The big name cosmetics lines that you find in your stores and that you may even be using today have suspect or even dangerous ingredients in them. Where do you find safe cosmetics to use?
Sadly the FDA doesn’t regulate cosmetics, and isn’t required to test the ingredients of cosmetics for safety for human use. Or safe for human consumption.
Human consumption? We don’t eat them do we?
Well really in effect we do. You see if you apply a product to your face, lets say it’s a moisturizer or a lipstick or any form of skin care product or cosmetic product, a little soaks in. And when it soaks in some of it gets into your bloodstream, which is exactly what happens when you eat something. So you have really eaten it.
Some of the ingredients, including potentially dangerous ingredients, have found their way into your system.
And sadly there are some very nasty ingredients in our body care products, cosmetics, skin care and anti aging products and other beauty products. Our lipsticks, mascaras, blushes, foundations, eye shadows and more have ingredients in them that have been shown to cause cancer.
Heres a quote direct from the FDA website:
The regulatory requirements governing the sale of cosmetics are not as stringent as those that apply to other FDA-regulated products Manufacturers may use any ingredient or raw material, except for color additives and a few prohibited substances, to market a product without a government review or approval.
Scary isnt it?
The problem is so bad that there are now entire organizations set up to try and stop the spread of dangerous ingredients in our cosmetics. One of them, possibly the best known, is the Campaign For Safe Cosmetics.
If you get to their website you’ll find they say this.
1. A study of big brand name lipsticks has found that a majority of them had lead in them.
True Red Christian Dior Addict LOreal Colour Riche Cover Girl Incredifull Lipcolor Maximum Red and Positive Red were all there. And the lipsticks containing lead included some expensive brands.
2. And there are some brands of cosmetics, or some individual products, that contain 1,4-Dioxane, and if you look on their labels you won’t find it listed as an ingredient.
And theres lots more examples, no need to list them all here, although I’ve talked about this in more depth in relation to dangerous ingredients in skincare products on my website. So can you find safe cosmetics?
Yes it’s perfectly possible to find safe cosmetics, just as it’s perfectly possible to find very effective and very safe skin care products as well.
There are in fact a range of niche cosmetics and skin care companies that produce ranges of high quality safe cosmetics and anti aging skin care products as well, which work very well, better than the (unsafe) big brands actually. And the Campaign For Safe Cosmetics has made it easier by offering a pledge that any company can sign to evidence it’s commitment to making safe products. And the big brands haven’t signed it.
These small niche companies are unable to compete with the big brands on marketing budget, so you won’t see them on TV, so you’ve probably never heard of the. But their products are top shelf, even thought they don’t actually sell through the stores so their products aren’t on the shelves at all.
If you head over to my website you’ll find out who are the very best of the manufacturers of high quality skin care products and cosmetics.
So whether you’re looking for skin care, or cosmetics, you can buy your products comfortable in the knowledge that you aren’t putting your health at risk.
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