Why Are We Forced To Use Toxic Cosmetics?

Why Are We Forced To Use Toxic Cosmetics?

Toxic cosmetics are everywhere. Is it no surprise, that even skincare you think might be beneficial and give us that ageless look we so desperately seek have severely toxic chemicals in them?

The companies label their products as, “nutrient rich”, “cosmetic grade”, “food grade”, “all natural”, or, “organic.” Many more misleading adjectives are used- I don’t have the space to list them all! Look at the front of your favorite skincare, you’ll see what I mean! Please don’t be mislead- some of the chemicals can be extremely hazardous.

Did you know that cosmetologists and beauticians make up the occupational group with the youngest death rate? This can be attributed to constant exposure to personal care and beauty products.

I will list the top twelve harmful substances found in most of our beauty and personal care products. Compare them to the ingredients in your favorite products- it’s pretty scary! To see more information on each, and their effects, please go to www.toxic12.com.

1. Propylene Glycol

2. Sodium Hydroxide

3. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate

4. DEA, MEA, TEA

5. PEG, Polyethylene Glycol

6. DMDM, and UREA

7. Mineral Oil (baby oil anyone?)

8. Triclosan (EPA has registered this as a pesticide)

9. Parabens

10. Isopropyl Alcohol

11. FD and C Color Pigments

12. Fragrance

These are the 12 most common and dangerous substances found in our personal care products- you would be shocked to learn where else these chemicals are being used.

Educate yourself, and seek out green, non-toxic alternatives whenever possible.

Your friend in health,

Erik