Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Gwyneth Paltrow Joins Juice Beauty to Create Organic Phyto-Pigments Makeup Collection - Paraben Free

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow wants to put her goop on your face. But that's not a bad thing when the goop comes from Juice Beauty. The new Phyto-Pigments collection looks promising. The pricing for this line is comparable with some of the higher end brands and may be a nice transition from those to something more organic - and paraben free.


Gwyneth Paltrow Juice Beauty Makeup Collection
Gwyneth Paltrow for Juice Beauty



The collection contains mainstay pieces. The price point is a bit above what I normally would pay but they are definitely going on my wish list. Currently available on the Juice Beauty website and Ulta. Gwyneth also has a line of her skin care goop by Juice Beauty on her official site.


 

Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS Flawless Serum FoundationPHYTO-PIGMENTS Flawless Serum Foundation - 1 ounce, $42

Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis (organic aloe juice)*, carthamnus tinctorius (organic safflower oil)*, organic glycerin*, potassium cetyl phosphate, sorbitan sesquioleate, coconut alkanes, coco-caprylate/caprate (plant derived), gluconolactone (plant derived), cetearyl olivate (plant derived), sorbitan olivate (plant derived), sodium benzoate, decyl glucoside (plant derived), silica, hydroxyethylcellulose, sodium bicarbonate, citrus limonum leaf cell extract, helianthus annuus (sunflower seed oil), vitis vinifera (organic grape seed oil)*, tocopherol (Vitamin E), tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (Vitamin C), argania spinosa (argan shell powder), rosa gallica (rose flower powder). May contain: titanium dioxide, iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).



Juice Organics PHYTO-PIGMENTS Last Looks Cream Blush
PHYTO-PIGMENTS Last Look Cream Blush - .11 ounces, $24

Cocos nucifera (organic coconut oil)*, ricinus communis (organic castor seed oil)*, copernicia cerifera (organic carnauba wax)*, helianthus annuus (organic sunflower seed oil)*, rhus verniciflua peel wax, methyl dehydroabietate (plant derived), mica, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla wax), simmondsia chinensis (organic jojoba seed oil)*, isopropyl jojobate, jojoba alcohol, jojoba esters, tocopherol (vitamin E), helianthus annuus (sunflower seed oil), oryza sativa (rice bran extract), rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary leaf extract), polyglyceryl-10 heptahydroxystearate, butyrospermum parkii (organic shea butter)*, vitis vinifera (grape seed oil), sclerocarya birrea seed oil, rosa gallica (rose flower powder), malus domestica fruit cell culture extract, citrus limonum leaf cell extract, vegetable glycerin, phospholipids (plant derived), silica, magnesium silicate, betaine (plant derived), sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer. May contain: titanium dioxide, iron oxides (77491, 77492, 77499).

Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS Satin Lip Cream

PHYTO-PIGMENTS Satin Lip Cream - .11 ounces, $24

Ingredients: Ricinus communis (organic castor seed oil)*, helianthus annuus (organic sunflower seed oil)*, copernica cerifera (organic carnauba wax)*, butyrospermum parkii (organic shea butter)*, methyl dihydroabietate (plant derived), simmondsia chinensis (organic jojoba seed oil)*, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange peel wax), sucrose acetate isobutyrate (plant derived), euphorbia cerifera (candelilla wax), helianthus annuus (sunflower seed wax), hydrogenated jojoba oil, malus domestica fruit cell culture extract, citrus limonum leaf cell extract, helianthus annuus (sunflower seed oil), oryza sativa (rice bran extract), rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary leaf extract), tocopherol (Vitamin E), polyglyceryl-10 heptahydroxystearate, vegetable glycerin, magnesium silicate, silica, vitis vinifera (grape seed oil), betaine (plant derived), sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, phospholipids (plant derived), rosa gallica (rose flower powder), melia azadirachta leaf extract, melia azadirachta flower extract, amino esters-1, coccinia indica leaf extract, solanum melongena (eggplant fruit extract), aloe barbadensis flower extract, ocimum sanctum leaf extract, ocimum basilicum (basil flower extract), corallina officinalis extract. May contain: titanium dioxide, iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), mica.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Gluten Free Vegan Beauty Products - Actress Jennifer Esposito Introduces Eclair Naturals - Gluten, Soy, and Paraben Free

Eclair Naturals - Gluten Soy Paraben Free Beauty ProductsI'm really excited about this one. I ran across an article on how actress Jennifer Esposito was helping launch a new company called Eclair Naturals which sells organic, gluten free, soy free and paraben free beauty products. I dove in to find out more.

