Safe Cosmetics Products You Use

It was only by accident that I learnt about what exactly goes into my makeup. Dry, itchy, flaky skin? All of sudden got an allergy? If you knew the same ingredients are used in detergents as your make-up, wouldn’t you think twice about what products you use? Large companies argue that the amount added to the product is insignificant. But just think about the number of years you use your face cream for, soak in the bath, etc? Years!!! Then think of the number of different products you use for different reasons? Foundations, face creams, mascaras… ? Do you want to take a gamble with your health and wellbeing?

It is therefore important these days to have a skincare store that you can trust, where the aim is to introduce you to high quality natural products for the your face, skin, body, cosmetic and fragrances to that share some key philosophies, namely no parabens, no synthetic chemicals, no artificial fragrances, no petrochemicals, no SLE’s, no toxic preservatives, no other toxins, and no to testing on animals, and yes to: organic ingredients, natural fragrances, natural ingredients, using fruit & vegetables, cruelty free, Vegan, gluten free and using recycle packaging & postage materials.

The premise is simple. Support Brands that are leading the way in bringing to the everyday consumer safe products that support your beauty, health and wellbeing, environmental friendly brands. Everything from concealers, eye shadows, shampoos, hand creams, to perfumes, body lotions, body washes, lipsticks, to fair trade gifts can be natural and healthy, and can be found, if you just know where to look. You can also get gluten free, vegan, vegetarian and 100% natural beauty products.

Not only are the products themselves good for you, but by buying them you are often supporting numerous projects around the world that are an essential form of employment for thousands of inhabitants of impoverished areas in the world, such as the villages of Auroville, India. Many of the products offered by Maroma for example, are produced in Auroville, Tamil Nadu, which is an international project dedicated to human unity and recognised by UNESCO for its achievements. Once a barren plateau, the region of Auroville has been transformed into a lush green area in which a city is progressively taking shape. Over the past 40 years, Auroville has grown into an expanding community of some 80 settlements inhabited by about 1,800 people from and from 30 other countries. The residents are engaged in a wide range of activities. These include amongst others: Researches in Environmental Regeneration, Organic Farming, Renewable Energy, Appropriate Building Technology, Village Development, Handicrafts, Small Scale Industries, Health Care

Maroma is a member of FTF-I, Fair Trade Forum – India, the country network of the WFTO & WFTO – Asia, and Athene Skincare are thrilled to offer these products to the consumers, sprinkling a little of the Auroville “ethos” in everyday life, and helping to improve the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves around the world.

We can only hope that in the future the number of green and eco-friendly stores on the web increase, making natural beauty products readily available to all, and that the ‘big’ companies catch on, making green products, with natural, organic ingredients the norm, rather than the available alternatives that they are at the moment.

Weight Loss and Beauty Quickly

Raw diet promotes beauty. To begin with, one reaches his or her ideal weight more readily and maintains it with much less effort than on a cooked diet. Many people lose 15 pounds in a month or two with no feeling of deprivation whatsoever. Obese people lose much more than that while eating raw fats all they want, including raw “ice cream,” avocados, nuts and olives. Raw fats (from avocados, olives, nuts, seeds, coconut butter et al.) are actually needed by the body to maintain youthful skin, hair and glands. They are rich in the essential fatty acids linolenic acid and linoleic acid that are denatured by heat.

Raw food pioneer Dr. Ann Wigmore wrote, “The effectiveness of live foods and fresh juices, especially wheatgrass juice, has bankrupted many complex theories about why we become fat and how to reduce quickly … Among our guests at the [Hippocrates Health] Institute, the average weight loss per week is between four and fifteen pounds” (The Wheatgrass Book, p. 59).

Studies have shown that raw food is less fattening than the same food cooked. According to Dr. Edward Howell, raw fats are not fattening and seem to belong in “a special pigeonhole in nutritional speculations” (Enzyme Nutrition, p.109). While cooked fats accumulate in the body and become very detrimental to our health, raw fats contain lipase (deficient in many obese people), the enzyme involved in metabolizing fat properly.

