NEW Organic Radiant Face Scrub, Hand Cream & Lip Balm 

Gift Set 

 

Radiant

 

£32.00 *Includes Free U.K. Shipping* - LOW IN STOCK
 

 

Description

Radiant Black Charcoal Face Scrub/Mask

Combining natural charcoal and liquorice root extract, our bestselling and shortlisted Unisex Black Charcoal and Liquorice Wet Face Scrub/Mask combination boasts some amazing beauty benefits for skin by drawing oil, dirt and other harmful substances from the skin due to the absorptive powers of charcoal.

 

Charcoal acts like a magnet to attract and absorb dirt and oil. When dirt and oil in the pores come into contact with the carbon fibres of charcoal, they stick to it and then get washed away when the skin is rinsed, leaving perfectly cleansed and brightened skin.

 

Infused with naturally exfoliating pumice stone and skin brightening liquorice root, our wholesome scrub nourishes and softens as it exfoliates.

 

Works gently and effectively on all skin; especially sensitive and problem types, leaving skin feeling softer, deeply cleansed and conditioned. Great as a brightening skin tonic scrub as well as a leave on 5 minute purity mask.

 

 

Radiant Cranberry & Pomegranate Hand Cream

No Fuss™ light, creamy and luxurious hand cream will help to fortify and nourish the delicate skin of your hands. Enriched with Seasonal Cranberry and Pomegranate Superfruits, packed with antioxidants, will help fortify the skin on your hand. This daily hand lotion is designed with ease of use in mind and is easily absorbed into the skin, guaranteed to leave hands delicate and soft.

 

Key Ingredients:

Sweet Almond Oil, Blackcurrant and Plum Kernal Extracts

 

Suitable for: All Skin Types


100% Natural with Organic Ingredients.

 

Key Lime Pie Lip Balm

Instantly hydrate and moisturise your lips with our natural, zesty, citrus balm. The combination of Peach Kernal Oil along with Cocoa Butter provides deep hydration, helping to soften and restore chapped lips. The addition of natural waxes and Lime Essential Oil provides a rich source of essential vitamins to help lock in moisture, all within one handy travel sized pot.

 

Suitable for: All Skin Types

 

100% Natural with Organic Ingredients.

 

Radiant Gift Set Includes: 

x 1 Radiant Black Charcoal Face Scrub/Mask (50 ml)

x 1 Radiant Cranberry & Pomegranate Hand Cream (75ml)

x 1 Key Lime Pie (15 ml)

x 1 100% Cotton Natural Face Cloth

 

  • Hand Crafted
  • Recycled Eco Gift Wrapping
  • Made in England
  • Not Tested on Animals
  • Suitable for Vegans

 

NO Parabens, NO Sulphates, NO Silicones, NO Phthalates, NO Animal Testing, NO Methylisothiazolinone, NO Microbeads

 

All of our beauty sets and products are luxury gift wrapped and packaged using recycled materials. 

 

Ingredients

 

Radiant Black Charcoal Face Scrub/Mask

Aqua, emulsifying wax NF (cetearyl alcohol & polysorbate 60), organic apricot kernel oil (prunus armeniaca), organic sunflower oil (helianthus annus), organic coconut oil (cocos nucifera), natural black charcoal, pumice stone (micro volcanic rock), organic licorice root extract (glycyrrhiza glabra), organic avocado oil (persea gratissima), potassium oleate, potassium cocoate, potassium citrate, palm free vegetable glycerin, palm stearic acid, xanthan gum, potassium palm kernerlate, palm kernel, soy protein, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, cranberry extract, cranberry & pomegranate fragrance oil

 

Radiant Hand Cream

Aqua, organic olive oil (olea europaea), organic apricot kernel oil (prunus armeniaca), emulsifying wax NF (cetearyl alcohol & polysorbate 60), organic coconut oil (cocos nucifera), palm free vegetable glycerin, palm stearic acid, organic sweet almond oil (prunus dulcis amara), organic plum kernel extract (prunus domestica), organic blackcurrant seed extract (ribes nigrum), xanthan gum, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, cranberry extract, pomegranate extract, cranberry & pomegranate fragrance oil.