I am familiar with Jennifer's story of how her celiac disease (an autoimmune disorder where exposure to gluten damages the small intestine) nearly ended both her career and her life. She adheres to a strict diet regimen and actively avoids any products that contain gluten. Much like with my paraben free awakening, she realized that nearly all of her beauty products contained gluten. It really is a shock when you discover your medicine cabinet, shower products, makeup and even your toothpaste are negatively impacting your well being.

Now to the Eclair Naturals product line. Made in the USA. Vegan, gluten free, soy free, non-GMO, cruelty free and no Parabens. That's quite a line up. They also come in a wonderful selection of natural scents. These products look yummy - and they are all under $10.

Available at Rite Aid, Target and HEB stores.

Eclair Naturals Gluten & Paraben Free Shampoo - $8.99
Eclair Volumizing Shampoo - 12 ounces, $8.99
 Alanine, Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Leaf/Root Extract, Aqua/Water, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Peel Oil, Decyl Glucoside, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Gluconolactone, Glyceryl Laurate, Glycine, Histidine, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Isoleucine, Lauryl Glucoside, Lonicera Caprifolium (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Natural Fragrance Oils, Panthenol, PCA, Phenylalanine, Proline, Quillaja Saponaria Molina (Soap Tree) Bark Extract, Serine, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Lactate, Sodium PCA, Sorbitan Sesquicaprylate, Threonine, Valine, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract.


Eclair Naturals Body Butter - 4 ounces, $9.99
Eclair Naturals Body Butter - 4 ounces, $9.99
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Peel Oil, Glycerin (Kosher/Vegetable), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lonicera Caprifolium (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Natural Fragrance Oils, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol – Natural Vitamin E, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract.

Eclair Naturals Fizzy Bath Cupcake
Eclair Naturals Fizzy Bath Cupcake - 6 ounces, $4.99
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Flower Extract, Amino Esters, Annatto Extract, Aqua/Water, Citric Acid, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Peel Oil, Coccinia Indica (Ivy Gourd) Fruit Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Glycerin (Kosher/Vegetable), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Iron Oxide, Lawsonia Inermis (Henna) Extract, Lycopene, Melia Azadirachta (White Cedar) Flower Extract, Melia Azadirachta (White Cedar) Leaf Extract, Mica, Natural Fragrance Oils, Ocimum Sanctum (Holy Basil) Leaf Extract, Pearl Powder, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Sodium Bicarbonate – Baking Soda, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Tocopherol – Natural Vitamin E, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch.

Original story: http://www.aol.com/article/2016/05/20/gluten-free-skincare-products-are-a-thing-and-you-should-know-a/21380799/







Thursday, January 14, 2016

EOS Lip Balm Class Action Lawsuit - Blistering, Bleeding, Chemical Burns

Another heavily celebrity endorsed product is receiving consumer backlash in the form of a class action lawsuit. EOS Lip Balm. Users are claiming they have experienced everything from dry lips to chemical burns to long term loss of lip color.

Personally, I used EOS in Passionfruit for a week in 2011. I remember it very clearly because I thought the balm smelled fantastic. It went on smoothly and I thought I had a winner. By the end of the second day, I noticed my lips felt tight. Must not be using enough lip balm. The third day, my lips felt rough. Four days into using the EOS lip balm and the skin started peeling off my lips. I finally came to my sense and stopped using the EOS. My lips continued to suffer despite emergency applications of oil lip rescue products. They eventually cracked and started bleeding. It took a month for my lips to heal themselves. I've always taken very good care of my lips and have never experienced anything like my reaction to EOS before or since. I currently use lip balm from 100% Pure.

According to the EOS website, this is the current ingredients list for their standard lip balms. Nothing really jumps out at me except for the Linalool. Perhaps reactions to the fruit acids?

Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Beeswax (Cire D'abeille)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Natural Flavor (Aroma), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract*, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract*, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract*, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract*, Linalool**. *Organic. **Component of Natural Flavor. Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.


EOS Class Action Lawsuit - Customer Injuries - Geragos & Geragos













More photos and user discussion on the Buzzfeed link.
Read the lawsuit details EOS Class Action Lawsuit Filing.


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