If you haven’t looked at EWG’s Skin Deep Database, you may be shocked to find the number of toxins that are in the cosmetics you use everyday.
The shocking fact is that the cosmetics we apply to our bodies are not well investigated nor regulated. The FDA’s Office of Cosmetics and Colors has said, “…a cosmetic manufacturer may use almost any raw material as a cosmetic ingredient and market the product without an approval from FDA” (FDA 1995).
Top 10 Cosmetic Toxins
|1.||Mercury||Known human carcinogen.|
|2.||Lead Acetate||Known human carcinogen.|
|3.||Formaldehyde||Known human carcinogen|
|5.||Petroleum Distillates||Possible human carcinogen|
|6.||Ethylacrylate||Possible human carcinogen|
|7.||Coal Tar||Known human carcinogen|
|8.||Dibutyl Phthalate||Reproductive/developmental toxin|
|9.||Potassium Dichromate||Possible human carcinogen|
|10.||2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol||Forms carcinogens if mixed with nitrosating agents|
You can click on each toxin to learn more about it.
Here is a great You Tube video put out by the EWG that discusses the toxins in makeup.
I have recently switched the majority of my makeup to healthier alternatives. Safe alternatives can be expensive. However, affordable options are available.
In my new series, Toxin Free Thursdays, I will discuss toxins to avoid in body care products, healthy alternatives and ways to be naturally gorgeous!
How many cosmetics do you use on a regular basis? Did you know so many toxins can legally be in cosmetics?