New Article in Member Area

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Posted on 30th January 2008 by Dr. Farlow in |General

“The Chemicals Within,” published in the Feb. 4, 2008 edition of Newsweek, discusses the chemical load in our bodies and the questions of safety, based upon new research.

View the article here. 

 

List of products containing nanotech ingredients

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Posted on 6th November 2007 by Dr. Farlow in |Updates

This list covers all products. It is not specifically for cosmetics and personal care ingredients. It’s a very long list. You’ll be surprised at some of the things containing nanotech ingredients. View it on the Updates page in the member area.

New Articles Posted to DyingToLookGood.com

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Posted on 6th November 2007 by Dr. Farlow in |General

Several new articles have been posted to the Articles page in the member area:

“Clorox to Acquire Burt’s Bees; Expands Into Fast-Growing Natural Personal Care” 

“Coating nanoparticles to make them safe for sunscreen”

“FDA warns P&G over marketing of a Vicks soap”

 

 

New Article Posted to DyingToLookGood.com

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Posted on 5th October 2007 by Dr. Farlow in |General

“The truth about tattoos: Health risks, toxicity and more” has been adde to the article page in the member area. 

Company Update

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Posted on 5th October 2007 by Dr. Farlow in |Updates

Some DyingToLookGood.com visitors have had problems receiving their orders from Lone Star Naturals, a company I no longer recommend because of their lack of customer service. Read more…

Product Question

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Posted on 5th October 2007 by Dr. Farlow in |Updates

I received a question about the healthfulness of the Alba Botanica product line recently. Read my response.

Seacret Dead Sea Products

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Posted on 13th September 2007 by Dr. Farlow in |Product Reviews

My daughter and I were walking through the mall a couple weeks ago when we were approached by a young woman at a kiosk selling Dead Sea products. Since I love to check out products that claim to be healthy and therapeutic, I was curious, so we stopped and listened to her schpeel. Everything sounded good and she touted the benefits of the products from the Dead Sea. I had to take out my magnifying glass to actually read the full list of ingredients on the back of the products. And as is so common, the so-called health-enhancing products containing the wonderful ingredients that are so healing from the Dead Sea, were contaminated with multiple synthetic chemicals that no one should use on their skin.

When I checked their website, I noticed that they list only the “Special Ingredients” in the products as though they were the only ingredients, leaving out all the undesirable synthetic chemicals. This is so common among the companies that are pseudo-healthy, i.e. they claim to be healthy, but they really are not.

This experience reinforces what I always say when you are buying not only skin care products, but all products: Read the complete ingredients list before you buy. If the complete ingredients list is not available to read, DON’T BUY. Too many companies have something to hide. And if they do, they aren’t going to eagerly offer you full disclosure of the ingredients without you asking for it.

Glominerals

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Posted on 13th September 2007 by Dr. Farlow in |Product Reviews

One DyingToLookGood member asked if the cosmetic line, Glominerals is OK. Her question and my reply are on the Question and Answer page in the member area.

Body Butters

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Posted on 2nd August 2007 by Dr. Farlow in |General

Q: What makes a body butter?

A: Hydrogenated oil. Oils are solidified by hydrogenating them to make them into a butter.

Since hydrogenated oils are not good to eat because they contribute to heart disease, I suggest that hydrogenated oils are not good on the skin since they can be absorbed into the blood stream. Better to use oils or lotions that are not hydrogenated.

Cosmetic Colors

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Posted on 2nd August 2007 by Dr. Farlow in |Ingredients

Ultramarines, chromium oxides and even iron oxides are synthetically produced. In fact, the United States CFR 21 Part 73.2250 for iron oxides states that they must be synthetic in order to be acceptable for use in cosmetics. This is because the heavy metal content and other impurities can be better controlled in a synthetically produced material.

These ingredients are updated on the Ingredients Update page in the member area.