Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Green Line Beauty, conveniently located next to almost macrobiotic, always delicious M CafĂ© on Melrose, houses a vast, varied and kick-ass assortment of natural skin-care products, for face and body, man, woman and child. Green Line rocks because its products — all natural, free of chemicals, parabens and sodium laurel sulfate — span the entire spectrum of skin-care needs, wants and budgets.

Green Line sells old-school favorites like Dr. Hauschka, as well as ISUN, the latest and truly greatest in pure, raw, Ormus-infused organic awesomeness, packaged in glass. It sells the entire line of Sircuit skin-care, which combines all-natural ingredients with magical peptides that render the lucky wearer’s skin infinitely younger, lighter and brighter. The women who work at Green Line are armed with an impressive knowledge of skin and skin-softening stuff, and generously hand out plenty of samples upon request. 7123 Melrose Ave., L.A. (323) 933-5365, greenlinebeauty.com. —Dani Katz

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Friday, October 8, 2010

SIRCUIT® Cosmeceuticals Hitches A Ride On The Beauty Bus

SIRCUIT®Cosmeceuticals Joins The Beauty Bus To Brighten The Day, And Skin, Of Those In Need.

Giving back to the community is a focus for Los Angles based skincare company, Sircuit® Cosmeceuticals.

SIRCUIT® Cosmeceuticals has partnered with local charity, the Beauty Bus Foundation, donating a large quantity of a best-selling product from their chirally correct, chemical, paraben & cruelty free skincare line.
Beauty Bus is a non-profit organization that provides in-home beauty and grooming services free of charge to home-bound, terminally or chronically ill individuals and their primary caregivers. The non-profit’s Co-founder and President Alicia Liotta explains the mission of Beauty Bus as being “dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for homebound, terminally or chronically ill individuals and their primary caregivers. It is our mission to help our clients maintain dignity, treat them to human touch that is pampering and non-medical and offer respite during life’s difficult times. We also feel it is extremely important to service the caregiver, who are rarely recognized or rewarded for the vital services they provide to our most vulnerable citizens.”
An industry leader in the natural skincare market, SIRCUIT® Cosmeceuticals offers a 100% fresh, high performance skincare line utilizing the latest in Chiral technology and a commonsense "be good to yourself" approach. This approach makes the Beauty Bus and SIRCUIT a perfect partner for wellness. Not only will the recipients of these complimentary services be pampered, they will get to experience skincare that is healthy for the skin, body, and overall wellbeing.
“It’s a great fit!” says SIRCUIT® founder, Michael Wolfgeher, “the Beauty Bus is a wonderful foundation that embodies the true spirit of beauty.” Wolfgeher praises the foundation for their work and is optimistic about the budding partnership, “We look forward to the great success of the Beauty Bus, and will continue to support the efforts of this exciting non-profit.”
For more information about SIRCUIT® Cosmeceuticals and the Beauty Bus Foundation, visit www.sircuitskin.com, and www.BeautyBus.org
If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Michael Wolfgeher, please call April Weiss at 888/661-4544 or e-mail April at impressed@sircuitskin.com
About SIRCUIT® Cosmeceuticals: Founded in 2001 by Michael Wolfgeher, and based in Los Angeles, CA, SIRCUIT® Cosmeceuticals offers a complete line of professional, high-performance skincare products using the latest in Chiral Technology. At SIRCUIT® we give you the straight up facts, truthful marketing and list all of our ingredients proudly. Most importantly, SIRCUIT® formulations NEVER contain chemical parabens or preservatives, fillers, artificial colors, artificial fragrances, and of course, everything we do is cruelty free. "Green" since our beginning...with full back bar innovation offering 100% fresh, high performance, result driven skin treatment solutions. With both retail and professional lines, SIRCUIT® Cosmeceuticals has been building relationships with Dermatologists, Cosmetic Surgeons, Resort Spas, Medical spas, Day Spas and Licensed Skin Care Specialists for 8 years strong and is shipped to retail customers worldwide.
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Thursday, October 7, 2010

An intensive serum adds up to awesome skin

Remember these numbers: 22, 42 and 95. We'll get back to them later.

Oraia is an amazing up-and-coming anti-aging brand. But that brand is essentially a single product: the Intensive Regeneration Complex. This not-inexpensive-but-totally-worth-it, naturally active serum works synergistically to make skin look significantly younger.

