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All Things Skin Cancer: Learn & Avoid

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This year, June 6th is National Cancer Survivors Day

The first Sunday of June is National Cancer Survivors Day. Today we pay tribute to not only our family and friends who have survived but also send love to those currently battling, and mourn those lost. We want to bring awareness to one of the most common, and treatable, forms of cancer: skin carcinoma. In a world where we are bombarded with...

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How To: Avoid Sunburns in Style

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Don’t let the summer sun sneak up on you this year! Last summer we highlighted the toxic ingredients commonly found in sunscreen. We strongly believe your SPF protection shouldn’t come at a cost to your health. So this summer, instead of searching your bathroom cabinet for old sunscreens (that might even be expired or toxic), try out one of our 2021 favorites.

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC CreamSPF...

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Ingredient Breakdown: Fragrance

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When people first use our app, they tend to be shocked when they look up their go-to products and find that many are rated an 8 in our system. Unfortunately, scoring an 8 in the Think Dirtybook means that the ingredients can carry potentially serious negative long-term health effects. A lot of the time, this rating is largely due to the ingredient known as Fragrance or Parfum. The vast majority of...

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The Lowdown on Icky Ingredients: What to Avoid and Why

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The cosmetic industry often tries out weird and dangerous ingredients. From using Arsenic in powders to Lead in foundations in the past, to Talc and other toxins today. Here is Think Dirty’s list of ingredients that you should avoid in your cosmetic products.

Parabens (methyl- & propyl-, butyl-, ethyl-) (Rated 8)

Parabens are a family of man-made chemicalsthat are usually used as preservatives. They...

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Ingredient Breakdown: All Things PEGs

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When looking at your favorite skincare products’ ingredient list, you may easily spot the abbreviations “PEG” and/or “PPG’’ dotted throughout. Wondering what these abbreviations stand for, and why they are present in our cosmetics? Look no further as we break down the confusion around PEGs (their sibling, PPGs), and their popularity in the cosmetics industry.

Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) and...

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