Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity. We'll hear their inspiring stories firsthand, whether fighting back from a career-ending injury or transforming their lives and bodies through diet and exercise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
The Future Of Us is a powerful original series from television personality, futurist, filmmaker and techno-philosopher, Jason Silva. In this series, Silva shares his excitement around recent discoveries and inventions.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
They say every picture tells a story and AOL On's new original series My Ink proves it. Travel along as some of the world's greatest athletes bring their tattoos to life through exclusive interviews and visits to their favorite tattoo parlors.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Discover crowdfunded small business success stories with author, comedian, and entrepreneur Baratunde Thurston.
Go behind-the-scenes with racing's hottest, young talent, 17-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski, as he aspires to make it in the #1 motorsport in America – NASCAR
Follow Scott Schuman, the Sartorialist, from the streets of NYC to the capitals of Europe on his quest to photograph and document the best in culture and fashion.
Iconic potter, designer, author and personality Jonathan Adler shares his unique perspective on creativity. Showcasing the inspiration Jonathan finds in the most unlikely people and places, Inspiration Point will add style, craft and joy to your life.
Serving Innovation gives a fresh look into the stories and passions that motivate some of the most innovative tastemakers in America.
A documentary directed by Alex Winter exploring the Napster downloading revolution; the kids who created it, the bands and businesses that were affected and its impact on the world at large.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
10 Tips on How to Choose Natural Cosmetics -- video provided by http://www.Glamology.com
Tags:How to Choose Natural Cosmetics,natural cosmetics,the benefits of natural cosmetics,glamology.com,thegreengirls.com
Grab video code:
Charmaine Leah: Let us talk about how to choose natural cosmetics.
It may surprise you but each day we are exposed to over 168 synthetic chemicals that are found in our cosmetic products. Many of these chemicals are toxic and are known to cause serious health problems such as cancer, infertility and birth defects as well as skin conditions such as acne, rosacea and eczema.
Choosing natural products are a great choice for you, for the environment and for your skin. So here are ten tips for choosing natural cosmetics.
Number one, don’t read labels. Unlike the food industry, there are no laws against using the word natural or organic in cosmetic labeling. Many products advertise as organic and natural appear in their name may still contain synthetic chemicals. Don’t trust labels, they are more getting gimmick.
Number two, read ingredients, what ingredients are in a product are the most important things to look for. It is impossible to memorize every hazardous ingredient to avoid any product but if you can’t pronounce it, it’s probably toxic.
For example, methylchloroisothiazolinone. I am not sure if I said that right but it is a preservative that is toxic to our bodies and is found in many products. The most toxic ingredients that you want to remember to avoid are butyl acetate, butylated hydroxytoluene which is BHT, coal tar, cocamide DEA or lauramide DEA, diazolidinyl urea, ethyl Acetate, formaldehyde, fragrance, parabens, petrolatum, Phthalates, propylene glycol, sodium laureth or sodium lauryl sulfate, talc, toluene and Triethanolamine which is TEA.
Number three, choose fragrance-free products. Fragrance is found in a lot of products such as shampoo, shaving creams, deodorants and lotions. By luck, companies don’t have to tell us what they put as ingredients in fragrance. But most often, fragrance contains a hundred of chemicals that can be toxic. Even unscented products still contain fragrances which are a cover-up for a lot of toxic chemicals.
Number four, avoid big brand names. There are thousands of companies that make cosmetic products but usually it is the big brand names that use synthetic chemicals and mislead with their labeling. Always try to read ingredients when you are buying cosmetics and try to avoid big brandings.
Number five, buy only cruelty-free products. Make sure the products you are buying clearly stay and advertise that they do not test their products on animals. Look for the PETA cruelty-free or anything Bunny.org logos on packaging.
Number six, look for environmentally friendly packaging. Choose products that come in recycled or recyclable packaging such as paper boxes or glass bottles. If the product comes in plastic, check with the container to see if there is any fine print that says it’s BPA-free.
Number seven, choose mineral makeup. Mineral makeup can be a safer alternative to traditional cosmetics. Look for mineral makeup that does not contain nanoparticles, any type of black dyes, petroleum chemicals, any type talc as well.
Number eight, use water-based nail polish. Conventional nail polish and removers contain toxic ingredients such as DBTs and formaldehyde which are linked to cancer, infertility and birth defects. So when choosing a nail polish, a natural nail polish, try water based. They are odor-free and they contain no toxic chemicals.
Number nine, use fewer products. A simple routine will reduce your exposure to toxic chemicals.
And the last one, number ten, use the internet. My favorite website is Skin Deep which is www.cosmeticsdatabase.com. You can punch in any ingredient or any product and get a detailed list of health concerns.
Also, while using skin deep, you can find natural alternatives to your cosmetic products. When looking for natural cosmetics, it can be extremely confusing and frustrating and receding. So, hopefully these tips will help you on your path of finding the right natural cosmetics.
So guys, have a glamorous day. For more products, tips and reviews, you can follow me on Twitter, you can subscribe to our YouTube channel or you can stop on my website. Bye.