I just had a facial at La Petit Rose Spa, thanks to my good friend Michelle, and I feel all glowy and amazing. Only, I’m a little frightened, too.
You know that part in a facial where the bright light comes out and your pores get uber-inspected? Well, as Michelle was doing this, she asked me about my skin care routine. I told her what I use – L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Cream, which I love by the way – and she told me about Safecosmetics.org.
Without going into the whole bit about how department store products are vastly inferior to those sold in spas, I gotta tell you about this website where you can look up the ‘hazards’ associated with your (yes, your) cosmetics. No matter what brand you use.
First off, I don’t necessarily buy the argument that department store products are worse than the specialists. Part of me just thinks it’s all about marketing and baloney.
Only I went to Safecosmetics.org and looked up L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Cream and gasp! it gets an overall hazard of 7 out of 10! I can’t even get into the ingredients and their ratings because A) I can’t pronounce or spell them and B) I’m overwhelmed. Toxic to reproductive organs…whaaaaaaaa?
Just do me this favor, girlfriend…go look up the stuff you slather yourself with and learn a little more about it. Don’t take my word for it.
Oh, and I also looked up Brazillian Blow out and other keratin hair straighteners and OMG! I know what’s been flying around the Internet about that, but OMG!
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