What ingredients to exclude from your vanities?

At times, you will see beauty brands that are being marketed as "edible" or "food-grade" ingredients. The idea is that these ingredients, whether preservatives or glycerin would be safe for you even if it were on your plate. This is because we end to ingest a lot of the ingredients in our personal care products. … Continue reading What ingredients to exclude from your vanities?

What ingredients to exclude from your vanities?

At times, you will see beauty brands that are being marketed as "edible" or "food-grade" ingredients. The idea is that these ingredients, whether preservatives or glycerin would be safe for you even if it were on your plate. This is because we end to ingest a lot of the ingredients in our personal care products. … Continue reading What ingredients to exclude from your vanities?

SLS vs. SLES

What are they exactly? Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) are surfactants and are added to products to increase the foaming action when the product used. They are commonly used in cleaning products, whether cleansers, shampoos, toothpaste, bubble bath or detergents. Why are they being used? The reason SLS/SLES are used is … Continue reading SLS vs. SLES

How Best to Cleanse Your Face: Are you washing your face correctly?

Cleansing seems like the simplest and most basic step of our skincare regime yet some of us still get it wrong. I've had clients who complain about their skin condition and then only to find out that their face cleanser is the culprit. I for one am guilty of using the wrong type of cleanser … Continue reading How Best to Cleanse Your Face: Are you washing your face correctly?

Let’s Think Dirty!®

If you're looking for an unbiased natural beauty app that is committed to helping consumers identify the potential risks associated with the personal care products, then look no further. Think Dirty is an app to help you identify "clean" from "green washing". It not only tells you the exact content of the product but also gives … Continue reading Let’s Think Dirty!®

The Ugly in Beauty Products: What to Avoid in Cosmetics

I've started getting in a habit of reading my product labels recently. It never really occurred to me what goes on in my every day skincare. It's an irony because we pay so much attention into what we consume orally but our skin is in fact our largest organ and absorbs about 60-70% of what … Continue reading The Ugly in Beauty Products: What to Avoid in Cosmetics