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Sunscreens effect on skin

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Blog | 845 comments

Summer is coming fast…and we all know that we have to protect ourselves from harmful UVA and UVB rays. You can protect yourself with a hat and sunglasses, especially if your skin is fair and avoid the hot hours of the day. But what about sunscreens and which are the safest? What do sunscreens do? There are two main ways that sunscreens can block UV radiation and prevent skin damage. Firstly they may contain chemicals that absorb UVs. There is concern that these chemical absorbers may...

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Why Phyts skin care?

Posted by on Sep 13, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

People keep asking me why I use Phyts skin care and at the risk of sounding like an advertisement I think the question deserves a serious answer. Why Phyts skin care? If we were in France I probably would not get this question :/ Premium Beauty News, compare Thierry Logre, the CEO of Phyts to Steve Jobs, saying he is a visionary in the field of natural and organic cosmetics. Currently the product is the leading brand – not just organic brand- used in beauty salons all over France. The...

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Arsenic eyeshadow

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

Arsenic eyeshadow may only be the tip of the iceberg of the chemicals that women are exposed to in the name of ‘beauty’. Last week the French Health Products Safety Agency (Afssaps) expressed concern on the levels of aluminium in cosmetics. They recommend that products containing aluminium not be used on damaged skin (for example after shaving) and that this information be clear on packaging. They were also concerned about the over-all concentration of aluminium in cosmetics –...

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Lead in your lipstick? Chemicals in cosmetics

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Blog | 1,376 comments

Chemicals in cosmetics – the very short version! Currently there is a campaign for safe cosmetics in the United States that has produced a fabulous short video that puts it very simply and clearly without making you feel bad. Watch it! It is up-beat and easy on the brain! Some facts about chemicals in cosmetics Less than 20% of the ingredients in beauty products have been assessed for safety by the FDA. They have only banned eight out of 12,000 ingredients in skin products! There is lead...

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