This is making me think about 3rd party testing that is available for vitamins and supplements. This is a well-known problem, where some of the supplements on store shelves do not contain what they claim to contain. So a company sprang up called ConsumerLab. It costs $65 yearly to join, and they third-party test supplements. Their info cannot be cut and pasted, so if you want to see a detailed review, you really need a membership. If the results are bad, a company is given the option to pay ConsumerLab to keep the info out of the writeup. Thus, one can trust the writeup but can’t draw any conclusions on the products not listed. Also, it usually only tests one aspect – might tell you if there’s any coenzyme Q10 in the product, but not if it’s also contaminated with something.
On December 6, 2016, they sent me a Non-Disclosure Agreement (“NDA”) to sign. Companies often use non-disclosure agreements in order to protect their trade secrets, and I was fully prepared to sign a non-disclosure agreement that would work for both of us. However, the NDA they provided me was so rigid that it would not have permitted me to say anything about the test results, even that I signed an NDA with them.

Many Beautycounter ingredients are organic, and many are naturally derived. The Dewy Tinted Moisturizercontains black currant, peony flower root extract, and vitamin C along with sodium hyaluronate, while the Volumizing Mascara contains plant-derived carnauba wax and rice bran wax, along with bataua oil. The Color Intense Lipstick is flavored with natural peppermint oil, and the Cleansing Balm hydrates with raspberry and cranberry seed oils along with vitamin C. The Charcoal Cleansing Bar is crafted with Japanese binchotan charcoal, organic green tea and organic coconut oil. The Rejuvenation Regimen is powered by pure jambu extract, a plant that is native to Brazil, which the company says works to firm, nourish, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

As of 2009, more than 25 million animals in the United States are used in some type of cosmetic testing.[59] Such tests have involved general toxicity, eye and skin irritants, phototoxicity (toxicity triggered by ultraviolet light), and mutagenicity.[60] Due to the ethical concerns around animal testing, some nations have legislated against animal testing for cosmetics. According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are nearly 50 non-animal tests that have been validated for use, with many more in development, that may replace animal testing and are potentially more efficacious.[61] In the United States, mice, rats, rabbits, and cats are the most used animals for testing.[62] In 2018, California banned the sale of animal tested cosmetics.[63]


A strong indicator of physical beauty is "averageness".[23][24][25][26][27] When images of human faces are averaged together to form a composite image, they become progressively closer to the "ideal" image and are perceived as more attractive. This was first noticed in 1883, when Francis Galton overlaid photographic composite images of the faces of vegetarians and criminals to see if there was a typical facial appearance for each. When doing this, he noticed that the composite images were more attractive compared to any of the individual images.[28] Researchers have replicated the result under more controlled conditions and found that the computer-generated, mathematical average of a series of faces is rated more favorably than individual faces.[29] It is argued that it is evolutionarily advantageous that sexual creatures are attracted to mates who possess predominantly common or average features, because it suggests the absence of genetic or acquired defects.[23][30][31][32] There is also evidence that a preference for beautiful faces emerges early in infancy, and is probably innate,[33][34][24][35][36] and that the rules by which attractiveness is established are similar across different genders and cultures.[37][38]
Before I jumped in, I asked Lexi and you guys to tell me your favorite products. In full transparency, Lexi sent me some to try, but then after asking you guys on Instagram stories I ended up putting in another huge order of products. C kind of wants to kill me because they’re literally exploding all over our apartment, but I’m taking one for the team here!
Please share this post. By spreading this information, I am confident we will find a cosmetics company who will be willing to invest money on heavy metal testing and making products with only minimum levels of heavy metals. And this manufacturer will show us test results without hesitation, maybe even post them on their website. And we will reward this company with our purchases. I can’t wait to use these products! Thank for your help!

