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Red Alert? : Retinyl Palmitate January 27, 2011

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Retinyl Palmitate is the new Paraben.

 


Retinyl Palmitate, or simply written as Retinol ( but is different from Retinol – however both are forms of Vitamin A )  on products that claim to have Retinol, has been caught under the fire recently when United States Senator Charles Schumer ousted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may be withholding scientific evidence that a common sunscreen ingredient Vitamin A or retinyl palmitate, could be promoting, rather than protecting against, certain types of skin cancer.

 


Retinyl palmitate is an ingredient found in many sunscreensand skin products. It’s a form of Vitamin A that over the years has been shown to be very beneficial to the skin. To be exact, Retinyl is the ester of retinol (vitamin A) and it is combined with palmitic acid, which is a saturated fatty acid that is found in humans, animals and plants and is (as the name implies) a major component of palm oil.

 


Now, studies are showing otherwise. The FDA has just finished up a study (although it has not been released yet) about the effects of retinyl palmitate on the skin, using mice as their test subjects. Their findings suggest that RP stimulates lesion and tumor growth when in direct sunlight. And this is in many sunscreens, which is designed for use in direct sunlight!

 


The data, which was produced by the National Toxicology Program and stems from studies on hairless mice, was approved earlier this week by the group’s independent advisory panel. It echoes the Environmental Working Group’s attack on the sunscreen industry, which TGL reported this spring.

 


Some 40 percent of sunscreens contain retinyl palmitate, including popular brands Coppertone, Banana Boat, Panama Jack, Hawaiian Tropic, and Neutrogena.

 


The Environmental Working Group EWG issued a statement yesterday saying that it “recommends manufacturers of cosmetics, sunscreens and other personal care products remove retinyl palmitate from all products to be used on sun-exposed skin and that consumers avoid buying products that contain this chemical.”


For more information, head over to Truth In Aging.

 

 


What to Avoid in Sunscreens:

  • Vitamin A or retinyl palmitate. New data from the government shows that slathering vitamin A on your skin can promote the development of tumors and lesions more quickly, compared to skin not coated with vitamin A.
  • Oxybenzone.  It is a synthetic estrogen, and is potentially a harmful endocrine disruptor that contaminates the body.
  • Bug repellent. Avoid sunscreen that contains insect repellent; it’s just more chemicals soaking into your skin.
  • Sprays and powders. They can pollute the air with tiny stuff and particles that aren’t healthy for you.

 

 

NOTE : Retinyl Palmitate doesn’t just appear in sunscreen, but also in anti-wrinkle creams. Check especially for creams which claim to have Retinol like RoC, SkinDoctor’s Retinol Treatment, etc.

 

 

 

 


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Nature Republic Super Hyaluron 3000 December 14, 2010

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Nature Republic has released a new line of products called the Super Hyaluron 3000 which is compromised of 3000mg of Hyaluronic Acid!

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Lancome Absolue Precious Cells Concentrate December 2, 2010

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Lancome introduced a new line last year called the Absolue Precious Cells which contains only one cream – and in January, it will be releasing a concentrate from the same line.

The Precious Cells concentrate will feature it’s main ‘marketing’ ingredient – the so called ‘rare’ Swiss Apple stem cells. Studies have shown that this ingredient is all but a hoax and many has doubted the existence of such apples in Switzerland.

The capacity will be 25ml but the price is still undecided Smile

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New Skin Food Sheet Tissue Masks + New Products Lineup December 1, 2010

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Skinfood will be releasing a line of tissue sheets featuring a variety of ‘food’ ingredients :

 

These ‘tissue sheets’ also are actually daily masks!


a) Brazilian Nut Oil Sheets( 265ml x 20 sheets – 9,900 korean won ) – contains brazil nut oil which helps lubricate and moisturize the skin, provides antioxidant benefits with its high selenium content, helps prevents dryness, and leaves skin soft, smooth, and hydrated.

