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Oils are Invading the Market, but Lovacado Oil Stands Out for Being 100% Natural

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It’s been a year since Lovacado began selling in Canada.

Lovacado, Claudia Murillo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, extra virgin avocado oil, beauty, face, skin, hair, nails, hair mask, face mask, Skin Care, spa, natural products, chemical free, wellness

 Lovacado is made with two ingredients: extra virgin avocado oil and essential oils (lavender, sweet orange, and lemon). All 100% natural…no chemicals in this product:)

Since then, I’m amazed to see the numerous oils invading the shelve space in retails shops. Most big brands have introduced an oil-based product that promises great results for skin and hair. I’m not going to say if they work or not because I haven’t used any of the products I’m about to discuss, but as I read the list of ingredients, it amazed me how little “real oil” is in the bottle. In this blog, I’m going to list some of the new products out in the market today, and list the ingredients. Before I start, it’s important to know that I found the description of the ingredients at http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/, a great website that I wish I would use more frequently, as it’s an amazing educational tool.

STOP USING MOROCCAN OIL….READ THE FOLLOWING LINKS

Also, look at what other are saying about moroccan oil/argan oil:

http://kjbennett.com/moroccan-oil-hype/

http://lexisgreenguide.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/the-truth-about-argan-oil/

http://forums.thenest.com/discussion/3031663/the-truth-about-moroccan-oil

OILS INVADING THE MARKET

1)   Loreal – Mythic Oil (Nourishing oil for all hair types) 125ML – $26.99 CAD

   Lovacado, Claudia Murillo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, extra virgin avocado oil, beauty, face, skin, hair, nails, hair mask, face mask, Skin Care, spa, natural products, chemical free, wellnessLovacado, Claudia Murillo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, extra virgin avocado oil, beauty, face, skin, hair, nails, hair mask, face mask, Skin Care, spa, natural products, chemical free, wellness

CYCLOPENTASILOXANE = is a silicon-based cyclic compound; may be associated with environmental toxicity.

DIMETHICONOL = is a silicon-based polymer.

C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE = This ingredient is composed of benzoic acid and long-chain (C12-15) alcohols.

AVOCADO OIL – (Yeah…a natural ingredient)

SEED OIL – (Yeah…a natural ingredient)

LIMONENE = is a scent ingredient and solvent naturally occurring in the rind of citrus fruit. Upon storage and exposure to sunlight and air, limonene degrades to various oxidation products which act as skin and respiratory irritants and sensitizers.

HEXYL = a synthetic scent ingredient, more commonly known as HEXYL CINNAMAL

CINNAMAL = Cinnamyl alcohol and cinnamal are frequent fragrance contact allergens.

COURMARIN = is a naturally occurring and synthetically produced scent chemical; associated with allergies and contact dermatitis.

LINALOOL = is a terpene. What’s a terpene? Terpenes are the most common hydrocarbons found in the essential oil of dry brown plants.

BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL = Lilial (butylphenyl methylpropanal) is a synthetic scent ingredient; associated with allergies and contact dermatitis.

BENZYL ALCOHOL = is a naturally occurring and synthetic ingredient used as solvent and preservative; has been associated with contact allergy.

HYDROXYCITRONELLA = is a common scent ingredient; produced from naturally occurring scent chemical citronellal. Don’t we use citronella to keep mosquitos away?

AMYL CINNAMAL = is a synthetically produced scent ingredient; has been associated with allergies and contact dermatitis.

GERANIOL = is a naturally occurring scent ingredient found in various essential oils such as rose oil and citronella oil.

ALPHA-ISOMETHYL = a group of naturally occurring and synthetically produced scent chemicals.

CINNAMYL ALCOHOL = Cinnamyl alcohol and cinnamal are frequent fragrance contact allergens.

CITRONELLOL = is a naturally occurring scent ingredient derived from plants such as a rose, geranium and lemongrass.

FRAGRANCE C47052/1

2)   Moroccan Oil 

Lovacado, Claudia Murillo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, extra virgin avocado oil, beauty, face, skin, hair, nails, hair mask, face mask, Skin Care, spa, natural products, chemical free, wellness

Cyclopentasiloxane = is a silicon-based cyclic compound; may be associated with environmental toxicity.

Dimethicone = is a silicon-based polymer.

Cyclomethicone = is a silicon-based cyclic compound; may be associated with environmental toxicity.

