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Skincare Information

Did you know that ingredients in commercial skincare may not be what they appear to be?

Some are disguised to resemble a natural ingredient, but are really altered chemically and function completely different, and most are harmful. For instance, Retinol A- the compound found in many anti-aging products because it speeds cellular regeneration. It's a little ghoulish and deceptive is all... read this:

"Hi, I was curious what your opinion is on Retinol. I noticed that on ewg.com most products with Retinol are toxic. Is Retinol toxic on it own? Thank you." ~Natasha

Hi Natasha,

GREAT question! I actually LOVE this question because as an expert in making skincare solutions from food/plant sources, THIS is what it is all about!!! This question is the heart of why I do what I do!!

The real question here is: how safe is lab-made versus nature-made?

Lab made versions (retinol, retinoids, retinoic acid and others) are not the complete compound if you will. During chemical processing, changes and losses occur.

Nature is "self-protective" and "self-serving". What I mean by that is this- the compounds in plant are complete- they auto regulate and perform holistically. When a compound is altered, it looses certain qualities and protective mechanisms. The PURE form of Vitamin A found in carrots, squash, pomegranate, rosehip, etc. is a lot different than the retinol found in commercial skincare.

Natural sources of Vitamin A from vegetables such as carrots, or in seed oils such as rosehip contained within the whole plant have a much more balanced range of action. Whenever a single molecule is extracted from its natural environment you create a physical imbalance that the body continually tries to recover from by action/reaction.

Hypersensitive skin from repeated long term use of synthetic Vitamin A is common and a perfect example of over-use of an ingredient whose primary action is to purposefully burn the skin. Unstable and highly reactive, consistent use of synthetic Vitamin A alters the biochemistry of the skin in sometimes serious and irreversible ways, which is why you need a prescription from a doctor. You don't need a prescription to eat a carrot - or apply rosehip seed oil to your skin. (Carrot Seed Serum / Moisturizer, Pomegranate Serum / Moisturizer and Beyond Serum / Moisturizer are all rich sources of naturally occurring vitamins A and C).

Retinoids are compounds derived from Retinoic acid, a form of Vitamin A. Skin care products such as Retin-A® or Renova® are brand names for tretinoin, a form of retinoic acid, are topical retinoids. For instance Accutane is an isomer of tretinoin (a retinoid), and is used orally for chronic or severe acne. It is a teratogen (connected to birth defects) and has been linked to an increased risk of suicide. Synthetic Vitamin A ingredients in skin care formulations focus on a purposeful burning of the skin and used long term these effects can endanger health to say the least.

On the other hand naturally sourced vitamin A from fruits and vegetables have been shown to be important for healthy eyes and vision and protects against infection, baldness, acne, cancer, kidney stones, radiation, pollutants, contraceptives. Vitamin A also promotes normal cell growth, healthy skin and hair, assists in protein digestion and maintains healthy blood and glandular function.

Lab made chemicals are cheaper alternatives that commercial skincare companies use without really caring how they effect the body and the harm they can cause. Using real, fresh sources is always best for the body.

I hope that helps.

Trina Felber, CEO

RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA

What you are born with is all you get!

Did you know MOST of the cells of your body regenerate? Did you know that your brain cells DO NOT? Do you think you should be concerned with this since chemicals and toxins do cross the blood-brain barrier and will invade your fatty brain tissue?

Yes, chemicals and toxins love fatty tissue and are stored in fat tissue. Your brain is made up of a large portion of fatty tissue.

Chemicals and toxins from skincare and diet can cause cell mutation and cell death. Alterations in cells can cause neurological problems- mental confusion, sluggishness, and a host of other physical symptoms. During fetal development, most of your brain cells and neurons are formed for your lifespan. Very little neurons are formed after your second birthday.

What you are born with is all you get!

Did you know MOST of the cells of your body regenerate? Did you know that your brain cells DO NOT? Do you think you should be concerned with this since chemicals and toxins do cross the blood-brain barrier and will invade your fatty brain tissue?

Yes, chemicals and toxins love fatty tissue and are stored in fat tissue. Your brain is made up of a large portion of fatty tissue.

Chemicals and toxins from skincare and diet can cause cell mutation and cell death. Alterations in cells can cause neurological problems- mental confusion, sluggishness, and a host of other physical symptoms. During fetal development, most of your brain cells and neurons are formed for your lifespan. Very little neurons are formed after your second birthday.

Below is the average lifespan of cells in the human body.

