Ever since Kleopatra and well before we have been finding ways to enhance and modify our features. Well we do want to present at our best.
Unfortunately as our skin protects and seals us from toxins what we put on it eventually can move through the protective outer barrier and into our liver. This is not to frighten you but to inform.Remember all meditation starts with awareness, so too does bringing greater transparency to the business world.
Many beauty and skin care products on the market are full of hidden chemicals, and makeup products may be the worst.
Do you know how many product safety assessments the FDA requires cosmetics companies to conduct?
None. This is an article from America ,read the full content on https:/foodrevolution.org/blog/toxicchemicals-makeup
And harmful ingredients — which are linked to cancer, organ toxicity, and more — can easily be hidden by confusing or deceptive titles.
Annmarie Gianni says “Swapping your regular makeup products for natural versions can seem like the scariest step in the transition. You found mascara that takes your eyelashes to new heights, a lipstick that makes your pout pop, and a foundation that makes your skin look like it traveled back in time. Why would you give those things up?”
Under current American, the Federal Drug Administration does not require cosmetics companies to conduct safety assessments on their products. Ingredients that are harmful can be easily marketed under confusing or deceptive titles like “fragrance.” They may even be listed, plain and simple, on the label, but with no messages to inform consumers of their potentially harmful effects.
If makeup is a part of your daily routine, it’s vital to think about what you’re putting on your skin. Your pores absorb what you put on them—they don’t know any better! That lipstick on your teeth? You ate that.
So let’s talk about some toxic chemicals in the makeup and how to get healthy with our beauty routines!”
“Where would you find phthalates? They’re used to plasticize products, making them more flexible or better able to hold in color and scent. From deodorant to nail polish to scented lip balm, the catch here is that these chemicals can be grouped under and listed as “fragrance.” Companies claim their fragrance formulas as “trade secret,” and thus don’t have to specify on the label which ingredients are included.
Your best bet is to avoid products that list “fragrance” and choose ones that use plant oils and essences to give them the “yum” factor.”
“How does lead make it into cosmetics? It isn’t added as an ingredient, but rather makes its way in through contamination. Color additives are some of the most common sources.
The best way to avoid lead is to buy makeup from companies that make products in small batches and avoid contamination, or to buy products colored with fruit and other natural pigments.”
Quaternium-15 is one of the more common ones,used in mascara, pressed powders, and eyeliners. In addition to potentially causing cancer, this ingredient can cause skin sensitivities and irritation. It belongs to a class of compounds called quaternary ammonium compounds, or “quats.”
Quats have many uses—as preservatives, surfactants, germicides and conditioning agents. Choose products that use natural alternatives that perform similar functions such as rosemary, honey, tea tree oil, grapefruit seed extract, and vitamin E.
Yes we have options when it comes to what we put on our faces and bodies. If the makeup industry isn’t going to make transparency a priority, we have to take it upon ourselves to do our research so we can make healthy choices.
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