Sunday, November 7, 2010

SafeCosmetics.org Do You Really Know What's In The Products You Use?


Do you know that there are toxins and unsafe chemicals in the cosmetics and skin care products that we use every day? Ava Anderson Non-Toxic can inform you of these dangers and at the same time offer you a safe solution. After months of research and work with scientists from a leading cosmetics manufacturers, founder Ava Anderson launched a line of cosmetics and skin care in which every ingredient in every product had a "zero" rating on the Environmental Working Group's Cosmetics Database.

Its very easy to look up your products atwww.cosmeticsdatabase.com. You will see an overall hazard score from 0 to 10. Then, be sure to click on the product to see the hazard score of each ingredient. Even “natural” and “organic” products and those with a low to moderate hazard score contain some pretty nasty ingredients- parabens, PEGs, PPGs, triclosan, 1,4 dioxane, formaldehyde, SLS, and hundreds of others. Consider the “body burden” of a lifetime of these products

Ava Anderson Non Toxic Solution! NO parabens¸ NO PEGs, NO phthalates, NO SLS, NO 1,4 dioxane, NO formaldehyde, NO “Fragrance” (manufacturers can hide up to 600 ingredients in this “ingredient” without listing it on the label!) NO toxins.... all AVA ANDERSON NON-TOXIC ingredients score “zero” on the Cosmetics Database Toxicity Scale.


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Friday, November 5, 2010

Teen Girls' Body Burden of Hormone-Altering Cosmetics Chemicals

Teen Girls' Body Burden of Hormone-Altering Cosmetics Chemicals

Skin Deep

The 20 teens we tested had an average of 13 hormone-altering cosmetics chemicals in their bodies.

Laboratory tests reveal adolescent girls across America are contaminated with chemicals commonly used in cosmetics and body care products. Environmental Working Group (EWG) detected 16 chemicals from 4 chemical families - phthalates, triclosan, parabens, and musks - in blood and urine samples from 20 teen girls aged 14-19. Studies link these chemicals to potential health effects including cancer and hormone disruption. These tests feature first-ever exposure data for parabens in teens, and indicate that young women are widely exposed to this common class of cosmetic preservatives, with 2 parabens, methylparaben and propylparaben, detected in every single girl tested.


In Alex (Washington DC): 12 hormone-altering cosmetics chemicals. "It's frightening to learn about the many different kinds of toxic chemicals that can be found in my body. At the same time I would much rather be knowledgeable about my body's chemical makeup than uninformed; in this case, ignorance is NOT bliss."

This work represents the first focused look at teen exposures to chemicals of concern in cosmetics, exposures that occur during a period of accelerated development. Adolescence encompasses maturation of the reproductive, immune, blood, and adrenal hormone systems, rapid bone growth associated with the adolescent "growth spurt," shifts in metabolism, and key changes to brain structure and function. Alterations in an array of sex hormones, present in the body at levels as low as one part per billion (ppb), or even one part per trillion (ppt), guide this transformation to adulthood. Emerging research suggests that teens may be particularly sensitive to exposures to trace levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals like the ones targeted in this study, given the cascade of closely interrelated hormonal signals orchestrating the transformation from childhood to adulthood.

Study teens use more personal care products daily than an average adult woman


Source: EWG product use surveys.

During this window of vulnerability to toxic assault, adolescent girls typically experiment with an increasing number and variety of body care products. Teen study participants used an average of nearly 17 personal care products each day, while the average adult woman uses just 12 products daily. Thus, teens may unknowingly expose themselves to higher levels of cosmetic ingredients linked to potential health effects at a time when their bodies are more susceptible to chemical damage.

Cosmetics and other personal care products are an alarming example of government and industry failures to protect public health. Federal health statutes do not require companies to test products or ingredients for safety before they are sold. As a result, nearly all personal care products contain ingredients that have not been assessed for safety by any accountable agency, and that are not required to meet standards of safety. To protect the health of teens and all Americans, we recommend action:

  • The federal government must set comprehensive safety standards for cosmetics and other personal care products.
  • Teens should make healthy choices for themselves by reducing the number of products they use, and by using our Shopper’s Guide to Safe Cosmetics to select safer products.
  • Companies must reformulate products to protect consumers from exposure to potentially toxic chemicals, untested ingredients, and noxious impurities.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Ava Anderson Non Toxic Customer Testimonials


Testimonials from our Customers....

