Beauty, General, Lifestyle

Toxic Tuesday: Ethanolamine Compounds (MEA, DEA, & TEA)

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Today's toxic chemicals are ethanolamines, specifically DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (monoethanolamine) & TEA (triethanolamine). All of the products pictured below contain these chemicals. Ethanolamines are a chemical group comprised of amino acids and alcohols with links to cancer and other health problems. They are clear, colorless, have an ammonia-like smell and are used as solvents, ph-balancers, emulsifying agents and detergents. Ethanolamines are organic…read more
Beauty, General, Lifestyle

Toxic Tuesday: Butylated Compounds (BHA & BHT)

Hey guys! Today's toxic chemical(s) are the butylated compounds BHA and BHT. Butylated compounds are found in all of the products pictured below. BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) is a preservative, antioxidant and fragrance ingredient used in personal care products. The U.S. National Toxicology Program, a part of the National Institutes of Health, classifies BHA as "reasonably anticipated to be a human…read more
Beauty, General

Oscars Themed Beauty

Got an Oscars or red carpet themed party coming up? Below are the products I used for this look! Hynt Beauty Concealer in Light as full coverage foundation RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Spell as Blush Lily Lolo Eye Palette in Smoke and Mirrors on eyes Vapour Organic Beauty Mezmerize Eyeliner in Black Lily Lolo Mascara in Black on lower lashes…read more
Beauty, General, Lifestyle

Toxic Tuesday: Benzophenone & Oxybenzone

Hey guys! Today's toxic chemical is Benzophenone, a fragrance ingredient and ultraviolet light absorber found in many personal care products including all of those pictured above. It can be absorbed by ingestion, inhalation, and through the skin (source). It has been linked to cancer, endocrine disruption and organ toxicity. It is also an environmental toxin that is harmful to fish if they are exposed…read more
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100% Pure Blood Orange Cleansing Balm Review

I am so excited that 100% Pure sent me a sneak peek of their Blood Orange Cleansing Balm that launches on February 21! This product is 100% natural, vegetarian, gluten-free, cruelty free, and USDA certified organic. Product Description: This delicious orange-scented cleansing balm gently cleanses whole leaving skin soft and supple. Organic coconut and olive oils melt into a silky…read more

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