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Disease in a bottle

Note! That your “fancy” fragrance product is likely to cause illness in others. Don’t buy fragrance products.

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Look for the better alternative.

GO FRAGRANCE FREE!


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Spray tan is harmful – nrk.no

“Spraytan can be hazardousScientists warn: Frequent use increases the risk of lung cancer.

Many people use spraytanning in Norway, probably because of cancer risks associated with tanning. Now it turns out that the way to get the color nor is completely harmless.

U.S. scientists warn of increased risk of lung cancer due to spraytanning.

Lynn Goldman, dean of the School of Public Health and Health Services at George Washington University in Washington DC, says she is very concerned about the potential lung cancer risk.

Harmful breathing

The main active ingredient in self-tanning creams are dihydroxiaceton (DHA ), a sugar that is also part of human metabolism. It is precisely this drug is dangerous to inhale.

– The lungs have a large surface, as this drug enters the cells and is taken up into the blood stream, said lung specialist Rey Panettieri at the Perelman School of Medicine in Pennsylvanial.

DHA can damage the DNA material of the body. It can cause cancer and serious lung disease, as well as aggravate asthma and other respiratory problems.”

 

I HAVE TO NOTE YOU THIS. I HAVE NOT TESTED THIS MYSELF. I HAVE NEVER USED SPRAYTAN. I ONLY TAKE THE WORD FOR IT. Reason I have not used it is I am not interested in such, and also it is not a possibility for me to even try it since it is airborn and one have to inhale it. Logic says it is bad news, so I have never tried. According to the article I am right.
On top of it, it do not look very natural. I believe natural is best.http://www.nrk.no/livsstil/spraytan-kan-vaere-helsefarlig-1.8200521

 


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Fragrance Free intime zone

Your sex should be Fragrance Free!

PicBadge-No-FragranceAlready in the 1980’s we learned that fragrance have nothting to do in Your private parts! Fragrance was already back then known to be be the cause of rashes, eczema, allergies, infection and more. It was all over in the biggest newspapers and Magazines. And now in 2014 we know by Research that fragrance holds Chemicals that is also hormone disrupters, it damage sperm, is cause of cancer, Chemicals is transported from the mom to the unborn child and it impact the Health of the child, in addition to the old knowledge. Still when one browse the shelfs in the stores today one find almost nothing but fragrance Products for intime use.

  • Fragrance soap for Your sex
  • Fragrance shower soap / cream / gel
  • tampons containing fragrance
  • sanitary pads containing fragrance
  • fragrance in underwear fabric (or any fabric at all)
  • Products used for sex, like sex toys, underwear, lubricants and more
  • hair removal Products (shaving foam, wax, and such)
  • after shave
  • skin lotion

Are You lured by marketing powers?

In the intimate parts of the body there is a lot of sweat glands and the importance of good genital hygiene. Wash With a soap that is well suited for Your genitals. If you use strong soaps and soaps with perfume it can actually disrupt the natural balance of the region and there may be more odor.” by a Health care worker at Ung.no

This is really knowledge since many, many years. Do not be lured by the markerting of fragrance Products for You.

To all of You Readers. Do not use Fragrance in Your private parts (rather not at all)! All of You who produce such Products should care about Your customers and cut it out! And if You have a store,  do not sell the Products holding fragrance!

Take a stand! CARE! Take a stand for Health!

Search Words: underliv, kjønn, vagina, skjeden, slide, penis, pikk, underlivshygiene, sex, seks, seksleketøy, glidemiddel, parfyme, genital hygiene, lubricant, sex toys, fragrance

 


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What is in your fragrance? The content of perfume and aftershave

What is in that smell?

“From Halle Berry’s signature scent, Armani to JLo’s Glow, the sleek perfume bottles promise love, joy, and celebrity appeal. But what they won’t tell you is what’s on the inside: complex mixtures of undisclosed chemicals linked to asthma, allergies, hormone disruption, and other health effects.

According to the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep database, an estimated 80% of products – everything from colognes and body sprays, to shampoos, deodorants, and even make-up – contain fragrance.

A research study  “Not So Sexy: The Health Risks of Secret Chemicals in Fragranceshow Fourteen chemicals not listed on labels due to he loophole in federal law that allows companies to claim fragrances as trade secrets. American Eagle Seventy Seven contained 24 hidden chemicals, the highest number of any product in the study.

Ten sensitizing chemicals associated with allergic reactions such as asthma, wheezing, headaches and contact dermatitis. Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio contained 19 different sensitizing chemicals, more than any other product in the study.

Four hormone-disrupting chemicals linked to a range of health effects including     sperm damage, thyroid disruption and cancer. Halle by Halle Berry, Quicksilver,  and Glow by JLo each     contained seven different chemicals with the potential to disrupt the hormone system.

The study further revealed the widespread use of chemicals that have not been assessed for safety by any publicly accountable agency, or by the cosmetics industry’s self-policing review panels. Of the 91 ingredients identified in the fragrances, only 19 have been reviewed by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR), and only 27 have been assessed by the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) and the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM), which develop voluntary standards for chemicals used in fragrance.

The existing data and lack of comprehensive studies are cause for concern, because one thing we do know is that fragrance chemicals are inhaled or absorbed through the skin and many of them are ending up inside people’s bodies, including pregnant women and newborn infants.

A recent EWG study found synthetic musk chemicals Galaxolide and Tonalide in the umbilical cord blood of newborn infants. These musk chemicals were found in nearly every fragrance analyzed for the “Not So Sexy” study.

Twelve of the 17 products in the study also contained diethyl phthalate (DEP), a chemical linked to sperm damage and behavioral problems that has been found in the bodies of nearly all Americans tested.

According to the analysis, Fierce contains eight sensitizing chemicals that can trigger allergic reactions such as headaches, wheezing, asthma, and contact dermatitis – the types of effects commonly reported by people exposed to fragrances.

According to a peer-reviewed paper published in the March 2009 Journal of Environmental Health, more than 30% of the general population and up to 37% of people with asthma report these types of negative reactions from fragrance products.”

