Paraben Free Cosmetics - Spell Cosmetics
In an effort to focus on locally owned and operated businesses, today we are focusing on a very unique company which has their headquarters right here in Solon, Spell Cosmetics. Although Spell Cosmetics does business throughout North America and overseas as well, they started right here in Solon and are considered the trend setters in the field of cosmetics as they specialize in paraben free cosmetics.
The world of cosmetics can be very complicated in terms of how they are made and the specific ingredients that go into them. We won't get too technical in this article as it is not our area of expertise and can be very confusing. However, as very health conscious consumers, we can certainly appreciate when a company like Spell Cosmetics is making products that don't contain any controversial ingredients. Their motto is "Glamour Without Guilt", and their paraben free cosmetics are being used on the set of television shows, by professional make-up artists, salons, and by thousands of people around the globe who want to look fashionable yet are concerned about their health and well-being.
Spell Cosmetics was founded by beauty and fashion icon Elle Gemma. They create their own products, put them through strict quality control guidelines, and offer a no questions asked full return policy. Their products are made without the use of parabens, phthalates, talc, bismuth oxychloride, and is committed to using fair-trade raw materials that have been screened for any contaminates. The use of parabens in products is a very hot topic today, and those not familiar with them will find the following paragraphs to be quite eye-opening:
Parabens are found in many brands of make-up and in tens of thousands of other products. They are even found in processed foods that claim to be "natural" or "hypoallergenic" (buzz terms that aren't governed by federal standards or definitions).The reason for concern is that parabens' chemical structure is strikingly similar to the hormone estrogen; in fact, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) states that all parabens have been proven to have endocrine-disrupting effects.
When paraben-laced products are applied to your skin, they are absorbed into your body and may be mistaken for estrogen, disrupting the endocrine system, and too much estrogen - or estrogen mimickers - can cause big problems, including weight gain, fluid retention and depression. Researchers are also investigating what role estrogen may play as a culprit in the development of breast cancer.
With everything that is known, or not known, about parabens, more and more people are learning towards buying paraben free cosmetics. Especially considering that many products, especially those made overseas, are produced without any regulations, informed consumers are finding that Spell Cosmetics is a much safer and smarter choice as their products are free from all contaminants.
Check your product labels for these terms: Benzyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid, Butylparaben, Butyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid, Ethyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, , Methyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid, Propyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid, Propylparaben, Parahydroxybenzoic acid and Parahydroxybenzoate. They are all forms of parabens. If possible, check the ingredients of items in your home and try to identify which ones contain parabens so that you can throw them away and purchase similar items that don't contain parabens.
Spell Cosmetics offers a full line of paraben free cosmetics including: foundations, eye shadows, blush, lip glosses, eye liner, and much more. Spell has a fantastic interactive website featuring their entire array of products and even includes product reviews by their clients, chat forums, and hi-def images of shade selections applied on a model.
About The Authors:
Dan and Amy Schuman are Solon residents. They specialize in luxury homes, working with buyers relocating to Solon, and home staging.
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