Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Green Glam - how to use various fruits and vegetables for skin care

Gayle Anderson was live at the Artloris Eco-Salon, Los Angeles' FIRST eco-salon. Artur Zhamgaryan, founder of Artloris Eco-Salon, transformed his salon from conventional salon to environmentally focused salon in March of 2007. His team of celebrity stylists trained by the prestigious Legendary Beauty Expert Vidal Sassoon, are not only extraordinary hair stylists and makeup artists, but are making a difference by making eco-conscious choices in hair care, makeup and color lines.

Every other Friday, the salon features something called GREEN GLAMOUR FRIDAYS, where customers can enjoy the following NON-TOXIC salon services:

Wash and Blow Out
Men's Trim
Ladies Style
Makeup or Brows
Mini Pedicures
Mini Massage

ArtLoris Eco-Salon
12606 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City (Across from the STAPLES STORE)

Gayle also took a look at GREEN MANICURES AND PEDICURES. Those services were provided by Kristi Marie Jones (Narayan) Licensed Pedicurist.

Kristi Marie Jones/Narayan has been healing the soles of people for over 25 years . She has soaked, scrubbed and buttered feet from homeless shelters to the hills of Hollywood. Her work has appeared on the pages of Vogue Magazine to the screens of music videos & many red carpet events.

After completing Teachers Training in Kundalini Yoga & Meditation at Golden Bridge, Narayan searched for a way to bring both aspects of her life together & a way to reach more people than the hand full of clients she can see a day. Narayans passion for Yoga most specifically the Mantras along with her knowledge of natural ingredients & the ability they both have to heal the mind body & sole, lead her to create NARAYAN sacred healing beauty 100% natural, Organic when possible Mantra Infused, Sole Food products.

Kristi Marie Jones/Narayan
Amrit Davaa Wellness Center, Inc. at Golden Bridge
6322 De Longpre Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028

On the subject of non-toxic cosmetics, according the the Safe website, toys made in China are not the only products laced with dangerous heavy metals: lipstick manufactured in the United States and used daily by millions of American women also contains surprisingly high levels of lead, according to new product tests released today by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. The lead tests were conducted by an independent laboratory over the month of September on red lipsticks bought in Boston, Hartford, Conn., San Francisco and Minneapolis.

Top findings include:
*More than half of 33 brand-name lipsticks tested (61 percent) contained detectable levels of lead, with levels ranging from 0.03 to 0.65 parts per million (ppm). None of these lipsticks listed lead as an ingredient.
*One-third of the tested lipsticks exceeded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's 0.1 ppm limit for lead in candy - a standard established to protect children from directly ingesting lead. Lipstick products, like candy, are directly ingested into the body. Nevertheless, the FDA has not set a limit for lead in lipstick, which fits with the disturbing absence of FDA regulatory oversight and enforcement capacity for the $50 billion personal care products industry.
*The good news is that the tests show it is possible to make lipstick without lead: 39 percent of lipsticks tested had no detectable levels of lead, and cost doesn't seem to be a factor. Some less expensive brands such as Revlon ($7.49) had no detectable levels of lead, while the more expensive Dior Addict brand ($24.50) had higher levels than some other brands.
*Among the top brands testing positive for lead were: -L'Oreal Colour Riche "True Red" - 0.65 ppm -L'Oreal Colour Riche "Classic Wine" - 0.58 ppm -Cover Girl Incredifull Lipcolor "Maximum Red" - 0.56 ppm -Dior Addict "Positive Red" - 0.21 ppm

Lead is a proven neurotoxin that can cause learning, language and behavioral problems such as lowered IQ, reduced school performance and increased aggression. Pregnant women and young children are particularly vulnerable to lead exposure. Lead easily crosses the placenta and enters the fetal brain where it can interfere with normal development. Lead has also been linked to infertility and miscarriage.

"Lead builds up in the body over time and lead-containing lipstick applied several times a day, every day, can add up to significant exposure levels. The latest studies show there is no safe level of lead exposure," said Mark Mitchell, M.D., MPH, president, Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice.

To learn more about so-called SAFE COSMETICS, visit the following websites:

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