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Who Was Voted The Best Of Natural Beauty?

Lidia Le François Article by: Lidia Le François
Who Was Voted The Best Of Natural Beauty?

What does it mean to be voted the best natural beauty product from Viva Magazine? Simply, their readers tested products and voted on their favourites. It seems we at Vitarock have great taste because we carry the majority of these gems!

Who made the cut? Who was voted “the Best of Natural Beauty”?

1.     Avalon Organics:  Nourishing Lavender Shampoo

2.     Avalon Organics: Nourishing Lavender Conditioner

3.     Natracare:  Intimate wipes

4.     Natracare: Natural Panty Liners

5.     Avalon Organics: Vitamin C Renewal Rejuvenating Oil-Free Moisturizer

6.     Avalon Organics: Vitamin C Renewal Cream

7.     Tints of Nature Conditioning Permanent Colour

All of these items have one thing in common – they meet our four pillars: Pure, Green, Safe and Fair.

We sell products that are as close as possible to being 100% natural. At you won’t find products that contain:

·       Synthetic preservatives such as parabens

·       Formaldehyde or formaldehyde releasers

·       Chemical sunscreens

·       Synthetic fragrances such as those containing phthalates

·       Petrochemicals, mineral oil, petroleum / petrolatum

·       Artificial colours

·       Artificial flavours including artificial sweeteners

·       Hydrogenated oils or trans fats

What’s the big deal? Why not buy products that contain these?

All of these chemicals have been linked to the contributing development of cancer and harmful, ill effects. Supporting products with these dangerous ingredients is akin to voting and telling the company it’s OK.

Let’s explore a few of these deadly chemicals and find out why.


Parabens are controversial as there have been studies linking them to cancer.  We recommend that you avoid these completely:

·       Methylparaben

·       Ethylparaben

·       Propylparaben

·       Butylparaben

·       Isobutylparaben


Healthier replacements for parabens:

·       Diazolidinyl urea

·       Sodium benzoate

·       Potassium sorbate


Parabens hide in a variety of makeup, baby lotions, creams, pastes, and salves more than you can imagine. Take a second look at your makeup bag and the products in your cabinets. Identifying parabens is easy, so why not reduce your risk of cancer?


Formaldehyde  and Formaldehyde Releasers

The last time some of us might have thought about formaldehyde might have been in a science lab. These days, formaldehyde has made its way into a variety of every day objects, such as:

·       Cosmetics

·       Clothes

·       Plastics

·       Plywood

·       Particle board

·       Fibreboard



Other than being hard to pronounce, phthalates are mainly used in plastic items increase flexibility, transparency, and durability. Exposure to phthalates, found in some cosmetics, has been linked to breast cancer.

What to look out for?

·       Diethyl phthalate

·       Dibutyl phthalate


Avoid any ingredient with the word phthalates. Look for phthalate-free claims on products. Cosmetics are not the only culprits. Phthalates can also be found in prescription medication using enteric coatings such as: omeprazole, didanosine, mesalamine, and theophylline.


When you are aware, you start to ask important questions. Why bathe in, ingest, or slather on chemicals when you don’t have to? Inspect your favourite products, make sure they are safe, and remember to keep an eye out in the future when shopping.

Rest assured that works hard to monitor items and pre-screen every product. We will not sell any item with these ingredients.  Be confident in your next purchase with