The Bacterial Benefit: Andalou Naturals Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk
Jul04

The Bacterial Benefit: Andalou Naturals Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk

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I take great pleasure in leaving my boys and husband at home while I take a leisurely, solo, shopping trip. And luckily, there is pretty much never a time when we don’t need some groceries and other sundries. So I typically head to Target, and usually late on a Sunday morning. I may be imagining it, but the moms and dads shopping with their kids seem to look at me longingly, wishing they were alone like me.

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Derma e Purifying Line: Review after 3 Weeks’ Use of Purifying Gel Cleanser, Charcoal Mask, Makeup Remover, and Youth Serum
Jun16

Derma e Purifying Line: Review after 3 Weeks’ Use of Purifying Gel Cleanser, Charcoal Mask, Makeup Remover, and Youth Serum

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I’ve written many posts about Derma e skincare and how well their products work as replacements for pricier products. I’ve been using the Derma e Anti-Wrinkle Glycolic Acid / Vitamin A Toner for quite a while now, and gradually I’ve started trying other products. In the meantime I’ve noticed the popularity of the brand begin to soar, especially in the past 6 months or so. There is good reason for this, as Derma e is offering high quality skincare, free of the ingredients I avoid, at a good price.

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You’re Tired and Hormonal, and You Just Want an Eye Cream Already! – Skincare and Safety for Breastfeeding Moms

Some random newborn kid.... ok, ok, this was one of mine, already with his tongue out!

Some random newborn kid…. (ok, ok, this was one of mine, already with his tongue out!)

Eye Creams from Weleda, Ole Henriksen, Perricone MD, SkinCeuticals, Belli, and Boots

A good friend of mine just gave birth to her third child.* While she was still pregnant she told me that even though this is her third rodeo, she still isn’t sure what cosmetics are safe to use while breastfeeding. Apparently she’s just been going without eye cream because it’s just too much of a hassle to figure out what’s safe to use (seriously!). So I decided to look into this myself, partly out of curiosity (I’m done having kids after producing two cute boys), and partly out of my desire to help her.

*This post is dedicated to her, a loving mom who seriously puts her kids’ needs before hers, more than anyone else I know!

In addition, this seemed like a topic I could get into because I’m already an ingredient inspector out of necessity– I have celiac disease (so I must not eat or use gluten in any form).  I don’t even allow play-doh in the house because it’s made of wheat flour. I read all food labels, cosmetic labels (including hair care), and constantly double check ingredients.

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