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  • Uplifting Botanical Moisture Mist

Uplifting Botanical Moisture Mist

The mist is refreshing but my skin also began to look tighter and more alive!

~ Lynn L., Fountain Valley, Ca

Uplifting Botanical Moisture Mist is the essential second step in daily skincare-the foundation for skin that looks and feels agelessly soft, smooth, toned, and healthy. It optimizes PH, and creates an under-layer of nutrient-rich super hydration. Hyaluronic Acid (HA), botanical and probiotic nutrients supplement your skin’s natural functions instead of harming them as harsh drying alcohols, synthetic fragrances, and colors do. Uplifting Botanical Moisture Mist is designed to be used with Nourishing Botanical Face and Carrier Cream.

  • A SUPERIOR QUALITY, SUPER SMALL MOLECULAR SIZE VEGAN HA HOLDS 1,000 TIMES ITS WEIGHT IN MOISTURE AT A DEEP INTERCELLULAR LEVEL, WHERE IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.
    HA is a key factor in the difference between young and old looking skin because 1/2 the HA a body makes is in skin, and by midlife levels decrease to less than half.
  • WATER HELD IN THE BODY BY SKIN’S NATURAL MOISTURE BARRIER CARRIES BIO-AVAILABLE NUTRIENTS TO NOURISH CELLS; THUS OUR MIST CONTAINS BIO-AVAILABLE NUTRIENTS BENEFICIAL TO SKIN CELLS
    • Noni - historically used topically for healthy, ageless looking skin by Polynesians, throughout Southeast Asia, Australia
    • Beneficial nutrients from probiotics, and griffonia seed extract
    • Nature’s balanced complex of 72+ trace minerals made bio-available through plant synthesis
    • Therapeutic grade lavender oil’s long list of historical benefits includes soothing and healing effects on skin and spirits
  • ONLY NATURE’S BEST VEGAN SKIN NUTRIENTS
    Guaranteed free from: All harsh Alcohols, Animal Ingredients and Testing, Synthetic Color or Fragrances or Preservatives, DEA, MEA, TEA, Gluten, GMOs, Formaldehyde + formaldehyde forming chemicals, Mineral Oil and All Petroleum By-Products including Propylene Glycol, Parabens, PEGs, Phthalates, Sulfates of any kind, pore clogging Waxes, and all other Toxic Chemicals too numerable to list!
  • Disclaimer: Results may vary by person
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    Healing Noni
    Nourishing Botanical Rejuvenation Set

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    20% Off Full Set - Only $79.95!

    Enjoy this full-sized set of Healing Noni Nourishing Botanical skin care system with a special 20% savings. Regularly $99.60 — save 20% in the set ($19.65)! This 4-step system set includes:

    • Colloidal Botanical Cleanse
    • Uplifting Botanical Moisture Mist
    • Nourishing Botanical Face + Carrier Cream
    • Nourishing Botanical Lotion

    Healing Noni’s skincare products work synergistically. We highly recommend using the products together for the most beneficial experience. For best results follow the Pure and Simple steps included with your order.

    Ingredients

    Triple UV Treated Deionized Aqua (Water), Griffonia Simplicifolia Seed extract, Lactobacillus (Probiotic) ferment, Organic Morinda citrifolia (noni), Sodium Hyaluronate (vegan HA/Hyaluronic Acid), balanced humic + fulvicblend of 72+ Bioavailable Trace Minerals, Organic avandula Angustifolia (Lavender) essential oil.

    Natural ingredients vary in color, scent and consistency depending on season and other variables in nature.

    Suggested Use

    SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING

    Healing Noni’s skincare products work synergistically. For best results follow these Pure and Simple steps:

    1) After cleansing with Colloidal Botanical Cleanse and, ideally, chemical free water, pat skin gently with a towel to dry.
    2) Balance any skin type by boosting your skin’s moisture barrier function by misting face, neck, and other desired areas with Uplifting Botanical Moisture Mist to optimize skin’s PH and provide super hydrating nourishment. Allow Botanical Moisture Mist to slightly air dry.
    3) Then lock super moisture in with a layer of luxurious plant oils and nutrients by pumping 3-6 squirts of Nourishing Botanical Face + Carrier Cream into palm of hand and apply to moist face, neck, and other areas you choose to supplement your skin’s natural function of sealing moisture in with healthy natural oils.

