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More Scary Chemicals Found in Personal Care Products

Potentially cancer-causing chemicals appear in 98 shampoos and other personal care products sold by national retailers, according to a recent lawsuit accusing four companies of violating California’s consumer protection law. Independent lab tests showed relatively high concentrations of the ingredient … Continue reading

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Botanical Oils: Good for you Inside and Out

Customers sometimes wince when they see oils – even botanical oils – on skin care labels. They fear it will clog their pores, cause acne or make their skin oily. Not long ago many of us also held negative opinions … Continue reading

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It’s Not Pretty: Deciphering Skin Care Labels

Need help deciphering the alphabet soup of chemicals in mainstream skin care?   This is the second in our weekly series about cosmetic ingredients and how to make safe choices for yourself and your family.  Hydroquinone The most common compound used … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Gift Bags

Beach-themed Mother’s Day gift bags with wine, Coco Mojo moisturizer and handcrafted jewelry. Check them out at Thursday’s North Beaches Art Walk at Taste of Wine, 363, Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach. 5-9 p.m. Available through Mother’s Day, May 8.

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Back to the Future

My grandmother was nearly 100 years old when she died in 2003. In her last years she knitted dozens, perhaps hundreds, of doilies to occupy her time and rekindle the fading craft she had learned while growing up on a … Continue reading

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