Type of Cell Length of Time
Red Blood Cell 120 Days
Lymphocyte Over one year
White blood cell 10 hours
Platelets 10 days
Bone 25-30 years
Brain Lifetime
Colon 3-4 days
Skin 19-34 days
Spermatozoa 2-3 days
Stomach 2 days

Don't kill more brains cells- they are not replaceable! Use skin-food to feed the cells of your brains. Healthy neurons are well-fed. Well-fed neurons make you feel alive, free and energetic.

We have what your brain is looking for! Primal Life Organics makes brain cells happy!! (We makes you skin happy too!)

For more information, click HERE

No, you do not have to practice Paleo to use Primal Life Organics. You will still see results, feel the difference, eliminate the toxins that were in your skincare items and you will feel good about the choice you made. Take this opportunity to see and feel what real-food can do for your body. Explore the difference and let the experience guide your curiosity. You may choose to explore further once you see and feel how your body responds to nutrients that come from the earth. While eliminating foods that can cause disruptions in the body will offer best results, detoxifying your skincare will definitely improve your long-term health.

A very common ingredient in commercial skincare products is water. Humans require water, so what could possibly be wrong with it being a main ingredient in your skincare product? In fact, many commercial skincare products, even the natural ones, list water as the first ingredient. So who cares if your product is mostly water?

Water may be the perfect liquid for your insides, but your outsides feel differently. It might just be where all destructive effects truly begin.

DON’T GET ME WRONG; HYDRATING THE SKIN IS A GOOD THING. HOWEVER, MOST OF THE WATER IN YOUR SKINCARE (LOTION, CREAM, BALM) EVAPORATES BEFORE THE SKIN ABSORBS IT. AS WATER EVAPORATES, IT TAKES WITH IT MANY OF THE SKIN’S NATURAL OILS. THIS ACTUALLY MAKES YOUR SKIN LOSE MOISTURE AND CONTRIBUTES TO DRYNESS.

The chemicals in Big Cosmo products (fragrance, emulsifiers, alcohol) also dry the skin. As a result, the skin overproduces sebum to compensate- and you may end up with very oily skin. When you remove the chemicals and put oil on the skin, your skin no longer needs to compensate and can decongest and function normally. If the skin couldn't decongest while under the "chemical influence," acne may have been the result. Ditch the chemicals, normalize and decongest the skin and acne may resolve on its own.

Further, if water is the first ingredient on the label, it is likely that 75–95 percent of what’s in the tube is simply water. If that product contains any oils (and most natural products do), an emulsifier is necessary to make the water and oil mix and not separate. Most common emulsifiers in skincare include cetyl alcohol and sorbitan oleate, stearyl alcohol, stearic acid and triethanolamine.

Sodium laureth sulfate (SLS) is a common emulsifier used in products that foam (shampoo, detergents, bubble bath, etc.) as well as in toothpaste. SLS promotes the formation of a group of carcinogenic compounds called nitrosamines. SLS also damages the epidermis and causes skin irritation. Children who soak in a tub of bubble bath, for instance, are especially vulnerable to urinary infections caused by SLS.

If an emulsifier is present, preservatives are always included to keep the product from spoiling, and parabens are the most common preservative. Parabens promote the production of estrogen and are increasingly linked to early puberty in girls. Naturally occurring parabens are found in some foods that are metabolized in the body (by the liver), lessening their estrogen-production effects.

One of the most common preservatives is the group of synthetic parabens. Unfortunately, synthetic parabens cannot be metabolized like naturally occurring ones. They increase estrogen production, disrupt hormone functions, and cause DNA damage.

Parabens are directly linked to breast cancer and cause negative reproductive effects in both females and males. Because of the vast array of cosmetics women use, it is estimated that women absorb about 50mg of synthetic parabens every day. And here’s a dose of irony: parabens in skincare products promote skin aging.

Here are some examples of personal skincare products, which consist primarily of water:

  • Mascara
  • Mouthwash
  • Nail polishes (some)
  • Self-tanning lotion
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving foam or lotion
  • Toothpaste
  • Bath foam
  • Conditioner
  • Creams, moisturizers
  • Foundation
  • Hair gel
  • Hair spray
  • Liquid eyeliner Make-up remover

Not every product included here will list water as the first or second ingredient, but the majority of commercial products will. Many expensive anti-aging serums are 70 percent water, and shampoos can be as much as 90 percent.