    STORE IN A COOL, DARK PLACE – NEVER IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT

    COMMON SENSE: if irritation occurs, discontinue use.

    Healing Noni is privileged to bring you skin care recipes from Kathy Hoshijo, hostess of America’s first vegetarian natural foods TV [cooking] show ‘Kathy’s Kitchen’ (aired nationwide on PBS 1980-1990). Kathy, a pioneer in raising America’s awareness of what we put IN our bodies also saw the wisdom in avoiding chemicals ON our bodies. Kathy began mixing her own skin products in her kitchen ♥ because she couldn’t find any that met the criteria she was looking for. The result is Healing Noni Skin Care Products - the purest line of skin care products containing only Nature’s best skin nutrients carefully selected for their benefits to all skin types. Disclaimer: Results may vary by person.

    Awareness of the importance of avoiding chemicals applied ON the skin because they end up IN our bodies has grown to the point that even large commercial cosmetic companies are touting “Paraben Free,” “Formaldehyde Free,” etc. However, carefully reading ingredient labels reveals that the majority of skincare products claiming to be “natural” actually contain ingredients known to be toxic or harmful.

    Healing Noni Uplifting Botanical Moisture mist is free of all alcohols, artificial “fragrances,” and colors because they are derived from, or treated with chemicals made from petroleum or coal tar. The majority of after-wash products like toners and astringents contain some form of liquid denatured alcohol high on the ingredient list, with synthetic fragrance and colors. The words “Denatured alcohol” (“alcohol denat.” or “alcohol denatured”), (“parfum,”, “parfume,” or “aroma”) on ingredient lists decode to HIDDEN TOXIC CHEMICALS! Current labeling laws allow these general terms to mask concoctions of any number of thousands of synthetic chemicals that have known harmful effects. It’s established that liquid alcohols, often referred to as “bad” alcohols, dry skin by removing skin’s natural protective lipid (oil) barrier which disables skin’s ability to retain moisture (thus dry skin), and also leaves skin vulnerable to harmful chemicals, environmental irritants and allergens, as well as infection from bacteria and viruses. So it’s a double or triple strike against skin when a product with “bad” alcohols also contains synthetic chemical colors (carcinogenic, linked to ADHD) and/or “fragrance” (Environmental Working Group’s EWG- ‘Not So Sexy: The Health Risks of Secret Chemicals in Fragrance’ report lists reactions attributed to fragrance chemicals ranging from skin irritation, rashes, headaches, dizziness, nausea or vomiting, hyperpigmentation, coughing, wheezing or asthma, with some chemicals possibly used in fragrances identified as hormone disruptors and carcinogens). (see FAQs for more information on ‘bad’ alcohols and synthetic fragrance)

    Instead of toxic, harmful chemicals, Uplifting Botanical Moisture Mist contains highly beneficial, ultra nourishing ingredients to support your skin’s natural protective barrier function. Its skin-perfect PH optimizes your skin’s protective acid mantle instead of breaking it down. Ideally, skin should get nourishment from foods and supplements ingested, and nourishing ingredients applied topically. This Mist supplements the Hyaluronic Acid (HA) naturally made by the body with the highest quality Super Low Molecular Weight vegan HA to super-hydrate at skin’s deep intercellular level. HA helps to balance every skin type because every body depends on it to hydrate every tissue and joint in the body, as HA holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water. About half the body’s HA is in its skin, so HA is a key factor in the difference between the appearance of healthy babies’ soft, smooth, moist skin and the skin of 40-50 year olds, because by mid-life the amount of HA a body makes decreases to less than half of what it made in infancy.