Cosmetic regulations in Europe are often updated to follow the trends of innovations and new technologies while ensuring product safety. For instance, all annexes of the Regulation 1223/2009 were aimed to address potential risks to human health. Under the EU cosmetic regulation, manufacturers, retailers, and importers of cosmetics in Europe will be designated as "Responsible Person".[74] This new status implies that the responsible person has the legal liability to ensure that the cosmetics and brands they manufacture or sell comply with the current cosmetic regulations and norms. The responsible person is also responsible of the documents contained in the Product Information File (PIF), a list of product information including data such as Cosmetic Product Safety Report, product description, GMP statement, or product function.

Please share this post. By spreading this information, I am confident we will find a cosmetics company who will be willing to invest money on heavy metal testing and making products with only minimum levels of heavy metals. And this manufacturer will show us test results without hesitation, maybe even post them on their website. And we will reward this company with our purchases. I can’t wait to use these products! Thank for your help!
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^ Vartanian, Oshin; Navarrete, Gorka; Chatterjee, Anjan; Fich, Lars Brorson; Leder, Helmut; Modroño, Cristián; Nadal, Marcos; Rostrup, Nicolai; Skov, Martin (June 18, 2013). "Impact of contour on aesthetic judgments and approach-avoidance decisions in architecture". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 110 (Supplement 2): 10446–10453. doi:10.1073/pnas.1301227110. ISSN 0027-8424. PMC 3690611. PMID 23754408.
Human nighttime sleep is lengthy in comparison with that of many other mammals. Other animals usually don’t have releases of growth hormone during sleep and few other mammals enter a fasting state during sleep. Herbivores continue to digest food throughout their sleep, carnivores gorge themselves on meat which can take up to a day to digest, and rodents wake up periodically to nibble more food. The human sleep-related growth hormone surge may be a mechanism to protect tissue protein against potentially detrimental effects of this fast, and also to promote the body’s mobilization of its fat reserves.

Ever since I read the FDA test results of 400 lipsticks, heavy metal contamination in cosmetics has been a big concern of mine. When I learned that Beautycounter took a proactive approach, I was thrilled and thought we could partner to bring heavy metal-safe cosmetics to consumers. And that was back in 2015. Read my journey with Beautycounter to find out what actually happened.


Eye shadow is a pigmented powder/cream or substance used to accentuate the eye area, traditionally on, above, and under the eyelids. Many colours may be used at once and blended together to create different effects using a blending brush. This is conventionally applied with a range of eyeshadow brushes, though it isn't uncommon for alternative methods of application to be used such as fingers. However, it is important to have clean fingers because oils from your skin can result in pimples [19]
What does it mean to be “radiant”? It generally means the color of the skin moves closer to the color of blood. A radiator in a house or car movers hot liquid around to distribute heat, and so does the circulatory system move warm blood around and skin tone changes to affect body temperature. This is why some people appear more radiant just before bedtime or during sleep.
Hi Jocelyne! MLMs make me nervous because there’s no guarantee you’ll financially reap what you sow. For example, a lot of MLMs I’ve been approached with require an investment fee, some of which total up to hundreds of dollars, and there’s no guarantee you’ll make a profit or even a fraction of your investment in return. Time is money! But if you have the time to dedicate to your MLM business venture, and the adequate skills to propel you forward down that avenue, go for it! I can just see how it would be tricky to maintain that version of a side hustle if you have other obligations as well, like, for me, maintaining and growing my own personal blog + social channels and working full-time. I hope that answers your questions! Feel free to reach out directly if you have any others. 🙂
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Many women in the 19th century liked to be thought of as fragile ladies. They compared themselves to delicate flowers and emphasized their delicacy and femininity. They aimed always to look pale and interesting. Sometimes ladies discreetly used a little rouge on the cheeks and used "belladonna" to dilate their eyes so it would make them stand out more. Make-up was frowned upon in general, especially during the 1870s when social etiquette became more rigid. Teachers and clergywomen specifically were forbidden from the use of cosmetic products.
*note: since the time of this publishing in 2017 I’ve decided to no longer remain a consultant. I was only in the program for 6 months and in order to stay in the program you must sell a certain amount or pay to be reinstituted. As I wasn’t a huge fan of most of the products, I wasn’t pushing and selling intentionally. To remain a Beautycounter consultant you must sell a certain amount, something that didn’t sit well with me. They are not transparent about this quota and I found this disappointing

