Carbon Black ~ Chemical of Concern

Carbon Black ~ Chemical of Concern

Carbon Black Welcome to my third week of  #TuesdayTalk series addressing Chemicals of Concern in our cosmetics and skincare. There are lots of options out there for Mascara and Eyeliner.  Please be mindful when reading the labels.  One brand you can trust is...
Fragrance ~ A Chemical of Concern

Fragrance ~ A Chemical of Concern

What is is really hiding in the word Fragrance? I walk by a candle shop at the mall and I feel nauseous.  The little fragrance thing they hang in the car after it is washed leaves the car smelling anything but clean.  Dryer Sheets are not only bad for the dyer but...
PHTHALATES ~ Chemical of Concern

PHTHALATES ~ Chemical of Concern

  I am passionate about helping you to decipher the harmful chemicals surrounding us.  This is the first of a series.  I will be sharing information about Phthalates.  Please comment with any questions you may have. Phthalates, pronounced THAL-ates, these chemicals,...
Retinol and Retinol Compounds

Retinol and Retinol Compounds

This article has been shared from Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. As always, please read your labels. Retinol and Retinol Compounds Retinol is the chemical name of the essential micronutrient vitamin A which can be harmful to your health when it’s added to cosmetic...
Breast cancers are not always related…

Breast cancers are not always related…

Did you know that around 85% of breast cancers are not linked to family history.  In many cases, there are steps that be be taken to reduce risk.   How can you get involved with breast cancer prevention? Donate to your favorite Breast Cancer Organization, stay...