What’s in Your Shampoo? A Cleaner Shampoo Review

Hello Everyone!

I know I haven’t mentioned the upcoming giveaway in awhile but I just want to remind everyone that I will be announcing the rules for entering the giveaway on August 11th and it’ll run until the end of August! The prize will also be announced on the 11th!

However, today we’re talking shampoo!

Which shampoo do you use? I’m urging you to review the ingredients in your toiletries. Even shampoos that appear natural and organic (like the brand Organix) have harmful ingredients that could be effecting your health. Many companies use misleading labels to attract customers to their so-called “natural” products. Once again I recommend using the Think Dirty App to scan your shampoo or the EWG Cosmetics Database to look up ingredients. At the time I scanned my shampoo, I was using the brand Aussie in an effort to save a few bucks.

The Think Dirty App uses a dirty scale from 0-10 that gives the product a score based on the ingredients. The toxins could be hormone distruptors, cancer causing or even contribute to reproductive issues.

Aussie Received —- (9) ALMOST THE DIRTIEST.

In the past I have used Wella, Dove, Redken, Aussie & many other commercial shampoos. The result of using these brands was silky, smooth hair and a dry, itchy scalp. I suffered from a terribly intrusive itch for seriously so long (years)! I recently switched to Acure Organics Lemongrass and Argan Stem Cell Volume Natural Shampoo and Conditioner.

Acure Organics Lemongrass and Argan Stem Cell Volume Natural Shampoo and Conditioner 8 Oz Review

I love, love this shampoo. My skin finally healed and the itching on my scalp completely stopped! My hair was also EXTREMELY clean and shiny! It felt thick, volumous and easy to style. I thought it had a really pleasant, natural aroma as well. You can really see a huge difference in this shampoo when comparing it’s ingredients to products like Aussie. –⇓⇓⇓⇓⇓⇓⇓–

Check out Acure’s Ingredients

Shampoo: Acai Berry, Blackberry, Rosehips, Pomegranate, Rooibos, Aloe Vera, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Betaine, Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Cocoglucosides Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Levulinate, Guar gum conditioner, Potassium Sorbate, Argan Oil, Olive Oil, D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (vitamin E), CoQ10, Argan Stem Cells, Avocado oil, Lemongrass, French Lavender, Oakmoss and Rosemary Oils.

& Aussie’s Ingredients

Water, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Citrate, Cocamide Mea, Sodium Xylenesulfonate, Fragrance, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Ecklonia Radiata Extract, Dimethicone, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Chloride, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Tetrasodium Edta, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Yellow 5, Red 33

Yellow 5 is totally controversial and studies have already deemed it cancerous. Fragrance could literally be anything since companies aren’t required to disclose ingredients listed under fragrance. Another ingredient with TONS of harmful consequences is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.

Check out Smart Klean’s Blog for the Top Ten Reasons to Avoid Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
This shampoo and conditioner is a much better, affordable alternative to the shampoos I have purchased at the drug store. I looked up all of the ingredients on the EWG Cosmetics Database because the Think Dirty App didn’t have this product in its database. All of the ingredients were super safe except for Potassium Sorbate, which was given a score of fair (moderate hazard). I find that the benefits of this shampoo outweigh that one ingredients mediocrity. Personally, my scalp has healed and I am no longer suffering from itchy skin! I’m definitely not saying this is the only clean product because there are so many options at all different price ranges! Sometimes it is just overwhelming to decide which shampoo is right for you and I really love this shampoo and conditioner! I tried Acure Organics Moroccan Argan Oil and Argan Stem Cell Natural Shampoo and Conditioner but I did have the same positive experience.

Click on the picture below to purchase Acure Clarifying Shampoo on Amazon! (Affiliation Link)

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What's in Your Shampoo? A Cleaner Shampoo Review

Hello Everyone!

I know I haven’t mentioned the upcoming giveaway in awhile but I just want to remind everyone that I will be announcing the rules for entering the giveaway on August 11th and it’ll run until the end of August! The prize will also be announced on the 11th!

However, today we’re talking shampoo!

Which shampoo do you use? I’m urging you to review the ingredients in your toiletries. Even shampoos that appear natural and organic (like the brand Organix) have harmful ingredients that could be effecting your health. Many companies use misleading labels to attract customers to their so-called “natural” products. Once again I recommend using the Think Dirty App to scan your shampoo or the EWG Cosmetics Database to look up ingredients. At the time I scanned my shampoo, I was using the brand Aussie in an effort to save a few bucks.

The Think Dirty App uses a dirty scale from 0-10 that gives the product a score based on the ingredients. The toxins could be hormone distruptors, cancer causing or even contribute to reproductive issues.

Aussie Received —- (9) ALMOST THE DIRTIEST.

In the past I have used Wella, Dove, Redken, Aussie & many other commercial shampoos. The result of using these brands was silky, smooth hair and a dry, itchy scalp. I suffered from a terribly intrusive itch for seriously so long (years)! I recently switched to Acure Organics Lemongrass and Argan Stem Cell Volume Natural Shampoo and Conditioner.