Cosmetics are intended to be applied externally. They include, but are not limited to, products that can be applied to the face: skin-care creams, lipsticks, eye and facial makeup, towelettes, and colored contact lenses; to the body: deodorants, lotions, powders, perfumes, baby products, bath oils, bubble baths, bath salts, and body butters; to the hands/nails: fingernail and toe nail polish, and hand sanitizer; to the hair: permanent chemicals, hair colors, hair sprays, and gels.
Sleep is essential to your overall health. Getting a good night's sleep is also important if you want to look your best, as people are naturally more attractive when they are well-rested. Try making some simple changes to your routine to help improve the quality of your sleep. There are also a few simple things you can do to get the most beauty benefit from your sleep.
Hi, Kelly: I’m sorry to hear that. Just to be clear I am not saying that Beautycounter products are unsafe. What I am saying is that they did not disclose their test reports to me and from I what I hear, they do not disclose them to their sales reps either. I settled on Crunchi. Apparently, it is a challenge to find makeup made with pigments that are NOT made in China. Currently, they are in a process of expanding and add new products almost every month. You can read my review of them here: https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/crunchi-non-toxic-makeup-review/ Have a wonderful day! ~Irina
Egyptian men and women used makeup to enhance their appearance. They were very fond of eyeliner and eye-shadows in dark colors including blue, red, and black. Ancient Sumerian men and women were possibly the first to invent and wear lipstick, about 5,000 years ago.[6] They crushed gemstones and used them to decorate their faces, mainly on the lips and around the eyes.[7] Also around 3000 BC to 1500 BC, women in the ancient Indus Valley Civilization applied red tinted lipstick to their lips for face decoration.[8] Ancient Egyptians extracted red dye from fucus-algin, 0.01% iodine, and some bromine mannite, but this dye resulted in serious illness. Lipsticks with shimmering effects were initially made using a pearlescent substance found in fish scales.[9] Six thousand year old relics of the hollowed out tombs of the Ancient Egyptian pharaohs are discovered.
If you’re getting fewer than 6 hours, it’s likely affecting your appearance, says Michael Breus, PhD, a board-certified sleep specialist. Start getting 1 to 3 more hours of Zzz's, and you could see some improvement in as little as a day. Keep it up, and “within 2 to 3 weeks, people will notice that you’re sleeping better by the way you look,” Breus says.
Ever wonder how your favorite celebs and beauty vloggers get those crazy amazing long lashes? — Kristin Koch, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know Before Getting Eyelash Extensions," 9 Aug. 2019 The Grand is a jewel box in which artistic quality onstage is given added value by the surrounding ambiance of history and beauty. — Houston Chronicle, "Celebrate 125 years of 'Grand' entertainment," 9 Aug. 2019 The beauty and levels of the lakes in the Crystal Basin in Tahoe National Forest could blow your mind. — Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Cherry Lake a testament to NorCal lakes," 8 Aug. 2019 His careful attention to detail, use of high-quality materials and proper sense of proportion produced structures of beauty and utility that set a high standard for those who followed him on the campus. — Janet Eastman, oregonlive.com, "Celebrating architect Pietro Belluschi’s 120th anniversary: Building tours, book talk and dinner in his home," 8 Aug. 2019 Avon, a beauty and cosmetics company, became the first such firm to sponsor a women’s professional football club, after agreeing to an exclusive deal with Liverpool Ladies FC. — Fox News, "French mayor dies after trying to stop illegal dumping: report," 8 Aug. 2019 Be inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds this property. — Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Build a distinctive home with excellent views at this 4.8-acre lot in a gated community," 7 Aug. 2019 Plein air artists have been and continue to set up easels throughout Coventry Village and the town creating works that reflect the area’s beauty and character. — courant.com, "Community News For The Windham Edition," 2 Aug. 2019 After all, there’s a beauty and symmetry for Bochy to ride into the sunset with one of the greatest competitors in Giants franchise history. — San Francisco Chronicle, "July 31, 2019," 31 July 2019
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