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Celiac (Coeliac) Disease & Skin Care Products
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Celiac (Coeliac) Disease & Skin Care Products.

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 […]

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Lead in makeup. Can cosmetics manufacturers avoid it?

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 […]

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Denatured Alcohol – what is it and why is it used in cosmetics.

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 […]

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Can we please stop saying detox?

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 […]

I see you sell coconut oil. Why do you have an article on FB that says it is bad for you?
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I see you sell coconut oil. Why do you have an article on FB that says it is bad for you?

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. […]

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Preservative free is the new cosmetics trend… but are they safe?

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 […]