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Is your skin getting irritated easily? It may be the ingredients in your products.

Posted on February 06, 2012 by Daniela | 0 comments

Some people think they have sensitive skin because they begin to get skin irritation due to harsh product. I'd like to caution you it may be the products you're using that's causing this irritation. Just something to consider especially if the products you're using contain chemicals in the ingredients. Go through your products and see if they contain any of the ingredients listed below, if so, we'd really suggest not using them. 

Mineral Oil & Petrolatum : pore-clogging and suffocating to the skin

SD Alcohol 40 and Denatured Alcohol : the solvent alcohols commonly found in toners. They are extremely drying and irritating to the skin.

Synthetic dyes : can be a skin irritant

Synthetic fragrances : the #1 cause of allergic reactions to products. Avoid products containing the word "fragrance" or "parfum" on the ingredient listing unless it specifically states what the fragrance is. 

Sodium or Ammonium Laureth/Lauryl Sulfate : extremely drying and irritating to the skin

Apricot kernels, or seed/shell powders : naturally made particles found in facial scrubs can scratch and irritate the skin causing bacteria to spread

Imidazolidinyl Urea and Diazolidinyl Urea : These are the most commonly used preservatives after the parabens. They are well established as a primary cause of contact dermatitis (American Academy of Dermatology). Two trade names for these chemicals are Germall II and Germall 115. Neither of the Germall chemicals have a good antifungal, and must be combined with other preservatives. Germall 115 releases formaldehyde at just over 10°. These chemicals are toxic.

Methyl and Propyl and Butyl and Ethyl Paraben : Used as inhibitors of microbial growth and to extend shelf life of products. Widely used even though they are known to be toxic. Have caused many allergic reactions and skin rashes. Methyl paraben combines benzoic acid with the methyl group of chemicals. Highly toxic.

Petrolatum: Petrolatum is mineral oil jelly, and mineral oil causes a lot of problems when used on the skin photosensitivity (i.e., promotes sun damage), and it tends to interfere with the body's own natural moisturizing mechanism, leading to dry skin and chapping. You are being sold a product that creates the very conditions it claims to alleviate. Manufacturers use petrolatum because it is unbelievably cheap.

Propylene Glycol : Ideally this is a vegetable glycerin mixed with grain alcohol, both of which are natural. Usually it is a synthetic petrochemical mix used as a humectant. Has been known to cause allergic and toxic reactions.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate : This synthetic substance is used in shampoos for its detergent and foam-building abilities. It causes eye irritations, skin rashes, hair loss, scalp scurf similar to dandruff, and allergic reactions. It is frequently disguised in pseudo-natural cosmetics with the parenthetic explanation "comes from coconut."

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After the Rain, More Than a Face Toner

Posted on December 06, 2011 by Daniela | 0 comments

I've been using  After the Rain Face Toner for over 2 weeks now as a deodorant and I'm officially in love! I know it's my own product line and how can I fall in love with this product again, for the second time?!...It's possible and it's happend. I love it as my everyday Face Toner, don't go a day without it and now have found a dual use for it!

It's truly amazing and so great to use and I'm relieved I can stop purchasing the 'natural' deodorants that claim to help with perspiration and have really not lived up to the promise. 

Whats in  After the Rain that makes it work as a deodorant?

  • Organic Aloe Leaf Juice : Anti-inflammatory anti-fungal, anti-bacterial  
  • Rose Flower Distillate: Promotes moisture retention for normal to dry skin
  • Witch Hazel Distillate : Excellent for cleaning the skin. Great for all skin types.
  • Pure Essential Oil of Organic Lavender :  Anti-septic, anti-fungal, reduces inflammation, good for all skin types and helps heal skin cells.
  • Pure Essential Oil of Organic Rosewood : Anti-septic, anti-bacterial, stimulates the cells and regenerate tissue.
  • Pure Essential Oil of Chamomile : Relaxing, Reduces inflammation.

What it will do for you

  • Eliminates odour and excessive dryness, without clogging your pores or staining your clothes. 
  • For all skin types; restores pH balance of the skin
  • Fresh herbal fragrance of rose, lavender and chamomile
  • Refreshes and tones skin tissue
  • Replenishes and helps fortify the skin with essential oils and nutrients which correct and clarify skin 


Mist 2-3 times under each arm or wipe under arms with a cotton pad. 


I can't be the only one that's been on a mission for a better, natural alternative to deodorant...that actually works! 

I'd like to hear from you, What do you use as deodorant? 

Leave a comment and share your suggestions and/or experience with this. 
Here is to being your best, 

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How to best use Belmondo Products

Posted on November 29, 2011 by Daniela | 1 comment

A more in dept look at how to best use Belmondo Products in your daily regime. 

The Rain Face Cleanser : Apply with a cotton pad until skin is cleansed. Do not rinse off. Fresh and rousing.

After the Rain Face Toner : Swirl over face and neck with a cotton ball or cotton pad, or gently spray on face and neck and press into skin. Use after cleansing skin, or on its own in the morning, or throughout the day as a refresher. Replenishing and fortifying. This toner is really special. First, it contains no alcohol so it is much less harsh than others. Secondly, it is made by infusing loads of fresh, organic herbs in a combination of witch hazel and distilled water. After the Rain Face Toner is full of nourishing compounds that, in addition to soothing, are beneficial to your skin.  

The Dunes Face Exfoliant : Mix a fingerful with a few drops of water in the palm of your hand, then apply to skin of face in circular motions. Ideal for use in shower. Exfoliating, refreshing, and refining. Delightful for all skin types.

The Cloud Face Cream : Massage modest amount into skin of face in the morning and/or evening with light, upward strokes. Lightweight & quick absorbing. Leaves a natural glow and most of our customers tell us they've skipped the make-up. 

The Dew Face Oil : Gently massage two drops into skin of face until elixir is absorbed. Use after cleansing and toning. Also use on body. Deeply satisfying for the senses. Can also be used as a cleanser as well. Massage a couple of drops into skin and then remove with a warm wash cloth. 

The Earth Clay Mask : Apply weekly all over clean face and let dry {about 15 minutes}. Place warm cloth onto face to gently soften dried mask, then wash off with warm water. Pat face dry. Follow with toner and finish off with face cream or nourishing oil/serum. Reveals clean, gently exfoliated, refreshed skin.

The Balm : Slick lips lavishly. All natural formula keeps lips soft and smooth. A natural treat for your lips.



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Make-up Remover

Posted on November 28, 2011 by Daniela | 0 comments

Did you know you can use olive oil to remove eye makeup - seriously, it's all you need. No other chemicals or nasty oils. Just put some on a cotton round and wipe away. 

Are you already using The Dew Nourishing Face Oil  in your skin care regime?  Perfect, dab some on a cotton round and wipe the mascara off your lashes. This oil is loaded with skin nourishing ingredients unlike most makeup remover full of chemicals which cause irritation to the eye area. 

So simple, because why would you want to put anything else irritating on the most sensitive skin of your body.

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You're Invited to Merry Mingling and Pampering Too!

Posted on November 17, 2011 by Daniela | 0 comments

We're joining our friends over at Body Politic for a cozy evening of sips, treats and I'll be giving complimentary hand massages.

This is going to be the most relaxing holiday event of the season. You will be able to purchase Belmondo Skin Care as well as eco-friendly and sustainable fashion and accessories which is what Body Politic is all about. 


Date: Thursday November 24th

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Location: Body Politic

Address: 208 E 12 Avenue, Vancouver, BC

RSVP: info@bodypolitic.ca

Bring a friend and I'll see you there!


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