So, if water, emulsifier, and preservatives are part of the product, that means that the rest of the ingredients are the active ingredients—the reason you bought the product in the first place. For most commercial products, if you take out the water, emulsifier, and fillers, the active ingredients will only be between 2 to 25 percent! Clearly, what you are buying is filler, not active ingredients.

Primal Life Organics does not "water down" our skincare. Our concentrated mixture adds nutrients, moisture and and protection against aging and the elements. Because we do not add water- our products come in tiny bottles- but you only need a VERY small amount. All of our facial skincare products are designed to last 2 months, but many get then to last up to 3 months used twice a day.

Hi TrinaI knew what I ate contributed to my acne- after converting to a Paleo diet, my skin improved. But it wasn't until I removed the toxins from my skincare that I actually had clear skin.

Banished and Beyond has been a life-saver!! I never realized what I put on my skin was causing hormonal imbalances, excessive oil production and congested skin! I have heard your podcasts, and I have listened to you explain this- but I honestly did not believe it to be true. I am embarrassed to say that- but know others must think the same!

The food you put in the Banished and Beyond skincare line has healed my skin! It has also faded the scars from my acne- and I can now leave the house without makeup!

Thank you so much for all you do! I will never use anything but PLO again!

Rebecca D

Rebecca is correct! What you eat plays a huge role in how your organs function- and the skin is no exception! Did you know that the lab-made chemicals in commercial skincare can negatively effect your thyroid function? Hormones? Skin function? Immune system? Reproductive, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and neurologic systems??

Altered hormonal function can lead to acne. Impaired immune, integumentary (skin) and GI systems can lead to rosacea, psoriasis and eczema. Many lab-made chemicals dehydrate the skin, starve the cells of oxygen and nutrition, and decrease collagen. This worsens the signs of aging (wrinkles, fine lines, saggy skin, etc.). Impaired neurological systems can lead to forgetfulness, sluggishness, even Alzheimer's (think aluminum in commercial deodorants).

Going non-toxic with your skin care/beauty routine will improve your health! For more information, listen to our podcast/webinar about Skin Types. We talk about how these lab-made chemicals reck havoc on our body and can alter the normal functions at the cellular levels. We also discuss which Primal Life face package is right for each skin type/condition. Banished and Beyond is made with organic food ingredients that help normalize the functions of the skin and body to help improve acne and diminish the scars left by previous breakouts. For more information, click HERE.

Primal Life Organics is here to help you detoxify your life- and get your health back!

Did you know there are about 15 to 20 chemicals that are in beauty products that can actually cause you to create more fat cells or make the fat cells that you already have grow to a really much-larger-than-normal size?

Don’t miss the Live To 110 Podcast with Wendy Myers and Leigh Lowery.

Wendy Myers, CHHC, is the founder, head writer and Chief Eating Officer of Live to 110. She is a certified holistic health and nutrition coach in Los Angeles, Ca, having attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York and graduated with a degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California. She is also certified in Hair Mineral Analysis for the purpose of designing Nutritional Balancing programs for clients.

In “Podcast #45, Paleo Organic Skincare with Trina Felber” Wendy and I discuss topics like, what is Paleo Skincare, the problems with commercial skincare, the toxic burden skincare causes on our bodies, some of the most harmful ingredients found in most personal care products, harmful ingredients in commercial makeup…and much more!

Enjoy!

Have you recently made the switch to Primal Life Organics- where we leave out the alcohol, fragrance, water and chemicals. Here is a disclosure: some people WILL experience congested skin- breakouts, redness or general irritation. Does this mean chemical free skin-food is not for you??? ABSOLUTELY NOT! Here's why:

Alcohol, fragrance, water and chemicals in commercial skincare products disrupt normal skin function

With prolonged use, the skin adapts to this altered state. For instance, alcohol dehydrates the skin. The skin adapts by increasing sebum production. When you remove the alcohol- the skin needs to rebalance to its normal function. This confused state (adjustment period) can take 3-6 weeks to live thru. During this time, you may experience congested skin (breakouts, redness, irritation). Be patient and allow your skin to heal and return to normal function and you will see the results. Here are some other ingredients that can reck havoc on the normal functions of the skin- as well as the rest of your body:

