Looking Beyond the Look, Smell, & Feel of Organic & Natural by Bonnie Canavino President of Red Cherry Certified Organic Labs
Bonnie brings an accomplished career of thirty years in the private spa industry including corporate management & training, all in the beauty industry with a passion of growing spa with integrity from professional to professional. Dear Spa Professional Bonnie created the “Red Cherry Group” manufacturing Amrit Organic & Spa Specifics with strict formulas using only organic, natural, botanical & wild crafted ingredients that are sustainable without chemicals, stabilizers, emulsifiers and toxins! We are proud of our mission, offering the healthiest spa professional and retail products in North America, Canada & the Caribbean. Sincerely, The Red Cherry Team!
The Organic Personal Care Challenge Seals are being quantified by manufacturers, media, and businesses as the only reassurance for quality and ingredient integrity; but green washing is rampant. Everyone is jumping on the bandwagon! Horizon USDA certified organic milk apparently using a synthetic additive that is illegal for the seal. “New Organic Milk Contains Illegal Synthetic Additive” by Cornucopia Institute, www.cornucopia.org Nation’s Largest Corporate Dairy Violates USDA Ruling, Acts as if it’s above the Law… CORNUCOPIA, Wis. The USDA allows up to 10% approved chemicals with their seal!
Beyond the Seal It’s the Ingredients! Know your ingredients to determine the product integrity and authenticity! If your looking for true organics there are formulators that work very hard to manufacturer the purest & healthiest personal products, but it’s in the ingredient list on the label that is where you’ll find the proof! You’re the professional!
What do I look for ! Quick Guidelines: If it reads like a chemical question it! Recognize the language: identical food grade preservative All naturals, essential oils and wild crafted must list the Latin names/FDA Compliant.! For results and purity we look to the following types of ingredients for the healthiest products: Certified Organic Natural , when certified organic is not available: sea salt, clays, some plant oils, some sugars… Wild Crafted, not farmed or are only commercially grown: sage, tarragon, fir needle, penny royal…
1. Antibacterial Overuse of antibacterial can prevent them from effectively fighting disease-causing germs like E. coli and Salmonella enterica. Triclosan, widely used in soaps, toothpastes and deodorants, has been detected in breast milk, and one recent study found that it interferes with testosterone activity in cells. Numerous studies have found that washing with regular soap and warm water is just as effective at killing germs. 2. Coal Tar Coal tar is a known human carcinogen used as an active ingredient in dandruff shampoos and anti-itch creams. Coal-tar-based dyes such as FD&C Blue 1, used in toothpastes, and FD&C Green 3, used in mouthwash, have been found to be carcinogenic in animal studies when injected under skin. 3.Diethanolamine (DEA)DEA is a possible hormone disruptor, has shown limited evidence of carcinogenicity and depletes the body of choline needed for fetal brain development. DEA can also show up as a contaminant in products containing related chemicals, such as cocamide DEA. 10 top toxins in personal care products New chemicals from original compounds & single molecule
4. 1,4- Dioxane is a known animal carcinogen and a possible human carcinogen that can appear as a contaminant in products containing sodium laureth sulfate and ingredients that include the terms "PEG," "-xynol," "ceteareth," "oleth" and most other ethoxylated "eth" ingredients. The FDA monitors products for the contaminant but has not yet recommended an exposure limit. Manufacturers can remove dioxane through a process called vacuum stripping, but a small amount usually remains. A 2007 survey by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found that most children's bath products contain 10 parts per million or less, but an earlier 2001 survey by the FDA found levels in excess of 85 parts per million. 5.Formaldehyde Formaldehyde has a long list of adverse health effects, including immune-system toxicity, respiratory irritation and cancer in humans. Yet it still turns up in baby bath soap, nail polish, eyelash adhesive and hair dyes as a contaminant or break-down product of diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea and quaternium compounds. 6. Fragrance The catchall term "fragrance" may mask phthalates, which act as endocrine disruptors and may cause obesity and reproductive and developmental harm. Avoid phthalates by selecting essential-oil fragrances instead.
7.Lead and Mercury Neurotoxic lead may appear in products as a naturally occurring contaminant of hydrated silica, one of the ingredients in toothpaste, and lead acetate is found in some brands of men's hair dye. Brain-damaging mercury, found in the preservative thimerosol, is used in some mascaras. 8. Nanoparticles Tiny nanoparticles, which may penetrate the skin and damage brain cells, are appearing in an increasing number of cosmetics and sunscreens. Most problematic are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide nanoparticles, used in sunscreens to make them transparent. When possible, look for sunscreens containing particles of these ingredients larger than 100 nanometers. You'll most likely need to call companies to confirm sizes, but a few manufacturers have started advertising their lack of nanoparticle-sized ingredients on labels. 9. Parabens(methyl-, ethyl-, propyl-, butyl-, isobutyl-) Parabens, which have weak estrogenic effects, are common preservatives that appear in a wide array of toiletries. A study found that butyl paraben damaged sperm formation in the testes of mice, and a relative, sodium methylparaben, is banned in cosmetics by the E.U. Parabens break down in the body into p-hydroxybenzoic acid, which has estrogenic activity in human breast-cancer cell cultures.
10. Petroleum DistillatesPossible human carcinogens, petroleum distillates are prohibited or restricted for use in cosmetics in the E.U. but are found in several U.S. brands of mascara, foot-odor powder and other products. Look out for the terms "petroleum" or "liquid paraffin." 11. P-PhenylenediamineCommonly found in hair dyes, this chemical can damage the nervous system, cause lung irritation and cause severe allergic reactions. It's also listed as 1,4-Benzenediamine; p-Phenyldiamine and 4-Phenylenediamine. 12. HydroquinoneFound in skin lighteners and facial moisturizers, hydroquinone is neurotoxic and allergenic, and there's limited evidence that it may cause cancer in lab animals. It may also appear as an impurity not listed on ingredients labels.
Organic ingredients can not act like traditional compounded ingredients. Water and other chemicals are the culprits. Water breeds bacteria, thus preservatives are needed and active non compatible ingredients need stabilizers and emulsifiers . Example:
Alpha hydroxies need cosmetic alcohol to stabilize them in different chemical compounds.
There is no organic vitamin E available yet only Non-GMO (the only VE approved by the USDA).
Best organic masks and scrubs are dry materials and active when water is added only at the time of use.
It smells and looks like traditional crème, is it organic?
Get use to the change…Organic, Natural & Wild Crafted Textures Spa Product formulated with real Organic , Natural and Wild crafted ingredients have new textures that are as new as wellness service. They need to be embraced and understood by the professional. Some of them are new creative formulations and other s are from indigenous medical recipes handed down from monks, shamans, doctors and mothers.
Creams are balms of plant fats and oils
Cleansers are clear from extracts, essential oils and plant acids.
Moisturizers can be plant oils, hydrosols and balms
Masks and Scrubs can be made from brans, flours and grain meals, ground roots and freeze dried flowers and veggies.
Serums can be made of plant oils and essential oils
Organics for daily Home Care…ingredients! Organic / Natural & Anti-Aging is what the client is seeking! Anti-aging to look Younger…Medi! JANUARY Issue of Happi Magazine: Botanicals in products will grow in demand by 78% by 2012
Wellness is health, green & essential Why does Anti-aging / High Science Skin Care need Nutritional Skin Care as the component for maximum results? For every single active molecule driven anti-aging product to work, the skin needs the following: Health Strength Protection from environmental damage Essential moisture barrier Continual nutritional infusion and support Ingredients the cells can easily digest 24 hour maintenance Facial and personal care custom program Commitment and understanding
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