More Than Half of Women Want ‘Green’ Beauty Products Now

Finally, studies to back up what I have been trying to educate everyone on all along!

20140709-103107-37867018.jpg

When it comes to unwanted, unregulated chemicals found in so many beauty products, 2016 has been the year of revolt: The Senate held its first hearing on a proposed law to improve cosmetics regulation, and sales of organic beauty products continue to climb. Now a survey has found that more than half of women over 35 — and a whopping 73 percent of millennial women — believe it’s important to buy all-natural cosmetics.

“This is now on people’s radars,” Kari Gran, commissioner of the Harris Poll survey and founder of an eponymous line of holistic cosmetics, tells Yahoo Beauty. “I think that when organic and green skin care came out, the [beauty] industry thought it was a fad. But the slow-food movement just built and built and built, and this now feels the same to me.”

Her second annual Green Beauty Barometer survey questioned 1,126 women across the country about their beauty consumer habits and desires. Among the notable findings are:

  • More than half of all women (55 percent) read product labels before making a purchase in order to avoid certain ingredients, including chemicals.

  • For products within the surveyed categories — skin care, hair care, makeup, sunscreen, fragrance, and nail care — more than one-third of women (35 percent) will spend more money on green beauty products over the next two years, compared to what they spend now.

  • Skin care products are the most in-demand all-natural products among all beauty categories.

  • Women with children in the home (69 percent) are more likely to value natural beauty products compared to women without children in the home (56 percent).

  • Gran, whose product line is free from the 1,300 chemicals barred from personal care products in Europe (as opposed to the mere 11 barred in the U.S.), finds the results encouraging. “The upside here is that consumers are much more educated than they used to be,” she says. “People are no longer buying in at face value. They are listening to their friends and reading blogs and labels.” She points to the Skin Deep ingredients database of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) as a particularly valuable reference.

The information above is great, comment below if you fall under those categories and these greener cleaner beauty products and cosmetics are important to you…

The downside, though, is how slow regulators and manufacturers have been about keeping up with consumer demand. The proposed law at the center at the aforementioned Senate hearing, for example, if passed, will be the first changes to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act since 1938. And because such regulations are so lacking, many of the key words used in the Green Beauty Barometer survey — including natural, green, and even organic — are utterly meaningless when slapped onto beauty product labels.

For 79 years we have been slathering ourselves with creams and using lipsticks and shampoo with questionable ingredients, it is no coincidence that the incidence of health issues such as cancer, allergies, reproductive issues, organ toxicity has risen exponentially over the years. How many of you find yourselves saying, “wow, 20 years ago you hardly heard of anyone having cancer and now every time you turn around you hear of someone else going through chemo.” It is not coincidence folks… it is likely that for every one of you who says “I have used such and such for 30 years and I’m healthy as a horse” there are 3 others suffering from the effects the ingredients of such product. 

But many consumers don’t know that. According to a recent survey by the EWG, the majority of Americans believe that at least some of the chemicals used in personal care products have been cleared for safety by the government when, in fact, there is barely any regulation of the industry. Another survey, this one conducted by both the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, found that many consumers mistakenly believe personal care products with organic claims meet government standards and that they contain only organic ingredients.

The term “natural” is similarly useless, Scott Faber, EWG’s vice president of government affairs, tells Yahoo Beauty. “When it comes to ‘natural cosmetics,’ the word natural means nonsense,” he says. “There is no definition for natural and no guarantee that so-called natural products are safer or better for the environment. It’s time for regulators to define natural in a way that protects consumers from misleading claims.”

Even with the push to educate people, you can only teach them what they want to be taught. I have learned that in this business. Our household went toxic free in 2013 and through this education, I have been able to impact the lives of many, but there are still countless others who have a rebuttal for every point made. 

Still, for the purposes of the Green Beauty Barometer survey, Gran says, natural is a word that at least conveys what consumers want, even if the facts behind its use on products are fuzzy. “It’s a word that everybody understands,” she says. “They think ‘good for you’ and ‘from the earth.’” The next step is to get those in the industry to agree.