  • Moisturizer...
    • “Absorbs extremely well and feels wonderful. Lovely, light, lemon fragrance”

    • “Love the scent and consistancy”

    • “Feels wonderful. Very smooth”

  • Cleanser...
    • “Clear, clean fragrance and works extremely well! Gentle.”

    • “Love the smell. It took all my makeup off. Love it.”

    • “Foams up great. Cleaned without tightening skin.”

  • Toner...
    • “Interesting to note that it does not have that typical alcohol smell and stinging sensation.”

    • “Doesn't smell. Love it.”

  • Exfoliator...
    • “Great smell. Not irritating or too coarse.”

    • “Perfect amount of grit. Loved it.”

    • “Feels fresh. Smells natural. Very effective.”

  • Eye Makeup Remover...
    • “Most effective I've ever used. Superb.”

    • “Awesome. Everything came off! Normally I need to go back with a Q-tip.”

  • Lip Scrub...
    • “Yummy and smooth.”

    • “Gentle enough to use everyday”

    • “Better than any lip balm I ever used”

Monday, November 1, 2010

Teenage Girls: Avoid these Hormone-Altering Cosmetics




A study by the Environmental Working Group has detected significant levels of phthalates, triclosan, parabens, and musks in young girls, aged 14 to 19. These chemicals have been linked to both cancer and hormone disruption and are often found in common cosmetic products.

Teenage girls typically use more cosmetic products than adult women. Furthermore, teenage girls are at a higher risk from the hormone disruptions found in the products than mature women, making it doubly important to warn teenage girls of the inherent dangers.

From Environmental Working Group:

Alterations in an array of sex hormones, present in the body at levels as low as one part per billion (ppb), or even one part per trillion (ppt), guide this transformation to adulthood. Emerging research suggests that teens may be particularly sensitive to exposures to trace levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals like the ones targeted in this study, given the cascade of closely interrelated hormonal signals orchestrating the transformation from childhood to adulthood.

The best way to keep your hormones from being disrupted is by not using products that contain hormone-disrupting ingredients. The EWG has provided us with a list of products and ingredients that girls, aged 14-19 and arguably anyone, should avoid.

Ingredients to Avoid

DMDM hydantoin and Imidazolidinyl urea
Fragrance and dyes
Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone
Parabens or "-paraben
"PEG" and "-eth"
Sodium lauryl or laureth sulfate
Triclosan and triclocarban
Triethanolamine (TEA)

Products to Avoid

Anti-aging creams containing lactic, glycolic, AHA, and BHA acids
Hair dyes containing ammonia, peroxide, p-phenylenediamine, diaminobenzene; all dark permanent hair dyes
Liquid hand soaps containing triclosan
Nail polish and removers containing formaldehyde
Skin lighteners containing hydroquinone

What's a girl to do?

You don't have to give up cosmetics. You just have to be smart about the ones that you buy. There are a wide array of natural cosmetics on the market. You can even make your own cosmetics out of all-natural ingredients. Just remember, looking good is not worth getting sick or making the planet sick.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Ava Anderson Skin Care and MakeUp



Skin Care and Makeup

Ava's skin care products are built around a core cleansing, and moisturizing routine that everyone can use. Her makeup products include lipstick, lip gloss, foundation and blush. Ava's products are filled with safe ingredients, providing gentle cleansing, moisturizing, conditioning, nourishing and protection of your skin.



Its What Isn't In the Products That Count! Ava Anderson Non Toxic!

What is NOT in the products

Ava products contain no PEGs, no phthalates, no parabens, no SLS, no 1,4 dioxane, no "fragrance". Check out our TOXIC! page to learn more about the dangers of these chemicals, and why you will never find them, and thousands of other dangerous chemicals routinely found in personal care products, in Ava's products.

What IS in the products

Ava products contain only ingredients that score “zero” on the 0-10 scale according to www.CosmeticsDatabase.com

As you can see, it’s all about the ingredients. Our commitment to you is to provide healthy, safe products. We will always provide 100% transparency about the ingredients that go into our products, and onto your skin. If at any time we are shown that an ingredient has moved above a “0” on the database, we will move to reformulate immediately.