 

b) Sea Buckthorn Berries Sheets ( 265ml x 20 sheets – 9,900 korean won )  – The fruit of the plant has a high vitamin C content with an average content  about 15 times greater than oranges — placing sea-buckthorn fruit among the most enriched plant sources of vitamin C. The fruit also contains dense contents of carotenoids, vitamin E, amino acids, dietary minerals, and polyphenols.


c) Maple Sheets ( 265ml x 20 sheets – 9,900 korean won ) – known for its effectiveness in treating wounds and skin diseases in Africa. It also controls secretion of excessive sebum.

 

 

Also, there will be a few new products for the body to combat the harsh cold dry winter season :

New line-up will contain a variety of body scrubs, body lotions, body masks, body cleansers, body gels, shower gels, body oils

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Bobbi Brown BB Cream Coming Soon! :) UPDATED! November 29, 2010

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You heard it here on Hope In A Blog first! Smile

Though nothing has been officially released, it is confirmed that Bobby Brown will be releasing their own version of the very famous BB Cream next spring. Product development is already finished. Bobbi Brown announnced this during her book tour in South Korea.

Bobbi Brown’s version of the product will come in three colors, all of which contain a touch of yellow, Brown said. That might seem strange, but Brown, a former makeup artist who has a degree in theatrical makeup, emphasizes that almost all women have a bit of yellow in their skin.

“We all have yellow tones in our skin, regardless of whether you are Asian, Caucasian or African,” she said, a discovery that has led her to design foundations containing shades of yellow to match people’s skin.

 

 

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Innisfree Windy Lip Balm November 24, 2010

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Inisfree, a naturalistic brand that uses 99% natural  ingredients and under the Amore Pacific Corporation ( Laneige, IOPE, Sulwhasoo etc..)  has released three new lip balm from their Jeju Island line (the other being the Jeju Island Volcanic Pore Mud Mask).

5% of the sales from this item will be donated to the Jeju Island committee to preserve the island.  Ingredients include sunflower oil, palm seed butter, babassu oil/cusi oil – a clear light yellow vegetable oil extracted from the seeds of babassu palm and has similar properties to coconut oil,  and other naturally derived ingredients which makes up of 99% of the composition.

The lip balm is available in 3 flavours – Green Tea (White tube), Camellia ( light red tube), and Tangerine (Orange tube).

Retailed for 8000 won (15ml).

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New : SkinFood’s Omega Inca line & Cosmetic launch

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Skinfood – ‘good cosmetics nade with delicious food’ – has released it’s new line – called the Omega Inca  line.


So what exactly is the INCA Omega Oil ?


This vegetable oil is extracted from the seeds of the Sacha Inchi plant, a small plant that produces mall hermaphrodite flowers producing small pods which has usually 6 lobes. This plant is cultivated mainly in Peru at the heart of the Inca culture. Inca Omega Oil contains one of the highest amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids among all oily seeds used for human consumption. It reaches an average of 48% content of alfa-linolenic acid (omega 3) and an average of 37% content of linolelic acid (Omega 6). Additionally it also contains 8% of Oleic Acid (Omega 9).

Not only that, it is also very high in Tocopherol ( Vitamin E) concentration.


Abilities of Inca Omega Oil includes :


– Reduction of Trans-Epidermal Water Loss

– Improvement of Skin Barrier function

– Reduces hyper-sensitivity

– Improves microcirculation

– PUFA (Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids) protect the cell’s membrane and prevent the destruction of DNA.


Products in the INCA Line will include :


1) Essence 140ml – 9,900 won

2) Emulsion 140ml – 9,900 won

3) Cream 50ml – 10,900 won

4) Eye cream 25ml – 9,900 won


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Also, Skinfood will also be launching it’s first cosmetics make up line at the end of the year.  Pearl with be the highlight of the line.


The makeup line will include


1) Cake Party All Over Powder – 13,900 won – consists of 4 eye shadow colors (can be used as highlighter, blush or powder too).

2) Partty Pearl Lip Gloss – 5,900 won

3) Pearl Party –2,900 won – nail polish with shimmering silver glitter.


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