Source and read more:

http://www.psr.org/environment-and-health/environmental-health-policy-institute/responses/whats-that-smell.html


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I got the Bolshoi ruined by fragrance – Torunn Overanger – Nordlys.no

– I got Bolshoi (Большой, Bolsjoj) destroyed by other women’s excessive use of perfume

“- I had been looking forward to this for so long, so it was incredibly sad to find that the entire second act was destroyed. Because of the massive perfume smell in the… room I was sitting with a veil before the eyes, the tears flowed and I did not catch what skjeddde on stage, says artist Torunn Ovanger.
She has authored a letter the newspaper Nordlys (the Northern Light). Where she argue that perfume should only be used for private occasions. The reason for the post is the experience she had during the world – famous Bolshoi theater ballet in Tromsø in Nordlys-festivalen (Northern Lights Festival).
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Among other things, she writes that “the tears flowed, and I found it hard to see what was happening on stage. During the break I heard that people complained loudly.”
– I was sitting next to a lady who really had sprayed herself It was not unbearable, and it ruined the experience for me, she tells Nordlys .
Ovanger think this is typical of such major cultural events.
– Like this, it is all to often. Many women do not think about how much perfume they take on.
– Do not fragrance in public
Ovanger says that although she never add fragrance to her person when she participates in cultural events and other public events.
– I know many are harmed by this and who are frustrated by the use. Although I am not asthmatic or allergic, but those who get sick from it must have it really bad if they all sit in a concert hall crammed with perfume scent. Ovanger say that this is a topic that is often spoken about and complained of in the aftermath of such events.
– This is something we should discuss. Now it is not allowed to smoke anymore indoors, but excessive use of perfume is really no better, she says, and continues:
– Now is the perfume, gassing from detergent , deodorant , hair spray , etc. People go around and them stink. This can be a cocktail that gives people breathing difficulties and runny eyes.
– A big problem
Senior Adviser Kai Gustavsen with the Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association (NAAF)  think it’s great Ovanger speaks out.
– This is a big problem for some people, and we need awareness. A Danish study showed that 15 percent had experienced discomfort and allergy symptoms by others perfume use. 0.5 per cent are so severely affected that it affects them both socially and professionally.”
I think it is really great by Torill Orkanger to Write to the newspaper telling us all about this. But I think NAAF should go out and talk more about it than they do, and I think it is more than percent that is affected, just think of all With lung issues, not only asthma, and I also think the number of those who is severly affected is higher of the same reason.


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Tested: Asan Intimvask gele Cederroth – Whitelisted

I was happy to find a wash gel / soap for the private parts yesterday. It is a new product from Cederroth called Asan Uparfymert Intimvask gelé. It is fragrance free. But it is also color free. Fragrance is one of the most reasons for allergy, rashes, headache, breathing problems for all having a lung disease. As far as I can see I do not contain any parabens.

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Note! Always check ingredients before you buy. It is possible at Environmental Working Group EWG Skin Deep.

Manufacturer

CEDERROTH
SE-19427 UPPLANDS VÄSBY
SWEDEN

http://www.cederroth.com/ or at www.asan.no

About the test This is a pure inhale test of the products. I test the products on my self. This is a real life asthma product suitability test done at home in real life settings. I am my own guinea pig. Whitelisted products should be safe for you to use, while blacklisted are not safe. But as with all sensitivities some are more sensitive than others, always try new products with care. Make the first time trying it gently, if you got a skin condition try it on a small area, and washing agents on a hidden area or a cloth you can afford to waste.

My lungs are very picky when it comes to hygiene products, beauty products, hair products, washing and cleaning products and so on. Products not meeting the standards of no asthma reaction are blacklisted.

Please, buy such items whitelisted as gifts for friends and family. They are designed and made for a better personal health and are more environmentally beneficial than the fragranced ones. Use them yourself, care about your fellow-man. Do not make other people sick with your fragrance presence.

I was not paid to try this product out.

If you try this product your self, please leave a comment in the commentary field below.

Thank you

/ Annelie


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Allergy to rosin, perfume, mold, sensitivity two fragrance and tobacco – Doris – livsbild.se

At Livsbild.se Doris tells us about her eczema she lived With for years since she was 18 years old, and from the doctors were prescribed lotions and Hydrocortisone. Her Eczema got worse and worse, and many years later they made a allergy test on her. They found out that she was allergic to rosin, neomycin, bensocain och hydrocortisone.

Rosin is made from trees like pine and is used in a varaity of products like pine soap, detergents, soap, shampoo, paper, glue, mascara, paired talk gaskets in dentistry, rubber, latex, staple, patches, colored pencils, inks, labels, floor and furniture polish, chewing gum, gelatine, some varieties of ice cream, modeling clay, wax, waxes, paints / varnishes, putties, stove polish, flycatcher, perfume and much more.

Think of it, substances put in products you use on Your body that is highly alllergenic.

She tells us that newspapers, especially newly printed, can not be too close as they will give her trouble breathing. Perfume and cigarette smoke gives her more difficult to breathe. Since she is also mold allergy, which means that she knows instantly if there is mold in a local, and have difficulty breathing and his eyes begin to itch and drain. To have this allergy means she, besides struggling to avoid subjects also had endured ridicule. And she says

“- Did I choose, I would of course not wanted to have this allergy and asthma. Yes, there are some who would choose this or any other allergy at all?”

http://www.livsbild.se/Livsberattelser/Vad-17-ar-kolofoniumallergi/

Allergy to rosin, perfume, mold, sensitivity two fragrance and tobacco – Doris – livsbild.se


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Tested: La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 + Sunblock UVB + UVA – Whitelisted

I have been looking for a perfume free and paraben free sunblock for a long time. All I have found until now I have gotten sore eyes from giving me a itchy burning sensation. So I have been looking and looking, buying and trying and spent much money on useless sunblock.

And finally I found one! No perfume, no paraben and no sore, hurting, itchy eyes!

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Ingredients

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Only small minus is that it leaves you with a little white looking shine for a hour or two. But if you put it on some time before you go out that should not be a problem.

Note! Always check ingredients before you buy. It is possible at Environmental Working Group EWG Skin Deep.

Manufacturer
La Roche-Posay www.laroche-posay.com 

La Roche-Posay products are commonly sold at the pharmacy.

