Ingredients

Is Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine Safe?

Is cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine harmful?  Should I avoid cocamidopropyl betaine?  Are cocamidopropyl betaine and coco betaine the same?  Read this expert review of these three ingredients to be in the know!  Namely, you will learn how these ingredients are made, what function they perform, why they are in personal care products, and, most importantly, how safe …

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Phenoxyethanol in Skin Care. A picture of daisies and green leaves.

Phenoxyethanol in Skin Care: Consider This!

Are you concerned about phenoxyethanol in skin care? You might have noticed that this cosmetic preservative is common in shampoos, washes, mascaras, and foundations. In this expert ingredient analysis, you will learn more about this preservative and whether there is a reason to worry about it.  Generally speaking, while it is not the worst preservative, …

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Borax and boric acid safety. A photo of powdered sodium borate.

Is Borax Safe?

What is the deal with sodium borate, aka borax?  Is it the same as boric acid?  Is it safer or more toxic?   Many of you have asked me what I think about them from the safety standpoint.  I have noticed that there is a lot of misinformation, or myths, on the Internet.  What happens is …

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