Posts Tagged ‘retinyl palmitate’

Retinyl Palmitate Revisited

Jun
20th
2012
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You might or might not remember my post from a while back about my confusion regarding retinyl palmitate. The knowledge I gained from my limited research did prompt me to eventually add retinyl palmitate to my list of Ingredients to Avoid, but I was still pretty unsatisfied with how much I learned. Upon the discovery of All Natural Beauty, a pretty nifty website packed with useful information (complete with a HUGE ingredient glossary), I decided to ask one of the available experts what they thought of retinyl palmitate. In her response,...

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Not Quite Natural: Sephora’s Natural Seal

Oct
27th
2011
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So here's the thing... I like Sephora. I've shopped at Sephora countless times, online and in store. However, during my many trips to their store and website, I've noticed something about the standards of Sephora's natural seal: they aren't very high. Today I'll be discussing a few questionable brands that Sephora sells and has deemed "natural." Now, in ignorance, I'm sure I've used my fair share of hazardous products in the past. I've probably even reviewed several of them (possibly positively), but I'm trying my best to remain informed and turn over a new leaf. As I'm sure many of...

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The DivaWash Review

Aug
31st
2011

T&J

Rating:

7
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Before I launch into my review of The DivaWash, I should probably tell you guys what I thought of The DivaCup. Since Danielle already crossed that bridge, I won't post an entire review of the little guy, but I do need to make it clear that I am completely converted. After experiencing an entire menstrual cycle with the cup, I can honestly say that I've never had a more pleasant period. I didn't feel like I was plugging a leak (as I often did with tampons) or wearing a diaper...

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Made From Earth Green Tea Toxin Cleanser Review

Aug
11th
2011

T&J

Rating:

8
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I'll get around to trying the Oil Cleansing Method eventually, but for now I've got a big bottle of Green Tea Toxin Cleanser that I cannot stop using. Ingredients (provided at madefromearth.com)- "Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Green Tea, Milk, Organic Lavender Distillate, Organic Roman Chamomile Distillate, Rose Distillate, Grapeseed Oil, Witch Hazel, Vitamin E, Polysaccharide Gum, Organic Honey, Vitamin C Ester,

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Arbonne SPF 20 Restorative Day Creme Review

Aug
3rd
2011

T&J

Rating:

7
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The second and last facial sunscreen I used while at the beach was Arbonne's SPF20 Restorative Day Creme, a product with many positives and one big negative. Ingredients (provided at arbonne.com)- "Active Ingredients: Octisalate 5.0%, Octocrylene 8.0%, Zinc Oxide 7.35 %. Inactive Ingredients: Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, PEG-40 Stearate, Dimethicone, Orange Peel Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil,

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Arbonne RE9 Advanced Corrective Eye Crème Review

Jul
26th
2011

T&J

Rating:

7
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  I may be young and not yet suffering from wrinkles, but I sure do love a good eye cream! Arbonne's  RE9 Advanced Corrective Eye Crème is no exception. Ingredients (provided at arbonne.com)- "Water, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Octydodecyl NeopentanoateSesame Seed OilButylene Glycol, SqualaneCamellia Oleifera Seed OilDecyl OleatePeg-100 StearateStearic Acid, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Alfalfa Seed ExtractLaminaria Digitata ExtractLavendula...

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Kiss My Face Eyewitness Eye Repair Creme Review

May
4th
2011

T&J

Rating:

8
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  In visiting my bag of samples recently, I found three samples Kiss My Face Eye Repair Creme. Instead of using each packet before opening the next, I put them all in a small container with a top. It seemed to be the sanitary and practical thing to do, and it was basically like getting a .5 oz container of eye creme for free! Ingredients (provided at kissmyfacewebstore.com)- Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Leaf Extract),* Glycine Soja (Soybean Oil),* Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Oil),*...

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Noah’s Naturals Rejuvenating Massage Oil Review

Mar
29th
2011

T&J

Rating:

7
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Ingredients (provided at noahsnaturals.com)- "Organic Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Organic Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Bisabolol, Naturally Derived Fragrance*. *Indicates Plant Origin" I couldn't locate this product in the Cosmetic Safety Database, so I linked to each ingredient individually above. The following three ingredients concern me most: Retinyl Palmitate...

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Follow-up Post:Retinyl Palmitate

Nov
18th
2010
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I mentioned in yesterday's post wanting to do further reasearch on the ingredient Retinyl Palmitate (or Vitamin A Palmitate). Today, I did that research. I picked a few of the more convincing articles to share with you guys. Here's some of what the Environmental Working Group has to say about Retinyl Palmitate: "Retinyl palmitate is an ingredient composed of palmitic acid and retinol (Vitamin A). When exposed to UV light, retinol compounds break down and produce toxic free radicals that can damage DNA and cause gene mutations, a precursor to cancer. Recently available data from an FDA study indicate that...

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