that ward off colds can help protect your skin from free radical damage.


 Vitamin C serum can also protect your skin from premature ageing. 
We all know how beneficial Vitamin C can be to our health. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that helps boost our body’s natural defense system. 


No need to smear oranges directly onto your face!!
RejudiCare Synergy 2CRM Vit C's offer effective ways to give your skin the Vitamin C that it needs.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

AFA Clay Peel™ patented Amino Acid (AFA)


The patented Amino Acid (AFA) in the Clay Peel™ produces amazing results. 

The AFAs used in the Clay Peel™  are the same amino acids which make up the main moisture retention system of human skin.


 The AFA Clay Peel™ is a simple, two-step non surgical procedure that will immediately create smoother, softer and tighter skin after the first treatment. 




The treatment is fast, simple and requires no down time. A series of 4-6 treatments is usually recommended. 


The mask draws out impurities and opens up the pores in the skin. This prepares the skin to get the maximum benefits of the peel step. The results are immediate and dramatic. Your skin will feel smoother, softer and tighter after the first application. Over a series of treatments, improvements will occur with fine lines, rough skin, and pigment irregularities.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Lovely Lips with live clean



Soothing Lip Balm - Moisturizing Lip Balm - Protecting Lip Balm 


Live Clean Lovely Lips is USDA certified organic and 100% natural providing long-lasting conditioning to nourish and soothe lips daily. Formulated with a perfect blend of hydrating Sunflower, Safflower and Coconut oils combined with beeswax to deeply moisturize and seal in hydration.



Thursday, 6 November 2014

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.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

live clean facial wipes


A refreshing and gentle facial wipe that cleanses to remove skin of impurities, excess oil and makeup. Alcohol and oil free, a mild formula infused with Aloe Vera and Cucumber extracts to soothe and reveal skins natural glow. Perfect for travelling or when you need a quick refresher. Orchid extract seals in moisture and replenishes skin’s moisture barrier, while antioxidant Vitamin C protects and boosts radiance. With unique combination of Certified Organic Botanicals to Calme/Soothe: Lavender, Cucumber, Chamomile, Milk Thistle, Mallow, Aloe and Buckthorn.


Tuesday, 4 November 2014

RejudiCare Adolescent Acne Treatment Kit ~Hexacleanse~Pore Solution~BPO5










MORNING ROUTINE

1- Eliminate surface oil while controlling surface bacteria with Hexacleanse
  • Wet skin
  • Gently massage small amount of Hexacleanse onto face and neck for 20 seconds
  • Do not apply close to the eye area
  • Thoroughly rinse with fresh water and pat dry
  • Wait 10-15 minutes to allow skin to dry completely




2- Unplug pores with Pore Solution
  • Apply a small quantity of Pore Solution with a cotton ball or with the tips of fingers over entire affected surfaces
  • Do not rub
  • Allow Pore Solution to air dry
  • Do not apply close to eyes, mouth and nose area
  • Wash your hands



EVENING ROUTINE

1- Eliminate oil while controlling surface bacteria with Hexacleanse
  • Wet skin
  • Gently massage small amount of Hexacleanse onto face and neck for 20 seconds
  • Do not apply close to the eye area
  • Thoroughly rinse with fresh water and pat dry
  • Wait 10-15 minutes to allow skin to dry completely




2- Control acne causing bacteria with BPO5
  • Apply one pump of BPO5 over entire face and neck with the tips of fingers
  • Do not apply close to eyes, mouth and nose area
  • Allow BPO5 to penetrate skin
  • Wash your hands as BPO5 may bleach hair and clothing
  • People with sensitive skin may use BPO5 every other day for the first week to avoid excessive tingling and stinging




Monday, 3 November 2014

Simple Ways To Get Clearer Skin


#1 Citrus

Most people know that a diet high in vitamin C can produce a better complexion. For these benefits people eat oranges and other citrus fruits but most don't know that there are benefits of applying these foods topically. Applying citrus to clean skin can tighten pores, remove dead skin cells and even act as a toner when used at the end of a skincare routine!

Friday, 31 October 2014

8 Foods for Gorgeous Skin


While genetics and lifestyle habits play a significant role in skin health, the right foods can also help you fight acne, minimize wrinkles, and enhance your skin's natural beauty.

pumpkin seeds, healthy skin, Food cures,

Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are a skin superfood because they're so high in zinc. Zinc protects your cell membranes, helps maintain collagen, and promotes skin renewal. Enjoy pumpkin seeds on their own as a snack, add them into a homemade trail mix, or sprinkle them on yogurt or oatmeal.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Monday, 27 October 2014

Yogurt is good for the skin.

Yogurt is rich in potassium, calcium, protein and B vitamins, including B-12.


 Research shows yogurt strengthens and stabilizes the immune system.


Thursday, 23 October 2014

Consumers See Thousands More Product Choices with Reduced Calories, Fats, Sugar and Sodium, Industry Survey Shows

2014 Update to GMA Health and Wellness Surveys Finds that Food and Beverage Companies Have Introduced More Than 30,000 Healthier Product Choices

- More than 30,000 healthier product choices have been made available to consumers between 2002 and 2013 according to the 2014 Health & Wellness Survey released today by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA).  The new choices represent an additional 10,000 in just the last four years.


