Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Recommended by Dermatologists across the nation, Cetaphil is a cleanser marketed to the industry for sensitive and very dry skin types. What is most fascinating about this cleanser is that all of the ingredients are either alcohol, alcohol derivatives or sulfates and added in for fun; three different types of parabens
The full ingredients list for Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser: Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Stearyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben.
Now since the best way to take your vitamins is trans-dermally, this means all of this ingredients is going directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the GI tract altogether, so now not only is your skin going to have to figure out what to do with all of this synthetic and drying ingredients, now its in your bloodstream!  It is hard to believe that Canada has some of the lowest cosmetics and food standards in the world. When I found out, it took awhile, but you travel around the world and get sick in a few countries and you figure it out very quickly about the difference; like night and day. I also found out the 'European' brands are now making a version for the North American market and one for the global market. Why? Because a) North America is the largest consumers of cosmetics in the world and b) it is cheaper so their profits go through the roof! And c) they can! 
And how easy is it to get Canadians to pay attention to your brand? Not with ingredients - by marketing it really well. This was figured out a long time ago by the big Pharmaceutical brands and people are still putting PETROLEUM JELLY on their newborns?! What goes through a mother's head when she is putting the same based ingredients that we fuel our cars with and later on wondering why their child has a skin condition or allergy?!
It's all a matter of paying attention to your inner self. Your instinct has always been right and you know if you cannot eat it, why are you putting it directly onto your skin and into your bloodstream over and over again? Think everything from skincare to the lipstick that has LEAD in it that you lick off every time you talk or eat something and then try to figure out why your skin is just not like it used to be.

One of the most common things I have noticed and learned is the relationship between mercury fillings and Rosacea. 10 times out of 10, anyone I have ever asked that has Rosacea if they have mercury fillings does. The only one that didn't, had them removed 2 years prior. There is a connection between problems in our body and chemicals we are exposed to. We know this innately - which is why we purposely do not eat chemicals if they are marked this way - however, just because it is in a bottle or a tube or a box on a shelf in a familiar branded store, it doesn't make it safe either. Use your brain and trust your own judgement - and if your doctor or Dermatologist is not listening, keep looking for someone who shares the same philosophy as yours - to be healed!
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What to keep away from:
Products that start with any of the above ingredients or contain any of the above ingredients especially the parabens. If the alcohol (depending on the derivative) is low on the list - take concern with the top ingredients first and go from there.
PEG's - AKA - Polyethylene Glycol
UREA/formaldehyde - which Canada has banned in its insulation materials because of the known toxicity levels that leech
Mineral Oil - same as petrolatum ingredients
Parfum/Parfume/Natural Fragrance - http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/queen-of-green/2011/06/companies-wont-disclose-parfum-ingredients/

This is a short list - but all in all - keep it simple - look at the label of ingredients - if it sounds good - then use it - if there is doubt - DON'T! Because guess what - you are a great judge and you are the one that has to use it or put it on your family's skin.

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