Tuesday, February 23, 2010

What Were You Doing When You Were 15?

I don't know about the rest of you, but when I was 15, my biggest ambitions in life were getting through high school in one piece, having decent friends, and maybe, just maybe, landing myself a super cute boyfriend. My teen years were not my best.

Anyway, I mention this because I recently received some samples of skin care products made by a 15 year old. Geesh, I'm feeling old. Teenager Ava Anderson has launched the first line of skin care and cosmetics in which every ingredient in every product scores ZERO on the Cosmetics Database toxicity scale.

Anderson became concerned with all the potentially hazardous products found in everyday skin care and cosmetics products and decided to do something about it. With her the help of her parents, she's launched Ava Anderson Non-Toxic Cleanser, Toner, Moisturizer, Exfoliator, Lip Scrub and Eye Makeup Remover Pads. Each is formulated with truly safe ingredients, they provide gentle cleansing, moisturizing, conditioning, nourishing and protection for every day healthy skin.
I've been trying out several of these products and they're very good. I expected them to be very sugary and sweet smelling since they were made by a teenager, but I was pleasantly surprised to find them fresh and clean scented. The face wash is nice--it rivals my favorite Purity Made Simple in providing a gentle, thorough cleansing. The eye makeup remover pads get the job done, and the lip scrub is minty and invigorating.

Pretty impressive stuff from a 15 year old!

If you're interested in checking out the Ava Anderson Non-Toxic line, head over to her website.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for this important message. Most people have no idea that Europe bans 1,300 ingredients, and the USA only 9.... and that they clean up their products for export and keep the toxic chemicals in for us. Go to Ava's site and check out her TOXIC page. There is a direct link to the cosmeticsdatabase there to look up your products. You will be shocked at what is in your porducts, and the disease implications of the multiple toxic ingredients in each. The average woman is exposed to 250 toxic chemicals before breakfast.

Amy said...

These are fantastic products I use every day! Love them, and that fact that they aren't harmful to me!

Linda said...

Good point "Anonymous"! So why can't the big name cosmetics companies ~~ WHO SELL IN EUROPE ~~ "clean up" their products for US!?! Thank goodness there's AVA to the rescue!! :)

All Women Stalker said...

I think it's better to use products for teens... I feel like it does not have too much harsh chemicals compared to products for adults... but that's just me.. I might just be imagining things :) hehe

Heather said...

"All Women Stalker"-- Ava's products are not meant for just teens....she is just an amazing teen who has come to our rescue! These products are used and loved by women/girls of ALL ages! They are fantastic products & I can't wait until the entire line is available so we can truly live non-toxic when it comes to what we are putting on our body!

Check them out at:

April said...

I'm so happy to hear people are finally checking their ingredients. I've also heard great things about Sircuit Skin for more mature skin types (ie older than 18) and have switched from the purity made simple you talked about to their x-trap which I find amazing. Cleans everything, even my eye makeup but leaves me feeling clean and hydrated. You should definitely check them out.

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