    Water carried on an intercellular level in the body is full of bio-available nutrients to nourish cells, so the mist carries bio-available nutrients beneficial to skin cells - starting with noni. One of noni’s historical primary uses by Polynesians, native Australians, and throughout Southeast Asia was applying it to skin to keep it healthy and ageless looking. The traditional way to make noni juice is to allow the rich stores of active enzymes in noni fruit to break the fruit down until it digests and liquefies itself (no water added); thus it’s a naturally predigested food whose beneficial nutrients are broken down to a form that cells in the body can utilize. Other skin-enhancing nutrients are extracts of beneficial by-products of probiotics and griffonia seed, therapeutic grade lavender essential oil, combined with Nature’s balanced complex of 72+ trace minerals that have been made bio-available through plant synthesis. Minerals in their solid rock or soil form can’t be assimilated by human cells, but when minerals in soil are taken in with water through a plant’s roots and synthesized by the plant, the plant converts minerals to a form readily usable by our bodies. The important thing is the way these bio-available nutrients work together to keep your largest organ– your skin – healthy to look its best! Disclaimer: Results may vary by person.

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    1. This mist is so refreshing and uplifting  star rating

      Posted by Victoria, Los Angeles

      This mist is so refreshing and uplifting. I love the way my skin glows after a quick spray.

      *Disclaimer: Results may vary by person.

    2. Uplifting Botanical Moisture Mist & Nourishing Botanical Face & Carrier Cream  star rating

      Posted by Lynn L., Fountain Valley, Ca.

      I love this duo! I have used the Healing Noni Uplifting Botanical Moisture Mist and the Botanical Face & Carrier Cream for about a month now. I’ve used facial mists that I’ve bought at the health food store before and have not been too impressed with what they do for my skin. I ended up using them during the summer as a “spritz” to cool off, without the expectation of them doing much else. I was really interested in trying the Uplifting Moisture Mist as my skin is beginning to show its age - it’s starting to look tired and less vibrant. (I’m almost 49 years old.) I use both products together in the morning and at night and found that these are not just your ordinary mist and facial cream! The mist is refreshing but my skin also began to look tighter and more alive! The hydration truly does feel to be locked in and delivered to my skin when I use the NBF & C Cream after the mist. My face feels and looks radiant without any greasiness! I love these products! Finally, no more guesswork as to what products will truly nourish and hydrate my skin and keep it looking young and healthy.

      *Disclaimer: Results may vary by person.

    Why does the product description say Uplifting Botanical Moisture Mist and Nourishing Botanical Face and Carrier Cream are designed to be used together?

    The two products are formulated to be used together to closely mimic and enhance your skin’s natural functions. The layer of skin visible to our eyes is the epidermis. It’s the body’s largest living, breathing organ. Like all organs in the body, your skin can take in nutrients and expel waste. It also serves as a protective barrier, even though a healthy epidermis is only about as thick as a sheet of copy paper. It is referred to as the lipid (oil/fat) barrier, moisture barrier, or the acid mantle interchangeably because it is all those things. One of skin’s barrier functions is to keep water within the body - full of bio-available nutrients to nourish cells - from evaporating through skin’s surface (about 22 square feet of surface on average sized adult). Natural oils/lipids, made by the body, seal in the body’s water content in the top layers of the epidermis; thus it’s called the lipid or moisture barrier because the lipids help to seal in the moisture of intercellular water. Another function of the epidermis is to protect everything inside of it from external threats: 1- environmental (oxidation, ultraviolet rays, wind, weather and climate changes, pollution, air conditioning and heating in buildings, etc.) 2- microbial (bad bacteria, fungi, molds, etc.). Your skin’s oils and sweat make the PH of your skin’s surface acidic (in the range of 4.5-5.5). This natural acidity kills off most of the microbes that come into contact with skin’s surface – thus it’s sometimes called the acid mantle. Injury to the acid mantle – such as cuts or tiny fissures or cracks between surface skin cells from dry skin (caused by skin being put in and left in an alkaline PH) are entry portals for bacteria or potential irritants, which creates the risk of infection, inflammation, and/or allergic reaction.

