Month: January 2014

Hold the Parabens Please!: Cosmetics to Keep Your Skin Looking Young & Healthy Without Harsh Chemicals

What are parabens? Parabens are a type of chemical that several cosmetic companies use in their products to act as an antimicrobial preservative. These chemicals can be found in all kinds of hygienic and cosmetic products across the board from shaving gels and tanning sprays to toothpaste and face powder. Parabens can also be found in several foods.

Although currently approved by the FDA, whether or not parabens are partially to blame for wreaking havoc on your hormones and even a potential cause of breast cancer been heavily debated in the last couple of years.

Friends of the paraben include names like benzyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid, methyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid, ethyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid, butyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid, parahydroxybenzoic among others. Learn more about how to avoid products with parabens in them.

Below you can find our picks for getting through the rest of your winter with your skin looking young and healthy [without the use of harsh chemicals!] Links to products and where you can find them included below.

Where You Can Find Them:

Olive Fruit Oil Nourishing Shampoo – $28 (16.9 fl oz)

Olive Fruit Oil Nourishing Conditioner – $30 (16.9 fl oz)

Cocoa Shea Body Butter – $12 (4 fl oz)

Grateful Body Facial Cleanser  – $26 (4 fl oz)

Lip Balm by Kettle Care  – $3.50 and up

First Aid Beauty Smooth Shave Cream – $16.50 (6.8 fl oz)

Sunless Strip Sunless Tanner normally $26, now on sale for $10 (6 fl. oz.)

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