 

Key Lime Pie Lip Balm

Cocos Nucifera Oil (Organic Coconut Oil), Elaeis Guineensis (Organic Palm Oil), Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Simmindsia Chinesis (Jojoba Wax), Prunus persica (Peach Kernal Oil), Theobroma Cacoa (Cocoa Butter), Avocado Butter, Palm Free Vegetable Glycerin, Tocopheral (Vitamin E), Organic Marula Oil, Organic Seaweed Extract, Lime Essential Oil

 

 Warning: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Due to natural ingredients colour and consistency of products may vary.

 

 

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NEW Organic Zesty Lip Balm

 

Key Lime Pie

 

£5.95 *INCLUDES FREE U.K. SHIPPING*

 

 

Description

Instantly hydrate and moisturise your lips with our natural, zesty, citrus balm. The combination of Peach Kernal Oil along with Cocoa Butter provides deep hydration, helping to soften and restore chapped lips. The addition of natural waxes and Lime Essential Oil provides a rich source of essential vitamins to help lock in moisture, all within one handy travel sized pot.

 

Suitable for: All Skin Types

100% Natural with Organic Ingredients.


NO Parabens, NO Sulphates, NO Silicones, NO Phthalates, NO Artificial Colours or Preservatives, NO Animal Testing, 

 

  • 15ml
  • Hand Crafted
  • Made in England
  • Fairly Traded
  • Vegan

 

Directions

 

Gently smooth over the lips. Apply as often as needed.

Warning: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Due to natural ingredients colour and consistency of products may vary. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

 

Cocos Nucifera Oil (Organic Coconut Oil), Elaeis Guineensis (Organic Palm Oil), Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Simmindsia Chinesis (Jojoba Wax), Prunus persica (Peach Kernal Oil), Theobroma Cacoa (Cocoa Butter), Avocado Butter, Palm Free Vegetable Glycerin, Tocopheral (Vitamin E), Organic Marula Oil, Organic Seaweed Extract, Lime Essential Oil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Published in Lip Balm

 

 

NEW Organic "Pick Me Up" Uplifting Hand Cream 

 

White Tea and Mint

 

£12.00 *INCLUDES FREE U.K. SHIPPING*

 

 

Description

I am an uplifting, light and luxurious Hand Cream that will work to fortify and nourish the skin of your hands. Massage me gently into your skin and you will see the results.

 

I'm naturally enriched with Coconut Oil, Almond and Apricot Kernal Extracts, packed full of antioxidants that will help aid against bacteria, balance skin pH and naturally help to restore your skins elasticity. Keep me handy in your bag - and I will help freshen, restore and protect your hands any time of day!

 

Suitable for: All Skin Types

 

100% Natural with Organic Ingredients.


NO Parabens, NO Sulphates, NO Silicones, NO Phthalates, NO Artificial Colours or Preservatives, NO Animal Testing, 

 

  • 75ml
  • Hand Crafted
  • Made in England
  • Fairly Traded
  • Vegan Product

 

Directions

 

Massage into clean dry hands to promote soft, smooth skin. Apply once a day or as often as needed.

 

Warning: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Due to natural ingredients colour and consistency of products may vary. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

 

Aqua, Olea Europaea (Olive Oil), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot Kernal Oil), Cetearyl alcohol and Polysorbate 60 (Emulsifying Wax NF), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Vegetable Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Stearic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond Oil), Prunus Domestica (Plum Kernal Oil), Ribes Nigrum (Blackcurrant Extract), White Tea and Mint Fragrance Oil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Published in Hand Creams

 

 

NEW 'Pick Me Up' Body Scrub

 

Coffee and Mint

 

£12.00 *INCLUDES FREE U.K. SHIPPING*

 

 

Description

I'm an uplifting, refreshing body scrub that will help to stimulate your senses, work to increase your circulation and help combat problem areas such as cellulite. Massage me gently into your skin and you will see the results. I gently exfoliate with x2 miracle coffee beans, cleanse and condition with coconut and avocado oil and refresh your senses with my uplifting essential oils.

 

Suitable for: All Skin Types

100% Natural with Organic Ingredients.


NO Parabens, NO Sulphates, NO Silicones, NO Phthalates, NO Artificial Colours or Preservatives, NO Animal Testing, 

 

  • 100ml
  • Potted and Labelled by Hand
  • Made in England
  • Fairly Traded
  • Vegan Product

 

Directions

 

Smooth body scrub onto wet skin and gently massage in circular motions. Rinse well. (For additional results leave on as an uplifting 5 minute body-mask).

