Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tuesday Beauty Tips!! The Story of Cosmetics!

Why do many lipsticks contain lead? Why does baby shampoo contain formaldehyde, a chemical proven to cause cancer in lab animals?

If you've ever read a label in the cosmetics aisle and, brow furrowed, wondered whether anyone out there (like the government, perhaps) is making sure all those ingredients are good for you, this short video is for you.

Cause, by the way, they're not.

Check it out:

Does this make you as nervous as it makes me?

Luckily, there are actions we can take to minimize our risk.

Support the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010.

Buy from companies that have signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics

Check the Cosmetic Database to find safer products.

Use less.


  1. i was really surprised at the chemicals in liquid foundation, shampoos, conditioners...as far as makeup no wonder they say to dump them after 6 mos.

  2. Very informative and scary too!

  3. Wow! scary stuff...about to go clean out my bathroom closets!

  4. Very helpful information! Thank you so much for sharing!

  5. OMG just read the post about the condoms, I do not know what I would do, but at least he was honest with you... OMG- this is scary, it is so sad, especially the testing on animals.

  6. Thanks for the info! i used to be a cosmetics buyer for Neiman Marcus and got way sick of all the cosmetics. I love going au naturale now more than ever and my skin just shines from the lack of goo it! I missed the Monday blog hop due to a super long plane flight home! Roz

  7. I saw this video on another site last week and it is certainly a real eye opener and yes, I shall be rethinking some of the things I buy.

  8. Thanks for opening my eyes. I know there are a lot of stuff I can't pronounce...so it makes me leary of buying them. I am sure I am giving all of us cancer by some of the stuff here. I try to grow my own food, go to Farmer's market...and pick good soap and shampoos. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you can't get a product toxic free. Bunch of crap, I say.

  9. So scary. I didn't realize my lipstick had lead in it; and just think, I had just found the perfect shade after all that research! Now to begin the research of the natural cosmetics' company's shades, If they really are natural. Mmmm. Thank you for sharing this. I'm passing this info. on to my healthy living group and my teenage daughter.

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  10. nice blog..we have to use only natural beauty care products to take care of our skin..because chemicals are very harmfull to our skin...


  11. Just found you. Now following. I'm trying to buy cosmetics that are more natural and less chemicals too. Has anyone out there tried this Wen? products? supposed to be great for your hair.


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