Now, onto the numbers. This is the only time 22 and 42 will ever add up to 95. Here's how: Oraia uses 22 vitamins and antioxidants, each chosen for their respective abilities to fight different free radicals. Those vitamins and antioxidants—which, oddly enough, have a signature scent—are in tended to be used every day for 42 days. And the result, Oraia reports, is 95% more youthful-looking skin.

Believe us, the math will make more sense when you see your skin in six weeks.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Say Goodbye To Sun Spots After Summer!

Are you suffering from sun spots now that summer is over?  Try brilliance fading serum!  Our brilliance™ fading serum is formulated with SymWhite® 377 and L-Lactic Acid that will help inhibit hyper-pigmentation & lighten discolorations while conditioning and protecting the skin. It also has Neem Leaf extract that will improve skin clarity & tone. For the best results I recommend exfoliating with a gentle exfoliant like sir activ™ then applying a cocktail of brilliance™ and sircuit weapon™. Our customers swear by this combination!

How To: Start by applying the "cocktail" (equal parts brilliance™ & sircuit weapon™) one time per day for the first week and then you can increase to both morning and night. Apply before your moisturizer and be sure to wear a product with sun protection during the day.

Monday, September 27, 2010

We're Excited To Welcome Newest EXHALE Mind Body Spa Location In Atlanta To The SIRCUIT® Family!

Let’s face it, with summer quickly becoming a distant memory and the holidays fast approaching, mind and body relaxation is crucial. Lucky for you the new EXHALE Mind Body Spa location in Atlanta is officially open for business!!

Perched on the seventh floor of the grand new Loews Atlanta Hotel in the heart of Midtown, this 22,500- square foot spa and fitness mecca is just the thing you busy Atlantans have been longing for.   Expect to find everything from spa therapies, yoga and their signature Core Fusion® classes to healing & wellness programs. This beautiful oasis features 15 therapy rooms, two Core Fusion® & Yoga Rooms, a chic nail bar overlooking the city and full body gym with all the amenities.

If I know all you skincare junkies out there, you’ll be holding off on the yoga and acupuncture for the moment and making a bee-line straight for their Smart Peel facial.  This signature facial treatment features none other than SIRCUIT® Cosmeceuticals pure, concentrated skin treatment solutions.

Depending on your needs, your skin care specialist will select one of three peels, each consisting of a chirally correct blend of protective, corrective and cell-stimulating ingredients, achieving spectacular results on a range of conditions. Address sun damage, wrinkles, acne scarring, hyper pigmentation & more with little to no irritating reactions. SIRCUIT® takes more of a “be good to yourself” approach with peels that are free of parabens, fillers, artificial colors, preservatives & fragrance while still being highly active and effective. These are not your mother’s house-arrest peels, instead you’re left with a softer, smoother, brighter, protected complexion.

So come on Atlanta, what are you waiting for? Check at the new Exhale Mind Body Spa today, located at 1065 Peachtree St. NE, and experience a SIRCUIT® Smart Peel for yourself!



I can't tell you how fantastic it is to have an email like this waiting in your inbox:

Hi April,

Let me tell you how impressed I am firstly by your product and secondly by your follow up email...I've never in my life received a personalized email asking me if I had any thoughts or comments or questions from a representative after I placed an order for their product.  This blew me away, and I am very thankful for it!
I absolutely adore your products and have significantly already noticed a difference in my skin after just a couple weeks using the sample pack. Everything I have tried is exceptional.  I would say "especially....." but really everything I especially love.  I am going to try a different night time cream I'm thinking of dream weaver because I want an over all night acting moisturizer- while at the same time take care of my fine lines on my forehead (I'm 22; so I'm a little worried about them, but maybe worrying is where I got them in the first place!) ;) Please let me know any feedback- I'd greatly appreciate it.  I love your company- from the common sense behind it to the really smart packaging.  It is like the Apple Computer company of the skin-care world- And believe me I've tried a lot.  I work in high end retail and have seen and been witness to the gamut of skin care both expensive and cheap.  Before this I've been using NARS for a while, but I found their products have become too harsh for my skin.  I also greatly appreciate the humor and I'm sure that this company was created by a gay man, which being a very politically active gay man myself, I will support my fellow community in anyway I can.  So thank him for me for coming out with an intelligent company.  Really a breath of fresh air.  Thanks again, Nathan K.