About the test This is a pure inhale test of the products. I test the products on my self. This is a real life asthma product suitability test done at home in real life settings. I am my own guinea pig. Whitelisted products should be safe for you to use, while blacklisted are not safe. But as with all sensitivities some are more sensitive than others, always try new products with care. Make the first time trying it gently, if you got a skin condition try it on a small area, and washing agents on a hidden area or a cloth you can afford to waste.

My lungs are very picky when it comes to hygiene products, beauty products, hair products, washing and cleaning products and so on. Products not meeting the standards of no asthma reaction are blacklisted.

Please, buy such items whitelisted as gifts for friends and family. They are designed and made for a better personal health and are more environmentally beneficial than the fragranced ones. Use them yourself, care about your fellow-man. Do not make other people sick with your fragrance presence.

I was not paid to try this product out.

If you try this product your self, please leave a comment in the commentary field below.

Thank you

Annelie


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Tested: Jane Iredale Lash Conditioner – Whitelisted

I talked with Fedora Minerals Makeup representative about their mascara I find a little thin when adding it to the lashes. They suggested I should use a lash conditioner the first layer, and then add mascara, this will thicken the lashes and make them appear better they said. And during this talk on Facebook they were kind enough to promise to send me one for free so I could try it. Really nice of them. :-)

By accident they sent me Jane Iredale instead of Fedora. Same manufacturer. This little accident gave me something new to write about. :-)

A lash conditioner is like a primer you add to the lashes before adding mascara. It is supposed to protect the lashes and thicken and stiffen them before adding mascara. It make the first layer of mascara better visible faster. One can also wear it as a care product at night for conditioning the lashes while sleeping, Fedora Minerals told me.

It came by post

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Look like this

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Ingredients

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Result

I used Jane Iredale Lash Conditioner and Fedora Minerals water resistant Mascara.

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About smell. It do have a scent, even though not from perfume. It smells a bit like wet weat or bred dow. I did not have any asthma reaction to it.

Note! Always check ingredients before you buy. It is possible at Environmental Working Group EWG Skin Deep.

Manufacturer
IreIredale Mineral Cosmetics, Ltd.
28 Church St
Great Barrington, MA 01230, USA
www.janeiredale.com
international@janeiredale.com
personalshoppers@janeiredale.com 


About the test
This is a pure inhale test of the products. I test the products on my self. This is a real life asthma product suitability test done at home in real life settings. I am my own guinea pig. Whitelisted products should be safe for you to use, while blacklisted are not safe. But as with all sensitivities some are more sensitive than others, always try new products with care. Make the first time trying it gently, if you got a skin condition try it on a small area, and washing agents on a hidden area or a cloth you can afford to waste.

My lungs are very picky when it comes to hygiene products, beauty products, hair products, washing and cleaning products and so on. Products not meeting the standards of no asthma reaction are blacklisted.

Please, buy such items whitelisted as gifts for friends and family. They are designed and made for a better personal health and are more environmentally beneficial than the fragranced ones. Use them yourself, care about your fellow-man. Do not make other people sick with your fragrance presence.

I was not paid to try this product out.

If you try this product your self, please leave a comment in the commentary field below.

Thank you

Annelie


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Tested: Decubal Body Cream – Whitelisted

I was at the pharmacy to buy Decubal Intensive Cream and by mistake I took Decubal Body Cream from the shelf, the tubes look so much alike.

He he, I did not see my mistake before I got home. But I thought I will just keep it, I can just write about it. :-)

It is fragrance free and no hormone disrupting chemicals added. It is scent free. Nice to the skin too.

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Ingredients

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Manufacturer
Actavis www.actavis.com/en/ Actavis Denmark www.actavis.dk/dk Actavis Norway www.actavis.com/en/About/Global+Locations/Commercial/Europe/norway.htm

About the test
This is a pure inhale test of the products. I test the products on my self. This is a real life asthma product suitability test done at home in real life settings. I am my own guinea pig. Whitelisted products should be safe for you to use, while blacklisted are not safe. But as with all sensitivities some are more sensitive than others, always try new products with care. Make the first time trying it gently, if you got a skin condition try it on a small area, and washing agents on a hidden area or a cloth you can afford to waste.

My lungs are very picky when it comes to hygiene products, beauty products, hair products, washing and cleaning products and so on. Products not meeting the standards of no asthma reaction are blacklisted.

Please, buy such items whitelisted as gifts for friends and family. They are designed and made for a better personal health and are more environmentally beneficial than the fragranced ones. Use them yourself, care about your fellow-man. Do not make other people sick with your fragrance presence.

I was not paid to try this product out.

If you try this product your self, please leave a comment in the commentary field below.

Thank you

Annelie


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Tested: Decubal Face Cream – Whitelisted

I bought and tried Decubal Face Cream. Fragrance free and no hormone disrupting chemicals added.

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It is really nice and smooth to the skin.

Ingredients

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Manufacturer
Actavis www.actavis.com/en/
Actavis Denmark www.actavis.dk/dk
Actavis Norway www.actavis.com/en/About/Global+Locations/Commercial/Europe/norway.htm

About the test
This is a pure inhale test of the products. I test the products on my self. This is a real life asthma product suitability test done at home in real life settings. I am my own guinea pig. Whitelisted products should be safe for you to use, while blacklisted are not safe. But as with all sensitivities some are more sensitive than others, always try new products with care. Make the first time trying it gently, if you got a skin condition try it on a small area, and washing agents on a hidden area or a cloth you can afford to waste.

My lungs are very picky when it comes to hygiene products, beauty products, hair products, washing and cleaning products and so on. Products not meeting the standards of no asthma reaction are blacklisted.

Please, buy such items whitelisted as gifts for friends and family. They are designed and made for a better personal health and are more environmentally beneficial than the fragranced ones. Use them yourself, care about your fellow-man. Do not make other people sick with your fragrance presence.

I was not paid to try this product out.

If you try this product your self, please leave a comment in the commentary field below.

