Cosmetic companies make all kinds of wild claims and get away with it! They create false impressions with their “studies” (where are these actual studies and are they triple-blind?) The “untouched actual” before and after pictures are manipulated by lights, angles, make-up and expressions. For example, where they show the eyes with diminished wrinkles, they don’t show the entire face as you would see that in the “before” they smile and in the “after” they don’t. The cosmetic companies rarely put more than 2 actives in a bottle so that you will buy more products. We think this is greedy, deceptive and despicable! Crème de La Mer is one of the worst offenders for you can buy 99cent store cream and get the same results. Ground up tourmaline do NOTHING for your skin. They have a little sea algae and hyaluronic acid in it. All the top name brands do the same thing! They are full of useless fillers and just a pennies worth of actives. Many use as many cheap ingredients to substitute for the good stuff. They use dimeticone to add slip to the product, but then dimeticone;also known as polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). It is a silicone oil first developed to replace petroleum oil for ball bearings in heavy duty machinery and it very, very cheap. In cosmetics, it impedes absorption of the actives so then they add industrial solvents for penetration to override the dimeticone which is such a pore clogger especially when we get older. Dr endorsed or named products are just as bad. Using made up words unrecognized by the FDA as “cosmeceuticals”. Even so called all organic products are not. They add many lab created ingredients and then lie to you about it. They tweak a molecule or 2, couple it with common actives such as Vitamin C & E and then patent it using some mystical name to make you think it is indeed "new under the sun" and miraculous! Another big problem are these all natural loose mineral pigments that should be completely banned as the dust created when using them is not only bad for the lungs, but carcinogenic as well. The little sparkly bits are silica which actually cause a lung cancer called silicosis! Just because some thing is natural or organic doesn't mean it is healthy or safe. Lead is an organic compound. Often the consumer thinks that organic is always good. In foods, yes, but in cosmetics, not necessarily. In chemistry "organic" refers to the process. Organic dyes made from salts reactions to aluminum is often an external use only die. How the FDA approved the used of red #27 to dye Benedryl, generic antihistamine drugs and women's laxatives is unnecessary inexcusable! There is a connection of aluminum concerning Alzheimers. Just think of how many people use the pink red #27 tablets several times a day, day after day and week after week and month after month.
We put quality before profits. Our cosmetics use the highest quality oils, plant butters and active ingredients derived from herbs, flowers, barks, roots & leave and food stuffs. Our preservatives are natural anti fungal and anti bacterial for a longer shelf life. Our perfumes and scented oils are formulated using organic, natural essential oils, Co2 Extracts and naturally derived aroma compounds with natural grain and grape alcohol. Bada Bing Bada Balm is the "everything you ever need lip balm" as it is anti aging, lubricating,heals chapped lips and helps prevent coldsores. It is a safe product using vegetation extractions and derivatives, bio identical actives (such as Allantion). Responsibly formulated and made in smaller batches (5000 at a time), my creation is all vegan (save the bees!) containing 5 actives and is free from petroleum derivatives ( such as mineral oil which is a by product from the process to make gasoline) lanolin (the oily secretion on sheep's wool), gluten, GMOs, parabens, dimethicones, dyes, pthalates, dubious "fragrances" and most common allergens. ALLANTOIN: I use a bio identical plant derived concentrate to the curative extract of Comfrey. It is tasteless unlike the extracts from the plant which many people find unpleasant. It is non-toxic, non-irritating, and non-allergenic. Allantoin has been classified by the FDA as an Over-The-Counter (OTC) active ingredient. A Category One (safe and effective) active ingredient skin protectant, It is FDA approved for this use at 0.5% to 2.0% in formulations. Manufacturers cite several beneficial effects for Allantoin as an active ingredient in over-the-counter cosmetics, including: a moisturizing and keratolytic effect, increasing the water content of theextracellular matrix and enhancing the desquamation of upper layers of dead skin cells, increasing the smoothness of the skin; promoting cell proliferation and wound healing ; has a soothing, anti-irritant, and skin protectant effect by forming complexes with irritant and sensitizing agents. An animal study in 2010 found that based on the results from histological analyses, a soft lotion with 0.5% Allantoin ameliorates the wound healing process, by modulating the inflammatory response. The study also suggests that quantitative analysis lends support to the idea that Allantoin also promotes fibroblast proliferation and synthesis of the extracellular matrix.