Emporio Organico’s Kitsa Yanniotis [of Australia] claims that the safety of typically used makeup products is compromised to the point that these products may be causing serious illnesses for women, including reproductive ones. She claims manufacturers simply don’t test for safety, rather, they push the makeup products to market with immediacy.
‘These concerns have been linked to infertility, neurological disorders and developmental damage, reproductive issues and environmental damage,’ ....
‘More obvious issues include skin problems and premature aging.’ ...
‘Because they are easily absorbed into the skin, they have been linked to reproductive cancers as they are endocrine disruptors,’ she said.
‘Due to their xenoestrogenic activity the body responds to them as if they were a natural estrogen thereby causing hormonal havoc.’
See the complete article at http://news2read.com/us/Beauty-expert-r ... up/1451797
Some of the common chemicals used in make-up, shampoo, body wash, and conditioners include
- phenoxyethanol, a chemical preservative
parabens, a chemical preservative
formaldehyde, a deadly chemical used for embalming dead bodies
The list goes on. If you cannot read or pronounce an ingredient, it is most likely untested and very dangerous. Since I have stopped buying shampoo, body wash, and conditioners, because there are no safe products on the market, the chronic problem I had with hives has disappeared. I use unscented bar soaps.
Badger Balm (http://www.badgerbalm.com) offers wonderful bar soap. Some new bar soaps available at Trader Joes not only smell lovely, but also feel great on the skin. Try their Camel Milk Soap and Goat Milk Soap produced in Turkey. Kiss My Face distributes an all natural olive oil soap that comes from Greece. (Support the Greeks.)
In the old days when I was a wee one, I remember my mom washing my hair with bar soap, and then rinsing it with either filtered fresh and diluted lemon juice or diluted vinegar. This gave my hair a healthy shine.