Our Labeling

On Ava’s packaging, in the largest letters possible, you will find a list of her ingredients, as she is proud of them and has nothing to hide. You will never see the words “key ingredients” or “active ingredients”, leaving you to guess what other ingredients are in there.

www.MyNonToxicBiz.com

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Teen Girls' Body Burden of Hormone-Altering Cosmetics Chemicals

Adolescent exposures to cosmetic chemicals of concern


Skin Deep

The 20 teens we tested had an average of 13 hormone-altering cosmetics chemicals in their bodies.

Laboratory tests reveal adolescent girls across America are contaminated with chemicals commonly used in cosmetics and body care products. Environmental Working Group (EWG) detected 16 chemicals from 4 chemical families - phthalates, triclosan, parabens, and musks - in blood and urine samples from 20 teen girls aged 14-19. Studies link these chemicals to potential health effects including cancer and hormone disruption. These tests feature first-ever exposure data for parabens in teens, and indicate that young women are widely exposed to this common class of cosmetic preservatives, with 2 parabens, methylparaben and propylparaben, detected in every single girl tested.


In Alex (Washington DC): 12 hormone-altering cosmetics chemicals. "It's frightening to learn about the many different kinds of toxic chemicals that can be found in my body. At the same time I would much rather be knowledgeable about my body's chemical makeup than uninformed; in this case, ignorance is NOT bliss."

This work represents the first focused look at teen exposures to chemicals of concern in cosmetics, exposures that occur during a period of accelerated development. Adolescence encompasses maturation of the reproductive, immune, blood, and adrenal hormone systems, rapid bone growth associated with the adolescent "growth spurt," shifts in metabolism, and key changes to brain structure and function. Alterations in an array of sex hormones, present in the body at levels as low as one part per billion (ppb), or even one part per trillion (ppt), guide this transformation to adulthood. Emerging research suggests that teens may be particularly sensitive to exposures to trace levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals like the ones targeted in this study, given the cascade of closely interrelated hormonal signals orchestrating the transformation from childhood to adulthood.



STUDY TEENS USE MORE PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS DAILY THAN AN AVERAGE ADULT WOMAN


Source: EWG product use surveys.

During this window of vulnerability to toxic assault, adolescent girls typically experiment with an increasing number and variety of body care products. Teen study participants used an average of nearly 17 personal care products each day, while the average adult woman uses just 12 products daily. Thus, teens may unknowingly expose themselves to higher levels of cosmetic ingredients linked to potential health effects at a time when their bodies are more susceptible to chemical damage.

Cosmetics and other personal care products are an alarming example of government and industry failures to protect public health. Federal health statutes do not require companies to test products or ingredients for safety before they are sold. As a result, nearly all personal care products contain ingredients that have not been assessed for safety by any accountable agency, and that are not required to meet standards of safety. To protect the health of teens and all Americans, we recommend action:

  • The federal government must set comprehensive safety standards for cosmetics and other personal care products.
  • Teens should make healthy choices for themselves by reducing the number of products they use, and by using our Shopper’s Guide to Safe Cosmetics to select safer products.
  • Companies must reformulate products to protect consumers from exposure to potentially toxic chemicals, untested ingredients, and noxious impurities.





Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Join the Ava Anderson Non Toxic National Dream Team!


CLICK HERE TO JOIN!!

Earn income by sharing this important message

The urgent health information presented on this site is known to few consumers. Yet, the concern for safer products and health information has grown significantly in recent years. Our extensive experience with thousands of people has proven that consumers are eager to hear Ava’s message and buy the products.

This creates a powerful opportunity for you to earn meaningful income.

Seven reasons to start your AVA business

  1. Ava’s products are superb — You will be representing revolutionary “first in class” non-toxic products, at very competitive prices, that are significantly less than many other products in the industry that lead consumers to believe they are safe. The products are consumables, so your customers will continue to generate sales for you via re-orders. These are ideal product and business characteristics for your business.

  2. Work and Earn income your way — You set your schedule. You are your own boss. The opportunity allows you decide how much you would like to work and earn each month. The Compensation Plan pays 30-50% on your personal sales.

    To earn even more, benefit from the business principal of leverage. When you share the opportunity and “sponsor” new Consultants, you earn commissions on their sales. Share an amazing opportunity with others and build a business without limits. We are experiencing exponential growth and want you to participate in this with us.

