Urban Hippie / Fragrance

  • Top 10 chemicals to avoid in skin care products

      Here is my top 10 list of chemicals to avoid in skin care products. The list could be longer, but you'll be lucky if you can remember the top three. I know it's complicated and overwhelming when you first realize that the majority of the products you use for personal care, skin care, make-up, deodorant, soap, etc. contain many of these chemicals. I have also listed the EWG score. EWG stands for Environmental Working Group. It's a comprehensive data base that rates many skin care products and chemicals for their toxicity level. The scale is 0-10, 0 being the...

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  • #1 chemical to avoid in all products!

    There are more and more studies being done about the various chemicals found in our personal care products (and cleaning products) and the findings are disheartening. EWG (Environmental Working Group) has started a data base to list and rate these chemicals based on their toxicity levels. I must admit, it can be totally overwhelming. There are so many ingredients in skin care products, even organic skin care products, that it can be difficult to figure out if the product you use is toxic or not.   The one easy way-to-remember, easy-to-find, number #1 chemical to avoid is FRAGRANCE! Why is...

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