 

Warning: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Due to natural ingredients colour and consistency of products may vary. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

 

Aqua, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Bean, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot Kernal Oil), Cetearyl Alcohol & Polysorbate 60, Pumice (Pumice Stones), Helianthus Annuuss (Sunflower Oil), Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut Oil), Potassium Oleate, Potassium Cocoate, Vegetable Glycerin, Potassium Citrate, Citric Acid, Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado Oil), Phenoxyethanol and Ethylhexylglycerin, Stearic Acid, Xanthum Gum, Coffea Arabica Seed Oil (Roasted Coffee Oil), Coffea Robusta Seed Extract (Green Coffee Extract), Avena Sativa (Oat Silk), Peppermint Essential Oil

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Published in Scrub/Masks

 

 

NEW Organic "Wake Me Up" Uplifting Moisturiser

 

Special Edition - Vanilla Soy Latte

 

£14.95 *INCLUDES FREE U.K. SHIPPING*
 

 

Description

I am an uplifting, stimulating facial moisturiser that will help brighten dull or tired skin. Massage me gently into your skin and you will see the results. I work naturally to increase circulation and boost your skins elasticity with my miracle Roasted Coffee Oil, anti-oxidise with powerful Coffee Butter and gently soothe and calm irritated skin with my irresistable Vanilla Essential Oil.

 

I provide a rich source of vitamins and minerals through my natural plant extracts including Vitamin C & E providing great all year-round protection. I will help you to relax your mind and reduce stress, brightening your skin any day of the week!

 

Enriched with Coffee Seed Butter, Pumpkin Seed, Neem and Vanilla Essential Oil

 

Suitable for all skin types, including: Mature, Dry, Sensitve, Eczema, Acne, Oily, Dull/Tired

 

Key Ingredients:

 

Coffee Butter: is a big morning beauty hit and helps to protect the skin against harsh weather. This natural butter is highly moisturising and helps to sooth and repair irritated, red and dry skin. Rich in Polyphenol Chlorogenic Acid - a powerful anti-oxidant, helps prevent free radical damage. The Phytosterol (plant content) also gives it incredible anti-inflammatory action helping to ease redness or swelling.

 

No Fuss Coffee Butter is rich in aroma, exhibits a creamy latte colour and its smooth luxurious velvety texture appeals to the senses and provides instantaneous gratification.

 

Coffee Seed Oil: contains a high concentration of essential fatty acids that help to naturally stimulate collagen and elastin production, promoting health looking, smoother skin. The caffeine content of Coffee Seed Oil stimulates skin to calm down, reduces puffyness and helps skin look brighter. In addition this powerful oil helps to diminish fine lines, dull and tired skin bringing skin back to life!

 

Soy Protein: Soy is a magical ingredient that helps to even out skin tone and reduce the occurrence of pigmentation. In addition Soy encourages skin firmness by enhancing natural collagen protection and promotes the repair of elastin fibres. Collagen and elastin fibres work together to help keep skin firm.

 

Neem Oil: has been used as a natural skincare remedy for thousands of years. It is highly treasured in some parts of the world for its medicinal value. Neems anti-inflammatory properties - reduces signes of inflammation, swelling or tenderness. This may help to relieve symptoms of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis by soothing the skin and reducing redness and irritation.

 

Pumpkin Seed Oil: is a rich and nourishing oil high in Zinc, Vitamin C&E, Omega 3 and 6 as well as antioxidants. It has tremendous benefits for the skin such as retaining moisture, fighting free radicals and helping to maintain a youthful appearance. The high amounts of Zinc and Vitamin E help even skin tone, and help to heal wounds more quickly, resulting in clear skin renewal. Pumpkin Seed Oil is a very light consistency and therefore great for use on all skin types, especially sensitive skin.

 

Vanilla Essential Oil: has a relaxing effect on the brain and the nerves that can provides relief from anxiety and restlessness. Rich in B6, Niacin, Thiamin and Pantothentic Acids - all necessary for the maintenace of skin health.

 

 

100% Natural with Organic Ingredients.


NO Parabens, NO Sulphates, NO Silicones, NO Phthalates, NO Artificial Colours, NO Animal Testing

 

  • 50ml
  • HandCrafted
  • Made in England
  • Fairly Traded
  • Vegan Friendly

 

Directions

 

Apply a small amount of uplifting moisturiser to face and neck. Delicately blend into skin, ensuring not to harshly rub product in. Apply in the morning for best results.

 

Warning: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Due to natural ingredients colour and consistency of products may vary.

