Paris Laundry is a clean, nontoxic skin care, hygiene, and make-up retailer. Kelsey describes her motivation: “You become stripped down during cancer treatment. This is about helping women feel beautiful not only during the harsh battle that is breast cancer, but every day.” She goes on to say, “I am so grateful for the brand representatives who were passionate about my story. They gave me the nudge and said I was going in the right direction.”
It’s a common misconception that the products we use are subject to strict regulation to be placed on store shelves and then used on our bodies, but regulation is in fact anything but strict. Think about the products you use on a daily basis. The average woman uses 12 products on her skin per day. That’s 12 products that are being absorbed into your body. When it comes to lipsticks, those are chemicals that could be ingested. Kelsey wants people to understand that what’s most important is not how much you pay for your products or how popular they are, it’s what makes them up – their ingredients. There are some great resources available to help consumers know and understand the products they use. Apps such as Think Dirty or EWG’s Healthy Living are some of the top resources.
Firefly is a farm-to-table restaurant committed to clean organic practices. We don’t use chemicals or pesticides on our produce, and we use the power of nature to bring you the freshest of seasonal produce. We applaud Kelsey in her effort to make natural and safe products available for our skin and our homes. Thank you, Kelsey, for all your hard work and for your passion for educating our world about breast cancer and the importance of using clean products! The firefly team encourages everyone to remember that even seemingly small decisions about what to put on or into our bodies add up to help us all achieve optimal health.
What will your new year's resolutions be? Come visit us and enjoy our farm-to-table, organic food!