sunscreen

5 Dangerous Beauty Ingredients

www.ilonashine.comHere’s the scary truth: There are many ingredients in cosmetics that may be bad for you. The FDA only regulates certain types of products, like sunscreens and acne treatments, and the rest of the time it’s up to the manufacturer to decide whether a formulation is safe. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), there are more than 1,100 ingredients used in beauty products in the U.S. that are banned in other countries like Japan, Canada, and members of the European Union. In fact, the FDA only prohibits the use of 10 ingredients in cosmetics, and they include scary substances like mercury and chlorofluorocarbon.

The following 5 ingredients, which you’ll probably find in many of your favorite products, raise red flags. Read More

The Latest Solar Skin Defenders!

Sticky, smelly, and pasty SPF formulas of yesteryear are long gone, thanks to a new wave of technology! And it’s not just the standard spritz formulations I am into sunscreen now comes in many different forms to fit your lifestyle and beauty routine. Since SPF 15 doesn’t cut it anymore with the FDA’s new regulations, doctors and dermatologists alike recommend a broad-spectrum formulation of at least 30. I’ve done the research, read on and find the one for you. To see the product click on the image. Read More

Edible Sunscreen?

Wearing sunscreen is a no brainer, but figuring out what to eat to protect your skin has never been easy-until now. Protect your skin from the inside by tossing these foods into your grocery cart.

1. DARK CHOCOLATE - it’s full of antioxidants and flavonols that not only improve your skin texture but also offer resistance to UV rays. So this gives you another good reason to indulge yourself.

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