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

 

Aqua, Cetearyl alcohol & Polysorbate 60 (Emulsifying Wax NF), Vegetable Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Oil), Olea Europaea (Olive Oil), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Hydrogenated Coffea Arabica (Coffee Butter), Macademia Ternifolia (Macademia Oil), Zinc Oxide, Stearic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin Seed Oil), Allantoin, Coffea Arabica (Coffee Seed Oil), Melia Azadirachta (Neem Oil), Hydrolised Soy Protein, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Creatine, Vanilla Essential Oil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Published in Moisturisers

 

 

NEW Organic Peppermint Cream Lip Balm

 

Uplifting

 

£5.95 *INCLUDES FREE U.K. SHIPPING*
 

 

Description

Hydrate and intensely moisturise your lips with this natural balm infused with Cocoa Butter and Avocado Oil. The combination of butters along with Coconut Oil provides deep hydration, helping to soften and prevent chapped lips. The addition of natural waxes and oils provides a rich source of essential vitamins to help lock in moisture. Blended with Peppermint Essential Oil this creamy lip balm will leave lips feeling refreshed and nourished.

 

Blended with Cocoa Butter, Coconut and Peppermint Essential Oil

 


100% Natural with Organic Ingredients.


NO Animal Testing, NO Parabens, NO Sulphates, NO Silicones, NO Phthalates, NO Artificial Colours or Fragrances, NO Mineral Oils

 

  • 15ml
  • Hand Crafted
  • Made in England
  • Fairly Traded
  • Vegan

 

 

 

Directions

 

Gently smooth over lips  - apply as often as needed.

 

Warning: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Due to natural ingredients colour and consistency of products may vary. 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

Cocos Nucifera Oil (Organic Coconut Oil), Elaeis Guineensis (Organic Palm Oil), Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Simmindsia Chinesis (Jojoba Wax), Prunus persica (Peach Kernal Oil), Theobroma Cacoa (Cocoa Butter), Avocado Butter, Palm Free Vegetable Glycerin, Tocopheral (Vitamin E), Organic Marula Oil, Organic Seaweed Extract, Peppermint Essential Oil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Published in Lip Balms

 

 

Uplifting Midnight Clay Face Mask

 

Orange Blossom Oil

 

£14.95 + Free U.K. Shipping

 

 

Description

No Fuss Organic Black Midnight Clay face mask is infused with natural mineral Dead Sea Mud and Black Midnight Australian Clay to help detox and purify the skin. With added extracts skin brightening liquorice root, lime and blackcurrant seed No Fuss Midnight Mask helps, purify, and hydrate skin. No Fuss indulgent face mask is thick, creamy and won't dry out too much, leaving skin feeling soft and radiantly revitalised.

 

Key Ingredients:

 

Dead Sea Mud: Rich mineral content accelerates natural exfoliation and restores your skins pH balance. This mud infuses the skin with many restorative, nourishing minerals including magnesium, calcium, potassium, and zinc. At the same time Dead Sea Mud absorbs toxins, dirt, dead skin cells, and excess oils. When you wash the Dead Sea Mud off, these impurities are washed away. 

 

Black Midnight Clay: This water activated clay draws out toxins deep within skin. Rich in oxygen and iron Midnight Clay helps naturally tone and uplift the skin, leaving skin refreshed and energised.

 

Suitable for: All Skin Types

100% Natural with Organic Ingredients.


NO Parabens, NO Sulphates, NO Silicones, NO Phthalates, NO Artificial Colours or Preservatives, NO Animal Testing, 

 

  • 50ml
  • Hand Crafted
  • Made in England
  • Fairly Traded
  • Vegan

 

Directions

 

Smooth over a cleansed face and neck and leave for 10 - 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and a soft cloth and pat dry.

 

Warning: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Due to natural ingredients colour and consistency of products may vary. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

 

Aqua, dead sea mineral mud, midnight black australian clay, emulsifying wax NF (cetearyl alcohol & polysorbate 60), palm free vegetable glycerin, organic sunflower seed oil (helianthus annuus), organic olive oil (olea europaea), organic coconut oil (cocos nucifera), organic shea butter (butyrospermum parkii), organic apricot kernel oil (prunus armeniaca), palm stearic acid, vitamin C (ascorbic acid), hyaluronic acid (sodium hyaluronate), zinc oxide, soy protein, vitamin E (tocopherol), organic licorice root extract (glycyrrhiza glabra), organic blackcurrant seed extract (ribes nigrum) organic lime extract (citrus aurantifolia), xanthan gum, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello there!

