The Story of Cosmetics – a video you should see

– Just watched this video.   It is powerful stuff.

“The average woman in the U.S. uses about twelve personal care products daily… each product containing a dozen or more chemicals. Less than 20 percent of the chemicals used in cosmetics have been assessed for safety by the industry safety panel, so we just don’t know what they do to us when we use them.”

“It’s like a giant experiment,” Annie continues. “We’re using all these mystery chemicals and just waiting to see what happens… The FDA doesn’t even assess the safety of personal care products or their ingredients… they don’t even require that all the ingredients be listed on the label!”

The see the video, click here: 

– If you use cosmetics and personal care products of any kind, you’ll want to know this information.

– Research thanks to Charles P.

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Postscript: an academic friend wrote back to me soon after I posted the above and offered the following additional information – which is highly relevant.

– Thanks John P!

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WebMD

FDA does not approve cosmetics.
http://www.webmd.com/fda/is-it-really-fda-approved?page=3

Natural Cosmetics: Are They Healthier for Your Skin?
http://www.webmd.com/skin-beauty/features/natural-cosmetics-are-they-healthier-for-your-skin

Eco-Friendly Beauty Products
THE GREENER GOODS: A fresh crop of natural beauty buys

http://www.webmd.com/skin-beauty/features/eco-friendly-beauty-products?page=3

1. Stella McCartney Care 5 Benefits Moisturising Fluid, Nourishing Elixir, and Purifying Foaming Face Cleanser

2. 365 Organic Cotton Balls

3. Aveda Be Curly Curl Control

4. The Healing Garden Organics Wild Honey Body Wash

5. Tom’s of Maine Natural Long-Lasting Deodorant Stick in Lemongrass

6. Luzern Laboratories Serum Control Absolut

7. Aveda Lip Shine in Night Iris

8. Josie Maran Plumping Glosses in Brilliance and Strength, Black Mascara, and Eyeshadow in Valentine

9. Origins Nourishing Face Lotion and Conditioning Hair Oil

10. Burt’s Bees Very Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner with Pomegranate & Soy

11. Jurlique Replenishing Foaming Cleanser

12. Nude Facial Scrub, Cleansing Milk, Age Defence Intense Moisture, and Lip Balm

13. Jason Super-C Cleanser

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