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Volume 8.10                                                                            August 2010
The Dog Days of Summer Have Arrived

It's hot and sultry outside and it seems like this summer may never end.  But take heart, the kids will eventually go back to school and the cooler weather is only a few weeks away.

If you're traveling on vacation this summer, remember to pack Shimmer Dust to add touch of glistening lightness to your exposed skin.  For an easy way to avoid looking shiny, apply some Finishing Powder on bare skin with a big fluffy brush. 

Safe and Pure
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We don't worry when 1 year old Gabriella, daughter of staffer Erika, gets a hold of Zosimos cosmetics.  Our products are so pure there's no danger of Gabi eating something unsafe.

If you ever call our office and hear a baby in the background, it may just be Gabi you hear because Zosimos is a kid-friendly company.
Product Updates
We've gone Vegan!  Zosimos pencils and lip glosses are now Vegan.   the ingredient Beeswax has been removed from both recipes.  Exceptions are noted on our Vegan information page.

Long-time customers of ours know, products are reformulated or removed from the line when superior safety can be achieved without a reduction in effectiveness or performance.  In conformance with this policy, we have discontinued the following products due to certain ingredients - Lemon Lip Balm  [Lemon Peel Oil], Protect and Shine Vitamin B5 Hair Dress [Peppermint Essential Oil].  
Important Legislation - H.R. 5786

The recently introduced Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 has the potential to adversely impact our business and other small businesses.  The Bill is aimed at large corporations that are using toxins in their products.  Right now, it calls for extensive testing and administrative paperwork which may be too expensive for small businesses to comply with.  Zosimos Botanicals has always fully disclosed its ingredients, registered with the FDA, signed and been in good standing with the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and is a certified green business. We are one of the "good guys".  Zosimos Botanicals' products were given out at the Congressional Briefing sponsored by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, as an example of products without toxins.

Zosimos Botanicals is in favor of safe cosmetics!  It will benefit everyone if all cosmetics companies held themselves to the same standards as we do.  However, we hope that the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 does not create an unduly burdensome regulatory arena preventing Zosimos and other independent, small businesses across the US to function.  In today's economy, small businesses are employing people while larger companies are laying people off.  We will continue to apprise everyone as the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 works its way through Capitol Hill. 
 
And the Emmy Goes to...

On August 11, 2010 Emmy nominated Makeup Artist Gina Riggi will be teaching a seminar in NYC called Healthy Makeup Alternatives for HD and 3D TV at the NY Emmy office.  Gina has asked to demonstrate Zosimos Botanicals products at the  NYC EMMY Awards Seminar.  The attendees include members of the New York Women in Film and Video association.

"I will do my demos with the products and discuss the toxic ingredients in traditional cosmetics, the need for use of healthy alternatives and the particular methods to use them in conjunction with TV - HD / 3D production." 

Monthly Special
FREE Soap Stix and Vegan Minigloss! 

Soap Stix
Throughout August, each Order $15 and over will receive one FREE Soap Stix and one Vegan Minigloss.  No coupon necessary.  

MiniglossOffer applies to each order! 
Gift baskets and gift certificates excluded.   


Offer Expires: August 31, 2010, midnight PST
In the News

Fran and Linda

Yes, that's Linda Balon Stein with Fran Drescher!  Fran and Linda met in Washington, DC, recently where they attended a briefing on The Hill regarding the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010.
Green Bride Guide

Are you engaged?  Do you have a friend or family member getting married?  We have a signed copy of the Green Bride Guide by Kate L. Harrison.  Send an e-mail with the wedding date.  Each e-mail will enter you to win this book to help plan an environmentally friendly event. 
Upgraded Certification
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Happy news just came in!  Zosimos applies each year to Gen Green for a rating of its environmental, socially responsible and other green efforts.  The results are in, awarding us the highest rating at the Gold level. 

Model Mayhem

Zosimos makeup is being used on the models at the Green Eco-Fashion show coming up on August 21st.  The setting is Old Faithful geyser at Yellowstone National Park in California. 
Have a
Beautiful Day!

Linda Stein
Zosimos Botanicals LLC
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