Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Beer and egg yolk shampoo ~

Beer and egg yolk create a mild, protein rich natural shampoo that adds shine, bounce and body to your hair. The proteins from the malt, hops condition hair and help repair damage.




Friday, 27 July 2018

Science Improves Understanding of How Skin Products Work




Nobody wants to use unhealthy products on their skin. If you only purchase skincare items labeled organic, natural or the like, does that mean they actually do what they claim for your complexion? As skincare – and consumers – become more sophisticated, scientists are researching how the molecular structure of different products affects skin molecules. For skincare manufacturers, this means they can develop or enhance products based on state-of-the-art scientific research. It also gives consumers access to healthier, more effective skin cleansers, moisturizers and anti-aging products.

Skin Structure

The skin’s outermost of its five layers is known as the Stratum Corneum (SC). It’s the barometer for the skin’s overall health and forms a protective barrier. The molecules in this upper layer are fluid. Solvents used in skincare and other products may change the SC’s protective barrier function. A recently published study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences notes, “Deepened understanding of molecular effects of foreign compounds in SC fluidity can therefore have strong impact on the development of skin products in pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and sanitary applications.”

Collagen Repair

There’s already plenty of skincare items on the market that researchers know can’t perform as advertised because of their molecular structure. Collagen is a good example. Collagen is the primary structure in the body. It keeps skin firm and supple. Collagen production decreases as people age, resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin. There are plenty of creams on the market advertising their collagen content – and they’re all natural, to boot. The bad news is that collagen molecules are too large to penetrate the dermal surface. None of that collagen is actually absorbed into the skin, so the products are a waste of money. There are methods of injecting collagen into the skin, but these expensive procedures are done by a doctor, not in your own bathroom.

Retinols

Skincare formulations containing retinols succeed because they work on the molecular level. Vitamin A is the base of all retinols, and on the molecular level, vitamin A can penetrate into the lowest levels of the skin. Once there, it slows collagen breakdown and helps prevent wrinkle formation. Not only are retinols scientifically proven to lessen wrinkling, but it improves skin tone and firmness. The strongest types of retinols, such as Retin-A, are available only by prescription. Over-the-counter products containing retinols are less strong, but still possess anti-aging properties.
- See more at: http://www.healthyskinportal.com/articles/science-improves-understanding-how-skin-products-work/972/#sthash.KOAaWV1H.dpuf

Monday, 23 July 2018

What kinds of exposures are linked breast cancer?




Chemicals and radiation linked to breast cancer can be found in everyday products that we use on our bodies, in our homes, workplaces and even in the food we consume as well as in air, dust and water. Some of these exposures are known or likely to cause cancer, while many others disrupt the body’s hormones.

What kinds of exposures are linked breast cancer?

Some chemicals and physical agents are known or likely to cause cancer—these are called carcinogens. Some disrupt the body’s natural hormonal processes, changing how the breast develops in ways that make it more vulnerable to cancer. And some upset the normal checks and balances that repair or kill damaged cells. Many exposures fall into more than one of these categories.

Carcinogens

Carcinogens include physical or chemical agents that can cause cancer. The U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) review the wide-ranging science on different chemical and physical agents to determine if the data indicates they are able to cause cancer.

Hormone Disruptors

Hormone disruptors, formally called endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs), are agents that disrupt the normal function of the body’s own hormones. Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers that regulate everything from breast development to pregnancy and metabolism. They include estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, thyroid hormone and more. Hormone disruption is especially relevant for breast cancer, because breast development in different life stages is guided by hormones. Exposures to chemicals that disrupt these normal processes can alter normal breast development in ways that lead to increased risk of breast cancer in later life.
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Other Exposures

Normally, the body is able to repair damage to cells. Cells are even programmed to die if they become badly damaged. The newest science considers that our routine exposures to mixtures of chemicals and physical agents may lead to cancer when each different exposure disturbs a different biological process that normally protects us from cancer.

Where are we exposed?

Everyday products that we bring into our homes, workplaces, and the air we breathe, water we drink and even household dust all contain chemicals and physical agents linked to breast cancer.

Everyday Exposures

Chemicals linked to breast cancer include everything from bisphenol A in canned foods to perfluoroalkyl substances in anti-aging creams to flame retardants in computer monitors. They get into our bodies from the foods we consume, products we put on our skin, or from the air we breathe. Many of these chemicals are also found in household dust. Pharmaceuticals, such as hormone therapies and oral contraceptives, also contain chemicals linked to breast cancer.

