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Lately the trend has been to purchase cosmetic and beauty products with only natural ingredients. Many of us end up spending a considerable amount of time in the health and beauty care aisles reading product labels before making a purchase. The biggest supposed offender and ingredient that has gotten a bad reputation in the cosmetic world is parabens. Parabens supposedly interfere with your hormones. They are associated with health risks such as breast cancer. But have you ever questioned the evidence for these claims? Are paraben-free beauty products really safer?

What are parabens?

Parabens are chemicals that you can find in food and cosmetic/beauty products. Parabens act as preservatives, giving these products a longer shelf life. Variations of this preservative include methylparaben and propylparaben. While they are safe for ingestion, some people are concerned about the adverse effects of applying them topically.

How parabens got a bad name

In 1998, a study published in the journal Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology found parabens have estrogen-like qualities and can mimic that hormone. Then in 2004, the Journal of Applied Toxicology published a report that found parabens were present in 20 samples of human breast tumors. This, combined with the knowledge that some breast cancer tumors are estrogen-dependent, made people questioned the safety of parabens in our beauty products.

 

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Some truth about parabens

The 2004 study has been criticized by the United States FDA for its small sample size.  It did not provide enough evidence that parabens were the cause of the breast tumors. In 2008, a follow-up study found the topical application of beauty products containing parabens may increase the incidence of female breast cancer tissue. It is important to note there is not one study or published report that has definitively proven parabens are the direct cause of breast cancer or any other health problems. Still, some organizations encourage people to buy paraben-free when possible. However, many critics assert that this is another “gimmick” to get consumers to pay higher prices for products that have shorter life spans due to the void of parabens.

Should I buy paraben-free beauty products?

Based on the evidence, avoiding all products with parabens would be unnecessary. If you are still concerned about the potential for cancer or other health risks associated with paraben use, there is no harm in continuing to avoid it when possible. Women who have a history of estrogen-dependent cancers in their family may want to continue using paraben-free beauty products. Paraben-free cosmetics are becoming more popular and you can also find them on our Clear Essence website. See below just a few of Clear Essence products without paraben ingredients:

 

Platinum Line Complexion Soap for Normal Skin

 

Platinum Line Medicated Cleansing Bar plus Exfoliants

 

Platinum Line Skin Beautifying Body Oil

 

Platinum Line Skin Lightening Serum

 

Anti-Aging Line Complexion Soap with AHA

 

Anti-Aging Line Toner Astringent with AHA

 

Maxi-Tone Quick Tone Skin Lightening Soap with Shea Butter

 

Lemon Plus Vitamin C Skin Care Line

 

Sensitive Line Antiseptic Skin Cleanser

 

Sensitive Line Moisturizing Body Oil

 

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Father’s Day is that special day in which we all want to highlight and be thankful for all the wonderful things our fathers/partners have done for us/our children. However, this should be done on a daily basis because every day is a good day to tell someone how much you love them and how appreciative you are for having them in your life. Sometimes it can be stressful because we do not know what to do to make this day very special. Here are five ways that will help make this Father’s Day, a day to remember.

1. Eliminate the Pressure:

What dads most desire is to have a day stress-free. We are sure dads would appreciate having a day with no deadlines, hassles, chores, and not rushing about this particular day. Allow him to relax and enjoy his day.

2. Spend Time Together:

Really focus on spending time together as a family in peaceful harmony. Many times we get caught up on the cooking, running to store, or finishing up a project that we tend to forget the most important part of this day: enjoying each other’s company.

3. Be Romantic:

This one goes for the wifeys out there. Father’s Day is not only a day to celebrate dad as a caregiver or provider for the kids. It is more than that, you can use this day to honor partner as a lover and friend. Tell him how much you love him and how much grateful you are for having him as a partner in life/father or your children.

