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The entire cosmetic industry is in a buyer beware state of alert, thanks to the latest additions to the melting pot of chemicals and pollutants in skin care, above and beyond the usual parabens.
Consumers are warned by experts to put on the watch list any makeup which contains,
contributing to the chemical compounds are phthalates, formaldehyde,
Some lipsticks are loaded with lead. If you think it doesn't matter because it's just on your skin, think again. Deodorants and shampoo must also be included in the equation.
There are plenty of solutions to the problem, but where do you begin? Start by viewing the issues as long term consequences instead of short term benefits.
In fact, there are critical trade offs when it comes to using products for beauty and hygiene that contain chemicals.
Skin cancer can have roots, and the removal of them can
leave scars on your nose or even around your mouth. Consumers
shouldn't count on "all natural" labels and similar advertisements
because current regulations on the use of those buzzwords are almost
Ever heard of or seen on the ingredients
Imidazolidinyl Urea? One does not have to
pronounce them in order to find them on the ingredients list on the
back of a box or bottle. Just set it down and keep looking.
Are you still willing to take the same chances?
Banned in Europe, this dangerous toxin can pose a threat to the nervous system, even by simply inhaling the fumes. Women who sit and relax at salons and boutiques for hours on end might even feel intoxicated when they exit. Pregnant women especially beware.
The long term effects include impaired fetal
development and deformed male reproductive organs.
Combine the two chemicals, and if you're a scientist,
you're watching the lab rats die from cancerous tumors. The only
"panel of experts" out there recommends you only use them in small
doses, but what about the cumulative effect that builds up over time
and from the laundry list of products that contain them?
Titanium dioxide is
found in concealers and even diaper ointments. Some metals are used
for color, and certain kinds of lip glosses even contain aluminum
compounds. The infamous
D&C Red 6 may contain mercury and arsenic in
addition to the lead. Also, zinc is used in moisturizers, which
clogs pores, preventing them from breathing properly.
Don't lose hope though,
because there are natural, non-toxic preservatives that are both
safe and effective.
Along with consumer education comes the gradual phase out of the bad guys in the natural skin care industry.
Word combinations like sodium lauryl sulfate aren't so hard to pronounce anymore.