The word “Eskimo” means “raw eater,” as the Eskimos traditionally ate nothing cooked but subsisted chiefly on raw meat and blubber. Dr. V. E. Levine examined 3,000 primitive Eskimos during three trips to the Arctic and found only one person who was overweight.

Cooked starches are also very fattening. Farmers have even learned that it is necessary to feed their animals cooked food to fatten them up for maximal profit. Hogs do not get fat on raw potatoes, but cooking the potatoes makes them gain weight.

In addition to reaching your body’s ideal weight, many other beauty factors blossom on a raw diet. Cellulite, which is thought to result from eating heated fats, gradually disappears with the consumption of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. On a raw diet, elimination of cellular waste and increased lymphatic drainage helps remove cellulite.

As the body’s old cells are replaced with new, healthy cells through proper nutrition that only a raw diet provides, your hair grows in thicker and at times wilder. It may even regain color after having been gray, as did Ann Wigmore’s. Your skin may become as soft and smooth as it was in your youth. Your nails will be strong, clear and shiny. Facial lines may fade or disappear; the face’s pasty, white complexion becomes ruddy or rosy. People may remark on how much younger you look. Your eyes will sparkle.

The Hippocrates Health Institute, one of the places where people have gone to learn about the raw food diet, was once described by Cosmopolitan magazine as the “well-kept secret” of beauty and rejuvenation of various famous Hollywood movie stars and celebrities. Now the news media are letting the secret out.

When Demi Moore appeared in a bikini in the Charlie’s Angels movie Full Throttle and looked every bit as great as the women younger than her, the word went out that the secret was her raw food diet. Other celebrities who have caught the wave include Alicia Silverstone and Woody Harrelson.

Model Carol Alt wrote in her book Eating in the Raw that the raw diet helps her stay beautiful, slim and young-looking. She attributes her current youthfulness and stamina to having eaten primarily raw food for eight years. She explains that in her thirties she had to starve herself and exercise a lot to stay trim. But as a raw fooder she is able to eat anything she wants, as long as it’s raw, and she maintains her weight effortlessly, without ever feeling excess hunger. In addition, she claims she has better abdominal definition without exercising than she did as a cooked fooder who exercised regularly. She also has fewer wrinkles.

Health and beauty are intertwined. Dr. Herbert Shelton wrote, “The woman who maintains her health and youthfulness will retain her attractiveness. If she permits her health to slip away from her, if she values indulgences and frivolities more than she does health and impairs her health in the pursuit of false pleasure, she will lose her BEAUTY; and no art of the cosmetician and dressmaker will be able to preserve it for her.”

Researcher Arnold De Vries writes, “In the final analysis, we must regard beauty, health and youth as intimately related. To the extent that you preserve one in your physical being, you also preserve the others. The uncooked fruit and vegetable diet, pure water, sleep and rest, sunshine, strong relationships, exercise, fresh air, fasting if necessary, and abstinence from drugs, vaccines, serums and other toxins are the prime requirements in your attempt to preserve your youth, health and beauty as long as you can” (The Fountain of Youth).

The face becomes more beautiful with a raw diet. “Skin loses its slackness and puffiness and clings to the bones better,” write Susannah and Leslie Kenton (Raw Energy, p. 90). “The true shape of the face emerges where once it was obscured by excess water retention and poor circulation. Lines become softer. Eyes take on the clarity and brightness one usually associates with children or with super-fit athletes.”

Nutritionist Natalia Rose, author of The Raw Food Detox Diet, profoundly praises the raw food diet as being the key to permanent weight loss. It’s a lifestyle in which a woman can even attain her perfect shape without formal exercise or counting calories or grams of fat or carbohydrates and regardless of having had several children. The skin tone improves as cells become healthier and tighter. One dares to go out without make-up.

