Skin Care – Healthy or Safe for Us?
SkinCare products are not as healthy as you assume. Most people believe the regulatory powers would not allow toxins in cosmetics and skin care products.
You think the FDA plays a protective role between you and the product manufacturers. That assumption is not correct. Melissa Sherwood wrote a fascinating article on this subject, FDA Guidelines vs. Organic Natural Skin Care.
Even more shocking is finding out what it in our cosmetics and skin care products and the health risks they pose to all of us. Both men and women use skincare products, so the risks are the same.
For a list of the shocking Toxic 12 ingredients in most skin care, read this important article by Melissa Sherwood, The Ugly Truth About Beauty & Skin Care Products.
As you can see by the list on the right, finding healthy skin care products is important. The importance magnifies the younger the user.
Why is Toxic Skin Care Important to You?
The process of developing and putting a skincare product on the market can be shrouded in mystery, and sometimes regulations fall short. Believe it or not, the FDA doesn’t need to approve what ingredients are added to personal care products or cosmetics and can only request, not order, that a company pull a skin care product, regardless of what’s in it.
The skin acts as a passageway from the outside world to the bloodstream, so what we put on our skin can be absorbed by the body and enter our blood. Our skin can absorb up to 60% of what we slather onto it and the sensitive areas around our faces and armpits can absorb two to six times as much as
There is toxicity everywhere. As a result, the “it’s just a little bit” from one product is a smoke screen. Looking at the cumulative of all those exposures for all the skin and personal products over a lifetime can add up to a chronic disease. The same is even more important for our kids, and grandkids as their mental and physical development go on for years.
Our Answer to SkinCare Toxicity
Natural or Organic claims are better than no such claims. But the real test is in the ingredients labels. However, reading deceptive labels can be a challenge. So we will help you get past the hype and recommend what we believe to be safe or “safer” products in our reviews.
If you want us to review a product, please contact us [contact page link] and maybe add it to our growing list.