  • Alcohols, by themselves can have severe impact on the skin. They dilate the blood vessels and interfere with the body’s ability to process Vitamin A. The reduced absorption of Vitamin A accelerates the process of premature aging and causes wrinkles and fine lines to appear on the skin. Alcohol consumption also results in increased flushing of the skin, decreased absorption and efficacy of vitamin A, and increased toxicity of vitamin A and ß-carotene.
  • Moisturizers that contain a low molecular weight of alcohol fail to be effective because they quickly evaporate from the skin surface. Some of the alcohols that you should completely avoid are ethanol, ethyl alcohol, denatured alcohol, methanol, benzyl alcohol, methyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, and SD alcohol. Denatured or ‘SD’ signifies that the alcohols are processed so they cannot be ingested.
  • Synthetic fragrances often contain phthalates (pronounced THAY-lates). These synthetic chemicals disrupt the endocrine system and mimic hormones. Fragrance can also dehydrate the skin- causing advance aging signs (lines, wrinkles and dry skin).
  • Parabens, common in skincare, preserve other ingredients and extend a product’s shelf life–but these antimicrobial chemicals also have hormone-disrupting effects.
  • Ureas, formally known as diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, or DMDM hydantoin and sodium -hydroxymethyl-glycinate, are preservatives that have the potential to release formaldehyde in very small amounts and are a primary cause of contact dermatitis.
  • MEA/DEA/TEA are “amines” (ammonia compounds) and can form harmful nitrosamines when they come in contact with nitrates. Used as foaming agents, synthetic stabilizers, and to adjust the pH of cosmetics, they can cause allergic reactions, eye irritation, and dryness of the hair and skin.
  • Sulfates, such as sodium lauryl and sodium laureth, can cause eye irritation and skin rashes.
  • Synthetic colors are made from coal tar. They contain heavy metal salts that may deposit toxins onto the skin, causing skin sensitivity and irritation. Animal studies have shown almost all of them to be carcinogenic. They will be labeled as FD&C or D&C, followed by a color and a number.
  • Nanos are a new technology with inconclusive but potentially hazardous study results. Research suggests that when tiny nano particles penetrate the skin, they may cause cell damage.

Primal Life Organics provides real food for your skin. Skin-Food that will allow your skin to function the way it was intended- It just may take 6-8 weeks to get your real skin back!

Podcast Episode #104: Special Guest Trina Felber of Primal Life Organics.

Trina Felber joins Liz Wolfe, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association during this episode of the Balanced Bites Podcast to discuss skincare, detox, kids and more.

Topics:

  1. Skincare expert Trina Felber and Primal Life Organics [5:50]
  2. Ask the nurse anesthetist: Are chemicals on the skin such a big deal? [12:16]
  3. Detoxification & your unique adjustment period [19:48]
  4. Natural skincare basics: Dirt is where it’s at! [33:20]
  5. Skincare for kids: Less is more [40:25]
  6. Correlating skin issues with internal factors (food sensitivities, deviation from routine) [43:40]
  7. Trina’s new makeup line, Primal Colors [48:45]
  8. Paying attention to what your skin wants & tips for happy skin while traveling [54:02]
  9. Primal Life Organics product spotlight: Fire and Ice [58:22]

From The Inside-Out: Get REAL About Detox and Adjustment

We have all heard the word detox; a scary word associated mostly with abuse or over consumption of drugs or alcohol. In reality, it is a natural a bodily function that occurs whenever a substance (good or bad) enters the body. The longer the exposure to a substance, the longer the detox timeframe. A short exposure also can lead to detox, but the timeframe may be shortened and the “effects” not as severe.

I will give an example from my background in anesthesia. I witness “detox” every day I practice. If you have experienced anesthesia, you will relate. It is actually a very good example because while under anesthesia, you are given large doses of medication so that a procedure can be performed without you being aware. Anesthesia is a foreign substance in your body- an alteration to your “normal” if you will. Once anesthesia is stopped, you slowly return to a conscious state. Physiologically, the drugs are metabolized and the concentration decreases. Most drugs and chemicals are lipophilic- they love fat. Drugs tend to like to accumulate in adipose (fat) tissue and just hang out there. The longer the drug exposure (anesthesia), the higher the levels of the drug in the adipose tissue. Equilibration occurs when the level in the blood stream is equal to the level in the adipose tissue.

Ok, the procedure is over, the drug is shut off or discontinued. You wake up slowly, and feel groggy. Why?? FAT and body tissues- the more fat- the more drug that can distribute there. The drug will “redistribute” over a period of time back into the bloodstream, to be metabolized and eliminated. This process can take 30 minutes or it can take hours. This is an example of the detox period- the period of time it takes for the body to remove the drug (or substance) and normalize. Everyone reacts differently during the detox period.

