Jules, Jemima, Mia, Matilda Ellie, Amelie

Everyone making great progress – but all with one thing in common – the need to move the centre of mass much, much more. That is – move the body inside the turn much more and to avoid all pushing outwards of the ski and leg or any rotations of the body or leg to attempt to turn the ski. I think tomorrow we can begin technical work…

Here’s an example of real use of the centre of mass.

Interesting note here – I photographed the ingredients of the commercial children’s sun cream: Counted 39 ingredients – most of them chemicals that are incomprehensible. I’m using for myself nothing but healthy or natural ingredients: Raspberry seed oil, Wheatgerm oil, Shea butter, organic beeswax, zinc oxide powder, peppermint essential oil. Overall SPF around 30 – add more zinc and go white for glaciers! SPF 30 means only 1/30th of light gets through.

Out of interest I looked up – just three chemicals ‘Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine’ was the first… “In Europe, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine is an approved UV filter, which means that this ingredient can be added to sunscreen products that are designed to protect the skin from the sun. In Europe, sunscreen products are considered cosmetic products. In the United States, sunscreen products are Over-the-Counter (OTC) drugs and only certain ingredients have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in these products.In assessing sunscreen active ingredients, the FDA reviews both safety and efficacy. The safety and efficacy of Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine has not yet been reviewed for sunscreen use by the FDA and it cannot be used in sunscreen drug products in the United States. For cosmetics and personal care products in the United States, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine can be used as a UV light absorber. In this case, the ingredient serves to protect the product from deterioration by absorbing UV light.”

Proplyparaben was the second – turns out to be an estrogen mimicking compound.

The third was – Benzyl benzoate – which  “has low acute toxicity in laboratory animals. It is rapidly hydrolyzed to benzoic acid and benzyl alcohol. Benzyl alcohol is subsequently metabolized to benzoic acid. … Benzyl benzoate can be a skin irritant when used as a topical scabicide.”

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