Think Dirty Blog — health

Let’s Talk About Breast Cancer Month

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Welcome to October! We’re back for another little Think Dirty History Lesson. This time, we want to talk about Breast Cancer Month.

As you likely know from the flood of pink ribbon products, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We, however, prefer to call it Breast Cancer Prevention Month, as we believe the focus should be on preventative measures. The concept of Awareness Month has garnered...

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What is in My Makeup Bag

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As part of the Think Dirty Team, I see a lot of products come through the office. As such, the one question I get asked most often by friends, family, and strangers is “what do you use?” While what is in my bag on a daily basis rotates, here are a few of my staples and most loved products!

I am a sucker for a good moisturizer as I have extremely dry skin and we live in Canada. Biossanceis a Think...

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Think Dirty Ingredient Breakdown: DEA

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Welcome back to another edition of the Think Dirty ingredient breakdown, where we decode all types of controversial, interesting, and common ingredients found in our everyday products.

In this post, we tackle a group of ingredients and called Ethanolamines. The most common and well-known compound in this group of related ingredients is called Diethanolamine, or DEA. DEA is foundin many household...

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Think Dirty Ingredient Breakdown: Retinyl Palmitate

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If you stay up to date on news in the skincare community, you may have seen or heard the controversy in the past several years around the use of the ingredient Retinyl Palmitate. If not, keep reading to learn where the controversy originated, and dive into the science surrounding it.

Retinyl Palmitate, sometimes written as Vitamin A Palmitate, is a synthetic alternative for Retinyl Acetate, a...

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Think Dirty Ingredient Breakdown: Coal Tar Dyes

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If the name “Coal Tar Dye” makes you pause for a second, the meaning, unfortunately, will not provide much relief. Coal Tar Dyes are a group of artificial ingredients consisting of colours or dyes, present in virtually every cosmetic product. Companies can produce these dyes synthetically or they can be derived directly from coal tar. If you pick up some of your daily products, especially...

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