METHYLPARABEN: WHY IS IT USED IN SKINCARE AND HOW IT AFFECTS THE USER

IN MY QUEST TO CONTINUE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THESE SCIENTIFIC WORDS MEAN AND HOW THEY AFFECT ME, AN AVID SKINCARE USER, I HAVE CONTINUED MY RESEARCH AND TODAY I WILL BE SHARING WITH YOU THE RESULTS OF MY FINDINGS ON METHYLPARABEN. THIS INGREDIENT IS USUALLY LISTED TOWARDS THE END OF THE LIST OF INGREDIENTS IN A SKINCARE PRODUCT, MEANING THAT IT IS IN VERY SMALL QUANTITY. BY CONTRAST THE ITEMS LISTED FIRST IN THE LIST ARE THOSE THAT ARE IN HIGH AMOUNT IN THE PRODUCT. The following that I want you to read carefully, is an extract from thedermreview.com website. It seems like a good website. METYLPARABEN….. If you’ve purchased a product that has methylparaben in the ingredient list, you Read More

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

PROPYLPARABEN: WHY IS IT USED IN SKINCARE AND WHAT THAT MEANS FOR THE USER

Today I was about to order some more skincare products from a brand that I like and I decided to check the ingredients. Since I don’t know what each word means and their negative effects on the human body, I googled a few of them and I want to share the results with you. This post is about propylparaben, which you see when you read the label of cosmetics and other skincare products. What does it do? let’s find out. This is a typical list of ingredients. The last item is what I am going to talk about today. Aqua (Water, Eau), Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil, Huile Minérale), Carrageenan, Propylene Glycol, Isopropyl Myristate, Squalane, Stearic Acid, Octyl Palmitate, Cera Alba Read More

Guerlain lait de beaute | UPLIFTING CLEANSER

The symbol of perfection and serenity, the nigella flower is at the heart of the Beauty Skin Cleansers formula. Over and above extremely gentle yet thorough cleansing, these products offer the skin all the purity and radiance freshness of the flower. An unprecedented sensory journey with Guerlain’s five secrets. Five unique formulas, five key steps, five sensory textures… The Eau de Beauté, the Mousse de Beauté, the Lait de Beauté, the Crème de Beauté and the Beauté des yeux. When I purchased this milk during one of my visits to the diplomatic duty free store in Washington DC about a month ago, I only knew that Guerlain products are very good and had no clue how good this product really Read More

Guerlain foaming cleanser | so easy to use

Another great cleanser by Guerlain is the foaming cleanser, which comes in a beautiful white bottle with a gold rim. This product retails for $59 at high end department stores. This foaming cleanser is very easy to use and its size if 150 ml as opposed to the cleansing milk which is 200 ml. You can find it mainly at duty free shops or at high end department store, on online. It is described on Nordstrom’s website as follows: The ideal complement to makeup removal, this luscious, airy Gentle Cleansing Foam by Guerlain improves skin’s clarity and provides a deep, purifying action to allow for fast yet gentle cleansing. Its light texture transforms into a voluptuous cream when it comes Read More

Personal micro dermablasion device review

  In this day and age where everyday you see a new device to keep your skin looking younger, there has been on a market a device called pmd, for a few years now, and it is still going strong.. Let me begin by saying that pmd stands for personal micro dermabrasion. This is a device that you purchase, mostly from high end department stores or from the manufacturer and use it 2 or 3 times a week. What it does is that it has a spinning disc that removes surface dead skin cells, and also simultaneously acts as a suction of these impurities. With the device you get a few of the discs and later on you can buy Read More