Thank you

Annelie


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Tested: Coop Änglamark body lotion – Whitelisted

Yesterday I bought and tried Coop Änglamark body lotion. Fragrance free, color free, paraben free, and give no asthma symptoms from using it. – Whitelisted

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Marked environment friendly with the green swan, but not granted by the asthma and allergy associations in Scandinavia.

Ingredients

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Producer

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About the test
This is a pure inhale test of the products. I test the products on my self. This is a real life asthma product suitability test done at home in real life settings. I am my own guinea pig. Whitelisted products should be safe for you to use. But as with all sensitivities some are more sensitive than others, always try new products with care. Make the first time trying it gently, if you got a skin condition try it on a small area, and washing agents on a hidden area or a cloth you can afford to waste.

My lungs are very picky when it comes to hygiene products, beauty products, hair products, washing and cleaning products and so on. Products not meeting the standards of no asthma reaction are blacklisted.

Please, buy such items whitelisted as gifts for friends and family. They are designed and made for a better personal health and are more environmentally beneficial than the fragrances ones. Use them yourself, care about your fellow-man. Do not make other people sick with your fragrance presence.

I was not paid to try this product out.

If you try this product your self, please leave a comment in the commentary field below.

Thank you

Annelie


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Tested: Coop Änglamark shaving foam – Whitelisted

Long time ago I tried Coop Änglamark shaving foam just for the fun of it. I normally do not use barber foam. It worked well and leggs turned out ok. This one works for both men and women. Fragrance free and Whitelisted.

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Ingredients

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Contact

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About the test
This is a pure inhale test of the products. I test the products on my self. This is a real life asthma product suitability test done at home in real life settings. I am my own guinea pig. Whitelisted products should be safe for you to use. But as with all sensitivities some are more sensitive than others, always try new products with care. Make the first time trying it gently, if you got a skin condition try it on a small area, and washing agents on a hidden area or a cloth you can afford to waste.

My lungs are very picky when it comes to hygiene products, beauty products, hair products, washing and cleaning products and so on. Products not meeting the standards of no asthma reaction are blacklisted.

Please, buy such items whitelisted as gifts for friends and family. They are designed and made for a better personal health and are more environmentally beneficial than the fragrances ones. Use them yourself, care about your fellow-man. Do not make other people sick with your fragrance presence.

I was not paid to try this product out.

If you try this product your self, please leave a comment in the commentary field below.

Thank you

Annelie


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Tested: Alva Crystal Deodorant stick – Whitelisted

A deo much used among sensitive people is Alva Crystal deodorant stick. It is totally scent free and one stick last a year or more.

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Ingredients

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One among others

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It is fragrance free. Whitelisted

Producer
Alva Naturkosmetik gmbh
D-49134 Wallenhorst
Germany
www.alva.de

Info online

http://www.alva.de/cms/index.php?cms_menu_id=526&cms_seite_id=51&productID=68&open_menu_id=0

About the test
This is a pure inhale test of the products. I test the products on my self. This is a real life asthma product suitability test done at home in real life settings. I am my own guinea pig. Whitelisted products should be safe for you to use. But as with all sensitivities some are more sensitive than others, always try new products with care. Make the first time trying it gently, if you got a skin condition try it on a small area, and washing agents on a hidden area or a cloth you can afford to waste.

My lungs are very picky when it comes to hygiene products, beauty products, hair products, washing and cleaning products and so on. Products not meeting the standards of no asthma reaction are blacklisted.

Please, buy such items whitelisted as gifts for friends and family. They are designed and made for a better personal health and are more environmentally beneficial than the fragrances ones. Use them yourself, care about your fellow-man. Do not make other people sick with your fragrance presence.

I was not paid to try this product out.

If you try this product your self, please leave a comment in the commentary field below.

Thank you

Annelie


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Tested: Coop Änglamark deodorant rollon – Whitelisted

Many believe that to stay fresh one must use fragrance, but fragrance itself have absolutely no antispirant ability or function. Fragrance only hold a lot of extra unnecessary health and environment damaging chemicals, because fragrance my friend is nothing but chemicals. But there are options more environment and healt beneficial.

I try products, and today I tried Coop Änglamark deodorant rollon. It is fragrance free. It do have preservatives but no parabens.

It is rich when adding it. You do not need to make many rolls. The company recommends that you let it dry before you put clothes on.

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Consumer contact

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Ingredients

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It is fragrance free. Whitelisted

About the test
This is a pure inhale test of the products. I test the products on my self. This is a real life asthma product suitability test done at home in real life settings. I am my own guinea pig. Whitelisted products should be safe for you to use. But as with all sensitivities some are more sensitive than others, always try new products with care. Make the first time trying it gently, if you got a skin condition try it on a small area, and washing agents on a hidden area or a cloth you can afford to waste.

My lungs are very picky when it comes to hygiene products, beauty products, hair products, washing and cleaning products and so on. Products not meeting the standards of no asthma reaction are blacklisted.

Please, buy such items whitelisted as gifts for friends and family. They are designed and made for a better personal health and are more environmentally beneficial than the fragrances ones. Use them yourself, care about your fellow-man. Do not make other people sick with your fragrance presence.

I was not paid to try this product out.

If you try this product your self, please leave a comment in the commentary field below.

Thank you

Annelie


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Tested: Neutral deodorant rollon – Whitelisted

Neutral rollon deodorant is an old friend in my fragrance free cabinet.

It keeps you odour free, easy to use and, do not stain your clothes and is granted by the asthma and allergy associations in Scandinavia. Pluss marked environmentally friendly with the green swan. Thumbs up!

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Ingredients

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Other information

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About the test
This is a pure inhale test of the products. I test the products on my self. This is a real life asthma product suitability test done at home in real life settings. I am my own guinea pig. Whitelisted products should be safe for you to use. But as with all sensitivities some are more sensitive than others, always try new products with care. Make the first time trying it gently, if you got a skin condition try it on a small area, and washing agents on a hidden area or a cloth you can afford to waste.

My lungs are very picky when it comes to hygiene products, beauty products, hair products, washing and cleaning products and so on. Products not meeting the standards of no asthma reaction are blacklisted.

Please, buy such items whitelisted as gifts for friends and family. They are designed and made for a better personal health and are more environmentally beneficial than the fragrances ones. Use them yourself, care about your fellow-man. Do not make other people sick with your fragrance presence.

