Acting as a consumer voice, SCA is continuously propelling the beauty industry to exclude and restrict potentially harmful chemicals
from their products. SCA is calling all brands to
provide ingredient transparency and to leave out chemicals that are
known to be toxic or associated with triggering allergies and skin
irritation. Consumers can minimise their exposure to common chemicals. In an age of 24/7 connectivity, consumers should have full access to
information that gives them the freedom to seek out products." Read More >
"The issues surrounding sunscreen remains both confusing and controversial. It may surprise many people that scientists say there is no evidence that sunscreen prevents cancer. In an article by Truth In Aging, "A British scientist looked at all the studies on sunscreen and cancer and concluded that that there was no evidence
that sunscreen use prevents the development of malignant melanoma. He
still advises wearing a sunscreen, but the best thing is to stay in the
shade. Studies have show that sunscreens do not work very well and many contain chemicals that can cause skin irritation or worse." Read More >
"Herbs, spices and natural oils should be an essential part of your health plan. Some of the best essential oils for healing are also commonly used everyday in the food we eat in the form of dried or fresh herbs.
Not only do herbs and essential oils work to benefit the skin, but they are also perfect for making home skincare and health remedies as well as soothing the body, mind and soul. Essential oils are commonly used in aromatherapy for their ability to have a certain effect on the human body." Read More >
For some men, the morning shave can be the most painful part of their day.
good news is that 21.5% of Australian men use facial moisturisers
consistently - but the bad news is that only represents a fifth of
WOMEN ABSORB OVER 2 KG'S TOXIC CHEMICALS EVERY YEAR FOM BEAUTY PRODUCTS. ARE YOUR PRODUCTS HEALTHY?
A study in 2007 revealed that women who apply beauty products every day, absorb over 2 teaspoons of toxic chemicals each and every day. This raises issues concerning cosmetics and our health. Label scrutiny is essential if you wish to minimise your toxic burden, especially when it comes to personal care products, makeup and home cleaning products.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE PUTTING ON YOUR SKIN, HAIR & NAILS?
Article by Mia Jones for SCA. We all want to get the facts right when it comes to chemicals and health, so how bad are these so called nasty chemicals and what are the immediate risks to our health? Let's take a look at the top offending chemicals.
Article by Jen King for SCA. The number of annual deaths in Australia from tobacco-related causes is greater than those from alcohol and illicit drugs combined. In 2017, the number of smokers increased to 2.4 million, causing experts to doubt the efficiency of higher tax rates on cigarettes.
Article by Jen King for Safe Cosmetics Australia.
There’s nothing quite like the natural beauty and inner confidence that comes with clear skin. But between dryness, acne, and oiliness, there are a host of skin problems that can zap the life out of your complexion - and your self-esteem. Acne in particular has been linked to depression.
Fortunately, natural skincare products can improve skin with safe and effective ingredients; unlike synthetic products which cause further irritation. Here are some tips on how to deal with the three most common skincare concerns.
Used as an oxidising and bleaching agent that whitens and lightens, bleach is also a household disinfectant. Commonly known as bleach, sodium hypochlorite is toxic to human health, animals and the environment. Bleach comes from a natural source, table salt, but this does not make it safe and nontoxic because the processes that it undergoes rapidly changes it into a hazardous chemical.
WHAT IS THE MOST COMMON CAUSE OF CONTACT DERMATITIS?
Allergic contact dermatitis is a common skin condition that
results in an itchy and weeping rash, typically a few days after direct
skin contact. Common causes include nickel, chemicals, plants,
cosmetics, perfumes and ointments; The first time the cream or ointment
is applied, the rash will generally not appear for 10 to 14 days.
TREND ALERT OXYGEN INFUSED MAKEUP AND SKINCARE
Pretty as a picture.
PRODUCT REVIEW: BEST ORGANIC NIGHT CREAM BY JOI PURE
Sleeping Beauty Enriching Night Cream
Uni Organics certified organic night cream is heavenly! Just as
the name suggests, the cream works it’s magic on the skin while you are
sleeping. Hydrating and replenishing the skin’s lost moisture with
extracts of Wild Rosella, Kakadu Plum and Snake Vine.