The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has now banned nineteen commonly-used ingredients found in antibacterial soaps and washes — including suspected endocrine disruptors triclosan and triclocarban shown to harm reproductive and developmental health.
Reality check: it’s time to question your daily routine.
Among the 19 blacklisted ingredients are:
Formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing preservatives (FRPs) are used in many personal care products, particularly in shampoos and liquid baby soaps. These chemicals, which help prevent microbes from growing in water-based products, can be absorbed through the skin and have been linked to cancer and allergic skin reactions.
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A shocking new report released by the Breast Cancer Fund's Campaign for Safe Cosmetics revealed the widespread presence of toxic chemicals in children's shampoos, lip balms, makeup, nail products and face paints.
-Labels revealed hormone disrupting parabens and preservatives that release the carcinogen formaldehyde.
-Laboratory testing unmasked lead, a neurotoxicant, and cadmium, a hormone[...]
On your path to living a more non-toxic lifestyle, you may discover tons of harmful chemicals in your favorite beauty products. It’s virtually impossible to remember every single one of them, but it’s important to learn at least some before you slather them on your client’s hair and skin. When you read the labels, make sure to look out for these five toxic ingredients in beauty products.[...]
The market is flooded with all kinds of manufactured products which claim to be effective for make-up removal. Whilst this is true, the most ignored fact is that these products have got harsh chemicals in them which cause long-term skin complications like melanoma of the skin, also known as skin cancer.
Again, since that these makeup removal products have not been tested on all skin types [...]
If you care about using safe cosmetics, you have probably heard about the presence of lead in many popular brands of lipstick.
Lead is present in the soil, air and water, and because of this, most lipsticks contain lead, even the natural and organic ones. Lead free lipsticks do not exist, but there are lipsticks out there with low levels of lead made by companies that are proactive, [...]
We have seen an increase in organic alternatives to food and cleaning supplies on the market. As we discover the increased benefits of organic products, it is no surprise that organic beauty products are more popular than ever. If you haven’t jumped on the organic beauty product train yet, check out these top 4 benefits of them and learn more about how much better they are for you.
No one wants to learn that their trusted personal care products are made with hazardous chemicals. Thankfully, safer alternatives are available and there are steps you can take to reduce toxic exposures in your home and protect the health of your family.
Choose products with simpler ingredient lists and fewer synthetic chemicals. Avoid synthetic fragrance by skipping [...]
As the seasons change, it’s a great time to look in your beauty arsenal and clean house. Nothing feels better than getting rid of old products–except buying new ones.
It’s also the perfect chance to take a step back and really look at how many products you still use that are conventional vs. organic and non-toxic.
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has compiled a great list of [...]
If you are looking for a natural makeup list, you have come to the right place. We have plenty of experience with natural makeup brands, having used many of them over the years. We have a knowledge of toxic ingredients and we know how to read ingredient lists. This gives us an eye for the best.
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