  3. Join a proven team — Our corporate management team has over 100 years of Direct Sales and Management experience. The family founded and built Princess House, Inc. a leader in the Direct Selling industry. About Us

  4. The best tools and resources — Your professional, Personal Website and Online Office, with all that is needed to succeed and operate your business, is included in the Business Starter Kit. It includes online sales and marketing, Consultant Training Guide, forms, catalog, brochures, order processing, reports and more. Additionally, the company and your Sponsor will provide ongoing training and support to maximize your results.

  5. A paperless company — No need to purchase and stock multi-part forms and expensive catalogs. Sell to customers online, or print what you need from your “online office” for in-person sales

  6. No stocking, or hauling of heavy products — Simply write the orders. We take care of the rest. For your and your customers’ convenience “auto-ship” is available, allowing customers to receive products on the schedule they choose. This means repeat sales for you.

  7. It’s easy and inexpensive to get started — Your Business Starter Kit is only $99, plus S&H and tax. That’s it – no hidden or monthly fees, no stocking, no surprises. You will receive a full size set of all six Skin Care products plus our four new lip glosses and four new lipsticks (double sample sets are an option - one for you, one for your business), and immediate access to your Online Office and Personal Web Site. You can start right now to build your business and your future!


    How to make money

    Our plan is one of the richest and strongest plans in the industry. We took the best practices from our extensive experience (see ABOUT US) and collaborated with industry compensation experts at Jenetek LLC to produce a leading edge plan that includes generous and creative features, while excluding out-dated, negative concepts.

    You can earn money four ways!

    1. EARN on PERSONAL SALES — 30-50% depending on your monthly activity

    2. EARN COMMISSIONS and BONUSES on sales volume of the CONSULTANTS YOU SPONSOR FROM THE VERY FIRST ONE, and on ALL CONSULTANTS IN YOUR GROUP up to 9% on Level 1, and up to 7% on levels 2 and 3. When you promote to Executive, you can earn a Group Bonus of 2% on EVERYONE in your Group.

    3. EARN an EXECUTIVE BONUS of $500 when you promote to EXECUTIVE. When Consultants in your Group promote, you can earn a MATCHING $500 BONUS.

    4. EARN 4% GENERATION COMMISSIONS on all the Group Volume of up to 5 GENERATIONS OF EXECUTIVE GROUPS in your down-line. This means you could earn Commissions on 20 or more Levels of Consultants in your Down-line.

    Key advantages and principles

    1. This is a people business. Your Sponsor and upline Executives are rewarded and motivated to help you succeed.

    2. Grow your business and income based on your efforts. You benefit from the leverage of building a business that is larger than yourself. You are rewarded financially when you sell, manage, and help to develop others.

    3. In other plans, if your Consultants promote faster than you, you may lose them and their group, or earn less. OUR PLAN DOES NOT have such “breakaway”, “pass-by” or “promote out” features. We want to reward you for managing a new Consultant to success! You grow at your pace and can always increase the depth of commissions you earn on your downline as you develop and grow your business. It’s your business, your way, on your schedule.

Monday, October 25, 2010

BUY AVA ANDERSON NONTOXIC PRODUCTS HERE!



Safe cosmetics and skin care

Do you know that there are toxins and unsafe chemicals in the cosmetics and skin care products that we use every day? Ava Anderson Non-Toxic can inform you of these dangers and at the same time offer you a safe solution. After months of research and work with scientists from a leading cosmetics manufacturers, founder Ava Anderson launched a line of cosmetics and skin care in which every ingredient in every product had a "zero" rating on the Environmental Working Group's Cosmetics Database.

You will be shocked at the ingredients in your products and your children’s products!

Its very easy to look up your products at www.cosmeticsdatabase.com. You will see an overall hazard score from 0 to 10. Then, be sure to click on the product to see the hazard score of each ingredient. Even “natural” and “organic” products and those with a low to moderate hazard score contain some pretty nasty ingredients- parabens, PEGs, PPGs, triclosan, 1,4 dioxane, formaldehyde, SLS, and hundreds of others. Consider the “body burden” of a lifetime of these products.

The Ava Anderson Non-Toxic solution

NO parabens¸ NO PEGs, NO phthalates, NO SLS, NO 1,4 dioxane, NO formaldehyde, NO “Fragrance” (manufacturers can hide up to 600 ingredients in this “ingredient” without listing it on the label!) NO toxins.... all AVA ANDERSON NON-TOXIC ingredients score “zero” on the Cosmetics Database Toxicity Scale.