    The reasons for the Pure and Simple steps, especially for the face and neck, is because they are the parts of your body everyone sees, and are constantly exposed to the environment: 1) Cleanse with Colloidal Botanical Cleanse because it’s a gentle yet thorough cleanse that won’t strip your skin of its natural protective oils, and is free of petroleum-based chemicals and sulfates. 2) Uplifting Botanical Moisture Mist immediately restores your skin’s acidic PH, while providing an under-layer of water-soluble nutrients beneficial to skin. This unique Mist provides super hydration with hyaluronic acid, in the same way water within the body carries bio-available nutrients to nourish cells. 3) As skin naturally seals water moisture in with its own oils, the best organic and wildcrafted botanical oils for skin in Nourishing Botanical Face and Carrier Cream supplement your skin’s natural oils to seal in the under layer of moisture and water-soluble nutrients from the Moisture Mist. Also, the skin nourishing DMSO base in Face and Carrier Cream literally carries water-soluble nutrients from the Moisture Mist, along with the nourishing ingredients in Face and Carrier Cream itself to your skin’s deeper layers. DMSO’s excellent carrying properties are the reason it’s extremely important to apply Face and Carrier Cream only to freshly cleansed skin, and is ideal to wash with water filtered through a whole house water filter or shower filter to remove chemicals in the water. DMSO’s carrying properties are also the reason it serves as the most effective carrier for therapeutic grade essential oils.

    What goes ON goes IN

    Putting only beneficial nutrients on your skin’s surface, as Healing Noni’s skincare does, also takes advantage of the fact that whatever is applied to your skin’s surface is absorbed. Like all organs, and every live cell in the body, skin takes in nutrients and expels waste. How skin absorbs what’s on its surface is a relatively new area of study and exploration in the scientific and medical communities, but the fact that it does absorb has been accepted in the medical community long enough that transdermal medical patches have been developed and on the market for many years. A good example of this is the nicotine patch - enough nicotine is absorbed from a tiny patch into the bloodstream to lessen withdrawal symptoms for a quitting smoker. Ironically, it appears the industries that are all about skin – skincare and cosmetics –have chosen to ignore this important function of skin because they continue using toxic chemical ingredients that are as undesirable ON our bodies, as they are IN our bodies.

    Protecting skin barrier is key to healthy, ageless looking skin

    Dry, flaky, or rough skin, breakouts, inflamed red skin, and wrinkles seem like separate skin conditions - and certainly a plethora of products have been developed to remedy each individually – however, the one thing each of these conditions has in common is that every single one is a symptom of a compromised or damaged skin barrier. So, the common resolution is to restore skin’s natural moisture barrier, or even better, never compromise or damage it in the first place.

    In addition to using Healing Noni skincare products because they contain only nature’s best vegan skin nutrients, and are free from skin irritating or damaging ingredients such as alcohols, sulfates, petrochemical derived fragrance, preservatives, color, etc. Here are some habits that help protect the skin barrier:

    • If you own your home, use a whole-house water filter system; if renting, at least use a filter on the shower head to avoid daily exposure to toxic and drying chemicals.
    • When showering, try to limit shower time to 5 minutes or under, using warm water close to body
    • temperature – not too hot or too cold.
    • Take baths only occasionally, if at all. If you do, avoid soaking until fingertips “prune” (a sign of barrier damage).
    • Don’t use scrubs because they make microscopic scratches on the skin’s surface, or any washing product that lists any kind of sulfate.
    • Avoid unprotected sun exposure and sunscreen products that contain irritating and carcinogenic ingredients. Depending on your skin type, 10-30 minutes a day in the sun, either earlier than 10 AM or late afternoon (with Healing Noni Lotion, or Face and Carrier Cream, or an organic botanical oil on your skin) is good for boosting your vitamin D levels. All unrefined botanical oils have varying degrees of SPF, though not as much as sunscreen.
    • Avoid using unnecessary harmful substances that cause free radical damage and / or dehydration such as alcoholic beverages and smoking.
    • Stay hydrated from the inside out by drinking at least half your weight in ounces of water every day; drink even more to compensate for water loss through perspiration when you do activities that make you sweat a lot.
    • And all the other healthy lifestyle practices: eat a superfood-packed healthy whole foods diet, exercise movement every day, and adequate hours of deep sleep!

    How bad can alcohol really be when it seems to be in every skin care product – even high-end and natural products?

    While some form of alcohol seems to be on the ingredient list of most skincare products, including “natural” ones, Healing Noni’s products are completely free of all forms of alcohol because they aren’t necessary, and are potentially harmful to skin and health. There are 2 groups of alcohols: the liquid ones that evaporate quickly - often referred to as “bad” alcohols, and wax-textured fatty alcohols which have been sold to many skin care manufacturers as “good” alcohols (debatable-see FAQs for Healing Noni Botanical Face and Carrier Cream). Since all after-wash products like toners and astringents are liquid, we’ll cover the liquid “bad” alcohol group here (fatty alcohols are used in thicker products like lotions and skin creams).

