Sunday, November 27, 2011
Why I Applaude Edible Skincare...
One of my first jobs while I was in university was working as a Cosmetics Demonstrator for a very well-known, luxury cosmetics brand. My job was to go to the various department stores in my city and demonstrate how to best use a new skincare line or how to best apply a new cosmetic product from this brand. One of the cosmetic ladies I met told me an interesting story that I will never forget, to this day. She had 2 daughters: one she carried while she worked in an office building and one she carried while she worked in the fragrance department. Although both girls are healthy and happy, the one that was carried to term in the fragrance department has unexplained digestive disorders as a baby that no Pediatrician could quite figure out. Her mom was convinced that it was from inhaling the various molecules present in perfume and I would be inclined to agree.
I found this video by Annie Leonard to teach you a little more about it.
So, what's all this about edible skincare? Well, I was once told not to put anything on my skin that I wouldn't put in my mouth. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and it absorbs everything you put on it. We sometimes forget that, but just think about how the Nicotine patch works....
Just recently I heard about an amazing company called Pure + Simple that makes all natural skincare and I was able to find them at The Whole Life Expo. I purchased their Cellular Repair Face Cream, after rave reviews, and I would encourage anyone looking to make the switch to healthier skincare products to check out their site.
Also, keep an eye on my blog for an upcoming lesson in edible skincare as I tell you how to make your own body lotion as well as how to convert coconut oil into shaving cream!
Enjoy your day!