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There are so many skincare products in the market today, its important to be educated about which are safe and which may be concerning to our health.  To begin, the below ingredients should absolutely be avoided as they are known carcinogens (cancer causing): Butyl Benzyphthalate, Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA), Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) “Coal Tar Dyes” (and lakes) D & C Red 2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 17, 19 & 33, Green 5, Orange 17, FD & C Blue 1, 2 & 4, Green 3, Red 4 & 40, Yellow 5 & 6 Crystalline Silica, Diaminophenol, Diethanolamine (DEA), Doictyl Adipate, Disperse Blue 1,...

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  Facial oils and serums are the new "it" products in the skincare industry today.  These oils, however, are not created equal.  Many of the luxury brands on the market can demand over $200 for high efficacy facial oils however even these brands unfortunately have many chemicals loaded in their products and the concentration of the essential oils are not always high.  Pure essential oils are the key and how you blend them together also matters.  Because oils are lipophilic, they can penetrate the deep layers of the skin and nourish, protect and repair.  They are also ideal for acne...

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The Consult is a discussion and education forum managed by our cosmetic pharmacist team.  Every month, we will select a topic of discussion and hope to create a fruitful, evidence based conversation.  In line with our high quality product standards, our reviews are also based on scientific evidence as well as personal experiences.  The combination of scientific evidence and personal experience makes for a balanced review you can trust.   What topics are you interested to discuss? What products would you like us to review? Let us know!  We will kick off The Consult in January 2017. All the best, Dr. Irma...

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