    Some kind of “bad” alcohol is high on the ingredient list of most liquid toners or astringents. Isopropyl alcohol is actually made from petroleum. Ethanol, the base for other bad alcohols, is the same alcohol in alcoholic beverages; by itself it has the same dehydrating, damaging effects on skin cells that alcohol has on cells throughout the body when ingested. To keep certain people from drinking their skin toner, astringents, mouthwash, etc as a way to get drunk, regulations require ethanol to be “denatured” for use in such products. Denaturing is accomplished by treating ethanol with any of over a hundred possible chemicals (most of them derived from petroleum) specified by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to make ethanol poisonous, foul smelling or tasting. You’ll never know what chemicals or combinations of chemicals are used because labeling laws require only the general term denatured alcohol.

    The fact that all liquid alcohols are derived from petroleum (isopropyl alcohol), or are derived from a food plant source that gets tainted with toxic petrochemicals in the denaturing process is enough reason to boycott anything containing liquid alcohols to avoid chemical toxicity. Adding the fact that one wipe with liquid alcohol strips oils produced by the body from skin’s surface, which are part of skin’s natural protective barrier, doubles the reasons. Denatured alcohols are used as industrial solvents, such as shellac removers, because they break down oils. Greater dilutions of denatured alcohols in the same “family” are often used as emulsifiers (to dissolve oils so they mix into water) in skin care products. They are also used in astringents and acne products for their oil stripping abilities, creating dry skin in the process. Repeated use of products containing bad alcohols means chronic disruption of skin’s barrier, which disables skin’s ability to retain moisture (chronically dry skin looks old prematurely), and leaves skin unprotected from harmful chemicals, environmental irritants /allergens, and infection from bacteria and viruses. Details of this process are described by the contents and title of Chapter 9 - ‘Skin Irritations caused by Alcohol Based Hand Rubs’ of the clinical book “Infection Control Updates” (Yamamoto-2012).

    Studies show we absorb 100% of what goes on our face and armpits, and 65% of what goes on other areas of our bodies through a healthy skin barrier because skin is a living, breathing organ. Like all other organs, skin has pathways to absorb nutrients and expel waste. Using anything that breaks down skin’s natural barrier is like throwing a large rock through a window to get air instead of sliding the window open and allowing air to flow through a screen which helps to keep pests, and some dirt and dust out. When a product with bad alcohols also contains synthetic chemical colors and/or “fragrance,” it’s a double or triple strike for skin.

    Now that I know dry skin is a stage of skin damage, it makes sense to avoid products containing alcohols to avoid petroleum products and harming skin’s natural protective barrier, and because there’s usually more than one kind of alcohol in a product pretty high on ingredient lists. But if a product has “fragrance” it’s always close to last on ingredient lists, which means there’s hardly any. How much harm can such a small amount cause?

    Healing Noni skin care products are free from all ingredients made from petroleum or coal tar, so alcohols, “fragrance” or artificial colors are not used because of the potential harm they cause to skin and overall health. The important things to understand about chemicals made from petroleum or coal tar is that they accumulate and store in our bodies, so repeated tiny amounts add up.

    The words “denatured alcohol” and “fragrance” (“parfum,” “parfume,” or “aroma”), on ingredient lists decode to HIDDEN TOXIC CHEMICALS! Since the early 1900s, federal regulations allow the general term “fragrance” (or AKAs above) to keep the exact ingredients in a scent a trade secret. Before the invention of petrochemicals in the 1930s, all scents were derived from natural plant (essential oils or hydrosols) and/or animal origins. But since the invention of petrochemicals the general term “fragrance” has become a cover-up for exactly which chemicals, outthousands of toxic chemicalpossibilities,are used to make a scent. A 1986 report by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology (Sept, 16, 1986; Report #99-827) revealed by then 95% of chemicals used to make “fragrances” are from petroleum and/or coal tar.

