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Skin, Lip and Body Care + Toxic Talk and Labels

Why We Urge You to Say “No” to Petrolatum

Here at CV Skinlabs, we’ve often talked about avoiding mineral oil and other petrolatum-based products in skin care products. But we’ve noticed that many over-the-counter skin care products—even some advertised as being “natural” and good for your skin—still contain these ingredients. Maybe your grandmother swears by her Vaseline jelly (which is petroleum jelly), or you

Skin, Lip and Body Care + Toxic Talk and Labels

One Reason You May Want to Avoid Swimming in the Ocean

If you live by the ocean or you’re planning to spend some vacation time near one this summer, you may be tempted to go swimming in those wild waters. A recent study, however, suggests you should use caution. First, A Recap on the Skin’s Microbiome We talked about the skin’s microbiome in a previous post.

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Sunscreen Warning: Chemical Ingredients Absorbed More Than We Thought

If you’ve ever doubted that what you put on your skin can be absorbed into your bloodstream, here’s more evidence for you. According to a recent study published in the journal JAMA Network, ingredients from sunscreen products are absorbed by the skin at higher levels than those currently allowed by federal safety regulations. What does

Skin, Lip and Body Care + Toxic Talk and Labels

Clearing Up Your Confusion About Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals in Skin Care

Women go through enough ups and downs because of hormones. We certainly don’t need more! But depending on the skin care products you’re using, you could be inadvertently adding to the problem. That’s because some skin care ingredients have been shown to mimic the action of hormones once they’re absorbed into the body. What Are

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