TEMPORARY BUSINESS CLOSURE
We have temporarily closed our business during these crazy times, however, Kai and I are still available for product orders and deliveries. We are taking all of the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and we appreciate all of you doing the same for Kai and I. We are unable to do any treatments at this point in time.
Please stay safe, take care and wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water rather than antibacterial gels where possible.
WHAT TOXIC CHEMICALS ARE IN YOUR BATHROOM?
What toxic chemicals are in your household?
Let’s talk about cosmetic chemistry and address the use of toxic ingredients found within our everyday personal care products; from moisturizers and serums to shampoos and conditioners, to hand washes and antibacterial gels, you are lead to believe these products available to us in supermarkets and high-end department stores are good for us, however, this could not be further from the truth. Companies can and do legally use chemicals linked to cancer — (yes, you heard right more on that in a moment), birth defects and reproductive harm in the cosmetic products we use every day and a shocking number of dangerous chemicals hide in personal care products and cosmetics under the word ‘fragrance’ on product labels.
The laws governing cosmetics and personal care products are so limited that known cancer-causing chemicals, or carcinogens, are legally allowed in personal care products. Some carcinogens, such as formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, are common in personal care products, while others are less common, but still occasionally present. Read labels and avoid cosmetics and personal care products containing formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing preservatives (quaternium-15, diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, DMDM hydantoin, and 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3 diol), phenacetin, coal tar, benzene, untreated or mildly treated mineral oils, ethylene oxide, chromium, cadmium and its compounds, arsenic and crystalline silica (or quartz).
The truth is that the beauty industry is largely unregulated, and companies often have to define what ‘clean’ means for themselves. For us, clean beauty is about being transparent with our ingredient selection process, so our customers can make an informed decision about what they put on their bodies every single day. Because we believe beauty isn’t just about how you look, but how it makes you feel—from the inside out.
During these unforeseen times surrounding COVID19, it is so important to know what ingredients you are coming into contact with on a daily basis that could be harming your largest organ, skin, and it’s physical and immunological barrier; the innate/adaptive immune system. If we don’t have a healthy skin barrier, we are open to all kinds of allergens, pathogens, bacteria and viruses to penetrate and thus risk making us less susceptible to these environmental hazards and making us sick. We are already seeing an epidemic of contact dermatitis through the use of inappropriate hand-washes, surface wipes and antibacterial gels, and these ingredients can do serious harm to our skin and body. Let’s take a look at some of the ingredients that MUST be avoided topically at ALL times as well as through your olfactory system IE nose and mouth.
Not listed on ingredient labels, this chemical is a contaminant linked to cancer found in products that create suds such as shampoo and liquid soap. Yes, soap! Make sure the soap you’re using is safe for your hands.
Ethanolamine Compounds (MEA, DEA, TEA)
Ethanolamines are present in many consumer products ranging from cosmetics, personal care products and household cleaning products. Both have been linked to liver tumors.
Fragrance is defined by the FDA as a combination of chemicals that gives each perfume or cologne (including those used in other products) its distinct scent. Linked to serious health problems such as cancer, reproductive and developmental toxicity, allergies and sensitivities, clearly, there is a need for stronger regulations, more research, and greater transparency.
Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) and Methylchloroisothiazolinone (CMIT)
These common preservatives are found in many liquid personal care products, and have been linked to lung toxicity, allergic reactions and possible neurotoxicity.
Parabens are preservatives used in a wide variety of personal care products. These endocrine-disrupting chemicals can be absorbed through skin, blood and the digestive system.
Others that must be avoided are conventional emulsifiers with NO physiological affinity, colours, preservatives that damage and alter gene expression of the host’s innate microbiome and silicones which interfere with skin barrier function.
It is an absolute minefield out there as to HOW these ingredients are allowed in our personal care products, we are just thankful to be educated on the facts. Did you know over 1300 toxic ingredients are banned in Europe? Yet the United States has only banned 11. When was the last year a law passed regulating cosmetic products in the U.S.? Since 1938 there have been NO regulations on the environmental toxins that are found within personal care products. Why are we seeing more children being born with ADHD, autism, allergies and asthma? 1 in 7 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. 1 in 3 children will be diagnosed with ADHD which is really scary statistics.
So, what can you do about this?
Become educated about the products you are coming into contact with on a daily basis by doing your own research. Speak to a Practicing Corneotherapist and get onto some non-toxic, physiological skin care that CARES for your skin barrier as well as your long term health. Preserving the integrity of the epidermis has never been so important so I encourage all of you to go into your bathrooms if you’re not using dermaviduals or MooGoo, and have a look at the products that are accumulating within your bathroom.
If you’re stuck, please don’t hesitate to get in contact and book in for 1.5 hour skin consultation so we can help guide you to a healthy skin future as well as educating you on some of the toxic ingredients that must be avoided to keep you, your family and friends safe.
Knowledge is power so let’s get EDUCATED!
BACK IN STOCK
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ANTI-AGEING WITH DR IAN
Anti-ageing dates with our fantastic doctor who specialises in Dermatology. These dates will depend on whether we are allowed to open up for business or not so keep reading the newsletter to stay informed.
All bookings are made through my business. If you’d like an appointment please contact me on 0438 311 297.
RECIPE FOR HOME-MADE ANZACS & APPLE SLICE
ANZAC BISCUITS 1914
2 CUPS OF ROLLED OATS
1 CUP PLAIN FLOUR
1/4 CUP OF SUGAR
125G OF BUTTER
1 LARGE ROUNDED TABLE GOLDEN SYRUP
1 TBSP OF BICARB SODA
2 TBSP OF HOT WATER
PREHEAT OVEN TO 160. PREPARE 2 BAKING TRAYS. MIX TOGETHER THE OATS, FLOUR AND SUGAR IN A BOWL. MELT THE BUTTER AND GOLDEN SYRUP TOGETHER AND ADD WATER AS WELL AS BICARB SODA THEN POUR INTO THE DRY INGREDIENTS AND MIX WELL. ROLL INTO THE BALLS THE SIZE OF A WALNUT AND PLACE ON THE PREPARED TRAY. BAKE FOR 20 MINUTES UNTIL GOLDEN. REMOVE BISCUITS WHILE HOT, ALLOW TO COOL AND CRISP ON BEFORE SERVING.
OTHER VARIATIONS – I USED 1 CUP OF ROLLED OATS AND 1 CUT OF DESICCATED COCONUT, 1 CUP OF LOW CALORIE SUGAR MIX AND 2 TABLE SPOONS OF GOLDEN SYRUP IN YESTERDAY’S MIX. I HAVE ALSO ADDED GRATED APPLE OTHER TIMES.
2 CUPS OF SELF RAISING FLOUR
1 CUP SUGAR
3 APPLES, PEELED, CORED AND DICED (1CM)
125G OF BUTTER
TOSS APPLES, FLOUR, SUGAR INTO A MEDIUM MIXING BOWL. MELT BUTTER IN A SAUCEPAN ON THE STOVE. STIR IN EGG. POUR BUTTER AND EGG INTO THE MIXTURE AND MIX UNTIL COMBINED AND SPOON INTO A GREASED SLICE TIN. BAKE AT 180 DEGREES FOR 30-40 MINUTES UNTIL THE TOP IS GOLDEN BROWN.
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