Acure Organics Lemongrass and Argan Stem Cell Volume Natural Shampoo and Conditioner 8 Oz Review

I love, love this shampoo. My skin finally healed and the itching on my scalp completely stopped! My hair was also EXTREMELY clean and shiny! It felt thick, volumous and easy to style. I thought it had a really pleasant, natural aroma as well. You can really see a huge difference in this shampoo when comparing it’s ingredients to products like Aussie. –⇓⇓⇓⇓⇓⇓⇓–

Check out Acure’s Ingredients

Shampoo: Acai Berry, Blackberry, Rosehips, Pomegranate, Rooibos, Aloe Vera, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Betaine, Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Cocoglucosides Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Levulinate, Guar gum conditioner, Potassium Sorbate, Argan Oil, Olive Oil, D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (vitamin E), CoQ10, Argan Stem Cells, Avocado oil, Lemongrass, French Lavender, Oakmoss and Rosemary Oils.

& Aussie’s Ingredients

Water, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Citrate, Cocamide Mea, Sodium Xylenesulfonate, Fragrance, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Ecklonia Radiata Extract, Dimethicone, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Chloride, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Tetrasodium Edta, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Yellow 5, Red 33

Yellow 5 is totally controversial and studies have already deemed it cancerous. Fragrance could literally be anything since companies aren’t required to disclose ingredients listed under fragrance. Another ingredient with TONS of harmful consequences is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.

Check out Smart Klean’s Blog for the Top Ten Reasons to Avoid Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
This shampoo and conditioner is a much better, affordable alternative to the shampoos I have purchased at the drug store. I looked up all of the ingredients on the EWG Cosmetics Database because the Think Dirty App didn’t have this product in its database. All of the ingredients were super safe except for Potassium Sorbate, which was given a score of fair (moderate hazard). I find that the benefits of this shampoo outweigh that one ingredients mediocrity. Personally, my scalp has healed and I am no longer suffering from itchy skin! I’m definitely not saying this is the only clean product because there are so many options at all different price ranges! Sometimes it is just overwhelming to decide which shampoo is right for you and I really love this shampoo and conditioner! I tried Acure Organics Moroccan Argan Oil and Argan Stem Cell Natural Shampoo and Conditioner but I did have the same positive experience.

Click on the picture below to purchase Acure Clarifying Shampoo on Amazon! (Affiliation Link)

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Check your Mascara for these Toxic Ingredients

I have recently been on a road to clean living! On my journey, I have used the Think Dirty App to scan my cosmetics for harmful toxins that could contribute to cancer or interfere with my hormones. I’ve been using CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion for years. It was recommended to me by a fellow blogger, and I immediately loved its ability to go on smoothly and wash off easily. However, when I scanned my mascara, my perspective changed. It was packed with terrible ingredients that have the capability to do some serious harm overtime and in conjunction with my other products!

There are Harmful Ingredients in CoverGirl Mascara!

Ethylparaben: Causes immunotoxicty/Endocrine Disruptor (Click Here for Sources)

Click here for a more detailed description on hormone disruptors

Polyethylene: Carcinogenic/Non-biodegradable = Microplastic waste pollution  floating on the surface waters of the Laurentian Great Lakes. (Journal Here)

Methylparaben & Propylparaben: Some studies have found that breast tumors show a build up of methylparabens & Propylparaben in the breast tissue. (Research Here)

Phenoxyethanol: The Environmental Working Group Nonprofit scores phenoxyethanol as a moderate hazard due to its proven toxicity to humans in high doses. There are restrictions on the amount that can be in cosmetic products but they do not account for your exposure using other cosmetic and cleaning products. (Resource)

Why is Endlessly Beautiful Mascara a Better Option?

I simply want to share my experience using their product. Instead of constantly applying (I wear mascara everyday) mascara that could cause damage to my body, I bought a new organic mascara that has the ability to heal and protect my lashes! Endlessly Beautiful mascara was my first choice because it is made with ingredients like Chamomile, Coffee Powder, & Vitamin E. My eye lashes used to bother me and they would often fall out. Since I’ve been using this mascara for a couple of weeks, I can definitely say that my eyelashes feel much more nourished and healthy!

Another plus? It smells great! The scent reminds me of cupcakes!

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Endlessly Beautiful Mascara

After purchase, I received an email that included a PDF which outlined several beauty tricks that I found super useful! It also included the many ingredients and the benefits of each one! I had also been concerned about the size of the tube. When I received the mascara, I was a little bit surprised by how small the tube was. The email I received after purchase assured the buyer that it was not less product than commercial mascara but rather less packaging! Yet another aspect I liked about the this company was their environmental consciousness. More perks? I was able to wear Endlessly Beautiful all day without flaking, itching or smearing! This is the first mascara I’ve ever used that does not flake!

Ingredients in Endlessly Beautiful Mascara 

Water (aqua), *Chamomile Hydrosol (Matricaria Recutita), Copernica
Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Mica (CI 77019), *Coffea Arabica (Coffee
Powder), *Oryza Sativa (Rice) Powder, *Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower)
Seed Oil, *Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Lecithin, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin
E), Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Thymus Vulgaris Extract, Cinnamomum
Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Flower Extract, Hydrastis
Canadensis Root Extract, *Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Vanilla
Planifolia. May contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxides (CI77499),
(CI77491), (CI77492). (*Certified Organic)
***PLEASE NOTE*** on the ingredients we state that the mascara “may
contain” titanium dioxide meaning that it was made in the same factory as
other products that contain that ingredient. It is a cross contamination
warning, it’s not actually in the ingredients. Also, please note that the
possible cross-contamination is for NON-nano particle titanium dioxide.
I love this product so much, I just became affiliated with amazon! Click below to buy this product from amazon!
Affiliation Link:

Natural Organic Mascara by Endlessly Beautiful, Black – Vegan & Gluten Free – Nourishes and Conditions Eyelashes – Enriched with Chamomile & Vitamin E