Now, lets talk about every day life. Daily, we are exposed to numerous toxins- some we can control, others we cannot. Environmental toxins are out of our immediate control (pollution, pollen). Controllable toxins include the food we eat and the things that come directly in contact with our skin. Food is easy- organic is best. Anything in a box probably contains preservatives (neuro-toxins), gluten and sugar (yes- for all intents and purposes, sugar is a toxin. It causes chemical reactions that produce free radicals that cause cell death). Now, consider these every day products: shampoo, soap, toothpaste, shaving cream/lotion, after shave, make up, conditioner, styling agents, deodorant, body lotions… Even our water is not pure unless it is ultra purified.

Now consider the fact that most people use most of these products daily- even twice a day. THAT is a lot of chemical exposure. Click here (part one) and here (part two) to read my articles about losing five pounds instantly by ditching chemical laden skincare. Where do all of these chemicals go?? With repeat exposure, blood levels increase, natural redistribution occurs (remember that adipose tissue- Chemical housing!), equilibration occurs.

“Considering that pesticides are a pervasive pollutant found in your food and drinking water, natural methods that may assist your body in their detoxification are important. These man-made neurotoxic chemicals bioaccumulate in your body, as they resist breaking down in water and also accumulate and store in body fat, where they can remain for long periods of time.

In short, this means your body has a very hard time getting rid of them once they enter it, and once enough of these toxic chemicals get into a cell, they disrupt its function. For instance, Chlorpyrifos can cause cholinesterase inhibition in humans, which means it overstimulates your nervous system leading to potential symptoms such as nausea, dizziness, confusion, muscular tremors, and even difficulty breathing and death.

Other pesticides, such as Rotenone and Paraquat, are linked to increased risk of Parkinson’s disease, and both are lipophilic, meaning they resist breaking down in water and accumulate in your fat. Both are also known to cross your blood-brain barrier.” - http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/07/16/this-food-helps-you-to-detox-pesticides.aspx

Today, a well know, rapidly growing group of society (primals) is questioning the consequences from mega doses of daily toxin exposure and quickly looking for natural, toxin free alternatives. What happens…..

Diet changes. We learn very quickly that what we eat is very important. Liz Wolfe, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) and author of the incredible blogCave Girl Eats, does an amazing job in The Skintervention Guide (if you need a copy, click here…) explaining how to heal the body from inside to the outside. After prolonged exposure to the wrong types of food, the body needs to heal in order to function optimally… And optimal function is our goal! Liz describes in detail how to heal our organs- after all, our skin will NOT look its best until our insides, our core, our gut, is healthy and functioning effectively. Changing the diet can have immediate results. You can instantly feel and look better. Why?.. You are supplying your body with proper, easily digestible, nutrient dense food - in the correct form. BUT- WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING??

Why, three weeks after eating whole, organic foods does your skin look lifeless- even congested and broken out. Why did you develop that nasty rash? And what happened to your energy- you were flying high when this new lifestyle started- but now? You feel lifeless and discouraged!!!

…… HOLD ON- I THINK I CAN EXPLAIN!!! Remember all that fat??? Remember how it LOVES to hold onto things? Here is just another reason to keep fat to a normal level because the more fat you carry, the longer your detox period will take!

Psychologically, what is going on in there? Since The Skintervention Guide has been released, more and more people (yeah!) are improving their diet and utilizing the techniques Liz recommends. A few are getting discouraged around the two-four week mark because things are not what they expected. I am here to tell you- YOU ARE NORMAL AND WHAT YOU ARE EXPERIENCING IS NORMAL! Here is the psychological babble created by big pharm that you may experience:

Psychological babble #1: the quick fix!!! Everything today is ultra FAST!! Technology is FAST. Drugs work FAST. Speed is sold my the media. SPEED is worth millions. And we bought it- hook-line and sinker. That is why even processed food became the norm. It is faster to make a processed product than to grow a tomato.

Change your psychological babble: People want a quick fix- they want to “undo” years- maybe decades of bad practice in three weeks??!!! Not possible. Those that quit in three week haven’t even made it thru the detox / adjustment period. To fully detox could take six months or longer. The adjustment period could be 6-8 weeks. Combined- if you quit within four weeks-you gave up way too early. Look beyond the present.

The big pharm has made huge $$$$ creating the instant fix.

