Archive for the ‘Skin Care Products’ Category

Choose your skin care with care

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

IMG_0851Guidelines to Choosing Skin Care Products


Opened one month after receiving, revealing mold. Manufactured in non-GMP facility

Sorting through skin care products can be a daunting task. There are more skincare lines on the market than Carter had little liver pills. It is impossible to try or research even a fraction of what is available. Setting guidelines such as safety, efficacy, cost, and ease of use can give you a starting point for choosing what product line and products to use for your skin care regime. As mentioned in a previous post, skin is an inside/outside job. Today, I’m addressing shelf life and safety of a product.

1.  Is the product made in a GMP (Good Manufacturing Procedures) facility?

2.  Is there a money back guarantee if the product is defective?

3.  Is the product insured?

4.  How long has the product been manufactured?

According to EWG’s site, Skin Deep, the average woman uses twelve products, containing more than 168 ingredients on a daily basis. Many of these products are designed to penetrate the skin, and they do. After about eighteen weeks, they can become systemic, which means these components turn up in our bodies. Among them are industrial plasticizers called phthalates; parabens, which are preservatives; and persistent fragrance components like musk xylene. Some of these ingredients have been found to be carcinogens and hormone disrupters.  A good place to start your research is:

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Wabi Sabi describes beauty as the expression that lies between the transition between the coming and going of life. It is based in Zen Buddhism and seeks beauty in the imperfection of flaws and irregularities of daily life.  Beauty is humble, subtle, profound and is rooted in the flow of nature.  It is the quintessential Japanese aesthetic.  Wabi Sabi deals with the concept that nothing is permanent, nothing is complete, nothing is perfect.  Originally the words were used separately; wabi pertaining to the perfection of simplicity and sabi referring to carrying one’s life with dignity and grace.

Skin Sense

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

The many wonders of vitamin C

Did you know that most mammals can make their own vitamin C?  There are a few exceptions and, you guessed it, humans are one of them.  Long touted for preventing colds, Vitamin C has many other important functions.  It bolsters the immune system, helps improve skin tone, helps with cognitive function, supports the cardiovascular system, healthy vision and has been reported to reduce cancer risk.