I have issues with this last statement, as natural does indeed mean nothing… Chicken excrement is natural but that does not mean it is good for you! Rather than having warm and fuzzy feel good terms we need strong definitions and certifications like the ones that have already been created for Cruelty-Free products or Certified / USDA Organic (which is not the same as Organic), those are symbols that are recognizable and mean something. 

The next time you feel like you want to learn more about these types of VERY important and timely topics, please feel free to drop me a line and I will be happy to take you through the process. In the meantime do some homework. Go to EWG.org and research the products you have at home and see if they are the cause of that rash or your child’s asthma (insert any other issue) or if their ingredients are simply just dangerous in ways that do not manifest themselves outwardly.

Excerpts in grey and blue were written by Beth Greenfield
Senior Writer, Yahoo Beauty
As Published in their November 3, 2016 installment

my-toxicfreeclub-round

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

40 looks good on me

40 looks good on me. Easy to age gracefully when you use toxicfree MyToxicFreeClub.com products and wear Crunchi make up. All of it certified organic and glorious.
.
.
.
#40isthenew30 #aginggracefully #crunchi #gobeyondnatural #cleanbeauty via Instagram http://ift.tt/2i6p7hJ

Tis’ the week before Christmas and all through our store prices are dropping to help give you MORE…

Some of our most popular products are marked down as little as $3.50. Don’t wait! Create your account here and let the savings begin. Did I mention we are offering free shipping and up to 50% on other products? It is a Holiday miracle!

Keep your skin smooth, healthy and hydrated with our allover moisturizer or build a gradual, natural-looking tan that is actually good for your skin! While you do this, provide your skin deep tissue protection for use under sunscreen or moisturizer and rejuvenate your body with the most powerful known antioxidant, and the only one native to your own body.

Want to send some of these as a gift? No problem, we will even gift wrap. But don’t delay this offer is good until December 22nd.

my-toxicfreeclub-round

Crunchi Smart Primer

 

35b41-14474000_1831171037116953_5419664298467131392_n
Crunchi Smart Primer. Rich in Jojoba, Avocado & Rosehip oils, and packed with antioxidants, this ultra light primer promotes radiant, healthy skin. Great for both dry & oily skin, our Smart Primer fills in fine lines & wrinkles while adding lightweight moisture that will last throughout your day. Our Smart Primer hydrates smoothes & prepares your skin for perfect makeup application with our Beautifully Flawless Foundation.
via Instagram http://ift.tt/2dbbYVS
For more information contact me.
businesss-card-back.png.png

Have a great Summer!

The sunny months are finally here! Make the most of the return of great weather. Don’t let bugs and neglected grills, decks and other outdoor surfaces spoil all the fun. Our June specials on Bugz Spray and Super Powerz, are two must-haves for your next summer cookout! But be quick—the June Specials sale ends June 30th!
SHOP NOW!

june

Make Super Powerz Your Summer Sidekick

grill

Individually, the active ingredients in SuperPowerz are known to be effective against many types of bacteria, mold, and mildew. Together, they represent a powerful formula for tough cleaning jobs and stain removal, making Super Powerz your perfect partner for fighting grime, especially outdoors on your patio furniture, grill or pool area.
SHOP NOW!

 

Say No to Mosquitos!

bugz

Protect your family from mosquitos and other bug bites with our all-natural, DEET-FREE bug spray. Made from organic, Ecocert and ToxicFree® ingredients, Bugz Spray Bug Repellant & Bite Relief contains Amazonian Andiroba Seed Oil, which has shown to be effective against both mosquitos and flies. Bugz Spray also features Peppermint, Lavender, Rosemary, and other essential oils to help keep the bugs at bay and serves a dual purpose to help relieve and soothe itching from bug bites.

Bugz Spray is safe for the whole family, including children, infants, and pets!
SHOP NOW!

ToxicFree May Madness Sale! Ends 5/31

Though this sale is over, we rotate new specials along with standard LOW prices on effective, ToxicFree, certified organic products at the beginning of each month! So bookmark the site!

may madness sale

Get FREE Products When You Shop Our May Madness Sale!

The countdown to summer is officially on! Don’t miss this chance to stock up and save on some of our customer favorites: Neroli Mist, Vanilla Cream Body Lotion, Lemon Verbena Body Moisturizer and Travel Kit. For a limited time only, you’ll get a free product when you shop these deals. But be quick—the May Madness sale ends May 31st!

