Known cancer-causing chemicals are legally allowed in personal care products
The following was taken from: The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics...
"The laws governing cosmetics and personal care products are so limited that known cancer-causing chemicals, or carcinogens, are legally allowed in personal care products."
(My interjection: And you thought the FDA was protecting you. Think again. Remember, it's all about money, not health.)
"Some carcinogens (cancer causing), such as formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, are actually common in personal care products."
3 easy ways to take your power back
Choose products with simpler ingredient lists and fewer synthetic chemicals. Avoid synthetic fragrance by skipping products with “fragrance” on the label, and use fewer products overall.
Some personal care products are easy to make yourself, and this can be a great project for a party. Make your own sugar or salt scrubs or body oils, using simple, organic ingredients.
.3. Use apps like Think Dirty
To find out whether your go-to products are safe or not, try Think Dirty’s shop clean app. This easy-to-use resource ranks the safety of specific products on a scale of 1-10 and offers up cleaner solutions.
Stay informed, speak up and spread the word!
Get wise to their tricks
Most of the ingredients in beauty products have no benefit to your skin. They're fillers, stabilizers, emulsifiers, preservatives and fragrances. The cosmetics' companies goal is to make the product look, feel and smell nice, so you, in your ignorant bliss, will buy their stuff and keep coming back for more.
Go real and pure
The only ingredients I use are shea butter, coconut oil, cocoa butter, beeswax, baking soda, arrowroot powder, and pure essential oils. Every single component provides benefit to your skin.