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The Real Cost of Beauty

November 26th, 2011 by Sophy

Would you knowingly eat Petrochemicals?  Of course you wouldn’t - but it is now media knowledge that up to 60% of what we put on our skin can get absorbed into the body.  Looked at another way, women on average may eat several tonnes of lipstick during their lifetime.  And up to 5lb per year of chemicals may get absorbed into the body as a result of putting make up on every day.
Looking good on the outside has never been so hazardous for our health and wellbeing.  And whilst it is now the norm for consumers to scan food labels for ingredients, very few of us take the time to do the same with skincare products.

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Irradiation and Halal

November 26th, 2011 by Sophy

The recent FDA announcement about irradiating spinach and lettuce sold across the grocery stores in the United States has sparked off a public debate about the safety of irradiating food stuff for consumer use. Common sense dictates that zapping nutritional raw materials with radiation is likely to have a negative effect on the delicate nutrients contained in many plants – such as phytochemicals with known activity against cancer, heart disease, cholesterol and inflammatory diseases.

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Can a beauty cream really turn back time?

November 23rd, 2011 by Sophy

This truly is the million dollar question! The scientific answer has to be no, because if beauty creams did all they claim, they would - by law - have to be classed as drugs and not as cosmetics. However, the huge and growing demand for anti-ageing skincare says differently.

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