The Benefits of Natural Skin Care Products Over Conventional Products

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The Benefits of Natural Skin Care Products Over Conventional Products   In this era of health and wellness, it’s no surprise that more people are taking an interest in not only what they eat on a daily basis, but also to the ingredients in their daily skin care products. With 60% of everything you apply to your skin eventually ending up in your bloodstream, this definitely makes sense!   Of course, if you have grown up relying on specific products to take care of your skin care needs, then you may be reluctant to make the switch to an all natural skin care line, and you are probably brimming with questions.   Well, here at Vintage Body Care, we are always happy to answer your questions, and you should have plenty! As a consumer, it’s your right to know what …… ( more )

Parabens – What’s the Fuss?

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Are Parabens Safe?

What is a Paraben? Parabens are an antiseptic, antioxidant preservative used in cosmetics and sometimes food.  They are used to keep molds, bacteria and other microorganisms out of food and personal care products. You will commonly see parabens listed on the ingredients labels as: methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben and ethylparaben. Are Parabens Safe? Experts say that 85% of all personal care products contain parabens. These parabens – found in shampoo, make-up, lotions, shaving gel, etc – are absorbed through the skin.  Experts are paying attention and it is now thought that these parabens can be linked to breast cancer. The CDC has found that women have a much higher level of parabens concentrated in their bodies. We all know women are more likely to apply more skin care products in a day than men are, so this is no surprise.  They …… ( more )

Ingredient Spotlight – Premium Salt Soaks

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Ancient Benefits for Modern Times Salt is an essential element required for human life.  Humans can endure periods without food, but our bodies cannot tolerate long periods without water, or salt.  Salt has played a crucial role in both ancient and modern societies, and is key requirement for human survival and the development of civilizations. Before they could preserve food, ancient peoples were at the mercy of seasonal food supplies for their subsistence.  In times of plenty, life was good, but in lean times, life was uncertain and grim.  The discovery of salt as a food preservative made it possible for humans to migrate over long distances to areas of greater food supplies, while taking their food stores with them. In ancient times salt was difficult to acquire, and this made it a highly valued trade item, a form of …… ( more )

Ingredient Spotlight: Rose Hip Seed Oil

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History of Rose Hip Oil: Since ancient times, humans have mastered the art of extracting oils from plants and seeds for dietary, medicinal, and cosmetic use.  In Europe, the Andes, and South Africa, herbalists are known for their use of oil from the seeds, or fruit, of wild rose bushes.  Commonly referred to as rose hips, these seeds undergo an extraction, or pressing, process that releases rich oil.  This oil includes essential fatty acids and vitamins, such as: Omega-6 (linoleic acid) Omega-3 (linolenic acid) Omega-9 (oleic and erucic acid) Vitamin A Vitamin E Lycopene   Benefits of Rose Hip Oil: Herbalists and beauty specialists have long recommended rose hip oil for its healing and replenishing properties. Professionals cite the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties of the Vitamin E, and for the repairing and regenerating properties of the Omega 3, 6, and 9 …… ( more )

Ingredient Spotlight – Shea Butter

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INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT – SHEA BUTTER Click here to see our products containing shea butter. Oh, how we love shea butter here at Vintage Body Care!  I’ll even have to admit that I’ve found myself smearing it on all exposed skin at random times just because I love the smell and feel of this amazing powerhouse of a butter.  Why do we think shea butter is so amazing, you ask?  Well, read on and find out! Shea butter is pressed from the nuts of the shea tree, found in Africa.  It does have a characteristic smell that most people grow to love.  Grade A shea butter is extremely high in naturally occurring vitamin A.  It is a powerhouse of a moisturizer and has shown time and time again to aid in multiple skin conditions – often improving the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles, eczema, …… ( more )