4. Focus on Him:

This could be a little hard, sometimes, we want to plan everything but might end up giving him something he does not really want. Give him the gift of choice and freedom. Let him make the decision on how and what he wants to do for that special occasion. Accompany him on whatever he chooses to do.

5. Bring on the Praise:

Dads want to feel appreciated. Show him your appreciation by writing a little note or a love letter. Accompany this gesture by giving a little gift that he really wants or needs.

These easy tips will help you achieve a wonderful Father’s Day. Clear Essence wants to make it even easier for you. So we came up with ChiMere for Men: Face & Body Cleansing Set! For the first time we’ve packed ChiMere Triple Action Body Wash and ChiMere Bump Control Cleansing Bar in an affordable gift set just in time for Father’s Day! This combo cleanses and refreshes the skin, eliminating razor bumps and ingrown hairs. Head to our page for more details on this set. For a limited time we’ll also through in a ChiMere for Men T-Shirt and set of Clear Essence golf balls to really give you a complete package to spoil dad. Order soon to have this special gift in time for June 17th!

We have all suffered through the pain of choosing a new skin cleanser especially while standing in the middle of the skin care aisle surrounded by tons of different types claiming to make your skin look flawless. Even when shopping here at ClearEssence.com the amount of cleanser options can seem daunting! Luckily we’re going to break down each of our cleansers based on skin type and skin needs to help you choose the cleanser that is right for you! If you’re wondering what your skin type is simply look back to this classic Clear Essence article where we go in depth of finding your skin type and how to begin to identify the appropriate treatments needed for your specific type: https://clresnc.com/WhatsMySkinType

 

Acne Cleansers

 

 

Our only liquid cleanser, the Blemish Control Wash Formula is a powerful salicylic acid treatment for oily and acne prone skin types. This face scrub for acne prone skin also contains peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, and menthol for revitalization and pH balance which leaves the skin refreshed and awakened.

  • Skin Concern: acne, pimples, oily skin
  • Recommended Skin Type: all skin types, specifically oily and acne prone

 

 

 

The most popular Clear Essence cleanser for those dealing with acne breakouts is the Medicated Cleansing Bar plus Exfoliants, commonly known as the “black soap.” The Medicated Cleansing Bar is a blemish and anti-acne treatment soap for the face and body. Natural ingredients like sulfur and wheat germ are used to prevent pimples on the skin and reduce breakouts while flakes of colloidal oatmeal help exfoliate and improve skin texture. We recommend trying this bar to help clear acne on the chest and back.

  • Skin Concern: acne, uneven skin texture
  • Recommended Skin Type: oily skin

 

 

Dull, Uneven skin color and texture

Sometimes our skin just doesn’t look luminous and radiant enough. That’s where our Complexion Soap Bars come in handy to regenerate new skin cells and moisturize the skin for a glowing complexion.

 

The Platinum Line Complexion Soap for Normal Skin is an all-over body complexion bar which can be used as a face wash to remove dirt, oils and bacteria on normal to dry skin. This soap bar is uniquely formulated to maximize the performance of other Clear Essence dark spot correcting products by removing dead skin cells that dull the skin tone.

  • Skin Concern: acne, uneven skin texture
  • Recommended Skin Type: all skin types

 

 

The Complexion Soap with Alpha Hydroxy Acid is an exfoliating cleansing soap bar for the treatment of blemishes and uneven skin tones. Alpha Hydroxy Acid is a natural exfoliant derived from milk and fruit extracts. When used consistently, this soap bar helps to exfoliate uneven pigmentation by removing dead skin cells, leaving a clear, even toned complexion.
  • Skin Concern: acne, uneven skin texture
  • Recommended Skin Type: all skin types

 

 

 

The Maxi-Tone Skin Lightening Soap with Shea Butter is formulated with powerful ingredients that fade dark spots on face and body, blemish scars and freckles. This soap can be used as sun spot corrector because it is great as a dark spot lightener, leaving a clearer and even toned complexion.