Thank you Nathan! It's so great to be appreciated by a savvy customer like yourself who really gets it! Welcome to the SIRCUIT® family! And...for all you SIRCUIT® addicts out there...keep the fan mail coming :)

Goji Berries: SIRCUIT®'s Little Miracle Fruit

Lycium Barabarum Fruit Extract, or Goji berries as they are most commonly known, are perhaps one of the richest sources of vitamins and other nutrients. It has been clinically proven to contain more than 18 different amino acids and vitamins like B1, B2, B6, C & E and is perhaps the best source of vitamin C around. Goji berries are also rich source of antioxidants.

And what is the importance of an antioxidant? Well it is the primary ingredient that fights the aging process. And that is why it has also found topical applications and should be a key ingredients to look for in skin care products. So it's only natural that SIRCUIT® has incorporated this "superfruit" into the latest skin treatment:

Oraia anti-aging l intensive regeneration complex

Goji Berry or Instalift Goji as it pertains to this treatment provides long term anti-aging benefits and instant firming. Instalift Goji is an isolated active glycopeptide fraction which combines the skin lifting and firming strength of both proteins and polysaccharides. This goji glycopeptide fraction forms a perfect rigid lifting mesh to support sagging and wrinkled skin, creating an immediate visible appearance of lifting. Goji glycopeptides further offer critical long term anti-aging functions via: MMP inhibition, antioxidant activity, anti-apoptotic and collagen stimulatory activity for a complete anti-aging treatment.

With more than 20 innovative, active ingredients, there is no one super star ingredient in Oraia. But Goji berry certainly makes its mark!

For more information on this 42 day treatment that virtually overflows with powerful concentrations of many active ingredients including SIRCUIT®'s little miracle fruit, Goji Berries, click here.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The 2010 SHOP Beauty Handbook

With ingredients like zeolites, gold algae & jojoba beads, it's no wonder Sir Activ™ has made the cut yet again °•ิ.•

Sir Activ™ is an invigorating, deep cleansing scrub that adds vitality and radiance to dull and lifeless skin. Sweep away dead skin cells with the small Jojoba beads that gently exfoliate while the Zeolites (silicates from volcanoes) help to remove the impurities leaving your skin feeling smooth and soft. The intoxicating essence of Cranberry and Apple botanicals will leave your senses wanting more. City dwellers exposed to harmful pollution (from cigarette smoke to urban smog) should make this special, deep cleansing scrub a regular part of their skin care regime. Bestseller!

Leaves you polished up and looking... deelicious!

Featured Ingredients:
  • Witch Hazel – astringent, soothing.
  • Diatomaceous Earth - This “earth” is made out of the silica “skeletons” of algae (gold algae, because they have chlorophyll but also other pigments that give them a special color). They are insoluble and practically inert, and provide a good physical exfoliation. They also have been described as silicon dioxide natural crystals (from algae).
  • Jojoba Beads - spherical beads made from hardened Jojoba Oil for physical exfoliation.
  • Zeolites - crystalline hydrated silicates from volcanoes. These molecular cages trap and remove heavy metal pollutants and capture biological debris allowing it to be washed away.
  • Cranberry (Vaccinium Macrocarpon) Extract – antioxidant.
  • Apple (Pyrus Malus) Extract – antioxidant, anti-aging.
Free of artificial preservatives, colors, or fragrance, and always cruelty free.

4 oz./120 ml. Bottle with Locking Clear Treatment Pump
Price: $48.00

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What makes Sir-Activ™ a better scrub? We use small particles called Zeolites that are fossilized volcanic material; they are sponge-like carbon molecules that draw toxins and impurities from the skin. Sir Activ™ is also formulated with Jojoba Beads that physically exfoliate your skin without scratching or tearing the skin cell envelope, much like sugars, salts or crushed nutshells would. Your skin will look and feel smoother after just the first use.
  • When is the best time to use Sir Activ™ scrub? It is important to exfoliate the skin at least once a week to unclog pores and refine its texture and keep your face glowing. Sir Activ™ is helpful in times of stress or exposure to smoke and other environmental pollutants. Also, when coming off any medications, Sir Activ™ helps purify the skin of metabolic waste.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Lackluster skin got you down? ☹ You pore thing...Read more about the importance of having clean pores.