SHOP NOW!

Keep Calm & Neroli On

neroli sale

Neroli Mist is a dual-action toner whose formula is derived from orange blossoms. Spray the mist to help lift the mind and body or apply topically to help balance skin—it’s fantastic for all skin types!

SHOP NOW!

A Cream Come True

body lotion sale

Vanilla Cream is an all-over body lotion that revitalizes, rejuvenates and hydrates all day long. Its unique blend of organic, Ecocert and ToxicFree® ingredients will help improve your overall skin health, leaving your skin looking and feeling younger. Vanilla Cream is emulsifier-free, non-greasy, and infused with naturally occurring beta-carotene and essential fatty acids. All over body lotion that revitalizes rejuvenates and hydrates all day long. Its unique blend of organic, Ecocert and ToxicFree® ingredients will help improve your overall skin health, leaving your skin looking and feeling younger. Vanilla Cream is emulsifier-free, non-greasy, and infused with naturally occurring beta-carotene and essential fatty acids.

SHOP NOW!

Add Some Zest to Your Daily Routine

lemon body lotion sale

Lemon Verbena Body Moisturizer is a light, super-moisturizing lotion that’s easy to apply and absorbs quickly, making it ideal as an all-over body moisturizer. Infused with the refreshing and zesty scent of Lemon Verbena, it revitalizes, rejuvenates, and hydrates all day long, all over body moisturizer. Infused with the refreshing and zesty scent of Lemon Verbena, it revitalizes, rejuvenates, and hydrates all day long.all over body moisturizer. Infused with the refreshing and zesty scent of Lemon Verbena, it revitalizes, rejuvenates, and hydrates all day long..all over body moisturizer. Infused with the refreshing and zesty scent of Lemon Verbena, it revitalizes, rejuvenates, and hydrates all day long.

SHOP NOW!

Adventure is Waiting

travel kit sale

A must-have collection of Chaéssentials crafted with all natural, organic and ToxicFree® ingredients. Products found in the travel kit are the perfect size to take on family vacations, summer camps, camping trips or for people who live on the go!

Travel Kit Includes:

Tooth Polish 10 packets
Vanilla Cream Body Lotion 2oz
Sanitize On the Go 1oz
Wild Thing Shower Gel 2oz
D-Odor Spray 1oz
Bugz Spray 1oz
Perfection Serum .25oz sample pot .25oz sample pot .25oz sample pot
Lip Balm – Everyone’s Favorite!
SHOP NOW!

MyToxicFreee new ad

Healthy makeup makes me blush…

image

Now announcing: Crunchi Make Me Blush is now available for purchase at Crunchi.com/perlamiddleton

Blushing has never been better, with the natural wonders of cold pressed, Virgin Organic Argan Oil. Pressed from the fruits of the Argan Tree (Argania spinosa), native to Morocco, Argan Oil is known for its significant nutritive and antioxidant properties. No need to cover up a dull, pale complexion when you can heal it from the inside out. This talc-free formula infuses your skin with powerful nutrients while adding soft color to enhance your natural beauty.

Crunchi Make Me Blush is Vegan, Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Toxin Free, Cruelty-Free, Made in the USA, Consciously Packaged, and Thoughtfully Produced!

Available in four gorgeous shades!

Palm Beachy: A coral, peach shade with a matte finish, perfect for all skin types.

Pretty Please: A beautiful combination of light pink with a hint of lavender undertone with a perfect matte finish. Best for fair complexion or for someone just starting off using blush. Will show up on the majority of skin tones but will appear lighter on people with medium to dark complexions than it would on people with fair skin tones.then it would on people with fair skin tones.then it would on people with fair skin tones.

Royal Flush: This gorgeous matte, rich pink shade, closely resembles its sister shade, Crave but without the shimmer. This shade is perfect for all skin tones.

Crave: A gorgeous blush that will be flattering on all skin tones. Crave a beautiful pink shade with finely milled, mineral shimmer to give your cheeks a radiant, enlivened complexion.

Share your pictures in comments below! Which shade is your favorite? comments below! Which shade is your favorite? comments below! Which shade is your favorite?

image

image