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Shea Butter for Babies

Ancient history tells of West Africans using jars of rich shea butter to protect and nourish their skin and hair. Naturally abundant in Vitamins A, E and linoleic acid (Vitamin F), shea butter supp...
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20 Benefits of Vitamin C

We started Waxhead to find a better way to protect the skin in the sun. In designing our Antioxidant Bites, Vitamin C quickly became a must-have ingredient, simply because of the amazing things it ...
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Is avobenzone safe in sunscreens?

Avobenzone is not Safe for Humans In short, NO. Avobenzone isn't safe for humans, and it isn't reef safe. Currently one of the most popular active ingredients used in sunscreens, avobenzone was dev...
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Understanding Non Nano Zinc Oxide

What's the difference between non-nano zinc oxide and nano-sized zinc oxide in sunscreen? The answer can be complex.   Non-Nano Zinc Oxide (not small) Non-nano particles are much larger and more co...
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Is Non-nano Zinc Oxide Reef Safe?

Non-nano zinc oxide does not damage or adversely affect wildlife or water habitats or the animals that use them. It is marine and reef safe.   Zinc Oxide Non-irritating and easy on sensitive skin, ...
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Zinc Oxide: UV Defense

Zinc oxide is simply THE best active sunscreen ingredient, and by a wide margin. Covering the entire UVA/UVB spectrum by itself, it has the most consistently effective absorption capabilities, whic...
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6 Skincare Ingredients to Avoid while Pregnant

As a pregnant mom, you’re not only thinking about your skincare but your baby’s health. Did you know chemical sunscreen and skincare ingredients can enter your bloodstream by absorbing through your...
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5 Sunscreen Ingredients your Skin will Love

Most everyone worries about sunburn, and as more people become concerned about sunscreen ingredients, they’re starting to read labels on the tubes of stuff they use to protect their skin in the sun...
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What is CoQ10?

What is CoQ10? CoQ10, also known as CoEnzyme Q10 or Ubiquinone, is officially recognized as Ubidecarenone by the US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP). CoQ10 is a compound that provides energy to ...
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Rosehip Oil Skin Benefits

What is Rosehip Oil? Used by ancient Mayans, rosehip seed oil (aka rosehip oil) is made by press-extracting oil from the seeds of the wild rose bush (Rosa moschata or Rosa rubiginosa) in the southe...
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Zinc Oxide vs Titanium Dioxide

Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are the only mineral compounds approved by the FDA for use as active sunscreen ingredients. How do they differ? Which is better? Read on.   Cut to the chase. Which i...
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9 Sunscreen Ingredients to Avoid

Is your sunscreen safe? As a healthy mom, you’re great at covering your kids with sunscreen, but the sunscreen you use may actually be causing skin cancer and other long term damage. In most big br...
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