I was not paid to try this product out.

If you try this product your self, please leave a comment in the commentary field below.

Thank you

Annelie


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Tested: La Roche Posay Makeup – Whitelisted

I have started trying La Roche Posay fragrance free makeup. It is nice and plenty to choose from. It is also possible to mix with Fedora Makeup also fragrance free.

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Today I bought

Concealer
This is brush concealer. You brush the concealer to the face and then smudge it with your fingers or a blending brush. It comes in 4-5 colors and even yellow and green to cover spots, red skin, and dark and blue areas.

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Lipstick
It got a moisturizer coor. It is a rich color, and I would suggest to use a lipstick brush to applicate it. Many colors to choose from.

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Mascara
A while back I tried La Roche-Posay Respectissime perfume free mascara. It works good. I got no sore eyes, and no asthma problems from it. Only bommer is it runs when you get warm or you wear a fat face cream. This one went ok.

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In Norway you find La Roche Posay makeup at the pharmacy (Vitus Apotek) If you are somewhere else than Norway write to La Roche Posay and ask them to introduce it where you live.

However a German friend told me La Roche Posay makeup did not make it very well in a Eco test in www.oekotest.de Things like this is up to you to take in consideration.

According to politiken.dk La Roche Posay uses hormone disrupting Chemicals in their Products.
http://politiken.dk/forbrugogliv/sundhedogmotion/forbrugerkemi/ECE1584354/apoteker-saelger-hormonforstyrrende-produkter/

La Roche Posay website
Note! that you have to check each product yourself.
http://www.laroche-posay.com

About the test
I test the products on my self. This is a real life asthma product suitability test done at home in real life settings. I am my own guinea pig. Whitelisted products should be safe for you to use. But as with all sensitivities some are more sensitive than others, always try new products with care. Make the first time trying it on a small area or cloth you can afford to waste.

Please, buy such items whitelisted as gifts for friends and family. They are designed and made for a better personal health and are more environmentally beneficial than the fragrances ones.

My lungs are very picky when it comes to hygiene products, beauty products, hair produccts, washing and cleaning products and so on. Products not meeting the standards of no asthma reaction are blacklisted.

I was not paid to try this product out.

If you try this product your self, please leave a comment in the commentary field below.

Thank you

Annelie


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How to clean your makeup brushes fragrance free

First of all choose a scent free organic makeup for your makeup. And when you use it clean the brushes once in a while.

How to choose makeup brushes. Rounded thick brushes is to prefer. For powder makeup choose brushes of natural  hair, and for cream and foundation either synthetic or natural will do.

How to clean Your makeup brushes fragrance free

Squirt a small amount of fragrance free schampo in a mug filled with warm water and, softly swirl your makeup brushes in the soapy water to loosen the oils and makeup. Dump out the water and repeat until the water runs clean.

If you have a particularly soiled brush, put a small amount of fragrance free shampoo in your palm and clean the brush by hand.

Put the handles of the brushes on a ledge or on top of a folded towel so that the water will drain down and out of the bristles. Let them air dry overnight and fluff in the morning. Use a blow dryer to dry, if needed.


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Go Fragrance free – Awareness

If we say care about others. Go Fragrance Free! Are you one of those who say – Can’t I wash myself, my clothes, use deodorant, style my hair, clean my home, wash up, shave, do my makeup, lotion and so on any more? Must I smell of sweat?

The answer is – No, you must not.

All of these products are fragrance free. Actually from my own cabinet. All one need.

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Barber foam, make up, hair styling, soap, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, lotions, lip balm, lip stick, face wash, mace up remover wipes, make up remover, toothpaste, sun lotion, sun block, antiseptic wipes, stain remover, detergents, fabric softener, wool and silk detergents, floor cleaning, universal cleaning spray for all surfaces, dishwashing liquid, dishwasher tablets. A little dishwashing liquid in water is good for cleaning all surfaces, wc, shower, bath tub, floors, walls, ceiling, doors, including mirrors and windows. About everything.

On top of it a Norwegian test panel with NRK made a test on what killed the most bacteria. They tested many common household sprays, and dishwashing liquid. And guess what won? The dishwashing liquid.

And for men it is better to use lotion for the face and neck after shaving than use aftershave because it is too harsh to the skin, lotion takes care of the skin.

Keep clean, Go Fragrance Free!

Thank you for your time and interest. Please, share this post to increase people’s awareness!

Also feel Welcome to Fresh air for all Environmental Inhibition An indoor environment case

What is your tip for fragrance free products? What do you use? Please, leave a comment.


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Tested: Decubal Body Lotion Rehydrating for dry skin – Whitelisted

I have used Decubal Body Lotion for a long time. It is fragrance free and free from paraben. No asthma problem.

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Ingredients

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About the test
This is a pure inhale test of the products. I test the products on my self. This is a real life asthma product suitability test done at home in real life settings. I am my own guinea pig. Whitelisted products should be safe for you to use. But as with all sensitivities some are more sensitive than others, always try new products with care. Make the first time trying it gently, if you got a skin condition try it on a small area, and washing agents on a hidden area or a cloth you can afford to waste.

My lungs are very picky when it comes to hygiene products, beauty products, hair products, washing and cleaning products and so on. Products not meeting the standards of no asthma reaction are blacklisted.

Please, buy such items whitelisted as gifts for friends and family. They are designed and made for a better personal health and are more environmentally beneficial than the fragrances ones. Use them yourself, care about your fellow-man. Do not make other people sick with your fragrance presence.

I was not paid to try this product out.

If you try this product your self, please leave a comment in the commentary field below.

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Annelie


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Tested: Decubal Intensive Cream lotion – Whitelisted

An old favorite of mine is Decubal Intensive Cream lotion for dry skin. You can use it all over.

Fragrance free and preservative free. Whitelisted. I had no problem using this lotion.

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Ingredients

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About the test
This is a pure inhale test of the products. I test the products on my self. This is a real life asthma product suitability test done at home in real life settings. I am my own guinea pig. Whitelisted products should be safe for you to use. But as with all sensitivities some are more sensitive than others, always try new products with care. Make the first time trying it gently, if you got a skin condition try it on a small area, and washing agents on a hidden area or a cloth you can afford to waste.

