There’s a lot of worry and concern amongst women over skin care, even those who are still in their teens. There is believable scientific evidence that shows that the ingredients in their make-up,skin creams, eye shadows and other personal care products and their cosmetics, contain toxins Women are on the hunt for cosmetics, lipsticks, balms and skin care products that are non-toxic.
Europe bans over one thousand chemicals from such products. America doesn’t ban them and the FDA (Federal Drug Administration) seems to not have authority or jurisdiction (or doesn’t want any). In fact, the FDA says the following: “Does FDA pre-approve cosmetic product labeling? No. FDA does not have the resources or authority under the law for pre-market approval of cosmetic product labeling. It is the manufacturer’s and/or distributor’s responsibility to ensure that products are labeled properly. Failure to comply with labeling requirements may result in a misbranded product.”
Cosmetic Database is a great site. If you type in your favorite cosmetic manufacturer or brand name, they will show you a wide array of cosmetic products. Then, you click the cosmetic you use and you’ll get a report on that particular cosmetic. In report after report, carcinogenic elements show up in the product.
It is no wonder that women are afraid. They’re rubbing poisons into their skin. According to Dr. Samuel Epstein, former head of the Cancer Prevention Coalition, “It is more dangerous to put a product on your skin than to eat it.” Think about a girl who starts in the 6th grade using toxic makeup. What has she put into her body by the time she is thirty? (Could this be a factor in the rising number of cancers among women?)
The following information comes from a report from Cosmeticdatabase on a popular skin-bronzing cream made by one well known manufacturer of skin care products:
Ingredients in this product are linked to:
yes Developmental/reproductive toxicity
yes Violations, restrictions & warnings
yes Other concerns for ingredients used in this product:
Neurotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns, Occupational hazards, Biochemical or cellular level changes
Ingredients from packaging: INGREDIENTS: S40: TALC, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, ALUMINUM SILICATE, NYLON-12, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATE, CYCLOMETHICONE, DIMETHICONE, BORON NITRIDE, OCTYLDODECANOL, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, LAUROYL LYSINE, SORBITAN OLIVATE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), SILICA, ROSA CANINA (FRUIT OIL), SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, RETINYL PALMITATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, METHYLPARABEN, ETHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, BUTYLPARABEN, BHA, MICA, CI77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI77499 (IRON OXIDES), CI778891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI15985 (YELLOW 6 LAKE), CI15850 (RED 7 LAKE), CI77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET), CI19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE), CI12085 (RED 36).
That’s scary. However, there does exist safe, non-toxic skin care and cosmetic alternatives arising in the marketplace, but far too few.
May their tribe increase.