We all have those nights where we are too lazy to take off our makeup or wash our face. But next time you are tempted to hit the hay before you cleanse…think again! Any makeup, oils or dirt left on your skin can lead to clogged pores. If you don't know already, clogged pores are one of the main causes of acne. Clogged pores can also cause infections, enlarged pores, and uneven texture. 
  • So how do we ensure that we keep our pores clean? Cleanse your skin twice a day, both morning and night…do not skip this step just because it is inconvenient. X-Trap™ is fantastic for removing all traces of dirt, even eye makeup, without irritating skin.

  • Be sure to use an exfoliator at least twice a week to get rid of dead skin that could clog pores and trap oil. Last week's skin is dirty skin, so bring on a fresh layer. Sir Activ™ is an invigorating, deep cleansing scrub that adds vitality and radiance to dull and lifeless skin, plus the cranberry/apple smell is INTOXICATING!!

  • Consider using a pore refining mask such as the Youth Accelerator™ pumpkin enzyme peel. This treatment opens your pores and gives them a chance to breathe by ridding your skin of excess oils and unwanted dirt and debris.

  • Prone to breakouts & large pores? Try a serum like Sircuit Agent™ which addresses the needs of both problem skin and aging skin. With 2% Salicylic Acid and 2% L-Lactic Acid, this phenomenal serum assists in clearing the skin and helps decongest pores while Lemon Peel Extract help’s to restore your skin's youthful vitality leaving your skin looking fresh and fabulous!

  • Finally, make sure to change your pillow case often, sometimes we forget that oils can accumulate on fabrics as well. So before you pass out, follow these steps…your pores will thank you!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Congratulations to Harbour Day Spa...Australian Spa of the Year 2010!!

Located in Brisbane’s Bayside, Harbour Day Spa has continued to triumph since its achievement as Spa of the Year back in 2007. At Harbour Day Spa, founders Leanne Morris and Tracey Ivanovski aim to provide a benchmark of untold excellence where hair and beauty are concerned, providing a complete service covering all beauty elements for hair, face and body with exceptional service value. Located on the waterfront at Raby Bay Harbour, it is designed to integrate with the relaxed Queensland lifestyle, offering guests as pleasurable an experience as an afternoon harbour visit with friends.

Harbour Day Spa Raby Bay has been modeled on a luxurious Thai inspired retreat offering multiple indulgent treatment rooms (offering SIRCUIT® signature facials, of course), spacious relaxation areas, full hair salon and make-up artistry. Employing only the most professional and experienced aestheticians, their spas offer an area of expertise that is cosmedical based allowing them to diagnose, treat and solve serious skin concerns and conditions without compromising on relaxation and indulgence.

With a clearly defined vision, supported by policies and procedures of exceptional high standards, Harbour Day Spa to continues to excel and achieve as this years proud winners of The Association of Professional Aestheticians of Australia's 2010 Spa of the Year!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Flaunt.NK...On Cloud 9™?

Okay, so the packaging is bare bones and ordering from a derm-approved site means this is serious skin care. There aren't many night creams that make you want to slather the whole jar over your bod.

Cloud 9 ($95) from Sircuit Skin is proof that beauty is as easy as ABC – absolutely, basic cream chock full of an A list roster of ingredients we rarely see. Half moisture-charged, half treatment based, it's one of the few face creams that has an exceptionally high water content. And, with antioxidants such as Tripeptide-1 (active copper), EGF (from yeast) and Lycine (amino acid) you might just think you’lll feel like your getting a full-fledged facial every night. Your sci-fi fix of the day:  when used in moderate amounts, copper peptides (also known as GHK-Cu) may be a powerful weapon against skin aging. According to James J. Leyden, founder of the School’s Skin Study Center, “GHK-Cu incorporated into skin care and cosmetic products is useful for improving the appearance of aging skin. Products containing GHK-Cu result in rapid improvement in skin condition, including reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, roughness, sallowness, laxity and hyperpigmentation (brown spots).”  

Cloud 9 is that cream of magnificence that would render the treatment a must-have even if you forgo you Starbucks addiction for a month. Detoxifies impurities so skin looks illuminated by an inner source of perfect health. Used nightly -- just slather, slowly -- is what Cristal might feel like if it was made for your skin. You get only one skin in life to rejuvenate. Do it right. 

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

And The Winner Is...

Congratulations to Shona Paton, the winner of our "Become A Fan of SIRCUIT®SKIN Contest" on Facebook!! Just for being a devoted SIRCUIT® Addict, she received a full sized x-trap™ | daily gentle face wash, molecular mist™ | hydrating moisture care & day care™ | protective day moisturizer.

