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Smoothing Anti-Frizz Aloe Vera Hairspray - Pins and Procrastination. Ditch the Toxic Sunscreen; Use Coconut Oil Instead. Summer time is beach time, or at least poolside time. But if you want some protection form the sun’s UV rays, don’t always reach for toxic sunscreens. Instead, pack some extra virgin coconut oil along with your beach towel and umbrella. That’s right, the same extra virgin coconut oil found in your kitchen pantry will do the trick to protect your skin – minus the toxicity from health-compromising ingredients. Coconut oil has been used as an effective sunscreen for thousands of years by indigenous, pacific islanders. Why slather toxic chemicals on your body when you can use non toxic coconut oil instead? There are two types of UV (ultraviolet) rays from the sun: UVA and UVB. Sunlight is by far the optimal way to produce your vitamin D. Avoid Toxic Sunscreens According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) approximately 75% of commercial sunscreens contain toxic chemicals that are linked to cancer and disrupt hormones.

Store bought sunscreens typically contain: Additional Sources: NY Times. 100 years of Beauty | Schilling-Douglas School of Hair Design. As years pass many things change from hair styles to the way we wear our makeup. To show the transformation over the years, we at Schilling Douglas put together a “100 Years of Beauty” to show the progression of the beauty industry and the amazing changes over the years. The 1900’s was a time of elegance and up do’s. Often time’s false hair was used to give the hair a fuller look with the promise of looking soft and luxurious. 1910 was the era of when one’s hair was meant to catch attention. They would curl the hair to create softness but the fashion was ever so changing they would add in flowers and feathers to catch their peer’s eyes to be the talk of the night. 1920 was also known as the roaring 20’s. 1930 was the beginning of the Hollywood Golden Age. 1940’s was all about the victory rolls and the gorgeous waves.

In the 1950’s the hairstyles were becoming even more natural but stylish. 1970’s was the age of creating new things. 1980’s was the age of large hair. The Oil-Cleansing Method. How to buy toxin-free nail polish. *Updated March, 2015. Let’s kick off with this: most nail polish is made with the same gunk used to make car paint. Yep, a toxic melange of solvents, film formers, resins and plasticisers. Whatever they are. But shall we move on? And see if there is some light at the end of this fumey tunnel?

I’ve written before on toxin-free cosmetics, safe fake tan lotions and toxin-free sunscreen, so I figured it was time to take a closer look at nail polish. For this reason, too, I’ve asked some of my expert toxin-free friends to weigh in on this stinky topic. 1. Maria Hannaford at Econest works for an environmental organisation researching the impact our food system has on the environment and our health.

Formaldehyde. Irene Falcone is the creator of Nourished Life, a site specialising in selling eco-chic natural and organic beauty, children’s and home and lifestyle products. What to do? 2. Finding a 100% natural nail polish free from synthetic chemicals is impossible, it simply doesn’t exist. 3. 4. Green Beauty Review: Testing 13 Non-Toxic Nail Polishes | Ecocult. It happens all the time when you’re trying to be non-toxic. You throw out your evil, no-good, terrible product, and realize your non-toxic replacement is just not as good.

Laundry detergent that doesn’t quite clean as well, eyeliner that barely lines, deodorant that leaves you odorous–they all exists. Good replacements can be found, but you have to do some searching. Nail polish is no exception. Many of the ones you know and love–Cover Girl, Orly, Sally Hansen (including the nail polish strips), L’Oreal, Sephora, Maybelline, Wet n’ Wild, Ulta, and O.P.I. –have toxins like dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde resin, benzophenone, propyl paraben, oxybenzone. Formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and toluene are the dirty three everyone always talks about, but now new brands of nail polishes have hit the shelves claiming to be 5-free. Well + Good did a nice roundup of 5-free nail polishes. A Beautiful Life Conclusion: Not quite as good as a conventional nail polish, but not embarrassing, either.

Worth It: Non-Toxic Nail Polish Remover That Actually Smells Good. Jamberry. Chemical-free Nails: The Safest Manicure - Spry Living. Beauty/Skincare, Featured Article By Katie D. Neal on April 15, 2011 iStock Photo Jenna Hipp had a dream job, polishing the nails of celebs like Cindy Crawford and Jessica Alba for photo shoots and red carpet events—until she realized it was making her sick. “One day in 2006, I was painting nails for a photo shoot when all of a sudden I leaned over, and my nose literally started bleeding everywhere, and all over my client,” she says.

Click here for budget-friendly beauty tips. A little bit of research quickly revealed that they were not uncommon for manicurists, due to the amount of time they spend inhaling fumes from nail products. “I decided for my own health, as well as the health of my clients, that I was only going to use ‘green’ products—those free of harmful chemicals—from that moment on,” she says. 12 Non-Toxic Nail Polish Brands. The more natural I go with skin care, the more natural I go with everything I put on my body. My latest green switch is nail care. I am a big fan of painted nails. In my jewelry career, that was limited to my toes, as it was pointless to paint my fingernails – they were never long and were in constant use. I was watching a rerun of my favorite guilty pleasure, Gilmore Girls, and Lorelai’s nails were painted this great fire-engine red. This was about a week before Christmas and I thought, “Perfect!” Whatever the cause, after four hours trying to dry in the evening and a sleepless night spent with my nails sticking to my flannel sheets, I got up and removed the perfect red that was now all smudged and still not dry.

Image from Hence began my search for non-toxic nail polish. There are lots of brands out there that say they are all-natural or non-toxic, but there are three ingredients you are looking to avoid: 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. -Jocelyn Broyles. 7 Stylish Toxin-Free Nail Polish Brands. The Best Non-Toxic Nail Polish Options. Birchbox: The smartest way to shop for beauty and grooming products. Dressing Your Truth.

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