Posts Tagged ‘health and beauty products’

Product Review: Lina Hanson Global Body Serum

Jun
5th
2013

T&J

Rating:

9
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  I could use this time to talk about my previous extended absence, but I'll save it for another post. Reviewing Lina Hanson's dream of a serum seems like way more fun anyway, doesn't it? Ingredients (provided at linahanson.com)- rice bran oil, apricot kernel oil, argan oil, yuzu oil, vanilla oil, camellia seed oil, brazil nut oil, pumpkin seed oil, pink grapefruit oil, and avocado oil. Some great things about this product: 1. It’s free of parabens, petrochemicals, artificial fragrance, and silicone. 2. It’s cruelty-free and vegan. 3. It contains organic ingredients. Product Description-"Global...

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Pink Papaya Water Lily & Bamboo Facial Polish Review

Oct
15th
2012

T&J

Rating:

8
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  I recently received two of Pink Papaya's products to try, and today I'll be reviewing one of those products: the Water Lily & Bamboo Facial Polish. Having never heard of the brand, I was a little skeptical initially regarding their performance. Fortunately, once I tried them, I loved them both! Ingredients (provided with product packaging)- purified water, polyethylene (micro-crystals), stearic acid, orange peel extract, sweet cherry fruit extract, rooibos leaf extract, honey extract, carrot seed extract, licorice root extract, water lily extract, bamboo extract, coco-glucoside, sunflower seed oil,...

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Coconut Oil: Refined vs Unrefined

May
8th
2012
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I've always heard that unrefined coconut oil is the way to go when it comes to cooking, and this makes plenty of sense.  Apparently the polyphenols in coconut oil, which can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, are damaged during the refining process. I've also read that the proteins/minerals are significantly diminished after being refined.

 But because it was the cheaper option at the health food store, I've been moisturizing my body with organic refined coconut oil for the past couple of weeks. Common sense tells me...

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Sometimes I speak too soon.

May
7th
2012
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Remember my less than glowing review of skinnyskinny's jasmine organic dry shampoo? Well, I recently discovered that the dry shampoo works. Not only that, but it actually works quite well. My problem? I used it on hair that simply had too much product buildup (ie: hair that needed to actually be washed), and when I used it on other occasions I simply wasn't using enough of it to see results. So, here I am to admit that I am sometimes the worst and completely wrong...

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Olivella Nourishment Cream Review

Mar
26th
2012

T&J

Rating:

9
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  Remember my mention of the Olivella Nourishment Cream sample I received? Well, today I'll be reviewing it! Ingredients (provided on product packaging)- water, olive fruit oil,glycerin,cetearyl olivate,shea butter, hydrogenated olive oil,sorbitan olivate,olive oil, sweet almond oil, rose seed oil,sunflower seed oil, corn oil,chamomile extract,carrot root extract,hypericum perforatum extract,glyceryl linoleate,glyceryl caprylate,sodium dehydroacetate, ascorbyl palmitate,lecithin,tocopherol,xanthan gum,citric acid. The preliminary report I created for this product in the Cosmetics Database gives it a hazard score of 5. Fragrance is the only ingredient with a hazard score above a 3 (ingredients with...

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A Fine Day for a Scary Infographic

Feb
20th
2012
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I should totally print this infographic that I found on the ecomom blog and keep it with me. It would certainly come in handy when conversing with naysayers, don't you think? Entered the bath salt giveaway yet? Image...

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Eucalypto Organics Rosehip Balancing Facial Serum Review

Nov
29th
2011

T&J

Rating:

10
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When I contacted Laurie from Eucalypto Organics about possibly reviewing an item from her shop, she was sure to send me a product that both my skin and my nose would adore. The Rosehip Balancing Facial Serum is positively dreamy! Ingredients (provided in the Eucalypto Organics Shop)-" Rosehip Seed Oil*, Meadowfoam Seed Oil*, Macadamia Nut Oil*, Pumpkin Seed Oil*, Rosehip CO2*, Calendula CO2*, Lavender*, Citrus Bergamia*, Rosewood*, Frankinsence*, Geranium*, Patchouli*, Grapefruit*, Myrhh*, Magnolia*, Ylang Ylang*, Sandlewood*, Rock Rose*, St Johns Wort*, Vanilla* ( * Certified Organic or...

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W3ll People Narcissist Foundation Stick Review

Nov
21st
2011

T&J

Rating:

9.5
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  Sadly, my Narcissist Foundation Stick is the last of W3ll People's products I currently have to review. I've been so impressed with each one I've tried, though, that I'm sure I'll have more to share with you guys in the future. : ) Ingredients (provided at w3llpeople.com.com)-"Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil* infused with Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea Complex) Leaf**, Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi Mushroom)***, Morella Cerifera (Bayberry- wildharvested); Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax)****, Silica, Essential Oils, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil (and) Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Tocopherol...

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W3ll People Nudist Lipshine Stick Review

Nov
17th
2011

T&J

Rating:

10
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Don't let the size and shape of W3ll People's Nudist Supernatural Lipshine Stick fool you. It might look like a chapstick, but its moisturizing properties are just the tip of the iceberg. Ingredients (provided at w3llpeople.com.com)- "OG Castor Oil infused with OG Bayberry*, OG Green Tea**, OG Calendula flowers*, OG Mallow Sylvestris*, & OG Rosehips*; Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordii Oil Coplymer, Beeswax, Castor Isostearate Beeswax Succinate***, Essential Oils, Pomegranate Extract, Tocopherol (natural Vitamin E), L-Lysine, Stevia Leaf Extract, [+/-: Carmine (CI?), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Mica (CI 77019),...

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Vapour Organic Beauty Siren Lipstick Review

Nov
15th
2011

T&J

Rating:

9.5
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Today I'll be reviewing one of my new go-to lipsticks, Vapour Organic Beauty's Siren Lipstick in ravish. Ingredients (provided at vapourbeauty.com)- "Organic/Bio Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Organic/Bio Cera Alba (Beeswax), Organic/Bio Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Essential Oils & Natural Fruit Essences, Camelina Sativa Oil, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Organic/Bio Punica Granatum (Pomegranate Oil), Organic/Bio Rosa Damascena (Rose) Buds, Organic/Bio Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm), Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh)*,  Stevia Rebaudiana (Stevia) Leaf Extract  [+/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Mica...

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