Posts Tagged ‘vitamin a’

Retinyl Palmitate Revisited

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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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Orange Explosion

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Hey there, beta-carotene. It sure is nice to see you.     Have a great...

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Made From Earth Green Tea Toxin Cleanser Review




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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 "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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Foody Friday: Sweets, Beets and Ladybugs on a Log

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I was feeling a little snacky yesterday, so I did the reasonable thing and made a snack.  My ladybugs on a log are slightly more fancy than regular ol' ants on a log because the celery is organic, the peanut butter is mixed with a little honey, and I used dried cranberries instead of raisins. Also, I just discovered Sweets & Beets Chips (made with, as you'd expect, sweet potato and beet chips), and they are so delicious. They're the perfect balance between sweet and savory, and with...

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Follow-up Post:Retinyl Palmitate

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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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