Welcome to our blog

Welcome to the Creative Allure Cosmetics blog, we really appreciate all the interest we have had in So Luscious.

Here you will be able to find updates on products we are working on and information on research into ingredients that are finding their way into your cosmetics, which you may not be aware of.  As we feel so strongly about the purity and safety of cosmetics, we thought it would be best to start the blog with a look into the commonly used, controversial ingredient phenoxyethanol. We have added some links as reference points to where we sourced our blog information.

We encourage you to read these also, as well as adding further research of your own into anything you come to find in our future blogs.

An educated mind, is a healthier mind!

Oxybenzone (also known as benzophenone-3)

It’s now getting ready to enter summer, we have wonderful weather, we are having days out and making the most of the sun. It’s been something of a heatwave here in England and so everyone wants to make the most of the sunshine. As we know at any time, it could feel...

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In today’s article on controversial chemicals in cosmetics, we turn our eyes to triclosan. Triclosan is found in a very wide range of products from cosmetics, soaps, detergents, toothpastes, shaving gels, deodorants, plastic utensils and food. It is used as an...

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Mineral Oil

We have previously looked in to some very controversial ingredients which are found in many cosmetics. Some of these such, as parabens are avoided by many manufacturers and smaller cosmetic producers, who genuinely try to only include natural ingredients. Of course,...

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Our voyage into toxicity continues today with a peek into another controversial chemical in cosmetics, bimatoprost. This no doubt is far less frequent than other chemicals we have brought to your attention, fortunately. When it comes to controversy, it is very much at...

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Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT)

As controversy goes, Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT or its additive number E321) is a front runner. BHT has been the cause of much controversy for many years. The chemical was banned in Japan as far back as 1958, as well as its chemical cousin Butylated Hydroxyanisole...

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Propylene Glycol

Propylene glycol (also known as PG) is a chemical which can be found in an extensive amount ingredient lists ranging from cosmetics, to food, to cleaning products and even car maintenance formulas. It is used in one particular ‘natural’ eyelash growth serum which is...

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Tetrasodium EDTA

Firstly, we would like to thank all of you that have come to our blog, all of you that have liked and shared our posts across Facebook and Instagram and we welcome all newcomers who may be joining us at this stage. We are greatly indebted to all of you who like and...

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Cocoyl Sarcosine

When it comes to controversy ‘cocyl sarcosine’ is far from the back of the queue. Conflicting reports are found on this ingredient and you can find it is reportedly labelled ‘low’ and ‘moderate’ when it comes to risk. It is used in cosmetics and personal products....

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Today we want to look into the widely used controversial chemical chlorphenesin. The anti-fungal is a strong chemical which is used as a preservative, to prolong the shelf-life of cosmetics. A panel found it had the potential to be an even greater irritant when...

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