Posts Tagged ‘natural cosmetics’

Important NOTICE:

The seminar, ‘Safe. Effective. Beautiful.’ has been postponed due to the sudden passing of a valued employee.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family as well as Daniel and fellow employees at Marshall Compounding Pharmacy.

Image(s) courtesy VintageHolidayCrafts.com

For all my local readers … you may be interested in this….

A seminar, held in Abbotsford called…

Safe. Effective. Beautiful.

This seminar promises to give valuable  information to help us feel and look great – naturally!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 7:30 PM


Kent Place Medical Building

33774 Marshall Road
Abbotsford, BC

604 859.8333
“Marshall Compounding Pharmacy” marshall@relcomsys.ca

I’ll choose, safe, effective and  beautiful any day. 

Here’s Cheri Watson, owner of Accents Cosmetics  about to give me the ‘makeover’.

Cheri about to give me the makeover - 2011 Carrie ©

I love the product so much, I use it confidently everyday.
I say confidently because I know that I am actually feeding my skin nutrients…period.! No chemicals, no additives, just good stuff.
Here are some juicy tidbits to consider…
Did you know:
  • Most women absorb up to 2 kilograms of chemicals through their skin from their toiletries and cosmetics over the course of a year!
  • The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health found that  884 chemicals used in personal care products and cosmetics were toxic!
Those are troublesome stats. 

At this seminar you will learn how to find skin care products and cosmetics made without the plastics, silicones, petroleum, artificial fragrances, dyes, and other unsafe ingredients found in most beauty products.

Let me introduce you to the Presenters:

Cheri Watson

Cheri Watson is a businesswoman who created a natural line of cosmetics, Accents Cosmetics,  in 2004 and manufactures them in Mission, BC.

Daniel Wong

Daniel Wong is a compounding pharmacist who owns Marshall Compounding Pharmacy.
He also specializes in natural remedies for a wide range of common maladies.

Daniel Wong can be reached at Marshall Compounding Pharmacy – 604 859.8333. Email: marshall@relcomsys.ca

Maybe I’ll see you there.

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Toxins in my makeup?  

Did you know that what’s on your skin and in your bathroom could kill you?

Fact:  Most cosmetics on the market today are loaded with  toxic chemical potions, often referred to as 
The Dirty Dozen.

The word ‘natural’ on the front label means very little when the dirty dozen, (below) are listed on the back of the label.

1. Bisphenol-A: Also called BPA. Used in moisturizers and makeup as antioxidants and preservatives. It’s associated with tumour growth and hormone disfunction of humans. Harmful to wildlife.

2. Coal Tar Dyes: Appearing on bottles as
“p-phenylenediamine” or colours listed as “CI” followed by five digits, this chemical is common in hair dyes and is linked to cancer. It also contains low levels of heavy metals.

3. DEA: Diethanolamine makes products soapy, sudsy or creamy, but also irritates skin and may be toxic to the immune and nervous systems of humans and fish and wildlife.

4. Dibutyl phthalate: Found in nail polish, it enhances the capacity of other chemicals to cause genetic mutations of humans. Harmful to fish and wildlife.

5. Formaldehyde-releasing agents: These irritate skin and eyes and harm marine life. Examples are DMDM

hydantoin, diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, methenamine, quarternium-15 and sodium hydroxymethylglycinate.

6. Parfum/perfume: Fragrances are considered “trade secrets” and could contain any number of chemicals.

7. Parabens: Used as a preservative in makeup, parabens are linked to breast cancer and hormone problems, particularly in women of childbearing age.

8. PEG compounds: Polyethylene glyco compounds open skin’s pores, allowing other harmful chemicals to penetrate more deeply. This chemical is often found in creams and is linked to cancer.

9. Petrolatum: Also called mineral oil jelly, this chemical carcinogen is common in moisturizers and lip balms for providing shine and a moisture barrier.

10. Siloxanes: Used in cosmetics to soften, smooth and moisten, these compounds can irritate the skin, eyes and lungs and are harmful humans, fish and wildlife.

11. Sodium laureth sulfate: Used to create foam, this chemical may be contaminated with ethylene oxide and 1,4-dioxane, both of which cause cancer. It can be found in soaps, shampoos and toothpaste.

12. Triclosan: Found in antiperspirants, deodorants, cleansers and hand sanitizer as a preservative and antibacterial agent. It interferes with hormone function in humans. Harmful to fish and other wildlife.

Switching to toxin free skin care products isn’t easy, but it’s worth it. 

Today my toxin-free skin care is loaded with mangosteen goodness,  and works to restore, rejuvenate, and protect the skin.

No “dirt” here!

contact: carrie@wachsmannstudios.com

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