Sunday, January 18, 2009

From "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter without me" by Paula Begoun 2003

Listed as good in "Don't Go the the Cosmetics Counter without me": by
Paula Begoun 2003 6th ed.

Almay Anti.Wrinkle Booster Serum $18/ 0.3 oz

Aveda Night Nutrients $38/oz

Aveeno .. Radiant Skin Daily Moisturizer $14./4oz

Bain De Soeil sun care: Oil Free Protecteur Sunscreen spray 25. $9.
Auto-Bronzant Self Tanning Creme, dark..

Banana Boat: Vita Skin Lotion's (everything but their Dard Tanning Lotion SPR4..)

The Body Shop: Grapeseed Daily hydrating moisture cream for normal to dry skin..
$12. /1.7oz &same extra rich nightcream but not the rescue supplement.
Shea Self-Tanning lotion spf 15 $15./6 oz
Lipscuff listed as abrasive&irritating

Bonne Bell, most is good!

Clarins Best moisturizer for N-D skin: Total Double Serum Age-Control Extra Firming Serum $75./2 - 0.5 oz bottles&Extra-Firming Day Cream for Dry Skn $63./1.7 oz
Energizing Monring Cream $52./1.7 oz

Estee Lauder for x-dry skin: Swiss Performing Extract Moistruizer $25. /1.7 oz
Nutrious Bio Protein $45./1.7 oz

Lancome is owned by L'Oreal.. products are virtually the same.. Estee Lauder is so far ahead
of Lancome it is almost shocking.
Estee Lauder owns Clinique, Origins, Prescriptives, M.A.C., Bobbie Brown, Stila, Aveda, Jane&La Mer among others.

Glycerin, glycerol is present in all natural lipids, fats, animal&vegetable. Produced natually by the hydrolysis of fats&by the fermentation of sugars.. It shores up the skins natural protection by filling in the area known as the intercellular matrix&by attracting just the right amount of water to maintain the skins homeostasis.

Natural Moisturizing factors NMF's See "Skin Research&Technology" Aug 2000, p.128-134.
NMFs&lipids make up the expansive group of ingredients that incl: ceremide, hyaluronic acid, cholesterol, fatty acids, triglycerides, phospholipids, glycosphingolipids, aminio acids, linoleic acid, glycosaminoglcans, glycosaminoglycans, clycerin, mucopolysaccharide,&sodium PCA (pyrrolidone carboxylic acid). Mimicking the lipid content of skins ingredients are: apricot oil, canola oil, coconut oil, corn oil, jojoba oil, jojoba wax, lanolin, lecithin, olive oil, safflower oil, sesame oil, shea butter, soybean oil, squaliane&swt almond oil.

Anti tumor: Loquat extract, green tea
Niacinamide, B3.. 4% conctnration applied topically has effects similar to those of clindamycis,&antibiotic (Papulex) it can cause dryness&inflammation. May have mitigating effect on skin tumors ("Nutrition&Cancer, 1997, Vol 29, #2, p.157-162) It increases ceramide&free fatty acid levels in skin&prevents skin from losing water content ("Britich Journal of Dermatology, Sept. 2000, p. 524-531")

Lanolin: recent study in the British Journal of Dermatology July 2001, p. 28-31.

xylitol, see sorbitol..can be synthetic or natural. similar to glycerin, it's a humectant, thickening agent&slip agent.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database at :

DHEA male hormone..contributes to bone density, muscle mass&skin tone.

Charcoal, baked wood. 1 teaspn has a surface area or more than 10,000 squ ft..unique absorption properties. disinfects wounds.

astragalus, huang qi, milk vetch root= antioxydent internally/not on skin

Something I found on the internet In the Olden days we did this..... 1600.

.. ouch... by 1880 they used Arsenic !!

Lice.... yuck... helped the Plague go crazy like it did!

This is more like a rich persons Privy.. they said that poor people just used their basement, or, if living upstairs they just dumped their chamber pot out the window..