My lungs are very picky when it comes to hygiene products, beauty products, hair products, washing and cleaning products and so on. Products not meeting the standards of no asthma reaction are blacklisted.

Please, buy such items whitelisted as gifts for friends and family. They are designed and made for a better personal health and are more environmentally beneficial than the fragrances ones. Use them yourself, care about your fellow-man. Do not make other people sick with your fragrance presence.

I was not paid to try this product out.

If you try this product your self, please leave a comment in the commentary field below.

Thank you

Annelie


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At the perfumery – by Annelie Molin

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På parfymeriet

For ca to uker siden jeg kjøpte Fedora parfymefri sminke på apoteket for å komme enda nærmere å være parfymefri. Jeg gjør dette både for min egen gode og fordi jeg skal på besøk til ei venninne og hennes familie i sommer, og hos de man ikke kan gå inn med den minste duft på.

Så mine gamle sminkekoster var ubrukelige siden jeg har hatt dem i 30 år, fra før jeg fikk astma og derfor er de fylt med forskjellige ting. Ikke bra for meg, ikke bra for noen. Selv om jeg ville rense dem ville jeg trolig ikke være i stand til å få dem rene nok. Og jeg ønsker ikke å risikere å få duftmolekylerpå min nye sminke.

Så tingen å gjøre var å kjøpe nye. Og eneste sted som selger sminkekoster av kvalitet er parfymeriet.

“Oh my, tenkte jeg for meg selv. Hvordan vil dette gå?”

Jeg hade ikke noen vernemaske for hånden, men siden parfymeriet er det eneste stedet som selger kvalitets sminkeskoster så måtte jeg gå dit.

“Jeg håper det ikke er så ille, tenkte jeg for meg selv. Det er ganske tidlig på dagen …”

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Jeg kunne ikke ha tatt mer feil. Jeg kom inn i butikken, og der var en sterk og tung eim av parfyme i luften.

Jeg spurte damen bak disken for sminkekoster og hun var svært vennlig og ivrig etter å hjelpe meg. Jeg fortalte henne, jeg er sensitiv så jeg vil sannsynligvis bli syk her og må kanskje gå utenfor. Hun var veldig forstående. Vi så på forskjellige børster, men etter bare 2-3 minutter begynte mine lunger å tette seg og jeg måtte gå ut for å medisinere. Jeg stod og lente meg med en arm til søylen, sprayet Ventoline fra innhalatoren og gispet etter luft. Men jeg måtte komme tilbake in for å bli ferdig der. Jeg sjekket ut noen flere, og måtte gå ut igjen. Samme historien. Inn igjen på nytt for å betale, og når jeg stod der og skulle betale kjente jeg kroppen varsle meg at hvis jeg ikke kommer meg ut ut av butikken umiddelbart ville det bli farlig.

Damen var veldig hyggelig og snakket. Jeg følte jeg måtte løpe ut derfra for å komme vekk fra parfymegassene, men jeg måtte bli fordi jeg måtte betale.

Senere da jeg kom ut var jeg syk, tette lunger, vanskelig å puste, jeg hostet og gispet etter luft. Jeg måtte kjøpe lunsj også, fordi jeg skulle jobbe senere. Jeg skyndte meg gjennom matbutikken så fort jeg kunne mens jeg brukte min inhalator, hostet, pustet tungt og slet. Tilbake på kontoret fik jeg endelig brukt min AeronebGo med Ventoline, og til slutt fikk jeg det bedre.

Jeg synes det er ille at en person som er virkelig sensitiv for parfyme må gå til parfymeriet for å kjøpe kvalitetskoster til sminke. Det bør selges overalt der sminke blir solgt.
Et annet godt poeng i dette er at parfymefri sminke som de fleste av de sensitive trenger for å kunne sminke seg, at de ikke har adgang til det grunnet parfymeeimen i parfymeriene. Slik som for meg for eksempel.

Til historien hører at jeg fortalte den hyggelige damen i parfymeriet at jeg normalt unngår å avlegge visitt inn butikken hennes, selv om de selger parfymefri sminke, selger smykker, strømper og mer på grunn av parfymen der. Det er synd, sa hun. Det er ikke sånn det skal være, sa hun. Jeg kommenterte at hun skulle sette opp en vegg, og ha to avdelinger, en for duft produkter, og ett for duftfri. Men det var ikke mulig svarte hun, for da ville de ha måttet ansette flere medarbeidere. Men hun kom med et forslag, om jeg kunne banke på vinduet og da hun kunne bringe sminkeprøvene til døren slik at jeg ikke trenger å bli syk fra å komme inn i butikken. Det var veldig hyggelig av henne, men jeg tror ikke det. Da går jeg så heller gå på nettet og kjøper økologiske sminke online fra sofaen min. Hvis butikkeiere er ikke villig til å tilpasse seg til sensitive mennesker da vil jeg heller bruke pengene mine andre steder.

Men jeg må si det på en måte var svær kundeservice av henne, de ferreste ville ha giddet å bry seg i det hele tatt.

/ Annelie

Les del 2
https://anneliemolin.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/the-perfumery-part-2-by-annelie-molin/

Ps. Dette handler ikke om å klage på denne spesifikke butikken, det kunne ha skjedd i hvilken en butikk som helst der selger eller doserer disse varene.

In English

At the perfumery

About two weeks ago I bought Fedora perfume free makeup with the pharmacy to get even closer to being fragrance free. I do this both for my own good and because I am going visiting a friend and her family this summer, and there one can not enter with the slightest of fragrance on.

So my old make up brushes were useless since I have had them for 30 years, since before I got asthma and therefore they are filled with different stuff. Not good for me, not good for anyone. Even if I would clean them I would probably not be able to get them clean enough. And I did not want to risk getting fragrance on my new make up.

So the thing to do was to buy new ones. And only place selling make up brushes of quality is the perfumery.

“Oh my, I thought to myself. How will this work?”

I did not have any protective mask in hand, but since the perfumery is the only place selling quality brushes I had to enter.