    So, it’s not surprising that problems associated with inhaling “fragrance” resemble some commonly experienced problems from breathing vehicle exhaust fumes or pollution. Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) “Not So Sexy: The Health Risks of Secret Chemicals in Fragrance” report (download the whole report) lists reactions to “fragrance” that range from skin irritation, rashes, contact dermatitis, headaches, dizziness, nausea or vomiting, hyperpigmentation, rhinitis and airway or mucosal irritation, coughing, tightness in chest, wheezing or asthma, reduced lung function. As with petroleum fumes and chemicals, repeated exposure to products containing “fragrance” is cumulative – meaning small exposures store and build up in your body over time. Scientists are only beginning to piece together the negative health impacts of cumulative petrochemicals in our bodies.

    Section 1 of EWG’s “Not So Sexy” report – “Allergic Sensitivity to Fragrances: A Growing Health Concern” begins with, “During the last 20 years, fragrance contact allergy has become a major global health problem (Scheinman 2002). Many scientists attribute this phenomenon to a steady increase in the use of fragrance in cosmetics and household products (Johansen 2000; Karlberg 2008). Fragrance is now considered among the top five allergens in North America and European countries (de Groot 1997; Jansson 2001). Repeated, cumulative exposure to chemical sensitizers like allergenic fragrance ingredients increases the chance that a person will develop allergic symptoms later in life (Buckley 2003).” Many chemicals used in “fragrance” are identified hormone disruptors, and carcinogens. As the EWG “Not So Sexy” report points out, “the human health implications of lifelong cumulative exposure to mixtures of hormonally active chemicals” is still unknown.

    Like second hand smoke, inhaling “fragrance” chemicals affects everyone that inhales it, and air quality in general - not just the wearer. This fact was the basis of a $1.3 million fine by the California Air Resources Board against the manufacturer (Conopco Inc.) of AXE (deodorant spray for men) in 2010 for contaminating California air by selling $2.8 million of products in California that contained above allowed limits of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The company paid the fines and changed its formula to reduce VOC emissions.

    Fragrances have 2 ports of entry into our bodies – inhalation and absorption through skin. As reported in “Fragrance: Emerging Health and Environmental Concern” by Betty Bridges RN in “Flavor and Fragrance Journal” ALL WORDS INSIDE AND QUOTE MAKRS SHOULD BE RED –THEY ARE GREEN ONLY TO SHOW EDITS (2002, Vol 17, issue 5: pg 365) “Materials commonly used in fragrance formulae can increase penetration of the skin. Some terpenes have been found to significantly enhance dermal absorption of pharmaceuticals. It is thought that they disrupt the stratum corneum to allow increased penetration of the skin. Terpenes are common in scented products and are likely to increase the absorption of other materials in products and in the fragrance portion of the product.” Plants naturally produce turpenes, but in such small quantities that they are very expensive to extract, so most manufacturers use cheap synthetic versions.

    For a long time, numerous people in U.S. government agencies and non-profit organizations have been pushing for testing and full disclosure of “fragrance” chemicals so consumers can make informed choices.In 1986 the National Academy of Sciences targeted “fragrances” (on list with insecticides, heavy metals, solvents, food additives, and components of air pollution) as one of the six categories of chemicals that needed to be given high priority for neurotoxicity testing. A 1991 EPA study of 31 consumer products containing “fragrance” reported that “fragrances” commonly contained synthetic chemicals considered to be Hazardous Waste. (See info condensed and detailed in Julia Kendall’s excellent 1995 report to Committee for a Toxin Free Marin –“Health Risks from Perfume: The Most Common Chemicals Found in Thirty-One Fragrance Products by a 1991 EPA Study”.