 

My name is Marija, I’m the founder of an online marketplace My Skin Story (www.myskinstory.co.uk). As the name implies there must be a story that drives this online store – let me share it with you.

 

Ever since birth, I have had hundreds of different allergies, which ultimately affected my skin and developed into eczema. I visited various dermatologists in order to find a solution to my problem. Their advice and prescribed steroids didn’t seem to help and as soon as I hit my teenage years, it started to affect me socially. For example, I’d be shy to go somewhere without make-up, I’d be ‘paranoid’ what people may think about my skin etc.

 

In terms of an actual skin condition, I had lots of red rashes, which would constantly itch and make everything worse… I was really desperate because my skin looked really bad, there would be no logical explanation of why my skin hurts so much. Moreover, even though my skin was very sore and dry, I couldn’t apply any cream because it would give me even more rashes (I tried over 50 different expensive creams but finally gave up…).

 

I tried various brands that claimed to help sensitive skin but haven’t had any luck. Three years ago I met a homeopath who helped me enormously. She discovered that my kidneys and liver weren’t functioning well and were full of toxins. She prepared some handmade herbal tablets to clean my body and some natural cream to help me moisturise my skin. After detoxing my body and paying more attention to my liver and kidneys I’m finally happy and self-confident. It’s now been more than 2.5 years without steroids and antibiotics and I couldn’t be happier!

 

Six months ago I reached the point where I was comfortable to try new creams. Since I haven’t had any eczema reactions (touch wood) I thought it would be a good time to try and find a good moisturiser. I came across No Fuss Skincare after meeting Hannah through my university’s networking. I tried her Manuka Honey moisturiser and amazingly haven’t had any rashes or itching. After trying the moisturiser a few more times my skin quickly fell in love with it! It’s the first official high quality organic and naturally sourced cream that fits my very complicated skin. The moisturiser is an incredibly smooth, light and soft cream. I absolutely love it!

 

My current skin routine looks very simple: No Fuss Manuka Honey Moisturiser (morning and evening), No Fuss Cleanser every evening and Uoga Uoga facial scrub twice a week and that’s it really. I don’t wear make-up anymore so things got much simpler and my skin feels radiant…

 

Finally, my tip to everyone who suffers from eczema: stop using steroids. I know that GPs, dermatologists etc. would prescribe you with some ‘good’ steroids and they may seem to help, but the truth is you don’t really solve the problem… It’s like playing hide and seek. Take some time to find the underlying problem and then you won’t need any medicine to be happy.  

Published in Blog

AN Amblecote businesswoman has achieved international acclaim after her skincare company was named one of the most ethical in the world.

Hannah Pells’ ‘No Fuss Skincare’ has ranked 12 in Good Shopping Guide’s ‘top ethical company’ beating off many larger and well-known companies and high street brands.

Some of the firm’s Hannah finished ahead of included Estee Lauder, Nivea, Avon, Garnier, L’Oreal, Olay and Neutrogena.

The 28-year-old started her company, with support from the Princes Trust and the Birmingham Leadership Foundation, as a way of combining honest social values with good quality products made from natural and organic sources.

In order to challenge the misleading of consumers, Hannah designed her No Fuss Skincare range with simple natural ingredients with clear, honest labelling.

And this accreditation will now give her an unprecedented and independent validation to back up her efforts to stick to her original values.

Hannah said: “I’m really proud of what we’ve achieved here, and the support from customers and the media has been overwhelming.”

As well as the Good Shopping Guide’s seal of approval, Hannah has also been recognised for the second year running by gaining Sublime Magazine’s ‘good brand award’ for 2016.

To see Good Shopping Guide’s full ‘top ethical company’ shortlist visit www.thegoodshoppingguide.com/ethical-skincare, or for more information about No Fuss Skincare visit Hannah’s website at www.nofussbeauty.com.

Published in Press

6 Ingredients You Don't Want in Your Skin Care.

 

There was once a time when I would walk into a pharmacy or convenience store and nonchalantly scroll the mass of toiletries and skincare products that lined their aisles. Grabbed by captivating buzzwords - I would walk out with that excited “I'm sold” feeling thinking I had bought the next best skincare product which would work wonders for my skin!

