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Author Topic: skin care ingredients  (Read 5197 times)

milla

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skin care ingredients
« on: June 12, 2015, 04:06:01 AM »
I used to give the ingredient list in skin care products a cursory look...until I discovered Beautypedia. Now I am obsessed with ingredients and I make lists that I take with me when I go shopping. The thing is, whereas certain things are definitely a no-no (i.e. fragrance, artificial colorants) others are good / bad according to different sources. I am trying to avoid parabens and things that irritate your skin and block your pores, but I am really confused about some other stuff.
Do you read ingredient lists? Am I going maaaad?

Styyna

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2015, 08:02:21 AM »
I don't read ingredient lists. I know, shame on me!

I have a lot of faith in Paula's Choice products since she's responsible for Beautypedia (isn't she?). They work for me without negative side effects and there certainly don't appear to be any fragrances or colors added to them. As for the myriad of other ingredients, my brain is full of stuff but not that information and it seems like the list of potential ingredients is endless. Not to mention, as you said, there's not always agreement about what's good and what's not.

I suspect that there are others who will respond who are on the opposite end of the spectrum from me. And that's good. Just because I haven't encountered problems doesn't mean others haven't and the whole point of TTB is to share experiences, ideas, and suggestions.

Do I think you are going maaaad? Not at all. I think you are doing what's right for you. :)
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SusieQ

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2015, 09:51:57 AM »
I didn't look at ingredients, too, for a long time but I do now.  I have many on my list based on Paula's Choice videos and yes, she is responsible for Beautypedia.  I used to check that site all the time but since I've changed almost all to PC's products, I'm not prowling the site as often as I used to...she has anything to say about orchids.  :D

I trust her products and my skin looks good. Her products are not drugstore prices but they are certainly not high end prices, either.  Her prices are quite reasonable in my opinion because if you know me, I have paid for $150.00 for a moisturizer. 

But, when I am see a new product out, I do check beautypedia.

Milla, I don't your crazy either!.  We have to be careful what we put on our face and how we spend out money.   I have list but the two on the top of the list are alcohol and fragrance.
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silverstreak

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2015, 05:08:12 AM »
Very sensible to look at ingredients. I also keep an eye out for articles similar to
np.reddit.com/r/SkincareAddiction/comments/19yazf/psa_the_potential_link_between_parabens_and/
and in this way I try to keep a balanced view.
Having had breast cancer in 2013 and all clear in 2014 I am also careful what I ingest and what I put on my hair and skin.
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Styyna

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2015, 06:37:59 AM »
You are very smart to consider what you put on and in your body. I really hadn't thought through the possible long-term consequences.

Congratulations on becoming clear of breast cancer and may you have continued and long good health.  :flowers2:
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cara4art

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2015, 11:06:37 AM »
You know I'm pretty careful with skin care, but the whole issue with parabens I think has been overblown. If they were THAT bad, a whole lot of people would be very ill. The thing is, they are excellent preservatives, and preservatives are essential if a product has any water, or the kinds of oils that aren't stable. Sure, there are alternatives, but many might not be as effective, or cost-effective for that matter. Trust me, you DON'T want mold in your skin care products, or rancid oils. That's the problem with some of the lovely-sounding stuff at the natural foods store - you open the jar or bottle when you get home, and it's RANCID because it's been sitting on the shelf for far too long, and smells really bad too.:( I think having a whole healthy lifestyle overall is best, followed by finding skin care stuff that does agree with one for what one wants to achieve. Just my take here!:)

SusieQ

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2015, 01:03:54 PM »
Just wanted to say welcome to Silverstreak!  And, yes congratulations on your remission and we all wish you the best of health!
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milla

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2015, 10:53:29 PM »
Welcome SilverStreak, great news!
I am not  sure about parabens either, but you cannot be too careful and both my sisters had breast cancer (fortunately they are fine now, and have been clear for quite a few years). I am also concerned about fragrance and alcohol;  I want to make sure that what I put on my skin will make a difference (peptides, anti-oxidants and so on). I used to be quite sceptical about face creams but I have changed:I think  they do make a difference. I have been meaning to get some samples from PC for a while.

SusieQ

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2015, 09:50:37 AM »
I think that's why I love PC's products. She includes great ingredients in her all her products. 

Here's the recent "live chat" - well of course not anymore-  and Paula is there. It's interesting what she says about mineral oil.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQx3B6XOWyc

If the link doesn't work, just google PC's youtube and it's the recent video.
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anne

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2015, 02:48:56 AM »
I do not buy anything with SLS, and try to avoid parabens, too. That is why I like hygienic pump bottles, not jars or bottles. Of course, my reason for avoiding SLS like plague is the perioral dermatitis I had. Do not want to risk another flare-up. It was really a bother!
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Styyna

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2015, 05:08:42 PM »
Your link works, SusieQ. Alas, I have no sound on my computer so will have to watch the video from my iPad later. Thanks for sharing though.
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SusieQ

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2015, 09:28:04 AM »
She's quite an interesting woman.  I don't know enough about her beginning but she gives a snapshot of her education and how she got started in the skincare business. I'm sure she has an autobiography book and I would reallyl be interested in reading it. 
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silverstreak

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2015, 08:35:55 AM »
Thank you ladies. Now all I have to do is not put anymore links in my replies, I've had my hands smacked a couple of times already, I need to behave. 
Love Styyna's Cherokee proverb, I think it is you to a tee!
Milla - tell your sisters I did not take the prescribed drugs but took Artemisinin tablets and drank home grown Artemisia Annua tea. I decided to go down this route after reading papers by Prof Henry Lai and Prof Najendra Singh, Washington State University.  Prof Lai has been very supportive and quite thrilled that I was all clear.  Still taking and will continue for the whole 5 year period.
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cara4art

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2015, 08:46:06 AM »
@silverstreak: please tell more about this artemesia tea and why it takes a whole 5 years to do, and what it does. Does it improve skin, or is it a general, very slow-acting tonic that's beneficial for one's whole body?

milla

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2015, 11:56:21 AM »
I have never heard of it! tell me more...