    EWG’s “Not So Sexy” 2010 report, a joint effort of Environmental Working Group (EWG) and Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, really spotlights the need for testing and full disclosure of all “fragrance” chemicals. For this study, an independent lab was paid to identify chemicals in 17 brands of popular perfumes and colognes. They found 91 chemicals used in 17 products (many of them used repeatedly in different products). For example, diethyl phthalate (DEP) was ONE of the “secret” chemicals found in 12 of the 17 products analyzed. It’s so commonly used to denature alcohol in “fragrance” (often as much as 50% of the ‘fragrance’) that goes in liquid soaps, shampoos, lotions, cosmetics, perfumes, etc., that it has been found in 97% of Americans (Silva 2004). Different studies have linked DEP to altering the behavior of young children, as well as the development of genitals and levels of male sex hormones of baby boys (determined by levels present in their mothers), DNA damage in human sperm, and increased risk of breast cancer (SEE Appendix B of ‘Not So Sexy’)

    DEP was one of the 38 chemicals, out of the 91 identified, that were not on, or required to be on, ingredient lists because they were part of the allowed “trade secret fragrance formula” (only chemicals that are NOT part of the scent must be on labels). The average number of unlisted chemicals in a product was 14 (in addition to an average of 29 listed chemicals). The highest number of unlisted chemicals in a product was 24; the highest number of listed chemicals in a (different) product was 40. The average number of chemicals proven to be hormone disruptors was 4 per product; 3 of the products contained as many as 7 hormone disrupting chemicals per product. 66% of the unlisted chemicals, and 19% of the listed chemicals had not been assessed for safety by government agencies or the fragrance industry’s self regulating associations.

    Another group of toxic chemicals to avoid are synthetic colors, which are also derived from petroleum or coal tar. At least this group of synthetic chemicals can’t hide behind cover-up general names; they are listed as abbreviations F (Food), D&C (Drugs & Cosmetics), or FD&C (Food,Drugs, and Cosmetics), followed by a color name, and number that is tied to a disclosed formula of synthetic chemicals. A brief look at how long it took to ban the use of just one petrochemical -Red #3-from cosmetics shows why we should never assume something is safe because it’s allowed. Red dye #1, #2, #4 were banned as carcinogens by the FDA (in 1961, 1976 respectively). Red #3 (erythrosine and AKAs), made from coal tar, was approved for use in 1907. By 1985, animal studies indicated Red dye #3 caused thyroid tumors (it’s the only food dye the Thyroid Cancer Survivor’s Association advises must be strictly avoided). It was also found to alter children’s behavior, and cause DNA damage in human liver cells (in vitro) equal to damage caused by a chemotherapy drug (whose purpose is to break down DNA). By 1985, the FDA had already postponed banning Red #3 twenty-six times, and in spite of the FDA’s acting commissioner urging its ban as the “greatest public health concern” because it “has clearly been shown to induce cancer,” the FDA postponed it again!! In 1990, the FDA finally banned using Red #3 in anything that goes on skin due to cancer concerns, but to this day it’s legal to use in anything that we eat, drink, or swallow!! A June 29, 2010 press release from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) urged the FDA to ban ALL dyes because “scientific studies do not provide convincing evidence of safety, but do provide significant evidence of harm.” In refreshing contrast – a Sept. 2007 Southampton University (UK) study (Jim Stevenson, Donna McCann, Edmund Sonuga-Barke and John Warne) published results linking six artificial food colors to hyperactivity in children, and recommended that the colors be banned. In 2008, the UK Food Standards Agency banned use of the six specific artificial colors in food and drinks. The EU has also banned the same six artificial food colors, but they are still allowed in the USA.

    In a “consumer society” it’s clearly up to us, the consumers, to care enough to educate ourselves, and make purchases accordingly. But with thousands of ingredients in the marketplace derived from petroleum and coal tar or tainted by them in processing, we could literally spend the bulk of our time studying up on each ingredient and reading labels on shelves full of products. An easier and wiser way to spend our precious time is to find a brand committed to manufacturing products free of harmful ingredients we want to stay away from and buy from them - then use our energy to live a healthy, happy life !!! Healing Noni skincare products are free from all forms of alcohol, synthetic “fragrance” and colors, and all other ingredients made from synthetic chemicals.

    Kathy's Story

    Healing Noni’s skin care products began in Kathy’s Kitchen, with Kathy Hoshijo -hostess of America’s first vegetarian natural foods TV cooking show “Kathy’s Kitchen” (aired nationwide on PBS 1980-1990). Kathy, a pioneer in raising America’s awareness of what we put IN our bodies, also saw the wisdom in avoiding chemicals ON our bodies.

    Kathy explains, "I didn’t set out to create a skin care line. I was forced to begin mixing my own skin products in my kitchen because nothing existed that met all the criteria I was looking for."

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