Tonya Zavasta describes her lifelong obsession with attaining beauty, which she finally discovered in her 40s through a 100% raw food diet. In her book Your Right to Be Beautiful, she explains how each of us can fulfill our full beauty potential, which is robbed by the toxic accumulation of cooked foods, dairy, wheat, salt and drugs. “Beauty lies latent under cushions of retained fluids, deposits of fat and sick tissues. Your beauty is buried alive” (p. 134).

She goes on to explain that on a diet of uncooked foods, “The landscape of the body will change. Fat that has accumulated in pockets under the eyes and at the jaw will melt away. The lumpy potato look of one’s face will give way to sleek and smooth contours. The surface of the skin will become soft and smooth but still firm and supple. Visible pores will diminish. A sallow skin with a yellow pallor will turn into a porcelain-like complexion” (p. 137).

She furthermore describes the radiance and glow produced internally when there is “an abundance of clear, pink, almost transparent cells that light up the face,” which is produced by superior blood circulation. Even the most beautiful supermodel would be enhanced by a raw food diet. She notes that the modern-day version of beauty is more in harmony with health than perhaps ever before, hence “the quest for beauty, instead of a narcissistic preoccupation, becomes a noble pursuit.”

Tonya came across many women who would not eat a raw diet for their health, preferring just to take medications. However, they would go raw for beauty, as there is no pill for beauty. In her book Beautiful on Raw, ten women contributed their own experiences of how raw diets added to their beauty.

Various observations were that hair grew out with color instead of gray, sometimes with natural waves or curls, and fingernails grew strong, long and shapely. Cellulite vanished effortlessly. Puffiness in the body and face disappeared, and the skin cleared up. These women often get complimented on the “glow” of their faces. They feel confident without make-up. Their inner beauty and confidence also radiate. They look younger than ever and have no fear whatsoever of getting old. One of the women is 64 and still gets checked out by “the young whippersnappers” when she is at the gym!

Interestingly, many of them, before eating raw, had never been called “beautiful” by anyone, even when they were much younger. One of the women wrote about suddenly becoming aware of the benefits of being attractive, benefits which one who had always been beautiful would take for granted. People were nicer to her, cops didn’t give her tickets, and salespeople waited on her first.

The authors of Raw Food/Real World explain, “People who eat only raw, plant-based foods have an unmistakable shine, like a pregnant woman in her second trimester or someone newly in love. They have a radiant positive energy.”

You haven’t reached your beauty potential until you’ve tried a raw food diet.

Health and Beauty – Business Review – Is it a Legit Opportunity – You Decide!

Avon is a company that formed in the multi level marketing (mlm) industry. It is all over the internet, and people everywhere seem to show an interest in the company.


In 1886 the California Perfume Company was founded by David McConnell 28 of New York City, and was later renamed Avon in 1939. Women have sold Avon since 1886-34 years before women in the U.S. won the right to vote. Avon products are sold in 100 countries around the world today. Also in 1886 they launched there first product called “the little dot perfume” set included violet, white rose, heliotrope, lily-of-the-valley, and hyacinth. In 1896 Avon issued there first catalog and shortly after in 1897 they had there first $500 dollar day. In 1920 they finally hit there 1 million dollars. Today Avon is currently listed in the New York stock exchange and continues sell there products to distributors around the world.


Avon has all sorts of different product brands. A few include: Avon color, skincare, bath and beauty, hair care, wellness, fragrance, and a few more.


If you are interested in starting a career in the (mlm) industry than you should find a sales representative that is already involved with Avon, contact them an let them know your interested in the business opportunity and would like to acquire more information about the Avon company.


Like previously stated Avon is 1 of many multi level marketing companies out there today that some people call scams. Avon does not appear to be a scam but it has some definite drawbacks.

If you are someone that likes going around and associating with people in your neighborhood, having product parties to try and promote your products, and making cold calls, than this type of business is for you.

If you are looking for a more automated system then I suggest you continue your search until you feel you have found the company that has a great compensation plan and all the training and support you need to become successful online.

