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Water is definitely the number one beauty accessory.  Very basic information.  Right?  If you’ve heard about the importance of drinking water once, you’ve heard about it a thousand times.  You may even have your own personal watering hole going by keeping a refillable water bottle stashed in your purse.  Smart indeed.  Nevertheless, the rabbit hole of drinking water goes a bit deeper.

What kind of refillable bottle are drinking your water from?  If your reusable water bottle is made from a clear, hard, polycarbonate plastic; you may need to toss it and replace it with something safer.

Scientific studies have shown the chemical in polycarbonate known as bisphenol A (BPA) to be highly toxic.  When it is transferred into your drinking water from your water bottle it can lead to possible health risks.  These health risks include adverse effects to the human reproductive system and adverse effects on the brain and behaviorClick here to take a closer look at some of the studies on the effects of BPA.

It is now easy to get your hands on a safe water bottle due to the extensive research and wide media coverage on the dangers of BPAClick here to find BPA-free water bottles.  Keep your number one beauty accessory pure and toxin-free.

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In love with a conditioner that leaves your hair silky smooth?  Can’t live without a lotion that
keeps your skin as soft as a baby’s bottom?  Before you declare a beauty match made in heaven, take a look at the list of ingredients.

If you find propylene glycol on the list, you’ve got a case of irreconcilable differencesPropylene glycol and humans should not mix and mingle.

Propylene glycol is an ingredient commonly used as a humectant in many beauty products.  It gives products the silky, moisturizing texture that we love.  The Medical Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) states that propylene glycol is toxic to humans and can cause irritation of skin and eyes.

Only small amounts are used in products which leads people to feel more comfortable with it being in their products.  However, using these small amounts in your shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, etc. can turn into a large amount on a daily basis.

It is important to do your research and be aware of what is going into your personal care products because it ultimately ends up going into your body.

Lilikoi Looks has introduced Ms Toi FBI, who is steady on the case for unsuspecting consumers.  Click Here to see the pilot episode as she takes on propylene glycol.


Shea Butter

After a quick survey of my beauty products, I noticed they had a common denominator: SHEA BUTTER. The products that have stood the test of time in my beauty regimen all contain shea butter.

I took it upon myself to do some research, I now have scientifically documented proof of why I love shea butter.  It is rich in vitamins A, E, F, and essential fatty acids which accounts for its soothing, healing, and moisturizing properties.

In particular, I have been grabbing for an amazing product line that I was recently introduced to.  Golden Liquid Soaps by U.C.A.N. makes homemade, all-natural liquid soaps and moisturizers that contain shea butter as a main ingredient.

Here are some of the benefits I have been noticing from using shea butter in my beauty treatments:

  • Soft Softener and Moisturizer– I have been using shea butter as a night cream for my entire body.  It conditions my skin over night and I wake up to soft, silky skin BONUS: After 3 months of this nightly ritual, I have noticed significant fading in some of my old scarsCLICK HERE for the rich shea butter blend that I recommend.
  • Sandal-Ready Feet – I have been soaking my feet in warm water infused with shea butter liquid soap for 30 minutes once a week.  Rough, dry skin easily wipe away after soaking and leaves me with sandal-ready feet CLICK HERE for the liquid soap that has become my pedicure holy grail.

Visit the Golden Liquid Soaps website to learn more about their all-natural product line.  Also, be sure to follow Ms Toi on Facebook and Twitter to get her Daily Dose of Healthy Beauty.

Green is in! The latest trend within the beauty industry is using natural and environmentally friendly ingredients. More and more so-called natural products are popping up on the shelves. However, what you see is not always what you get.

You have to be a savvy consumer when shopping for healthy beauty products. Some products are labeled with buzz words such as “natural”, “organic”, and “botanical”; more so as a marketing ploy than a claim of its quality.

The best way to determine the quality and purity of your beauty products is to take a look at the ingredients. Here are five ingredients to avoid the next time you’re shopping for healthy beauty products:

1.) Parabens (used as a preservative, mimics estrogen hormone in the body)
2.) Propylene Glycol (used to give a product a silky texture, also used in antifreeze)
3.) Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (used to create foam and suds, can cause skin irritations)
4.) p-Phenylenediamine (used in dyes including some hennas, can cause eczema and rashes)
5.) Artificial Fragrance (synthetic chemicals that can cause rashes, breakouts, and skin discoloration)

Visit the Lilikoi Looks YouTube Channel to find more tips on healthy beauty.

It’s a new year and it’s time to do things in a new way. Ms Toi will help you keep the right mindset to help you achieve your health and beauty goals.

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Natural Cellular Defense

It’s that time of year when some familiar phrases begin to go through your head…LOSE WEIGHT, EAT HEALTHIER, EXERCISE MORE.  As we look to the start of a new year, it’s only natural to start looking at how we can improve ourselves.

Years of bad habits and poor choices catch up to us as we age.  You suddenly notice yourself squinting to read fine print or your heart racing after climbing a flight of stairs.  It’s a strange realization to see yourself aging.  Thus, in an attempt to stop the madness, we list our proverbial New Years Resolutions.     

From my experience, the best way to stop the madness is to start by cleaning house.  It’s a known fact that we are exposed to toxins everyday in our environment.  Day by day, the accumulation of these toxins wreak havoc on our bodies.  This commonly results in excess weight gain and illnesses.  Simply eating organically cannot eliminate the side effects of toxic overload.

Waiora, whose nutritional supplements have been doing my body good for years, offers a product specifically targeted to eliminate toxic overloadNatural Cellular Defense is an all natural product made from a mineral called zeolite.  Natural Cellular Defense binds to toxins and heavy metals that have accumulated in the body and removes them

Start your New Year by taking a toxic load off with Natural Cellular Defense.  Cleaning house will literally allow the New You to shine through.  CLICK HERE to learn more about Waiora’s Natural Cellular Defense Also, remember to check out the Lilikoi Looks YouTube Channel for more healthy beauty tips.  Happy New Year!

Still looking for the fountain of youth?   Scientific research has shown that toxins make our anti-aging battle much harder to win.  Your quest for an anti-aging remedy can end with a new chocolate treat.  At first there was just chocolate, then there was healthy chocolate, now there is VITAL CHOCOLATE. 

Waiora, the industry leader in removing toxins, has created Chava Vital Chocolate.  This dark chocolate is 70% organic cacao and loaded with anti-aging antioxidants.  However, what makes this chocolate treat unique is that it is infused with a mineral that detoxes the cells of the body. 

Chava is infused with Waiora’s proprietary Natural Cellular Defense (liquid zeolite).  Natural Cellular Defense  has been proven to naturally remove toxins and heavy metals from the body more effectively than any other detox product.  Free radical fighting antioxidants combined with natural detoxification provide the ultimate remedy for pre-mature aging

Toxins are impossible to avoid.  Our bodies are constantly bombarded by the effects of pollutants and chemicals in our water, food, air, and the products we use.  Chava Vital Chocolate provides the extra defenses needed to keep our bodies from being overwhelmed by our toxic environment.

Enjoy this rich, decadent treat and keep your body in top condition CLICK HERE to learn more about Chava Vital Chocolate.


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