• lead in lipstick

    What’s The Truth About Lead In Lipsticks?

    Say what?! There’s lead in my lipstick?! *throws them all away* Calm down, ladies! I know, the rumour is scary. Lead is no joke. It can do you some serious harm. But, no one is going around sprinkling your lipsticks with lead. Yet, somehow that sneaky little thingie manages to bypass security and slather its […]

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    Is Bismuth Oxychloride Really Natural And Should You Avoid It?

    Did you jump on the mineral makeup bandwagon only to see your face break out in a horrible rush? WTH? Wasn’t this stuff supposed to be safer? Not really. Dangerous stuff is lurking in there too. When it comes to mineral makeup, the culprit is usually Bismuth Oxychloride. What Is Bismuth Oxychloride? Bismuth Oxychloride is […]

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    Should You Avoid Products With Sulfates?

    Remember the good old days when shampoos actually cleaned hair? Now, they always seem to leave a slick of oil and a layer on buildup all over your locks. Ok, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit. But, if you’re fellow oily-haired girl with a mane that pumps out grease like there’s no tomorrow, you know what […]

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    Should You Avoid These 3 Common Nail Polish Ingredients?

    Have you noticed? These days you can’t buy a nail polish without someone telling you what’s NOT in it. “Buy me, I’m free fom Toluene!” “No, pick me!  I’m free from Toluene AND Formaldehyde”. It’s like a race. The brand that removes the most “nasties” wins. But are there any nasties in nail polish? Mmmm… […]

  • benzyl salicylate in skincare

    Is Benzyl Salicylate Safe?

    Let me guess… You’re here because you’ve had an allergic reaction to a skincare product and are wondering if Benzyl Salicylate could be the culprit. Let’s find out: What Is Benzyl Salicylate? Benzyl Salicylate is an ester of Salicylic Acid and Benzyl Alcohol. You can find it in cloves and several fragrant essential oils. At […]

  • octyl palmitate in skincare

    Octyl Palmitate: Is It Comedogenic?

    If you’re avoiding silicones like the plague, you may be familiar with Octyl Palmitate. It’s a common (and cheap) alternative. But, what is it exactly? What does it do in skincare? And is it safe? Let’s find out: What Is Octyl Palmitate? First things first: Octyl Palmitate is best known as Ethylhexyl Palmitate. Isn’t it […]