Are Parabens Dangerous or Not?

Parabens: the ubiquitous chemical preservative that we’ve been all told to avoid.  Parabens are everywhere, from lotions and cosmetics to tortillas and muffins. Are they safe for our bodies? Or are they dangerous and toxic.

Do I Have to Be a Chemist to Shop for Skin Care ?

Do you need a degree in chemistry to understand which ingredients are safe and why they are used? Often, deciphering an ingredient list is no easy task. For instance, consider our Simplified Face + Body Toner. Upon first glance, ingredients can look like a foreign language: Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Aqua (Water), Alcohol, Glycerin,…

Alcohol in Skin Care – Why Some Are Essential for Good Skin

There are a variety of alcohols available, and they are used for many things from skin care to perfume to food. Since each type is unique, it can be helpful to know a bit about the main ones. Cetearyl / Cetyl Stearyl / Cetyl is considered a fatty alcohol. Fatty alcohols are used to emulsify. They…