Did you know that about 60% of what we put on our skin is absorbed? If you aren’t careful about which beauty products, body lotions, deodorants, shampoos or nail polishes to use, you might be absorbing a lot of toxic chemicals in the process.
The Ugly Truth about Beauty Products:
According to the breast cancer fund, the average American woman uses 12 beauty products everyday, and in this process she exposes herself to 127 chemicals. Many of these chemicals are considered toxic and can cause cancer, infertility, and birth defects just to name a few. Industrial chemicals are used in our everyday beauty products – these same chemicals are used to grease gears, stabilize plastic, and sterilize surgical tools.
There are almost 13,000 chemicals used in cosmetic products, and only 10 percent of those have been researched for health safety. While the European Union has banned 1,300 harmful chemicals from cosmetic products, the US has only banned 11. This means the other 1,289 toxic chemicals banned in Europe are currently incorporated in the products you might be using today.
The scary part is how little our cosmetic products are regulated by the government. Under the law, cosmetic products and ingredients do not need FDA premarket approval. Therefore, cosmetic companies don’t have to prove their product is safe before they release it to the market – meaning they can put almost anything in it!
The FDA seems to have an “out of sight, out of mind” approach by making each individual company responsible of ensuing their manufactured cosmetics are safe. So while cosmetic companies are supposed to have safe products, there are no required safety demonstrations of products or ingredients.
What to Avoid:
Bottom line, always read the ingredient labels – the fewer in a product the better!
Remember to STAY AWAY from the word “fragrance” in any ingredient list because this one word could be hiding dozens of toxic chemicals!
Betr Face To Farm:
To provide the best alternatives for toxic free products, we recently created our own skincare line that is so natural you can even eat it! (Although we wouldn’t recommend it).
Our rule is simple: Don’t put something on your face that you wouldn’t put into your mouth! We only use pure and organic ingredients.
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