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There is a lot of hype around sunscreen safety, and I think it is important for consumers to be informed from accurate sources regarding the issues at hand. See my original post here about sunscreen safety.

Today I wanted to specifically address the issue of nanoparticles. A lot of natural and organic sunscreens are marketing their sunscreens as “non-nano.” Why? The ingredients most likely to be nanosized are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which are top of the list for the “safe” sunscreen movement. So are the “safe” sunscreens not safe either???

See what the EWG says

Refresher

Nanoparticles refer to the size of the particles in the sunscreen. They are one billionth of a meter in length, aka a nanometer. Nanotechnology, the ability to create something that small, has revolutionized many industries, cosmetics included. And they’ve actually been used in sunscreens since the early 1980s! …


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Ever wonder if you are using the best shampoo for your hair? Well check out this comprehensive review from Reviews.com on some of the best shampoos on the market.

Their methodology is intense, and in the process, Reviews.com does a remarkably thorough and well thought-out attempt to pare down the enormous choice that consumers have when buying shampoos. Their top pick for Normal to Dry Hair is a really nice product (Davine’s Oi shampoo).

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In my opinion, the most important factor when choosing a shampoo is to not remove ALL of the oil from your scalp. The natural oils on your scalp are lubricating and good for the hair, so finding the right balance between not looking greasy or too dry (and with it, itchy and flaky scalp) is very important. Reviews.com took a close look at all the surfactants (the ingredients that removed oil) and found products that were kind to the hair and scalp. …


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OK, so it’s a little too late for gifting, but never too late for giving yourself a fresh start to 2017!

If you are looking for a few new fresh ways to get your skin glowing, look no further! I’ve got some of my favorite new discoveries that anyone can use!

Heeere are some of my faaaavorite things!!! (Did that sound like Oprah?)

Eye cream with SPF

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It seems to be as much of an catch-22 as one might think. The eye area is very sensitive so most people don’t put SPF around the eye due to stinging and irritation. Yet, the skin around the eye is the most delicate and vulnerable to UV damage. Many women complain about crepiness around the eye area, much of which can be contributed to UV damage. …

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