Health and Beauty Make You Wealthy

When Amway and Forever Living started, the world simultaneously (and just suddenly) got conscious with their health and beauty. Not only senior citizens, but teens too became health and beauty buffs. Suddenly, diverse niches in health and beauty market emerged. Health gyms suddenly mushroomed around the city. More people are jogging. Whitening soaps, pills and creams just were instant sell-outs. They even got out of stock. Doctors popularized beauty surgeries. Services from dieticians and nutritionists suddenly mattered.

The health and beauty market just got so attractive, Market Health joined in 1998. The company is an integrated online marketing business in health and beauty industry. Their online affiliate network, the Market Health Affiliate Network, provides you the business opportunities of the world’s leading health and beauty products.
Like, Market Health puts premium on content and support system, particularly tech support or affiliate software, marketing and after-sales. They provide materials and technical advices to best market and promote products.

They offer 100 offers of health supplements and natural skin care products. They have a massive affiliate network that markets the following 10 major products:

1. general health products (18 products);
2. weight loss products (11);
3. women’s health and beauty (6);
4. men’s health (10);
5. colon health (4);
6. sexual health (8);
7. skin care (9);
8. cosmetics (2);
9. oral care (1);
10. sports nutrition (5);

There are regular and super affiliates, where the former could earn $20 at minimum. Super affiliates, who sell more than 20 daily, earn a more special commission and payment schemes. Market Health sends commission payments bimonthly through broad payment options (check by mail, bank wire, Paypal, prepaid debit card via Payoneer).

They also have house offers, which have 50% revenue sharing. There are also added commissions of 5% per sale referral.

What separates Market Health affiliate network to others is their traditional tracking systems of phone, newsletter and mail orders.

Take it as old, but today’s health movement is actually a retro-revolution.

How Any Woman Can Become Her Own Health and Beauty Consultant

The health and beauty market generates billions of pounds for itself.

You just need to look around and you’ll see salons, therapy centres, holistic centres, aromatherapy places, multi-ads for plastic surgery, personal health consultants ‘ you name it, there’s just an abundance of choice out there.

However, at the same time, there’s more confusion, concern and frustration because what seems to be working at the outset for people interested in better complexions and smoother, clearer skin doesn’t seem to last.

Many women are feeling just as concerned and bewildered about their appearance, complexion and skin condition than they ever were.

Why is that?

It could be because there is conflicting and sometimes downright dangerous advice which educated, informed professionals throw around.

What can a woman do to avoid the traps and pitfalls when navigating the health and beauty minefield?

Well, the first thing is to take complete charge and control about the whole process of care and treatment. Yes, there’s something to be said about being pampered by someone who is there to look after our health and beauty needs. However, being in charge by making ourselves knowledgeable and educated about the whole process is something that all of us can do and the benefits can last a lifetime.

Not only that, but these very same regimes, tips and health secrets are very valuable; they can be passed down to another generation which is being bombarded with a diet of flashy, glitzy glam-type adverts for skin products that do not live up to their claims and cost a fortune to purchase because of extravagant advertising campaigns.

There’s a better, proven, less expensive way to get the type of results that would make a difference to how you want to look and that is to be your own health and beauty consultant.

All you need do is to educate yourself with regard to your own well-being.

Arming yourself with tips, techniques, regimes and health secrets is key in looking your best ever… without having to pay the earth for it.

For example – choosing the right moisturiser, one that’s right for YOU, can be like taking part in an archery contest with your eyes blindfolded with no idea where the target is.

Not only that, but when you DO decide that you want to get what you consider is the RIGHT moisturiser, you’ll find that there’s an army of people with very limited knowledge who believe each one of us has exactly the same skin type, the same skin tone, and that their products… FIT ALL!

Nothing could be further from the truth and, to prove it all, just look at the poor looking skin and complexions of some of the people you know.

