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Skincare Ingredients to Avoid, Part 10: Industrial Solvents

Solvents are sometimes a necessary component of skin and hair products that help to dissolve, stabilize, and preserve a cosmetic solution for consumer use. The question is, how do you know if the solvents used in your personal care products are beneficial or toxic?

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Skincare Ingredients to Avoid, Part 9: Synthetic Fragrances

A perusal of the ingredients list is the deciding factor for many health-conscious shoppers who are searching for suitable beauty and personal care products. But what if there were a way for manufacturers to cloak toxic chemicals in their products without naming them on the ingredients list? That is exactly the case when it comes […]

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Skincare Ingredients to Avoid, Part 8: Propyl Alcohol

It’s a dangerous toxin. Chemists and lab technicians are encouraged to use gloves, protective eyewear, and extreme caution when handing it. So why is it in our cosmetics and skin care products?

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Skincare Ingredients to Avoid, Part 7: Parabens

Some of the most controversial skincare ingredients on the market today are parabens. While the FDA insists that they are safe, various studies suggest that these commonplace preservatives could threaten our health.

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Skin Aging Faster Than You’d Like? This May Be Why.

Skin aging has been linked to varied factors such as sunlight, smoking, and exposure to free radicals. It would appear, however, that all of these factors have one common denominator.

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A History of Soap Making and Why Ingredients Matter

Soap making was originally a very natural and wholesome process that gained popularity in ancient Roman times. Somehow, the technique has become increasingly complicated over time, with more and more unnatural ingredients being added, usually to save time and money during production. Let’s take a look at how soaps are made and why the ingredients […]

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Holistic Skin Care with Double Helix Water

The skin, like any other part of your body, is an interdependent organ that works with many other systems to stay healthy. Good blood flow is necessary to deliver oxygen to skin cells, while a healthy diet and digestive system provide the skin with the many vital nutrients it requires. The best way to approach […]

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Combining Ancient Remedies with Modern Science: Double Helix Rose Water Mist

Rose water is one of the most ancient cosmetic remedies; some say it was used as far back as 3500 BC for facial cleansing. Those prehistoric medicine men noticed therapeutic qualities of rose extracts that are just as effective today. When used in combination with recently-discovered Double Helix Water, rose oils can present powerful and […]

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