People are very brainwashed into thinking problems should be fixed now. That does not happen by mistake!! Big Pharm WANTS you to believe this!!!

When you heal from the inside out- don’t expect instant results. It won’t happen. Yes, you may “feel” instantly better from proper nutrition, however, toxins and chemicals are typically stored in adipose (fat) tissue. Laws of concentration-distribution-redistribution define exactly how long it will take for the toxins to migrate out of the fat, to the liver/kidneys and be broken down and eliminated in the urine and feces. This is actually a built-in safety mechanism from nature. If ALL the toxins immediately redistributed from the fat tissue, your blood concentration could be toxic- causing even more damage. A healthy chemical detox should occur over six months- therefore, everyone will experience results and physical adjustments differently, depending on prior practices related to nutrition and skincare as well as activity and metabolism. Yes, metabolic rate will effect detox too!

Psychological babble #2: People don’t believe in detox from skincare and food. They don’t equate the chemicals contained in them as drugs- but they are. Just like any drug detox- chemical laden food and skincare WILL result in a detox period when it is discontinued or changed.

The adjustment period is different from the detox period although they happen simultaneously and can be difficult to distinguish. As mentioned, detox can take six months (or longer). Chemicals and toxins are slowly released from adipose tissue, metabolized, and eliminated by the body. Elimination can occur thru the liver, lungs, kidneys, bowels and the skin. You may feel dehydrated (drink lots of water during detox) or your energy level may swing from high to low (eat plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables and fermented foods-as described by Liz in The Skintervention Guide)! You may experience diarrhea or constipation as toxins are eliminated. Externally, you may experience acne- like never before! You may develop a rash, or itching, or dry skin, eczema, psoriasis or anything unusual! This occurs as the toxins are being eliminated by the skin and this is all normal! One major function of the skin is to eliminate toxins!!!! Congested skin cannot eliminate toxins as effectively.

Symptoms of detox may occur- then disappear- then reappear again, multiple times during the detox process. Keep in mind that new eating habits can also cause some of these same symptoms and the less toxins we carry, the better our body functions and the better it will react to new foods. Toxins can suppress our natural response and immune system. Yes, even the immune system will incur an adjustment period!

Remember- lab made chemicals can cause cell dysfunction and mutation. These cells will not function as parent cells did- and may not function at all.

What is the adjustment period???

The adjustment period is more of a physical rendition of how our SKIN reacts to new products. For instance, if you have been using products that contain water or alcohol as the first ingredients listed, and most commercial product contain both, your skin is in a constant state of dehydration and it cannot function properly. It adapts by increasing sebum production. Your skin also reacts to chemicals (preservatives, fragrance, dyes) and auto-regulates itself to protect against these harmful ingredients. These ingredients also cause cellular changes via free radical production which can lead to premature aging and cellar mutation (possibly cancer). Chemicals also cause cellular dehydration and confusion. During the adjustment period, you may experience the exact same symptoms as detox- you may develop a rash, or itching, or dry skin, eczema, psoriasis or anything unusual!

How do you know what it is? You don’t. If it occurs after eight weeks, you can assume it is related to detox. During the first eight weeks, it could be one or the other- or a combination of both. The important thing to remember is that your skin and body WILL heal, auto regulate and adjust to your new practice. By the way- the same is true if you fall off the wagon and resume a chemical laden diet and skincare- there will be an adjustment to the chemicals again.

Levels of Detox

Detox can occur at numerous levels. When a supply (drug or toxin) is completely discontinued, initial removal is great and then it tapers and the remainder of the drug or toxin is removed over time as the law of re-distribution dictates. If a drug or toxin is only decreased (not completely stopped or discontinued) in strength or amount, detox occurs until a new equilibrium is established- a new level if you will. If a drug or toxin is stopped, then a small amount (or bolus) is introduced periodically, a completely zero level may never be established. The person may live in a constant state of detox, if you will, or an intermittent detox due to fluctuating, intermittent doses.

The take home lesson is this:

If you remove ALL toxins from your life (food and skincare), you can establish a near complete detox (taking into consideration environmental factors out of our control).

THE BAD NEWS

Yes. The bad news is this: if you do not completely (or near completely- no one is perfect) remove toxins from both food and skincare, you will live in a constant state of detox. These fluctuations may result in skin conditions (acne, psoriasis, eczema, rashes, etc). Liz gives excellent guidance for both diet and skincare in The Skintervention Guide. Again, miracles do not happen over night. It took years to absorb all those toxins. Give your body a fighting chance to fully detox by incorporating both dietary and skincare options that will heal your body FROM THE INSIDE OUT.

