Archive for September, 2009

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Keeping Your Cutie’s Patootie Soft and Smooth

It seemed in the old days the way to combat diaper rash was with a commonly used petroleum product.  But who wants to smear oily goop on their baby’s skin when there are safer and more effective products available.  Hence, Wild Natural Baby’s Cutie Patootie Diaper Ointment. 
While zinc oxide creates an effective barrier, Cutie Patootie [...]

Feedback/review on Sustainable Youth Serum & Cream

Submitted by The Organic Beauty Expert
It’s super useful to me (and you) when you who win giveaways take a minute to share your experience with the treats you won! Reader Anna, who was one of three to win the gift set from Sustainable Youth came back to the OBE FB page to share this::
I was [...]

Al Franken introduces bill that calls for ingredient transparancy… Methinks some companies won’t be laughing

Submitted by The Organic Beauty Expert

According to a recent article on, newly seated Senator Al Franken has introduced a bill that calls for complete and full ingredient listings for household products. I am really happy to hear this and hope it passes. Just a few days ago I was in the kitchen using this [...]

More Carcinogens In Cosmetics?

Submitted by Beauty Brains Blog
Designer 856 asks…I have been hearing a lot about the manufacturing process of ethoxylation using the petrochemical ethylene oxide. Can you explain what that entails? I’ve read this process can also result in a trace contaminant called 1,4-Dioxane, a known carcinogen. If a company is using ethoxylated ingredients, but tests for [...]

Packaging: Not as dull as it sounds…..

Submitted by British Beauty Blogger

I love this pregnancy shaped bottle from Vivitas Woman, containing vitamins for expecting mums: it’s just really clever and innovative and bound to start a trend for body part packaging: only praying that Anusol doesn’t jump on the bandwagon….

Rating 3.00 out of 5


Red Wine For Skin Care?

Submitted by Beauty Brains Blog
Mid Brain reports:
I’m more of a beer person myself, but here’s good news for the red wine fans in the Beauty Brains community: a new technology that can turn vino into skin creams (and more.)
Red wine technology
ScienceDaily reports that the German chemical analysis company Spectral Service in partnership with Technologie-Transfer-Zentrum (TTZ)) [...]

What Do I Do About Flat Iron Damage?

Submitted by Beauty Brains Blog
Liz wants to learn…What specific products would you recommend to help minimize the damage of flat ironed hair?
The Right Brain’s Response:
The key to minimizing flat iron damage is to keep the hair lubricated while the iron is in contact with the hair.
Non-sexual lubricants
Normally we’d let Sarah Bellum answer any questions [...]

Can I Add Natural Ingredients and Vitamins To My Facial Mask?

Submitted by Beauty Brains Blog

Michelle has two questions…It is true that natural facial mask ingredients like avocado, honey, and yogurt really don’t work because the molecules are so big that they don’t penetrate into your skin? And if I add a few drops of baby vitamins to my facial serum or mask, will it work [...]

Review: Jo Hansford Intensive Mask

Submitted by British Beauty Blogger

I’ve got quite thick, unruly hair that endures a daily battle of trying to wilfully curl despite my savage attacks with straighteners. I don’t always win. But, try as I did over the summer to go into straightener re-hab and wean myself off the hot irons, I’ve now found they’re merging [...]

Clarisonic Review

Submitted by British Beauty Blogger

I’ve been using my Clarisonic for slightly over a week now, and I feel, well a bit ‘meh’ about it. I am in no doubt that it does cleanse skin effectively (using the same technology as Sonicare toothbrushes - and in fact, developed by the same team). There is a great [...]

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