“I hope it is not too bad, I thought to myself. It is rather early in the day…”

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I could not have been more wrong. I entered the store and it was perfume heavily clinging to the air.

I asked the lady behind the desk for brushes and she was very helpful and eager to help me. I told her, I am sensitive so I will probably get sick here an maybe have to step outside. She was very understanding. We looked at different brushes but after only 2-3 minutes my lunges started to close up and I had to go out to medicate. I stoud leaning to the pillar with one arm, pumping Ventoline and gasping for air. But I had to get back in. Checked out some more and had to go out again. Same story. In again to pay, and when I stoud there about to pay I felt the warning sign notifying me if I do not get out of there immediately it would become dangerous.

The lady was very nice and chatted. I felt like running out of there to get away from the fumes, but I had to stay because I had to pay.

Later when I came out I was ill, clogged and tighten lungs, hard to breath. I had to buy lunch because I was to work later. I hurried through the store getting what I wanted while using my inhaler, coughing and struggling. Back at the office I was able to use my AeronebGo with Ventoline, and finally got better.

It is bad I think that a person really sensitive to perfume have to go to the perfumery to buy quality make up brushes. It should be sold everywhere make up is sold.
Another good point in this is that perfume free make up needed by those sensitive is unavailable to them because of the perfume gases in the shop. Such as for me for an example.

To the story goes I told the nice lady in the perfumery store that I normally avoid entering her store, even though they sell perfume free make up, trinkets, stockings and more because of the perfume sold there. That is a pity, she said. It should not have to be that way, she said. I commented that she should put up a wall and keep two departments, one for fragranced products, and one for scent free. But that was not possible she replied, because then they would have to hire more staff. But she came with a suggestion, that I could knock on the window and then she could bring test samples to the door so that I do not have to become ill from entering the store. It was very nice of her, but I think not. I then rather go online and buy ecologic make up online from my sofa. If shop owners are not willing to adapt to sensitive people I rather spend my money elsewhere.

But I must say it in a way was very customer service minded of her to offer it to me, the fewer would have even bothered to care.

/ Annelie

Read part 2
https://anneliemolin.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/the-perfumery-part-2-by-annelie-molin/

Ps. This is not about complainting on this specific shop, it could have happened in any shop selling or distributing this kind of merchandise.


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Perfume and Air pollution – Or Second hand fragrance

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Parfyme en luftforurensning – eller Passiv parfyme

Ved en yrkesskade i 2007 fikk jeg astma og er blitt meget plaget pga kjemikalier og herunder bland annet parfyme og tobakk. Parfyme av idag er ikke blomster, men i hver parfyme er både benzenprodukter, alkoholer, løsemidler, ftalater, kjemikalier m.m. og mange av de er både kreftframkallende, allergiframkallende, irriterende for hud, slimhinner og luftveiene m.m. Luftveiene strekker seg helt ned i bronkiene i lungene og ut til Alveolene som er de som transporterer oksygen til blodet og resten av kroppens organer. Luften vi puster inneholder også alt som fordamper, støver og avgassing fra alt omkring oss, inkludert fra mennesker. Alt går videre ut i blodet. Røyk er idag et kjent slik fenomen med avgassing, men det de ferreste tenker over er avgassing fra parfyme / etterbarberingsvann og parfyme i parfymerte produkter, så kalte luftoppfriskere, signaturdofter (fragrance marketing), parfymerte rengjøringsprodukter m.m. Dette er en forurensning av luften med kjemikalier som irriterer luftveiene, og spesielt for sensitive hvilke inkluderer de med lungesjukdom. Visste du forresten at astma og allergi teller som handikap og er omfattet av Diskriminerings- og tilgjengelighetsloven? Continue reading


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Tested: Cosmica fragrance free lotion – Whitelisted

In the chase of finding asthma friendly products for myself I tried Cosmica fragrance free body lotion. It works fine.

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Ingredients

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It get a whitelist with a caution. The caution is not about asthma, but Methylparaben and Propylparaben. Paraben imitates the female hormon and is a suspected cause of cancer, and Methylparaben is also found hindering medicine against breast cancer from having full effect.

Because of the paraben I do not put a recommendation on it, but in the aspect of asthma it is scent free.

About the test
This is a pure inhale test of the products. I test the products on my self. This is a real life asthma product suitability test done at home in real life settings. I am my own guinea pig. Whitelisted products should be safe for you to use. But as with all sensitivities some are more sensitive than others, always try new products with care. Make the first time trying it gently, if you got a skin condition try it on a small area, and washing agents on a hidden area or a cloth you can afford to waste.

My lungs are very picky when it comes to hygiene products, beauty products, hair products, washing and cleaning products and so on. Products not meeting the standards of no asthma reaction are blacklisted.

Please, buy such items whitelisted as gifts for friends and family. They are designed and made for a better personal health and are more environmentally beneficial than the fragrances ones. Use them yourself, care about your fellow-man. Do not make other people sick with your fragrance presence.

I was not paid to try this product out.

If you try this product your self, please leave a comment in the commentary field below.

Thank you

Annelie


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Tested: Fedora makeup – Whitelisted

Fedora is made from natural materials, it is scent free. I will show you some of the products available and maybe add more later as I buy them.

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Here is all you need.

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With Fedora you get a nice little beauty box with a good mirror inside. It is very good. But I would like og the powder and rouge pieces to be bigger, and that there were bigger boxes that could hold three rouge, three all powder only, one box for 3 blush only.

In today’s great boxes 1 powder, 1 blush and 3 eye shadows fit in the box and is held there by magnets. (Lip stick is from La Roche Posay also perfume free with a balm function.)

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This is what I chose, there are many more colors to choose.

