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Skin Care: It Doesn’t Have to be Hazardous

 
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Ironically, it is a ninety-year-old company.  Started in a small Swiss village by two doctors -- Dr. Rudolf Steiner, a natrual scientist and philosopher and Dr. Ita Wegman, a medical doctor, who were ahead of the holistic curve, they moved from developing homeopathic medicines to skin products — based on the belief that anything put on the skin became internalized. “In harmony with nature and the human being,” is on their inserts.

I spoke with Jennifer Barckley, the Director of Communications, Education, and Sustainability.  She emphasized the company’s philosophy, which is “to give back to the earth more than you take.”  Weleda is marketed to health stores, online, and at Whole Foods.

The items I sampled where geared to different life stages.

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I'm so pleased to see our voices become more and more to tell companies we don't want their toxins in our bodies any more! People tend to think that if millions of people use sth, it must be OK, or if you can't see any immediate terrible damage, it's fine.
I don't know in the states, but in Latin America it is quite an economic sacrifice to embrace organic and natural products. I know it's worth it, but I am afraid not everybody can afford it. I hope they will become a bit more affordable with time as more consumers start choosing them.
Thanks for enlightening more people on this topic!

April 7, 2011 - 1:29pm
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Anonymous

Excellent piece - really practical and inspiring!

April 6, 2011 - 4:12pm
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It is reassuring to find other like minded people attempting to remove synthetic chemicals from their skin care product choices. I choose certified organics and free reports at nochemicalcosmetics.com make it easier to recognise and avoid chemicals in cosmetics.

April 5, 2011 - 5:31am
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