Skin Care Ingredients You May Be Allergic To

Skin Care Ingredients You May Be Allergic To

Skin Care Ingredients You May Be Allergic To

Ever wondered what is causing that rash or redness on your skin? Redness and skin irritation don’t just come out of nowhere. It must be triggered from by some form of reaction to a food you eat, something you have inhaled, the changing environmental factors or a skin care product applied.

The scientific term contact dermatitis falls into 2 categories: allergic and irritant. An allergic reaction is normally triggered by a reaction of the immune system. An irritant on the other hand is a reaction on the surface of the skin.

Most of us would have a sensitivity to some sort of ingredient and a recent survey conducted shows that at least 50 percent of women believe they have sensitive skin. MOST personal care products, makeup and skin care products are filled with ingredients that can cause skin irritation and allergies. Most people have a hard time finding products that won’t cause a reaction.

We are surrounded by allergens and irritants and its difficult to escape all the triggers. Many factors we can’t control, but for the things we can, such as the products we apply on our skin, we should try to eliminate as much as possible the ingredients that cause us irritation.

Here is a list of the most common skin irritating ingredients to avoid when purchasing your personal care products.

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Go Vegan and Loss Weight Immediately

Go Vegan and Loss Weight Immediately

Go Vegan and Loss Weight Immediately

>Still deciding whether to go vegan? Is weight loss a big enough reason for you? What about reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, or helping to reduce your blood sugar levels. Results are instant and the health benefits will amaze you.

Research shows that dieters who lead a strict vegan diet lifestyle including vegetables, fruits, grains, and legumes, improved their glycemic control, cardiovascular factors and helped to control blood sugar levels in patients who suffered from diabetes.

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The Toxic Dangers of Oxybenzone in Sunscreens

The Toxic Dangers of Oxybenzone in Sunscreens

The Toxic Dangers of Oxybenzone in Sunscreens

There has been many articles written in this blog regarding the concerns of chemical UV absorbers used in sunscreen. But with summer approaching, I’ve recently been getting a constant stream of questions regarding a particular UV absorber ingredient used and concerns regarding the dangers it poses to one’s health.

The toxic ingredient in question is ‘oxybenzone‘. Oxybenzone’s function works as a UV absorber, ‘filtering’ ultra violet light on the surface of the skin by converting it from light to heat. The problem with this ingredient is the harmful free radical it produces during the (UV absorption) process. If light is converted to heat in the basal layers of the skin, damage to growing cells is very likely.

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Green Celebrity of the Month – Sheryl Crow

Green Celebrity of the Month - Sheryl Crow

Green Celebrity of the Month – Sheryl Crow

Who is a nine time Grammy award winner and an ‘A’ list advocate for environmental issues? Sheryl Crow of course.

Sheryl’s passion and expertise to promote green solutions is second to none. This groovy green eco chick is genuinely concerned about the environment. From touring in her rock gigs to blogging on your website, she’s made a noticeable difference.

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Ever Wondered How a Body Balm is Made? Find Out Now

Ever Wondered How a Body Balm is Made? Find Out Now

Ever Wondered How a Body Balm is Made? Find Out Now

Ever wondered how a skin care balm is made from scratch? Here is the perfect in-depth video showing you exactly how the famous Badger Sleep Balm is made from zero to finish.

This video will blow you away. It shows you how natural and organic the Badger balm products are, by taking you through the whole manufacturing process. This video is a must watch.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YmSw7aTj5M

Click here for your range of badger balm products.

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An Interview with Organic Soap King David Bronner

An Interview with Organic Soap King David Bronner

An Interview with Organic Soap King David Bronner

You’ve bought their wonderful organic soaps. You’ve read the words of wisdom on the bottle packaging. Now it’s time to find out what Dr Bronner is all about.

Read this wonderful in-depth interview by Green Business with David Bronner, a fifth-generation Bronner in a family that has been making all-natural soaps for 150 years. Find out what the Bronner family is all about when it comes to soap making, ingredients, and fair trade.

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Exercise Without Moving. Now We Are Talking!

Exercise Without Moving. Now We Are Talking!

Exercise Without Moving. Now We Are Talking!

Exercising without moving. Now that’s my type of exercise.

An increasing number of medical clinics are using sauna therapy as a way to help their patients detoxify the body of toxic chemicals. Sweating is the body’s safe and natural way to heal, and this stationary exercise program is great for lazy people like me. (Yes I’m lazy. Otherwise I would be on a treadmill running laps).

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The Transition from Synthetics to Natural

The Transition from Synthetics to Natural

The Transition from Synthetics to Natural

Don’t be too alarmed when you feel a bit uneasy switching from synthetics to natural. This is just the natural body process of detoxification.

Embark on the wisdom of Suki Kramer and discover what she has to say about transitioning from synthetics to natural skin products

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Dr Bronner Product Reviews

Dr Bronner Product Reviews

Dr Bronner Product Reviews

Dr Bronner Magic Soaps are synonymous with Old-World quality and time-honored simplicity, which can be traced back to the family’s German soapmaking tradition with 150 years in history.

Dr Bronner spirituality was grounded in a profound ecological and universal consciousness, and our soaps are an extension of his being: simple, natural, powerful and 100% environment-friendly.

The company is still family-run and continues to uphold the rigorous standards that made the brand what it is today.

All Dr. Bronner’s products are USDA Certified Organic with most being Fair Trade certified.

Don’t be fooled by the modest packaging. With Dr Bronner, it’s the quality that counts.

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We Auzzies Love a Fair Go. Lets Go Fairtrade

We Auzzies Love a Fair Go. Lets Go Fairtrade

We Auzzies Love a Fair Go. Lets Go Fairtrade

Lets Give Fairtrade a Fair Go!

Living in Australia, we are blessed with endless opportunities. We are taught that if you work hard and work smart in life, success will not be far behind.

Less can be said about third world or war torn countries such as Africa, or developing countries such as India. Education is scarce, food is minimal…… but cheap labour is plenty.

So as business owners, we must be thinking – how do we exploit and discriminate to make an extra buck for our wallets. Simple! We give them a poor working environment and we pay them close to nothing for their hard labour, milking all their life and energy.

Is this injustice? Off course it is! They are born into an environment where they will never get the chance of proper education or to excel in their field of work. So is greater justice in this world possible? How can businesses be successful yet also put its people and workers first?

That’s where the heroes of the Fairtrade organization comes in.

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