The very good news!

To end on a positive note, there is good news to those that almost fully detox their food and skincare: an occasional ingestion, or application (food or skincare) of a chemical laden, commercial food or product will NOT kill you!! Your body is amazing. Given the healing that has occurred, your body will be performing the way it is meant to. Your liver has a function: to remove toxins from the body! It will be able to remove toxins much more effectively when toxic exposure is kept to a minimum. Let your liver, kidneys, pancreas, skin, heart, lungs and gut heal to do the job they were meant to do- effectively and efficiently.

Happy detox and amazing adjustments!!!!

All Primal Life Organics Skin-Food is chemical and toxin free! Never any man-made or lab-invented chemicals EVER! Only FOOD FOR YOUR SKIN!

Directions for How To Use Products

  1. Step One: Primal Face Wash. Gently shake wash. Massage less than one dropper-full onto wet or dry skin. Lather and rinse with warm water.
  2. Step Two: Primal Face Toner. Gently shake toner. Lightly spray 3-4 pumps on clean, dry skin of face and neck. Allow to dry.
  3. Step Three: Primal Face Serum or Moisturizer. Apply small amount to face, neck and eye area. Under eye area, apply in direction from outer eye towards inner eye to prevent tissue damage.

This is 100% concentrated and only a very small amount is needed. Just a dip of the top 1/2 of your brush needs dusted with toothpowder. Or use scoop to apply toothpowder to brush. SMILE.

  • Apply 1-2 drops to toothbrush with powder or paste.
  • Add 2-4 drops to small amount of water and swish or gargle.
  • Apply one drop on finger and rub on dental floss.

*Brush, gargle or floss as usual.

*Be sure to store in upright position, and completely empty the dropper top of oil to store. If oil sits on the rubber top, it will start to break it down and disintegrate.

Massage a small amount onto wet or dry skin. Lather and wash with warm water then rinse. Follow with Face Serum and/or Moisturizer. SMILE.

Lightly spray on clean, dry skin of face/neck. Follow with face serum or moisturizer. SMILE... love is in the air!

To clean skin, apply one drop to each cheek, chin, and forehead. Gently massage into the skin. May be used under the eyes, but avoid direct contact with the eyes. SMILE.

DIRECTIONS: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY! Apply to clean/dry skin. Apply 1-2 DROPS (not dropperful) to forehead, cheeks and chin. Keep away from the eyes and lips as burning or stinging will occur. A hot sensation will occur for 15-20 minutes. WASH HANDS immediately after use and KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN AND PETS.

If contact with eyes, flush immediately with water. Can blot excess with tissue if needed. Allow1-2 hours for Fire and Ice to be fully absorbed by the skin. Do not use prior to sport activity or exposure to warm weather. Do not use around young children, as transfer from the skin can occur. Best used in the evening, after the kids are tucked in bed. Use it one or two days a week in place of moisturizer.

Fire (step 1): Shake. Apply to clean skin, after toner. Avoid eye and mouth area. Apply ONE DROP to each cheek, forehead and chin. Massage in. Wash hands. Fire will "burn" for approximately 15 minutes. Do not wash off. SMILE AND BREATHE.

Ice (Step 2): Apply 15 minutes after Fire. DO NOT WASH FIRE OFF. Apply ONE DROP to each cheek, forehead and chin. Massage in. Wash hands after use. Do not wash off. SMILE AND RELAX.

  • Apply Fire after the Toner and wait 20 minutes before applying Ice. Do NOT wash Fire off. Ice is applied over Fire.
  • Fire and Ice can be used in place of the Moisturizer or Serum. If you feel you want to use the Moisturizer or Serum, wait 30 minutes after Ice is applied.
  • Apply it either immediately after the toner has dried, wait 20 minutes then apply either the Serum or Moisturizer after Banished Primal Blemish Serum or
  • Apply it 20 minutes after the Serum or Moisturizer

Either way is ok- try both methods to find out what method works best for you.

*On days when your skin needs extra protection or moisture, you may use both the Serum and Moisturizer. Just wait ~20 minutes for the first to soak in, then apply the other. Order is your preference.