"Consumers want to eat better and they want to do so in a way that fits their lifestyles. The 2014 GMA Health & Wellness Survey demonstrates that the industry has responded to this need in a significant way. America's food and beverage companies have made available to consumers thousands of new and reformulated product choices that are less in calories, fats, sugar and sodium to help them build healthy diets for themselves and their families," said GMA President and CEO Pamela G. Bailey. 
The 2014 GMA Health & Wellness Survey data was collected and analyzed by Georgetown Economic Services.  Sixty-nine companies, representing more than half of U.S. food and beverage sales, have shared data for the survey since 2002.
Food and beverage companies reported that they collectively have:
  • Eliminated or reduced trans fat in more than 11,000 product choices
  • Eliminated or reduced saturated fat in more than 8,000 product choices
  • Reduced sugar/carbohydrates in more than 5,500 product choices
  • Reduced the calorie content of more than 5,500 product choices
  • Reduced sodium in more than 6,500 product choices
Additional survey highlights include:
  • 94 percent of participant companies are promoting healthy eating and active living to consumers through a variety of channels, including websites and front-of-pack labeling such as Facts Up Front.
  • 46 percent of companies have introduced single-serve packaging to help consumers manage their caloric intake.
  • Since 2002, food and beverage companies have spent more than $300 million in nutrition and health-related activities and grants to communities.
  • 72 percent of participant companies partner with public health organizations.
"GMA is proud of its member companies and the industry for its ongoing commitment to help Americans lead healthier lives.  Together, we are providing consumers with the products, tools and information they need to construct a healthy diet and lead a more active lifestyle," concluded Bailey.

For a copy of the survey findings, visit:
www.gmaonline.org/issues-policy/health-nutrition/providing-innovative-and-healthy-choices/product-reformulation/
To view an infographic of the survey findings visit:
www.gmaonline.org/file-manager/Health_Nutrition/GMA-health-and-wellness-survey-infographic-fullsize.jpg
Based in Washington, D.C., the Grocery Manufacturers Association is the voice of more than 300 leading food, beverage and consumer product companies that sustain and enhance the quality of life for hundreds of millions of people in the United States and around the globe. 
Founded in 1908, GMA is an active, vocal advocate for its member companies and a trusted source of information about the industry and the products consumers rely on and enjoy every day.  The association and its member companies are committed to meeting the needs of consumers through product innovation, responsible business practices and effective public policy solutions developed through a genuine partnership with policymakers and other stakeholders. 
In keeping with its founding principles, GMA helps its members produce safe products through a strong and ongoing commitment to scientific research, testing and evaluation and to providing consumers with the products, tools and information they need to achieve a healthy diet and an active lifestyle.  The food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry in the United States generates sales of $2.1 trillion annually, employs 14 million workers and contributes $1 trillion in added value to the economy every year.

For more information visit www.gmaonline.org 

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Coconut & Pear Lip Balm

100% natural Coconut & Pear Lip Balm is a tropical burst of hydration your lips will love & you can still support the bees! http://bit.ly/WFBLipBalm


Monday, 20 October 2014

4 things your fingernails can tell you about your health.

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Lack of Oxygen in Blood

Cyanosis, or the lack of oxygen in blood, can be easily spotted by its tendency to turn an individual’s nails a bluish tint. Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body's tissues and usually have a pink coloring. When the blood loses oxygen, it can turn a dark-bluish red and causes an individual’s skin and nails to take on a blue hue. Cyanosis is often indicative of lung problems and occurs when there are blood clots in the lungs, at high altitudes, in bronchiolitis, CODP, severe pneumonia, and a number of other lung-relatedconditions.

Nutritional Deficiencies

Koilonychia is a condition that causes the nails to become indented and curve inward like a spoon. It can indicate that either the body has too much iron (haemochromatosis) or too little iron (anemia). Pale, whitish-colored nails are also a common symton of anemia. Individuals suffering from malnutrition may also experience thin, brittle nails. Ridges along the nails can indicate an array of nutritional problems including iron, folic acid, and protein deficiency.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Lip Care


  • Effectively protects sensitive lips before they crack.
  • Strengthen lip skin barrier functions.
  • Contains natural ingredients: Bisabolol andshea butter.

Monday, 13 October 2014

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Welcome to breast cancer awareness month when pink ribbons cover everything from makeup to energy drinks to NFL players! 

TAKE ACTION & Learn more: www.safecosmetics.org/PNG

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics : Parabens

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics : Parabens

Parabens are used to prevent the growth of microbes in cosmetics products and can be absorbed through skin, blood and the digestive system [1]. Parabens have been found in biopsies from breast tumors [2] at concentrations similar to those found in consumer products [3].

 Parabens may be found in a wide variety of products including shampoos, lotions, deodorants, scrubs and eye makeup, and are found in nearly all urine samples from U.S. adults regardless of ethnic, socioeconomic or geographic backgrounds [4]. Adolescents and adult females had higher levels of methylparaben and propylparaben in their urine than did males of similar ages [5)

What you need to know 
Found in: Shampoos, conditioners, lotions, facial and shower cleansers and scrubs
What to look for on the label: Ethylparaben, butylparaben, methylparaben, propylparaben, other ingredients ending in –paraben

Health concerns: Endocrine disruption, developmental and reproductive toxicity, allergies and immunotoxicity
Vulnerable populations: Pregnant women and young children
Regulations: Some forms of parabens are banned in Denmark (propyl and butyl paraben, their isoforms and their salts) in cosmetics products for children up to 3 years

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