Thanks for the groovy pic Shona...we're SO thrilled to hear you're enjoying all your SIRCUIT® goodies. As for the rest of you...keep those SIRCUIT® FANS coming!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Skin-care Secret Weapon: A Smart New Peel That Doesn’t Sting

You might think your skin needs a serious facial. (And maybe it does.) But a new, nourishing Smart Peel offered at Exhale Spas is your skin’s secret weapon against acne and giant pores, sun damage and hyperpigmentation (spots), plus fine lines and wrinkles. Does that cover your bases?

The 30-minute treatment is $65 (an affordable luxury in our book) and summons an instantly glowing complexion—without stripping your skin raw. That’s a notable difference from dermatologist-dispensed peels that promote cell turnover more radically, requiring you to sequester yourself for days until your skin sloughs and heals.

These aren’t your mother’s house-arrest peels, confirms Caitlin Conn, skin care director for Exhale Spas, who developed the Smart Peel using Sircuit Cosmeceuticals. The Los Angeles–based line is known for being both hyper-scientific and all-natural. (In addition to being paraben-free, the products are made in small batches every two weeks.) “A lot of peels just aggressively exfoliate the skin,” says Conn, “which can kick-start a free-radical cascade. This peel is filled with antioxidant ingredients that replenish and restore skin.”

There are actually three Smart Peels—but your facialist picks the right one for you, as it should be unless you studied cosmetic chemistry:
  • Mature or super oily skin can handle the Cocktail, the most intense peel that has salicylic acid and retinol to slough off dead skin and tighten pores.
  • The Mocha Loca uses moisturizing lactic acid to safely dissolve dull cells. Cocoa and caffeine add tons of antioxidants. One warning: it smells potently of dessert.
  • Best for combination skin (mine), is Youth Accelerator, pumpkin enzyme peel that’s “equivalent to a derm-strength 30 percent glycolic acid,” says Conn, only without any side effects.

Each peel tingles as it softens and resurfaces. But post-peel, my skin was only slightly flushed, like I’d taken the stairs and not the elevator, and noticeably brighter. What’s more, my skin was prepped to drink in all the pricey beauty products in my medicine cabinet. So I got a lot back for my $65 investment.

Exhale Spas (3 locations in New York and nationwide), www.exhalespa.com; peel, $65, or $50 when added to a facial

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Women's Health Talks Beauty

If you’re a beauty fanatic, you have to check out the March edition of Women’s Health magazine. Why? You’ll get the bonus beauty flip issue, which includes SIRCUIT®SKIN's Molecular Mist.

Here's An Excerpt:

Late Afternoon
Breathe life back into your complexion by spritzing on a light moisturizing face spray. The cooling blast of hydration will be energizing plus some sprays contain skin-healthy antioxidants which block free radicals from damaging your skin. Try Sircuit Skin Molecular Mist ($36, sircuitskin.com )

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Dirty Dozen - Ingredients in Cosmetics to Avoid

By now, everyone has heard that it’s in one’s best interest to eat as organically as possible and to avoid toxic cleaning products in the home to reduce the risk of illness and disease. But what about the personal care products you use each day? Are you reading those product labels as carefully as food labels, and if so, do you really know what those ingredients are or what they do?

The average person uses nine cosmetic products each day, from lotions and soaps to deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, skincare, makeup, hairspray and perfume-with roughly 120 chemicals spread among them.

But whether you hardly use anything or if you’re a product junkie like me, chances are you’re putting something on your body. Our skin is our body’s largest organ and chemicals absorbed into the skin can definitely affect us. A one-time use of a small amount of a certain chemical may not do noticeable harm, but the cumulative effect of using harmful ingredients over months and years can really have a negative impact on our bodies and our health.

Here are 12 ingredients to avoid, courtesy of The National Geographic’s Green Guide:

1. Antibacterials
Overuse of antibacterials can prevent them from effectively fighting disease-causing germs like E. coli and Salmonella enterica. Triclosan, widely used in soaps, toothpastes and deodorants, has been detected in breast milk, and one recent study found that it interferes with testosterone activity in cells. Numerous studies have found that washing with regular soap and warm water is just as effective at killing germs.

2. Coal Tar
Coal tar is a known human carcinogen used as an active ingredient in dandruff shampoos and anti-itch creams. Coal-tar-based dyes such as FD&C Blue 1, used in toothpastes, and FD&C Green 3, used in mouthwash, have been found to be carcinogenic in animal studies when injected under skin.

