“The same way you look at food labels, you should do the same for your beauty products.”
Some of the ingredients found in beauty products aren’t so pretty. Clever marketing can often give you the idea that the product you are buying is safe. Lash glues that say “Formaldehyde free” or “Non toxic” can be misleading, and one toxic chemical is just swapped out for another. Even products claiming to be organic and all natural can still contain harmful ingredients, companies can almost put any marketing on their packaging to sell products. The same way you look at food labels, you should do the same for your beauty products.
There is little to no regulation done to monitor what is put into our beauty products, and with cancer and other diseases on the rise, it’s the consumers responsibility to protect yourself and family from potentially dangerous exposure to these chemicals.
Parabens – Parabens are widely used preservatives that prevent the growth of bacteria, mold and yeast in cosmetic products. These chemicals are absorbed through the skin and have been identified in biopsy samples from breast tumors. They can be found in makeup, body washes, deodorants, shampoos and facial cleansers.
Fragrance – fragrance mixes have been associated with allergies, dermatitis, respiratory distress and potential effects on the reproductive system. It can be found in many products such as perfume, cologne, conditioner, shampoo, body wash, lash glue and moisturizer
Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) / Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) – This surfactant can be found in more than 90 percent of personal care and cleaning products. They can be found in shampoo, body wash/cleanser, mascara and acne treatment.
Formaldehyde – It is known to cause allergic skin reactions and it may also be harmful to the immune system. It’s a confirmed carcinogen by the national cancer society. It can be found in nail polish, lash adhesives, body washes, conditioners, shampoos, cleansers, eye shadows, nail polish treatments.