Alumina: an ingredient in sunscreens..

A fellow instagrammer suggested I try a product called Australian Gold, which is a mineral sunscreen that is also tinted.. I took a close look to the list of ingredients and saw one called alumina. I researched it to find out what it is.. and here is what I found out. Aluminum Oxide does not penetrate the skin. Both the FDA and BDIH regard it as safe to use for cosmetic purposes. However, it must be noted that aluminum is a neurotoxin. Alumina, also known as aluminum oxide, is an inorganic compound consisting of oxygen and aluminum. … Alumina is used in cosmetic and personal care products as an abrasive , anti-caking agent, anti-bulking agent and as an absorbent . Read More

5 Natural Ways to Improve Your Skin | Laurie Larson

Photo by Unsplash When it comes to skin care, we’re willing to try anything that works. Unfortunately, sometimes the products that we see recommended to us may be loaded full of chemicals that are either unsafe for our skin or simply not an option due to allergies and other sensitivities. Sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself is stick to the natural methods that you know work. Check out these five super simple natural methods for naturally improving your skin. 1. Stay hydrated Keeping up with your water intake is one of the easiest things you can do for your skin care, and it’s probably even more effective than any expensive topicals you could put on your face. Read More

Beyond the Surface: the Importance of Self Care in Your Beauty Routine | Laurie Larsen

For many of us, our beauty routine is one that we follow religiously. In fact, it might even be one that we pay more attention to than other aspects of our life, like sleep and relaxation. The truth is that there are many different activities you should keep in mind in order to help your inner beauty bloom into outer beauty. Let’s take a look at how valuing the importance of your self-care can help maximize your beauty routine. Relax Your Mind Stress is a big issue for many people. It can impact your physical and mental health pretty significantly, too, which will eventually have negative consequences for your appearance. The best way to get optimal benefits from your current Read More

Is your make-up poisoning you? Miranda Kerr’s beauty guru claims she lost her memory and hair at the hands of ‘toxic’ products

Is your make-up poisoning you? Miranda Kerr’s beauty guru claims she lost her memory and hair at the hands of ‘toxic’ products.. Upon reading this article today I did some digging and the more information I found about rms, the more I liked it. I feel compelled to share it with my readers. Rose-Marie was surprised when the technician asked if she worked in the cosmetics industry. Until then she had no idea that cosmetics could contribute to serious health issues. After years of rebuilding her own health, Rose-Marie realized that she wanted to help other women claim their right to healthy beauty. To achieve this goal she created RMS Beauty, her acclaimed line of organic color cosmetics. Rose-Marie is Read More

Dyson supersonic hair dryer | Is it for you?

This is by far the most expensive and pricey hair dryer. After seeing it on the market about a year ago, I finally decided to buy it a few months ago and tried it.. It looks like a high end tech gadget.. so I was all for it. I mean that’s my area there.. but after using it for about 10 days, I realized my hair no matter what I did and how I styled it, seemed to be dry like straw.. so I ended up returning it sadly. I really wanted to love it and keep it. It retails for $400 and it was not going to be sitting in my hair tool basket doing nothing.. Interestingly while I Read More

Getting great sleep by Sheila Olson

Getting Great Sleep: The #1 Beauty Tip Every Woman Needs to Follow Do you want to look and feel 10 years younger? Then I have a beauty secret you need to know. No, it’s not a magic pill and it doesn’t cost hundreds of dollars. In fact, it’s 100 percent free. It’s getting good sleep. Poor sleep is terrible for you. When you don’t sleep enough or get low-quality sleep, you experience a ton of problems. In the short-term, you have trouble focusing and feel cranky and irritable. You also experience complexion problems such as dull, dry skin, dark circles under the eyes, and eye bags. If you shirk sleep or experience insomnia long-term, your hair thins and your skin Read More