3. Diethanolamine (DEA)
DEA is a possible hormone disruptor, has shown limited evidence of carcinogenicity and depletes the body of choline needed for fetal brain development. DEA can also show up as a contaminant in products containing related chemicals, such as cocamide DEA.

4. 1,4-Dioxane
1,4-Dioxane is a known animal carcinogen and a possible human carcinogen that can appear as a contaminant in products containing sodium laureth sulfate and ingredients that include the terms "PEG," "-xynol," "ceteareth," "oleth" and most other ethoxylated "eth" ingredients. The FDA monitors products for the contaminant but has not yet recommended an exposure limit. Manufacturers can remove dioxane through a process called vacuum stripping, but a small amount usually remains. A 2007 survey by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found that most children's bath products contain 10 parts per million or less, but an earlier 2001 survey by the FDA found levels in excess of 85 parts per million.

5. Formaldehyde
Formaldehyde has a long list of adverse health effects, including immune-system toxicity, respiratory irritation and cancer in humans. Yet it still turns up in baby bath soap, nail polish, eyelash adhesive and hair dyes as a contaminant or break-down product of diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea and quaternium compounds.

6. Fragrance
The catchall term "fragrance" may mask phthalates, which act as endocrine disruptors and may cause obesity and reproductive and developmental harm. Avoid phthalates by selecting essential-oil fragrances instead.

7. Lead and Mercury
Neurotoxic lead may appear in products as a naturally occurring contaminant of hydrated silica, one of the ingredients in toothpaste, and lead acetate is found in some brands of men's hair dye. Brain-damaging mercury, found in the preservative thimerosol, is used in some mascaras.

8. Nanoparticles
Tiny nanoparticles, which may penetrate the skin and damage brain cells, are appearing in an increasing number of cosmetics and sunscreens. Most problematic are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide nanoparticles, used in sunscreens to make them transparent. When possible, look for sunscreens containing particles of these ingredients larger than 100 nanometers. You'll most likely need to call companies to confirm sizes, but a few manufacturers have started advertising their lack of nanoparticle-sized ingredients on labels.

9. Parabens
(methyl-, ethyl-, propyl-, butyl-, isobutyl-) Parabens, which have weak estrogenic effects, are common preservatives that appear in a wide array of toiletries. A study found that butyl paraben damaged sperm formation in the testes of mice, and a relative, sodium methylparaben, is banned in cosmetics by the E.U. Parabens break down in the body into p-hydroxybenzoic acid, which has estrogenic activity in human breast-cancer cell cultures.

10. Petroleum Distillates
Possible human carcinogens, petroleum distillates are prohibited or restricted for use in cosmetics in the E.U. but are found in several U.S. brands of mascara, foot-odor powder and other products. Look out for the terms "petroleum" or "liquid paraffin."

11. P-Phenylenediamine
Commonly found in hair dyes, this chemical can damage the nervous system, cause lung irritation and cause severe allergic reactions. It's also listed as 1,4-Benzenediamine; p-Phenyldiamine and 4-Phenylenediamine.

12. Hydroquinone
Found in skin lighteners and facial moisturizers, hydroquinone is neurotoxic and allergenic, and there's limited evidence that it may cause cancer in lab animals. It may also appear as an impurity not listed on ingredients labels.

So start reading those labels, and be aware that brands that advertise themselves as “natural", “botanical,” and even “organic” have been known to include some of these. If you see any of the listed ingredients, toss it — your body and health is at stake! If you’re not sure, go to http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/index.php, and you can search for a specific product, ingredient or company. Kind of brings a whole new meaning to drop-dead gorgeous, doesn’t it?

By Sarah MaHannah

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Confessions Of A SIRCUIT® Lover...

Celebrity makeup artist Terri Apanasewicz is a huge advocate for taking care of your skin. So when she comes across amazing products and people, she can't wait to take to her website to share her discoveries. Here is what she had to say about SIRCUIT®.....

Sircuit Skin Cosmeceuticals

This new brand is very impressive, I love the smell and feel of the products. The philosophy of Sircuit Skin is Fresh, 100% natural, organic based, Chirally Correct & cruelty free. After only using this line for a few days I have the confidence that it does what it says it does. There are quite a few lotions and potions, not to worry as your skin care specialist will be able to suggest the ones that are right for you.