September 26, 2011

Vapour Organic Beauty Solid Perfume Review

If you've been reading this blog for any amount of time at all, you know that I bash on fragrance a lot here. I'm a little harsh. Which is why I need to express my support for a perfume that I can actually get behind. Enter Vapour Organic Beauty.

September 24, 2011

The Budget Edition: Kiss My Face Soap

As a grad student, I personally know the meaning of the phrase "starving student" (peanut butter and jelly for dinner, anyone?). So, I'll be the first to admit that far too many natural product lines fall into a luxury price range. Due to popular demand from my readers, I'm going to start featuring affordable products in Budget Edition posts!

September 22, 2011

The Soap Shampoo Experiment: Initial Results

When you were a kid did you make baking soda and vinegar volcano mounds in your kitchen sink? Or perhaps concoct coffee grounds and ovaltine sludge? Well I did. It was my kitchen chemistry play time when I was 4. I'm sure my parents appreciated that mess...

September 20, 2011

The FDA Issues Warning About Fromaldehyde Levels in the Brazilian Blowout

After three years of concern regarding the content of formaldehyde in the Brazilian Blowout, the FDA has finally issued a warning to the company. The Brazilian Blowout is a keratin treatment used in salons, which is designed to permanently straighten curly hair.

September 13, 2011

Body Time Shampoo Review

Remember when I discussed the damaging effects of some shampoos? Well, after that post my lovely friend Madeline got curious about her shampoo and graciously asked me to review it. She was using Body Time moisturizing shampoo, a brand that claims to be especially mild on hair.

September 9, 2011

KORA Organics by Miranda Kerr

Did you know Miranda Kerr (yes the Victoria's Secret model) started her own skincare line, Kora Organics? It's a relatively new product line which claims to be free of sulfates, parabens, synthetic fragrance, synthetic colors, T.E.A., D.E.A., glycols, silicones, PEGS, ethoxylate and formaldehyde. So did Miranda live up to her claims? My curiosity was piqued, so I thought I would investigate.

September 2, 2011

Freckles to Toes Has New Tabs!

Have you noticed?! We have tabs up top for you to access new pages like my favorite sites and a growing ingredients glossary. They actually have been up for a little bit now, so you may have already found them. But just in case you didn't catch 'em, go explore!

September 1, 2011

Mainstream Media Warns Public about Fragrance

You see warnings about synthetic fragrance all over healthy living sites, but now mainstream media is speaking out. MSNBC published an article about five toxic chemicals you should banish from your home. In their list they include synthetic fragrance and triclosan.