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Old 05-10-2012, 09:42 PM
 
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Default Natural Beauty Products

Is anyone into natural,less chemically laden beauty products: skin care, nail care and makeup? Buying them at organic stores or health food stores....instead of the mass market or department store stuff?

I'm sort of concerned about all the chemicals in these kinds of products. But I'm not anal about it. Mostly because I hardly use the stuff so do I really need to go to the extra expense of the 'natural' products.

For example I only get my nails done professionally...maybe ...twice a year. IF the salon has non-formaldehyde polish I always get that. But when I asked -- at the local salon I use only once a year -- if their polish was non-formaldehyde, the girl whose English wasn't very good said "What" Oh I don't know." I suppose at once a year it's not worth changing salons.

Also I only wear lipstick about twice a year -- so I haven't thrown out all my old stuff, to buy the natural stuff at the organic store. Because at twice a year, is using the chemical laden stuff really that bad for me?

Also given all the other chemicals we're all exposed to is this little bit of exposure those products even an issue?
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:14 PM
 
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Uh, ok?????
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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I don't think use of over-the-counter beauty products hurts you.

If your lipstick is a year old, you should throw it out....cosmetics aren't meant to last forever! They can grow some nasty germs when they get old! Buy new, and use it!

I'm not really into "natural" or "organic" stuff just because it's natural or organic! That's not always good for you! I mean, poison ivy is "natural".....so is arsenic....neither will do you any good!
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Oakland CA
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Well -- some botanicals can wreak havoc on my rosacea, so I'd prefer to stay away from them. AND a lot of what looks like chemicals are actually the chemical name for a naturally occuring substance.

I'm sticking with my CeraVe.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:31 AM
 
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I suggest looking here: Skin Deep Cosmetic Database
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:13 AM
 
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If you want natural cosmetics you would have to frig them and they would only last a few days and be very costly....... ALL cosmetics that are sold in stores regardless if they are health stores or department stores have chemicals that also inculdes the container they come in.
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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If you want natural cosmetics you would have to frig them and they would only last a few days and be very costly....... ALL cosmetics that are sold in stores regardless if they are health stores or department stores have chemicals that also inculdes the container they come in.
Not necessarily. There are plenty of concoctions that are shelf stable.

For example, scrubs do not need to be refrigerated. Typically made of oil and sugar or salt with possibly some essential oils. That will last a year no problem.

Or what about orange blossom or rose water for toner? No refrigeration needed.
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:08 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Selhars is quite right in being concerned about junk in makeup, creams and eye products. Maybe this might help you... best to use unperfumed, water based foundations, and mascara without talc in them..

http://safecosmetics.org/downloads/N...tty_report.pdf
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:04 AM
 
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I buy a lot of moisturizers from etsy.com. Upstateherbworks makes a lovely serum called -moonflower-
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:53 AM
 
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Someone on another thread mentioned witch hazel. Love it.
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