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Primal Life Organics does NOT add water to any product (other than the Toners). Our products are very concentrated and only a VERY small amount is needed. Our products are sized to last 2 months used twice a day. Most clients can get them to last 3 months. If they do not last two months, you are probably using too much. We suggest starting with a small amount, then next time use even less... until you find the right amount for you. The moisturizer and serum should soak in to your skin within 15 minuets. If it does not, you used too much.

As with any new treatment, there is an adjustment period. This adjustment period can last anywhere from 2-6 weeks. The shampoo bar is no exception. Factors that can affect the length of time it takes for the scalp to adjust include: diet, hormones, water (hard or soft), and previously used products. The first couple of uses, you may experience increased oiliness, or residue that remains after washing. You may need to wash the hair twice followed by the Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) rinse the first few times. Over time, the toxins and chemicals will be removed and the scalp will auto regulate according to your needs.

I suggest using an ACV rinse. Vinegar rinses relieve itchy scalp, dandruff, and dull hair and restore the scalp’s natural pH balance. I recommend starting with 1/3 ACV diluted with 2/3 water and adjusting as needed. The ACV smell will disappear once the hair is dry.

While improvement can always be expected, no two people's skin will respond precisely the same way during the adjustment period. Depending on the underlying issues, hormonal profile and nutritional status, as well as outer factors like humidity, weather/season and water quality, different things may happen in the initial adjustment period - all that means is we now know the small topical adjustments that need to be made. If over-drying occurs, adding a few drops of a particular oil can address that along with perhaps adding a few drops of the serum to a balancing oil like jojoba or EVOO OR using the OCM (oil cleansing method) a few days each week instead with low castor oil, maybe a 1:5 ratio... those types of small tweaks...not doing the OCM on mask days, but making sure to make good use of the mask once a week or every other week.

If over-drying OR increase oiliness and breakouts occurs, the skin may be adjusting to the new products- especially if previously used products contained drying ingredients (benzyl peroxide, alcohol or fragrance) or chemicals. The adjustment period could take three weeks- or longer depending on all of the above-mentioned factors. Adding extra moisturizing via oils (jojoba- oil skin, olive or coconut for dry skin) one or two times a day until extra dryness/oiliness resides can help relieve symptoms and facilitate skin healing.

If increased oiliness occurs, I would suggest trying the OCM a few times each week with a 1:2 castor to other oil ratio through the adjustment period then return to the Primal Life Organics cleanser...

I recently (just a few days) began using the beyond Primal Serum and moisturizer. I love the way my skin feels but my cheeks turn a bright red. It doesn't feel irritated or itchy. Is this a common reaction during the adjustment period or should I stop using the product?

Answer:

That is a normal reaction. That is the blend of the oils and essential oils working to increase the blood flow and improve healing, absorption, moisture etc. Everyone reacts differently, some get lightly flushed, some get red, other don't get red at all- but it is normal as long as there are no other issues (welts, blotchiness, itching). You may notice that decreases over time or it varies in amount of redness. I do get flushed- sometimes a lot, other very little. Not sure why that happens but that is normal too! You may also experience a little "heat" as well- and that is normal. The Skin-Food is working to improve circulation for maximum anti-aging benefit!!

Sample Sizes and Return Policy

Primal Life Organics does not offer sample sizes.

We do have a 30 day money back policy. All returns are subject to a 25% sample fee. Shipping charges are not refundable and may be deducted from refund.

All products are made fresh when ordered and Primal Life Organics does not re-sell returned items- we promise fresh made skin-food, and that is what we deliver.

Returns may be managed via our website.

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Primal Life Organics makes everything fresh when ordered. Your confirmation email states it can take up to 2-3 weeks to ship your order. We normally can ship within a week- but during high volume times- it will be closer to the 3 week mark. Sorry about the inconvenience- however, since nothing is made before it is ordered- it takes a little while to make, label, seal, package and ship the products- all of which is done by hand.

You will receive a shipping confirmation when your order is ready to ship. Thanks for your patience!

DISCLAIMER

We at Primal Life Organics are not acting as licensed or certified doctor/medical professionals. We do not diagnose, prescribe, treat or cure any disease, physical or mental. Our services and advise are not intended as a substitute for regular medical care performed by a licensed or certified doctor. The information or advice provided here is for educational purposes only. We educate and inform about holistic, natural alternatives for skincare, nutrition and health. Primal Life Organics specifically disclaims any liability for any adverse reactions in any way associated with the use of its products. Any reliance on any information or materials provided herein is done so recognizing no warranties exist on Primal Life Organics products.