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Old 23.09.2010, 14:33
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Re: What face gels/cosmetics/toiletries do you use?

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I had a craptastic experience with The Body Shop several years ago (nasty rash!) and have not entered one of their stores since.

Today I was at Carrefour and noticed that Garnier has a new line called Ultra Doux. It says no paraben on the front.
I generally find all products with too many essential oils too irritating, unfortunately, I can react within a couple of hours. It's too bad, since they smell too good. Some products with a sensible dose of essential oils are just fine for me...

I just looked in Casino last night for this



since it is inexpensive and used to say no parabens no silicone on the front of the label, unfortunately not anymore hm. Carrefour usually (the decent big ones and big Geant/Casinos) sell great bio/non chemical stuff, the baby cosmetics are great, no irritants and it costs a fraction of what one would pay here or home. I wonder how they do it...Maybe there is a big demand for it there. Pharmacies over the border also offer quite a range of friendly products.
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Old 23.09.2010, 15:11
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since it is inexpensive and used to say no parabens no silicone on the front of the label, unfortunately not anymore hm. Carrefour usually (the decent big ones and big Geant/Casinos) sell great bio/non chemical stuff, the baby cosmetics are great, no irritants and it costs a fraction of what one would pay here or home. I wonder how they do it...Maybe there is a big demand for it there. Pharmacies over the border also offer quite a range of friendly products.
Ach - I saw that brand and almost made the brain draining effort to pick it up and read the label (in french). I got the Ultra Doux that has avacado oil and shea butter pour le cheveux trés secs. C'est moi. I got the shampoo, conditioner and leave in conditioner. It says no paraben and no silicone, so that's a good start, right? Plus it smells good. I imagine if I read what all is in them, I'll not be too pleased though. But you're right - the price is definitely right over the border.
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Old 23.09.2010, 15:45
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Do you give how-to classes or perhaps sell your products?
I was going to start teaching introductory aromatherapy later this year but will now be in Switzerland. I also teach indian head massage.

Once I get settled and check my insurance lets me - I may teach workshops or do 'house' parties. Watch this space
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Old 23.09.2010, 17:22
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I also teach indian head massage.

Once I get settled and check my insurance lets me - I may teach workshops or do 'house' parties. Watch this space
Head massage I'd rather just have than learn. lol

PM me if you start giving lessons or selling your natural products.
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Old 24.09.2010, 09:59
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Does anyone know where to buy Castile soap here? And what it is called in French?
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Re: What face gels/cosmetics/toiletries do you use?

For those interested in differing qualities of body lotions (famous brands and high prices do not equate quality):

http://www.aldi-suisse.ch/ch/media/p...ginal_Test.pdf
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Re: What face gels/cosmetics/toiletries do you use?

Here's another person who like me has a mascara eyelash obsession. I am using this product. I like that it really combs and separates your lashes. I can't wear thickening mascara, my eyelashes are thick and will look sunken coals in my head if I overload them. the jury is still out as to whether it actually helps them grow (the mascara only just came out and claims to needs 30 days to lengthen) The only down side is that it takes a little while to dry, feels wet. When it does dry the lashes feel stiffer. However absolutely no clumps ( YES!) intense black colour and cheap.

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Re: What face gels/cosmetics/toiletries do you use?

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Did you check the contents for retin A , that can take a while to take effect too. Think on the bright side, you are getting a facial peel- women can pay big bucks for that! Just look after that new baby skin.
Please be really careful with any product containing retin A. I was using a Neutrogena product for only a few weeks, then had my regular eyebrow wax (better than tweezing) and lost all the skin between eyelid and brow. Agony! Looked like a monster too.

I was able to get Neutrogena to refund my purchase and stump up the cost of medical consultation, steriod cream and other ultra allegenic cream. There was absolutely no warning on any of the packaging or literature about thinning skin.
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Old 08.10.2010, 20:02
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The MIGROS IAm range is very good, and they also have a sensitive range. Best value I think.
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Old 08.10.2010, 20:30
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Please be really careful with any product containing retin A. I was using a Neutrogena product for only a few weeks, then had my regular eyebrow wax (better than tweezing) and lost all the skin between eyelid and brow. Agony! Looked like a monster too.

I was able to get Neutrogena to refund my purchase and stump up the cost of medical consultation, steriod cream and other ultra allegenic cream. There was absolutely no warning on any of the packaging or literature about thinning skin.
I have been warned not to use Retin A near my eyes, but I still do it.

As far as I understand, Retin A increases the turnover rate on skin cells, the old ones slough off and the new ones are very sensitive.

I would not go near my face with wax or hair removing cream. I pluck, my sister loves threadiing. The concern I have with Retin A is that increasing basal cell turnover rate makes me think cancer danger, so I always use an SPF 20 foundation and anti-allergic sunblock on my eye area. When I was younger I was burned by benzyl peroxide for acne, getting into my eye area.

The doctor prescribed a cream to help heal the area, I was furious when I found out that the cream had steroids. Steroids cause thinning of the skin, they slow down skin cells turnover. They can also cause skin cancer in a way that I don't undestand.

However if any one has nay expert opinion I would be grateful for the info. As far as I understand it Retin A promotes basal and helps with sloughing. Steroids thins the basal skin layer. There is some info here but it is under skin 'bleaching techniques'

The major problem with Retin A is is that you must not take prescribed dosage if you are pregnant it can lead to growth abnormalities in the fetus.
My doctor would not prescribe without me using reliable birth control.


http://dermnetnz.org/treatments/bleach.html
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Re: What face gels/cosmetics/toiletries do you use?

I also have very sensitive skin with a tendency to redden and was also advised to use the Avène antirougeurs cream, SPF 10, which is expensive but goes a looong way and has really helped. My GP also prescribed Rosalox for acute phases- which has worked wonders, but you need a prescription. Bonne chance.
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Old 08.10.2010, 23:22
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The Zoe range is being sold till Monday at 20% off in Migros, so I took the opportunity to buy the apple serum for nighttime use. So far so good.
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Hi, I need some help. I just got to Lausanne a couple of weeks ago. Does anyone know where I could purchase Philosophy cosmetics in Lausanne or Geneva?
or does anyone have any recommendations of good places to shop for perfumes?
thank you very much!
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Re: What face gels/cosmetics/toiletries do you use?

after a stay at my best friend's house over our vacation, she generously gave me a bottle of cellcosmet eye creme. the stuff is amazing, really great- and i had to discover it in nyc while it is made in lausanne!!!!

but the pricetag made me cry a little. thankfully i have a free bottle to use very sparingly...
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Re: What face gels/cosmetics/toiletries do you use?

Yves Rocher sensitive range, and Avene sensitive range with 15% sun factor.
And Yves Rocher Verbena spray - from their Pontarlier shop in France, much cheaper.
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