  • Skin Concern: acne, dark spots, uneven skin texture
  • Recommended Skin Type: all skin types

 

 

Razor Bumps & Ingrown Hairs

Clear Essence also makes the skin care and grooming products to keep men’s skin bump free and without razor bumps. This dual shower combo helps break down pore clogging residue and debris which block razor blades from cutting hairs without friction. A cleansing wash with this facial exfoliating men’s soap bar and triple action body and hair gel leaves skin feeling fresh, clean, comfortable and even-toned.

  • Skin Concern: razor bumps, ingrown hairs, uneven skin texture
  • Recommended Skin Type: oily to normal skin

 

 

 

Sensitive Skin

Even if you don’t normally have sensitive skin, sometimes it’s nice to use something mild and gentle on the face. Our natural soap bars cleanse and exfoliate using only nature’s finest ingredients:

 

This Lemon Plus Vitamin C soap bar combines a unique blend of botanical ingredients including Vitamin C, lemon, and other natural antioxidants to restore balance and tone to the skin. The soap bar is a lemon lightening treatment for dark spots formulated with natural exfoliants which scrub away dead skin cells and cause the skin to feel smoother and cleaner. We should also mention the light lemon scent leaves skin smelling GREAT!

  • Skin Concern: acne, uneven skin texture
  • Recommended Skin Type: all skin types, specifically sensitive skin

 

 

 

 

The Carrot Seed Oil Soap Bar has a formative effect in stimulating skin cell growth aimed to rejuvenate wrinkled, aged, and dehydrated skin. Carrot Seed Oil contains Beta Carotene and Vitamin A which help to improve skin complexion by removing toxic build-up and repairing sun-damaged skin. Antiseptic properties also help to reduce breakouts and acne formation.

  • Skin Concern: acne, oily skin, uneven skin texture
  • Recommended Skin Type: all skin types, specifically sensitive and oily skin

 

 

 

 

 

A natural cleansing and moisturizing soap, the Olive Oil Body Soap Bar is a natural solution to radiant skin. For centuries people of the Mediterranean have recognized the benefits of Olive Oil to the skin. Long lasting and made from the purest natural ingredients, it is a superb moisturizer suitable for all skin types. As pure and simple as a soap can be, it is made with all natural olive, aloe, and shea butter.

  • Skin Concern: acne, dry skin, uneven skin texture
  • Recommended Skin Type: all skin types, specifically sensitive and dry skin

 

 

 

The Maxi-Tone Papaya Skin Whitening Herbal Soap is blended with papaya enzymes and tropical herbs, a great combination for good anti-aging properties, promoting skin cell rejuvenation. It reduces acne inflammation, gently exfoliates dead skin cells, and unclogs pores – leaving your skin looking and feeling softer, smoother, and healthier.

  • Skin Concern: acne, dark spots, uneven skin texture
  • Recommended Skin Type: all skin types

 

 

The Maxi-Tone Carrot Seed Oil Skin Whitening Soap has a formative effect in stimulating skin cell growth aimed to rejuvenate wrinkled, aged and dehydrated skin. Carrot Seed Oil contains Beta Carotene and Vitamin A to help maintain skin tone and elasticity.

  • Skin Concern: acne, dark spots, uneven skin texture
  • Recommended Skin Type: all skin types

 

 

 

 

Our most mild cleanser is not only great for babies but anyone can enjoy this moisturizing and soothing oatmeal soap bar. The Clear Essence Baby Soothing Milk Bar is enriched with a blend of vitamins and natural ingredients to give your baby sweet, soft and touchable skin. Clear Essence Soothing Milk Bar features natural oatmeal to relieve dry, itchy, and irritated skin. This gentle baby soap is enriched with natural milk proteins, nourishing emollients, and Vitamin E to sooth and calm rashes and irritation.

  • Skin Concern: dry skin
  • Recommended Skin Type: dry to normal
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