Exposures at Work

Regardless of education, income or job roles, women can encounter chemicals and radiation linked to breast cancer at work. Research links some of these occupational exposures to increase risk of breast cancer. Women working in medical fields may encounter ionizing radiation, light-at-night, and solvents. Textile workers may use aromatic amine dyes, and those working in other manufacturing fields likely use solvents for some tasks. Transportation workers and first responders are likely to be exposed to higher levels of PAH’s, which are in vehicle exhaust fumes.

Environmental Exposures

Chemicals from industrial process, agriculture, and other chemicals can make their way into air, water, and household dust. Studies have found that indoor air is often more polluted than outdoor air and that household dust can be a major source of exposure. Many chemicals linked to breast cancer, such as DDT, PCB’s, PFAS chemicals, and flame retardants remain in the environment for decades or centuries. Even though many of these chemicals were banned in the last 50-60 years, many remain in the environment.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Join the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics


“Lead is a proven neurotoxin that can cause learning, language and behavioral problems such as lowered IQ, reduced school performance and increased aggression. Pregnant women and young children are particularly vulnerable to lead exposure, because lead easily crosses the placenta and enters the fetal brain where it can interfere with normal development,” according to Sean Palfrey, MD, a professor of pediatrics and public health at Boston University. 







Learn more and join us to take action: 
http://www.safecosmetics.org/article.php?id=223 
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Friday, 13 July 2018

Eczema Relief




Products that are identified as ‘accepted’ by the Eczema Society are free of ingredients known to be irritating for sensitive skin, have undergone dermatologist formulation review, and have earned their Seal of Acceptance.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics : Lead in Lipstick

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics : Lead in Lipstick

Lead In Lipstick

Lead in lipstick?

Turns out, the ur­ban legend is true. In October 2007, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics tested 33 popular brands of lipsticks at an independent lab for lead content.




The Campaign continues to pressure the FDA to set a maximum limit of lead in lipstick, based on the lowest lead levels manufacturers can feasibly achieve.


 Thus far the agency has failed to take action to protect consumers.
A state bill to ban lead from lipstick passed the California Senate in 2008, but died after a massive industry lobby effort.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

NO HEAT. NO CHEMICALS. NO SWEAT. Unlike lasers and chemical peels, SkinPen® microneedling never takes summer off.












SKINPEN® Precision ...


The SkinPen® microneedling system raises the standard in technology and is backed by the highest medical device standards available to practices and their patients. Receiving the Medical Device License from Health Canada, along with the ISO 13485:2016 certification, Bellus Medical is further established as an industry leader and trusted provider of aesthetic medical devices. This is a technology that has been designed to maintain, preserve and restore skin health as well as treat and correct conditions such as Melasma. Additional benefits for the patient when microneedling with SkinPen® Precision include:
  • A comfortable experience.
  • A short procedure time, approximately 30 minutes.
  • A plan for optimal results.
  • Mild post-procedure effects, similar to a mild to moderate sunburn.
  • Effective on all body parts, including face, neck and décolletage.
  • Safe for all skin types, light to dark.
  • Ideal any time of the year.
  • Little to no downtime.
  • Beautiful, lasting results!






Monday, 2 July 2018

Monday, 11 June 2018

ALLUMERA professional-grade, photodynamic cosmetic....

The first in a new class of photodynamic cosmetics. Allumera is a light-activated, topical cream designed to improve the overall appearance of the skin.

Data on file: RevitAll study, a safety & efficacy study of Allumera® and skin illumination in 101 subjects.



Monday, 28 May 2018

iS Clinical Active Serum offers clinically-proven skin care solutions and visible results.








iS Clinical Active Serum provides anti-aging, anti-acne and brightening benefits. ... It reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation, redness and acne, leading to a clearer and healthier-looking complexion.

Friday, 4 May 2018

SkinPen® Precision ~The Next Advancement in Micro-Therapy

SkinPen is a medical grade, state-of-the-art microneedling device designed to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars on the face and body.


It allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair process by creating thousands of precise micro-injuries in the dermis, automatically triggering new collagen synthesis without causing scar tissue formation.
Microneedling has been safely used in a wide variety of patient-types including patients of all skin-types.


Friday, 27 April 2018

Friday, 13 April 2018

TiZo® ~ A Sunscreen Unlike Any Other ~



TiZO was developed specifically to offer unparalleled elegant sun protection, especially for those individuals with sensitive skin. 
No other product compares to TiZO's unique capabilities, offering superb mineral sun protection with no chemical sunscreen filters.
 TiZO is a daily necessity.

Cosmetic Elegance    Superior Protection 

  • Zinc and Titanium - best UVA/UVB protection available
  • No Chemical Sunscreens - Will not irritate skin
  • No Dyes, Fragrance, oils or PABA    
  • For Ultra Sensitive skin
  • Cosmetically Elegant for the face 
  • Elegant, Silky Application   Safe for the entire family