|BEAUTY PRODUCTS FOR WOMEN HAVE EXISTED SINCE CREATION START IN THIS UNIVERSE....but is being "corrupted" in current kli-yug???|
Posted by Vishva News Reporter on August 30, 2009
a makeup artist who devoted herself to
educating women about
toxic beauty products and healthy alternatives
"Majority of products in your makeup and personal care collection such
Anti-perspirant, Lipstick, Sun-screen, Nail-polish, Hair dye,
contain toxins linked to
CARCINOGENS CAUSING CANCER
and other serious illnesses such as
infertility and birth defects..
These are just a few of the endless examples.
I am not sure what
infuriates me more:
That I continue to put this stuff on my body
these are available in the first place —
with minimal public awareness and
.....AND A LITTE HISTORY
ON THE WORLD OF COSMETICS....
Women in the ancient Indus Valley Civilization applied lipstick to their
lips for face decoration. Indian women and men have been using henna and
kohl (kajal) since ages. In fact the history of cosmetics spans at least
6000 years of human history and evidences can be found in Egyptian,
Roman, Greek and Chinese civilizations.
As for the lipstick, it is known to have been used around 5000 years ago
in ancient Mesopotamia, when semi-precious jewels were crushed and
applied to the lips and occasionally around the eyes.
And the best fact about lipstick – During the Islamic Golden Age the
notable Arab Andalusian cosmetologist Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi
(Abulcasis) invented solid lipsticks, which were perfumed stocks rolled
and pressed in special molds, and he described them in his Al-Tasrif.
My Random Thoughts
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KNOWLEDGE as defined in
SCIENCES OF LIFE AND CREATION called
appears to lie dormant and being re-discovered in its infancy
stage...This infancy stage
KNOWLEDGEE is rushed into
commercialization for making money without any regard to life safety and
health concerns...and as history has shown to date is often withdrawn
from commercialization at a great cost to public health and safety...and
without much recourse to the public for liability of those
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vED because in the
sNskRUt language texts
of the entire corpus of
Sciences extant today....reference to cosmetics, beauty
aids, personal care products is mentioned everywhere.....which means
presently evolving knowledge on makeup and personal care products in not
a new discovery as is perceived today by what we call industrialized,
developed, modern nations....
To this end, please click on the next line...to go to the next
page and read the article by pan style="color: #FF0000">Britta
Aragon, N, New York blogger on the subject...plus also get
the info on reliable websites where you can find TRUE KNOWLEDGEtrong>
on the subject matter including hist...
....Carefree cosmetics contain />
toxins linked to
.......cancer and other illness....
A bit of research unearths healthy
Aug 2009: Sarah Petrescu)
Like many women, the majority of products in my bathroom cabinets
contain toxins linked to cancer and other illnesses. />
Antiperspirant: Aluminum-based compounds found in most antiperspirants
have been shown to boost levels of estrogen, which can promote cancer
Sunscreen: Pa Parabens, used as a preservative in many lotions — even
natural ones — were found in 18 out of 20 breast cancer tumours in a
2004 study published in the Journal of Toxicology.
Nail polish: Phthalates, plasticizers used to preserve flexibility, are
linked to infertility and birth defects.
Lipstick: My L’Oreal Colour Riche True Red tested with one of the
highest concentrations of lead, even though it is not listed as an
ingredient, by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics in 2007. L’Oreal
responded to that study by saying all its ingredients are tested by its
safety team of toxicologists, physicians and other experts.
Hair dye: has been linked to bladder cancer and non-Hodgkin’s
lymphoma since the 1980s.
These are just a few of the endless examples. I’m not sure what
infuriates me more: That I continue to put this stuff on my body or that
it is available in the first place — with minimal public awareness and
So, in this toxic dump of beauty products, who is responsible for
sifting out the healthy from the harmful?
Britta Aragon, New York blogger on the subject, says we are — at least
“Unfortunately, at this point, the consumer is the one responsible for
being the watchdog. Hopefully we can change that,” Aragon, 35, tells me.
“Use fewer, simpler personal-care products; don’t trust ‘organic’ or
‘natural;’ read labels, and become your own authority.”
Aragon, who is originally from Vancouver, is a makeup artist who devoted
herself to educating women about toxic beauty products and healthy
alternatives when her father lost his fifth battle with cancer in 2007.
So she started Cinco Vidas (‘five lives,’ in honour of her father), a
site devoted to toxin-free beauty product information, discussion and
healing from chemotherapy and radiation treatments — something Aragon
experienced first-hand as a 16-year-old Hodgkin’s cancer survivor.
|“I just felt I had to do something,” says Aragon, who is developing her
own line of safe, healthy products as well, and recommends the
non-profit Campaign for Safe Cosmetics as a great resource.
“While I was caregiving for my father, I witnessed all the side-effects
chemotherapy and radiation had on my father’s skin, hair and nails. I
discovered very few products that would help and the ones that did were
fully loaded with skin irritants and carcinogens,” says Aragon.
“Hopefully more strict formulating guidelines will be implemented and
more of these toxic chemicals will be banned from our personal-care
products,” Aragon says. Until then, we are left to seek out these
non-toxic, natural products — of which there are many. But do they work
as well as the “real” thing? Because, let’s face it, that’s what
I recently gave a new all-natural liquid crystal deodorant from Rocky
Mountain Soap Company the “Mount Finlayson test’ with pleasing results.
After the steep, 200-metre climb up the mountain northwest of Victoria,
B.C. in the scorching sun, I did not stink.
The potassium alum (a naturally occurring mineral) inhibits the bacteria
responsible for body odour, whereas antiperspirants block the pores
altogether. The sweat allowed my body to cool naturally. The deodorant
(available online at rockymountainsoap.com) kept it smelling nice —with
the help of essential oils.
A friend sent me one of the best resources for choosing products:
It allows you to search products by name, rates them on toxicity, lists
ingredients and related ill-effects (if any) and compares them to other
products on the market. I found out that my Aubrey Organics shampoo and
conditioner are relatively low on the toxicity scale — no sodium laureth
sulfate makes them a big step up from most items on the shelf — but
could contain some preservative parabens.
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