Powder

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Rouge

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Eye shadow

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Foundation
Tinted moisturizer foundation

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Mascara
Water resistant Lengthening Mascara

This mascara got a wonderful brush! Wow! Perfect for lashes. :-) This mascara however give away rather little mascara to the brush and I feel it takes too long building the layers on eye lashes. But when finished resault is ok. It do not run much either. But as it the mascara is made today I think it is best used on the eyebrows. It is a remarkable good eyebrow mascara. It looks all natural! I wish they could market this mascara as a eyebrow mascara, and make another richer one with same brush for lashes as well. That would have been best. Cool they have choosen a tube so one can press the very last out of it. :-)

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A little update 24 April 2013: I got a tip from Fedora to use a Lash Conditioner under the mascara, this should make it easier to apply, they said. They where kind enough to send me a Lash Conditioner from Jane Iredale for free to try it. And it worked.

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It is important to notice that water resistant is not the same as waterproof. Water resistant mean it resist water to a degree.

Lipstick

Pretty Pink

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In Norway you find Fedora make-up at the pharmacy. If they do not have it available, do ask them to order for it and to sell it.

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Only product from Fedora I would put on the blacklist is Fedora Lipgloss and Fedora Facial Moisture Spray. That is a pitty since the rest of the products hold such a high standard.

Fedora website
www.fedoraminerals.com

Fedora Facebook
www.facebook.com/#!/FedoraMineralsNorway

Fedora Minerals is a Jane Iredale product.

About the test
This is a pure inhale test of the products. I test the products on my self. This is a real life asthma product suitability test done at home in real life settings. I am my own guinea pig. Whitelisted products should be safe for you to use. But as with all sensitivities some are more sensitive than others, always try new products with care. Make the first time trying it gently, if you got a skin condition try it on a small area, and washing agents on a hidden area or a cloth you can afford to waste.

My lungs are very picky when it comes to hygiene products, beauty products, hair products, washing and cleaning products and so on. Products not meeting the standards of no asthma reaction are blacklisted.

Please, buy such items whitelisted as gifts for friends and family. They are designed and made for a better personal health and are more environmentally beneficial than the fragrances ones. Use them yourself, care about your fellow-man. Do not make other people sick with your fragrance presence.

I was not paid to try this product out.

If you try this product your self, please leave a comment in the commentary field below.

Thank you

Annelie

(updated with new makeup)


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Tested: Coop Änglamark Dusj – Whitelisted

This is a shower gel from Coop Änglamark. It is fragrance free, color free and free from preservatives. It holds vegetable Glycerine. I had no problem using this product, and I also know a person having MCS who uses these products. This product is marked with the Swan, it means it is environmentally friendly. Coop Änglamark Dusj (shower) is whitelisted.

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Ingredients

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About the test
This is a pure inhale test of the products. I test the products on my self. This is a real life asthma product suitability test done at home in real life settings. I am my own guinea pig. Whitelisted products should be safe for you to use. But as with all sensitivities some are more sensitive than others, always try new products with care. Make the first time trying it gently, if you got a skin condition try it on a small area, and washing agents on a hidden area or a cloth you can afford to waste.

My lungs are very picky when it comes to hygiene products, beauty products, hair products, washing and cleaning products and so on. Products not meeting the standards of no asthma reaction are blacklisted.

Please, buy such items whitelisted as gifts for friends and family. They are designed and made for a better personal health and are more environmentally beneficial than the fragrances ones. Use them yourself, care about your fellow-man. Do not make other people sick with your fragrance presence.

I was not paid to try this product out.

If you try this product your self, please leave a comment in the commentary field below.

Thank you

Annelie


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Asthma and Allergy branding for safe products

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Merking for sikre produkter

Når du går på butikken eller online og skal handle til deg og dine nære og venner, se da etter merking fra Astma og Allergiforbunden og miljømerking Svanen i Skandinavia. De ser slik ut

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Om du bruker produkter merket med disse logo da er du trygg for egen helse og andres helse, og de som befinner seg rundt deg, og gi de gjerne i gave så verner du også om helsen til mottaker av gaven.

In English

Safe use branding

When you go shopping do look for granting by the Asthma an Allergy Associations and approved Environment branding. This is what they look like in Scandinavia.

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When you buy products with this branding you are safe to get products good both for your health and for those around you. Please give them as gifts, then you care about your friends and loved ones health as well.


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Tested: Coop Änglamark Body Butter – Whitelisted

Coop Änglamark Body Butter – is a body cream lotion with Shea butter. It is good for dry skin and is well absorbed by the skin.

It is fragrance free and no hinder for asthma.

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They have changed the ingredients:

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I recommend this one.

About the test
This is a pure inhale test of the products. I test the products on my self. This is a real life asthma product suitability test done at home in real life settings. I am my own guinea pig. Whitelisted products should be safe for you to use. But as with all sensitivities some are more sensitive than others, always try new products with care. Make the first time trying it gently, if you got a skin condition try it on a small area, and washing agents on a hidden area or a cloth you can afford to waste.

My lungs are very picky when it comes to hygiene products, beauty products, hair products, washing and cleaning products and so on. Products not meeting the standards of no asthma reaction are blacklisted.

Please, buy such items whitelisted as gifts for friends and family. They are designed and made for a better personal health and are more environmentally beneficial than the fragrances ones. Use them yourself, care about your fellow-man. Do not make other people sick with your fragrance presence.

I was not paid to try this product out.

If you try this product your self, please leave a comment in the commentary field below.

Thank you

Annelie


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Tested: Coop Änglamark night cream – Whitelisted

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Coop Änglamark Night Cream

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A very good cream Perfume free Scent free

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Moisture the skin using oil and moisture.

I recommend this one.

About the test
This is a pure inhale test of the products. I test the products on my self. This is a real life asthma product suitability test done at home in real life settings. I am my own guinea pig. Whitelisted products should be safe for you to use. But as with all sensitivities some are more sensitive than others, always try new products with care. Make the first time trying it gently, if you got a skin condition try it on a small area, and washing agents on a hidden area or a cloth you can afford to waste.

My lungs are very picky when it comes to hygiene products, beauty products, hair products, washing and cleaning products and so on. Products not meeting the standards of no asthma reaction are blacklisted.

Please, buy such items whitelisted as gifts for friends and family. They are designed and made for a better personal health and are more environmentally beneficial than the fragrances ones. Use them yourself, care about your fellow-man. Do not make other people sick with your fragrance presence.

I was not paid to try this product out.

If you try this product your self, please leave a comment in the commentary field below.

Thank you

Annelie