Butylphenyl Methyl Propional = Lilial (butylphenyl methylpropanal) is a synthetic scent ingredient; associated with allergies and contact dermatitis.

Argania Spinoza Kernel Oil (Argan Oil)

Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed ) Extract = is an extract of the seeds of the linseed, Linumusitatissimum.

Parfum (Fragrance) = synthetic ingredient for scent.

D&C Yellow-11 = Yellow 11 is classed chemically as a quinoline color.

D&C Red-17 = Red 17 is classed chemically as a disazo color.

Benzyl Benzoate = is used as solvent and preservative; associated with allergies and contact dermatitis.

Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone = a group of naturally occurring and synthetically produced scent chemicals.

3) Dove – Pure Care Dry Oil (For Hair) African Macadamia Oil – For all hair types $15.49 CAD

Lovacado, Claudia Murillo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, extra virgin avocado oil, beauty, face, skin, hair, nails, hair mask, face mask, Skin Care, spa, natural products, chemical free, wellnessLovacado, Claudia Murillo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, extra virgin avocado oil, beauty, face, skin, hair, nails, hair mask, face mask, Skin Care, spa, natural products, chemical free, wellness

CYCLOPENTASILOXANE = is a silicon-based cyclic compound; may be associated with environmental toxicity.

MINERAL OIL = is a liquid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum.

DIMETHICONOL = is a silicon-based polymer.

MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL = Oil obtained from the nuts of Macadamia ternifolia.

COCONUT OIL = (yeah..a natural product)

SWEET ALMOND OIL = (natural ingredient)

SUNFLOWER SEED OIL = (natural ingredient)

PALM OIL = is a type of edible vegetable oil that is derived from the palm fruit, grown on the African oil palm tree. READ THIShttp://www.saynotopalmoil.com/Whats_the_issue.php

PUNICA GRANATUM SEED OIL = POMEGRANATE SEED OIL

FRAGRANCE = synthetic ingredient for scent

PHENIL TRIMETHICONE = is a silicon-based polymer.

AMODEMITHICONE = is a silicon-based polymer.

CYCLOHEXASILOXANE = is a cyclic silicon-based polymer

CYCLOTETRASILOXANE = is a cyclic dimethyl polysiloxane.

ETHYLHEXYIL METHOXYCINNAMATE = This common sunscreen ingredient is shown to have hormone-mimicking effects on laboratory animals. This chemical is found in humans, including mothers’ milk samples.

BHT = Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) is a toluene-based ingredient used as a preservative in food and personal care products.

ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE = a group of naturally occurring and synthetically produced scent chemicals.

BENZYL ALCOHOL = is a naturally occurring and synthetic ingredient used as solvent and preservative; has been associated with contact allergy.

BENZYL SALICYLATE = is an ester of benzyl alcohol and salicylic acid; this ingredient has been associated with allergies and contact dermatitis.

BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL = Lilial (butylphenyl methylpropanal) is a synthetic scent ingredient; associated with allergies and contact dermatitis.

CITRONELLOL = is a naturally occurring scent ingredient derived from plants such as a rose, geranium and lemongrass.

COUMARIN = is a naturally occurring and synthetically produced scent chemical; associated with allergies and contact dermatitis.

GERANOIL = is a naturally occurring scent ingredient found in various essential oils such as rose oil and citronella oil.

HYDROXYCITTRONELLAL = is a common scent ingredient; produced synthetically from naturally occurring scent chemical citronellal.

LIMONENE = is a scent ingredient and solvent naturally occurring in the rind of citrus fruit. Upon storage and exposure to sunlight and air, limonene degrades to various oxidation products which act as skin and respiratory irritants and sensitizers.

LINALOOL = is a terpene. What’s a terpene? Terpenes are the most common hydrocarbons found in the essential oil of dry brown plants.

Confused? I never paid much attention to ingredients listed on products, but when I startedLovacado, I began to be more careful with the things that I put on my hair and body. The skin (including our scalp) absorb everything we lather and rub on daily, shouldn’t we be a bit careful and think twice before putting anything that contains all those chemicals listed above? Don’t get caught up on the oil frenzy market trend and fall for those chemical-ridden products. Make sure that if you want to use natural oils for your skin and/or hair care, that whatever you do decided to buy (be Lovacado oil) or any other product, PLEASE READ the ingredient list FIRST. Be an educated consumer and don’t get played by the big name companies.



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