PRICE TO PAY FOR BEAUTY?

I for one, and I’m sure many of you will agree with me, want to know whether my cosmetics are harmful to my heath.

Before I post any beauty articles and reviews, (sit tight they are coming!) I want to preface them by saying that every woman deserves full disclosure when it comes to the toxicity of her beauty products.

I feel this is especially important in light of the recent Johnson & Johnson talcum powder trial. The current trend towards natural beauty products (and food) is proof of a consumer interest in preserving their health, but with the term ‘natural’ being as unprotected  by advertising regulatory standards as it is, what does this mean for those of us not willing to be duped by cosmetic companies flogging their wares? For more information on what ‘natural’ really means in advertising land there is an interesting an in-depth report by the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) which you can find here.

These are chemicals which we use every day, which we breathe in, absorb through the skin, and wash with. There are certainly some important questions that need to be asked with regards to the ingredients.

Luckily, thanks to some clever researchers this information has been compiled on the EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. There is even a helpful one-to-ten hazard rating, all in aid of helping you find safer alternatives.

So what do you say? Are you ready to do a review of your bathroom/ make up bag? Let me know what you find.

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