What are comedogenic ingredients, and can we make clearskincare?

What are comedogenic ingredients, and can we make clearskincare?

by Nicole Mandallaz #clearskincare, comedogenic ingredients, pore clogger, poreclogging Leave a comment

What are comedogenic ingredients?  Can we make #clearskincare?

   Comedogenicity is the l#clearskincareevel of pore clogging that an ingredient has been tested to have.  The scale goes from 1-5.  1 and 2 being mostly not pore clogging, 3 questionable, 4 and 5 super pore clogging.                                                                                                                                Unfortunately when a skincare or beauty product is labeled as "non-comedogenic" it honestly could mean anything, and is no more than marketing lingo.  There is no agency that tests this claim on a label, and the FDA doesn't look into it.  So pretty much anyone can say their product is "non-comedogenic"  no matter what is in it.

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Is Paraben Free Skincare better?

Is Paraben Free Skincare better?

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Are Paraben Free Products Better?

Ever since the launch of the Environmental Working Group, and the "clean" beauty movement, consumers have developed growing concerns about preservatives and "chemicals" in health and personal care products, with parabens being one of those at the top of the list.  You will see "paraben free" on nearly every consumer good you can put on yourself. Are they really that bad?  Should we really be worried about them?

To understand further, lets take a deeper look, starting with what parabens even are.

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Is coconut oil good for your skin?

Is coconut oil good for your skin?

by Nicole Mandallaz Coconut Oil, Lauric acid, Skin Leave a comment

Is Coconut Oil Good For Your Skin?

Well...kind of.... yes and no. 

Applying coconut oil straight as is from the jar, is a hard no.  But, that does not mean that coconut oil doesn't have beneficial properties that can be extracted and utilized in skincare, and that ALSO does not mean that it's not super awesome for your skin and body when you eat or cook with it.  To better explain why, let's look further in depth into the makeup of coconut oil.

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Why I love our Clear Age Dew Drops

Why I love our Clear Age Dew Drops

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It's starting to heat up outside, and my Clear Age Dew Drops are the best hydrator for hot summer weather, when moisturizers can feel too heavy, which is why I've decided to put them on sale early at 15% off for Memorial Day Weekend, until June 1st!  

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