10 Ugly Truths Behind the Myth of Cosmetics Safety

One of my favorite sites to visit is Safe Cosmetics. They just wrote a great piece on unearthing the myths behind cosmetic safety which I think you all will really like! It covers the following points:

  1. TOXIC CHEMICALS ARE IN OUR BEAUTY PRODUCTS- AND IN OUR BODIES.
  2. SMALL EXPOSURES CAN ADD UP TO HARM.
  3. THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE PROTECTING US, BUT IT’S NOT.
  4. YOU CAN’T BELIEVE INDUSTRY SAFETY CLAIMS.
  5. THE $50-BILLION U.S. COSMETICS INDUSTRY ROUTINELY OPPOSES LAWS THAT WOULD PROTECT CONSUMERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT.
  6. WE HAVE TO PROTECT OURSELVES UNTIL WE CONVINCE THE GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT US.
  7. TWO OF THE HIGHEST-CONCERN COSMETICS ARE MARKETED TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN.
  8. EVEN INGREDIENTS THAT ARE KNOWN TO CAUSE HARM CAN BE PUT INTO PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS.
  9. MEN ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THESE PROBLEMS.
  10. THE WORD “NATURAL” ON A PRODUCT LABEL DOESN’T MEAN IT’S SAFE-OR NATURAL.

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  • Cosmetic Rule: Don't put it on your skin, if you wouldn't put it in your mouth.

    And hey, no “That's what she said comments!”…

  • MJ

    We have to begin taking care of ourselves. We must respect ourselves enough to refrain from using things that cause health issues. Then they will! :) It's up to us not them.

  • Well said. And that comes back to education! Here's to spreading the word.

  • Well said. And that comes back to education! Here's to spreading the word.