So, what type of mistakes do most of us make when choosing moisturisers and skin products? Well, a huge error is deciding on a moisturising product because a celebrity endorses it. The problem is that most celebrities we see have admitted that they’ve had face lifts, plastic surgery, nips and tucks here and there, and… a good many other ‘unnatural’ processes. That’s a huge sign to let you know that what you’re buying may not entirely give you the results of those celebrities.

Another mistake is trusting the sales assistant who really can’t give you any definite, specific, demonstrable difference between the various products. Many people behind the sales counter are simply order-takers. They’ve no real in-depth knowledge about the tangible benefits you may receive. So be very wary of those people to whom you’re entrusting your appearance, well-being and hard earned cash.

Do you know which type of moisturiser is best for your skin? Quite frankly, most people do not know the difference between oil-in-water creams and those that are water-in-oil based potions.

Theres no need to spend ridiculous amounts of cash and just remember that the market for high-tech anti-wrinkle creams has more than doubled in the last 5 years and actually exceeds £100 million pounds.

It is common for advertisers to make often absurd claims for their products. In effect, they have a huge queue of suckers all waving their credit cards and cheque books.

Preserving youth has become an obsession, a huge booming market with miracle creams that promise much yet do nothing.


Can I leave you with a top tip? A simple treatment to refresh and tighten your skin is to tone it with vodka! I’ve tried it and it really works.

Some Metabolism for a Pregnant Women

A pregnant woman is more exposed to swine flu than the general population for her weakened immune system, therefore more vulnerable. Like seasonal influenza, swine flu could support the occurrence of pulmonary complications in the mother of the future with a body that is sensitive.

Some metabolism is more susceptible to attack from A H1N1. Each person may be affected by the swine flu virus, but the most sensitive are children, the elderly and pregnant women.

One of the symptoms of fever, influenza, can cause suffering, but there is no risk of malformation of infants. However, if the fever continued contraction may occur, which increases the risk of early pregnancy.
However, the influenza A H1N1 should not scare you more than other causes. There are ways of prevention and treatment, even if you are pregnant.

Influenza A H1N1, after birth

Put on maternity should be as brief as possible, and after birth you must meet with a doctor in a private office or clinic, hospitals avoid crowded.

If the mother is already contaminated with contagious H1N1 virus, with the risk to transmit the disease to newborns. Someone who is exposed to a contagious influenza A 24 to 48 hours before the first symptoms and between 4 and 5 days after their disappearance.

Regarding breastfeeding is not recommended to stop in case of the flu. BREAST MILK is not contaminated, but recognized for transmission of antibodies from mother to child and will protect newborns from infection possible. If you are not able to breastfeed directly, extract the milk to feed your baby with a bottle. Wash your hands and nipples before each meal or wearing protective masks and extraction. Milking the milk is placed in a sterile bottle.

Influenza A H1N1 symptoms resemble very much the classic flu: fever, coughing, headaches, breathing difficulties, etc. If you suffer from any of these symptoms was right to ask for medical advice.

Treatment for expectant mothers

The health of the pregnant woman should be monitored carefully. In the case of the flu, the doctor is the one who will recommend the appropriate treatment. In General, can consist of:

* Decrease Fever;
* Fluid;
* Break;
* Treatment with anti-virus, but only if your doctor decides that.

Measures to prevent diseases

The influenza Virus is transmitted through the air, mostly through drops of saliva or nasal fluids (coughing, sneezing, runny nose). To limit the risk of transmission during pregnancy, no matter what, it is advisable to respect the specific hygiene rules:

* Wash your hands regularly with SOAP and water
* Avoid direct contact with people: a hug, a handshake, etc.
* Keep a distance of at least 2 m from a person with symptoms of respiratory disease;
* Do not borrow a towel from the bathroom, toothbrush, SOAP or other personal hygiene items for every Member of the family (husband, children, etc.);
* Clean surfaces regularly contact: handles, toilet lid switch, etc.
* Avoid going to places where there is a risk of contamination: hospitals, schools, transport, public meetings etc.