 

Little did I know that many of these products actually contained very little (if any) of the nutritious ingredients that they claimed to have on their packaging, and I was continually disappointed with their outcomes. The growing expense and mistrust in these products continued until I was prompted to look behind the buzz words and their misleading packaging to the ingredients that they really contained.

 

 

You Have the Right to KNOW:

Following my research, I was horrified to find that not only did many skincare products contain very little natural ingredients but also contained the following:

 

1. PARABENS

A chemical that is used as a preservative in many personal care and skincare products. There are questions being asked as to whether Parabens are in fact linked in part to the rising incidents of breast cancer as they have been found in breast cancer tumours. These chemicals are easily absorbed into our skin which may disrupt our endocrine systems. It is for this reason that Parabens have also been suggested to cause reproductive problems including infertility and growth development disorders in young children.

 

2. MINERAL OILS

Mineral Oils including “liquid petroleum”, “paraffin oil” and “white mineral oil” contain contaminants which The World Health Organisation have found has been linked to an increased risk of cancer. Even high grade mineral oil can trap ingredients and block the pores in skin which may increase acne as well as blackheads. Since the mineral oil acts as a physical barrier over skin to reduce moisture loss – it can trap bacteria and therefore increase breakouts and blemishes. These mineral oils do not provide any nutrition to your skin, they sit on the surface of your skin and act as a contaminant.

 

3. PHTHALATES

Are synthetic “softeners” in skincare products. Studies have shown that exposure to Phthalates may have adverse effects on hormones and male fertility and are now widely known to be “endocrine disruptors”. This means that Phthalates are thought to displace and mimic hormones and interrupt their natural production. This has been demonstrated through a multitude of studies which have show disruption in the development of young babies including birth defects and abnormal sexual development.

 

4. SILICONES

Silicones give skincare products a “velvety” feel, and act as a waterproof barrier, helping skin to retain moisture. Concerns have arisen however with the possibility that silicones are building up in the environment and are causing “bioaccumulation” which may cause a huge risk for aquatic organisms. This concern has now callen for Environmental activists to urge us to avoid them.

 

5. SULFATES

Are a synthetic ingredient which is based on sulphur or petrolatum. There are many varieties of Sulphates which include Sodium Laurl Sulphate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) being the most common. These chemicals are not only irritants which may aggravate skin by causing itching, dry and redness but are found to break down proteins which can lead to a degenerative effect on cell membranes. They are also found to leave residues in the brain lungs and heart. Petrolatum is also a non-renewable source which has negative impacts on the environment.

 

6. ALUMINIUM

Aluminium is a naturally occurring metal which is found in the earths crust and is used in many industries such as construction to products such as fizzy drinks cans. In its ionic and compound forms however - as in skincare products is highly toxic in large doses.

Aluminium in skincare products can create a chemical reaction that block your skins natural sweat glands. Aluminium compounds can therefore cause irritation, may cause contact dermatitis, acne and itching. Aluminium toxicity can lead to damage of the kidneys and nerves as well as cause vitamin D and calcium deficits. Links have also been found to Alzheimer's and breast cancer.

 

The NO FUSS Solution

 

I decided to turn all of this on its head – and thought ‘what if companies were honest about what was contained within their products?’ If their marketing terms and descriptions truly stated that their products contained aggravating chemicals causing red and dryness, ineffective pore-clogging petroleum and parabens that have been found in cancerous tumours - would consumers still buy them?

 

Reading labels on products with chemical-ridden ingredients was overwhelming (especially when ethically perceived high street brands hid them under other labels). As a rule of thumb I found that most natural and organic ingredients could be easily read, understood and were presented clearly - whereas products laden with chemicals had very long, complicated and difficult names that were hidden and tricky to pronounce. It wasn't so complicated after all – and I began to feel more empowered as a customer, which Francis Bacon described as “KNOWledge is power!”

 

It is my belief that all consumers have the right to really KNOW what is contained within their skincare products through clear and honest marketing, packaging and advertising campaigns. As consumers we have the right to KNOW. And through KNOWing what ingredients are contained within the products we buy, we are able to make healthy choices that work for our skin, the environment and the industries that we choose to support with our pound.

 

The next time you are in a supermarket, or someone says “It doesn't matter that much” I urge you to take a second to look at the ingredients label to see behind the facade of buzz words and images on packaging to see how many natural ingredients skincare products really contain – I think you'll be surprised at what you find!

 

Do you KNOW what's in your skincare products? What's your list of NO's?

 

To find a full list of our products visit www.nofussbeauty.com

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