If there is one thing we all know by now, is that uncertainty and anxiety kicked in, in a whole new way for everyone in the coronavirus year. Social distancing and self-isolation has become the new normal, in some cases government mandated, because some selfish people still cannot grasp reality and feel no remorse in […]
What? Dry shampoos are nothing more than products in powder or dry form (similar to baby powders) formulated to absorb oils and moisture from hair and scalp to quickly give the look of a sort of cleanish hair when shampooing isn’t possible. Dry shampoos are not shampoos at all and are not intended to clean […]
Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of foods containing gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. When people with celiac disease eat gluten (a protein found in wheat, rye and barley), an immune response is triggered that attacks the small intestine. These attacks […]
Image Copyright ©2019 Irina Kogan. Last year at a swimming meet I was officiating for USA Swimming, I encountered two parents blocking my entry on my way to the pool bathroom and locker-room. The reasoning behind? A kid with “severe” latex allergies couldn’t be exposed to my rubber shoes in the bathroom or he would […]
Raw Water – the pricey dangerously dirty bottled water fad that can kill you, or is it just overpriced tap water?
Growing up in Venezuela, South America in the 70’s and 80’s was an experience I will never forget. The lessons I’ve learned as a child growing up meters away from the rain forest and the real danger it pose are still with me to this day. Lock the doors at all times of the day […]
The long answer is more complicated than that. As manufacturers and formulators of cosmetic products, we completely depend on the ingredients other manufacturers make, synthesize or formulate. Although we have an incredibly large array of suitable and highly effective ingredients to use and trillions of combinations based on science and research, when it comes to […]
What is Denatured Alcohol? Denatured alcohol, also called methylated spirits or denatured rectified spirit, is ethanol or isopropyl alcohols that have additives to make them poisonous, bad tasting, foul smelling or nauseating, to discourage recreational consumption. Denatured alcohol is used as a solvent and as fuel for alcohol burners and camping stoves. Because of the […]
Detox or detoxifying has no meaning in food much less in cosmetics or anywhere else but in medicine, so can we stop with the fad?! It’s a gimmick, a marketing crotch very much in fashion in the new era of holistic nonsense. I know, I know! You’ve heard us use the D word before, we’re […]
Surviving the death of a special needs child. My personal and painful journey through the proverbial hell.
It’s been 3 months…. 6 months… 8 months…. 1 year and 1 day… 1 year and 3 days today since my almost 17 year old special needs daughter Daniela Cristina, passed away. That’s how long it has taken me to write this article. The day a third of my heart went missing. April 1st, 2015, […]
We got a… well, let’s say an “interesting”, question on our live chat yesterday, that sparked a heated argument with our visitor and among us here at the office, including some tears of frustration from our sweet Carol, one of our team members in charge of answering all your fabulous questions on our live chat. […]
Thousands of articles written by qualified – and unqualified – experts flood the internet warning us against cosmetic products containing Parabens, EDTA, Phenoxyethanol and almost every preservative for water based cosmetics there is. In most cases is all quack science, in others there might be a real reason for it. Parabens have been identified in […]
As kids we depend on what mom tells us to do, to protect us from harm. During our vacations at the beach in the 70’s and 80’s, my mom, like million others, would apply sunscreen and sunblock from head to toe. Coppertone was hers and mine favorite sunscreen. Little did she know about all the […]