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1/11/06 DYING TO LOOK GOOD: The Disturbing Truth About What’s Really in Your Cosmetics, Toiletries and Personal Care Products...And What You Can Do About It
If you’re like most Americans, you may be unknowingly poisoning yourself and your family everyday with the many cancer-causing ingredients in today’s cosmetics and personal care products. Makeup, shampoo, hair coloring products, baby powder (Yes, baby powder!), shaving cream, mouthwash and toothpaste are just a few of the products that may contain cancer-causing ingredients. Many of these dangerous ingredients may not cause any reactions on your skin, but they can be absorbed through your skin and into your bloodstream.

12/8/05    Is There Danger Lurking in Your Antiperspirant?
Antiperspirants containing aluminum and other chemicals of questionable safety may pose a health risk. However, there are safe alternatives. Finding safe products is easy with the resources found in Dying To Look Good.


Organic shampoo is the safest and healthiest shampoo on the market, right? Well, it depends... Is it the real thing, or is it an organic wannabe? There are numerous pseudo-organic shampoos on the market from companies that want a piece of the organic pie, but are not willing to go the distance ...

Shampoo ingredients are most likely the last thing on your mind when choosing your shampoo. You're probably most interested in what the shampoo is going to do for your hair. But have you ever stopped to think about what your shampoo is doing to your body?  

Ingredients in Your Lipstick – Is Your Health At Risk?
Lipstick ingredients in many cases are a noxious blend of petroleum based chemicals, many of which have not been thoroughly tested for safety. A number of these ingredients may cause allergic reactions or interfere with your body's hormones. Some can even harm important body systems like your nervous system and immune system.

5 Questions Men Should Ask When Choosing Skin Care Products
Skin care products for men have come a long way. There's more to choose from than just soap and shaving cream like in the good old days. If you consider yourself a metrosexual or neosexual man, you're probably using a lot more products on your skin than just the basics men used in the past. In fact, if you really take a look at your choices ...

5 Questions Working Women Should Ask When Choosing Skin Care Products
Looking your best when you go to work is important. A vital part of presenting yourself in the best light is a good skin care program. How do you choose your skin care products? Do you go for the brand names, the most talked about lines or the ones the celebrities use? Or do you just use the same products you've used for years and years?

Have you checked for cancer-causing chemicals in your skin care products lately? If you're a typical college aged student, you probably use anywhere from 12 to 17 different skin care and personal care products every day. A great deal of the chemicals in those products goes directly into your bloodstream. Now, if all the ingredients in those products were good for you, it wouldn't be a problem. However, that's not the case.

5 Questions Moms Should Ask When Choosing Skin Care Products
Did you know that cancer-causing chemicals have been found in the skin care products you buy for yourself and your children? Maybe you've heard about it in the news. But if you didn't, you're not alone. Many people, just like you, have been using body care products containing harmful ingredients without even knowing it.

Don't Buy Any Skin Care Products Until You Read These Facts
Did you know that cancer-causing chemicals have been found in the skin care products you use every day? In fact, they’ve even been found in those labeled as natural and organic! Cancer has been the second leading cause of death in the U.S. for many years ... and it still is. Even children are getting cancer, and their rate is increasing. It's time to find out how to protect yourself and your family.

Are You Sure the Ingredients in Your Natural Skin Care Products Are Safe?
Every day, we use soaps, lotions, makeup and other products, one on top of the other, to make ourselves look prettier, younger, erase blemishes, feel sexier and to attract, or keep, the perfect partner. Looking well-groomed and attractive is important. It’s good for your self esteem too. But not all the ingredients in the products that make you beautiful and sexier are good for your health.

Natural Anti Aging Skin Care

Look younger, erase wrinkles, better than botox... You’re probably bombarded every day with ads, on TV, in magazines, in your e-mail box, promising you the fountain of youth if you just try their amazing natural, anti-aging skin care products. Pay the postage and you can even try the product for free.

Practical Natural Skin Care Tips
All natural skin care includes taking care of your body on the inside as well as on the outside. Your skin is the largest organ of your body. To have truly radiant skin, you need to be healthy - from the inside out and the outside in.

How To Choose The Best Natural Skin Care
Organic, All Natural, Gentle, Mild, Paraben-Free, No Animal Testing! These are all things you might see on labels in the natural skin care section of your favorite store. But, are they true? How can you tell? How do you choose the best, safest and healthiest skin care products for yourself and your family? Natural skin care product selection can be simple and straightforward!

Cause for Concern
Every day we slather lotions, creams and other products on our bodies in the name of better health and vitiality. But have you ever looked at the ingredients in these products? Do you know whether they're safe? Recent studies suggest we should probably be taking a closer look at what's in those bottles.
Note: This article appeared in the October 2008 edition of to your Health. You can linked to it from your website or ezine, but it cannot be republished on your site.

The Truth About Natural Skin Care
Buyer beware! What you see is not always what you get. Natural skin care, you would think, would be made from natural ingredients. However, the dictionary definition of natural and the definition used by manufacturers of skin care products are two completely different things.

 MSG in Your Personal Care Products

Important! Read this before you buy any cosmetics or personal care products that contain protein or amino acids!

 Antibacterial Soaps: Why You Should Avoid Them Like the Plague

Antibacterial soaps DO NOT help your family stay healthy. They may even be making you sick! Antibacterial soaps have been widely embraced as a way to “kill germs” and prevent illness. But not all bacteria are harmful. And not all “germs” are bacteria.

10 Tips For Choosing Healthy Cosmetics And Personal Care Products 

Manufacturers spend a lot of money trying to convince you to buy their cosmetics and personal care products. But not all of these products are safe and healthy for you. Here are some things for you to look out for when choosing products you’re going to use on your skin.

 Natural Skin Care – Excerpts from an Interview with Cosmetic Chemist, Paul Lieber

Paul Lieber is a cosmetic chemist with Royal Labs in Johns Island, South Carolina. Paul’s experience and expertise in the natural skin care product arena qualify him to discuss what really makes a skin care product natural and how to choose truly natural and healthy skin care products.

 Your Deodorant – Is There Danger Lurking Within?

Did you ever read the ingredients on your deodorant label and wonder about the safety of the almost unpronounceable chemicals listed in the too tiny to read print? If not, you're like most people. You don't expect to find products on store shelves that contain harmful ingredients. But beware...

 Deodorant - Top 7 Ingredients To Avoid

The first thing you must do whenever you buy deodorant or any product that goes on your skin or in your body is to read the ingredients.... This is critical because what you put on your skin can be absorbed directly into your bloodstream.

 Your Cosmetics And Personal Care Products — 5 Necessary Steps You Should Take Before You Buy

What you put on your skin is as important as the food you eat. Chemicals that come in contact with your skin can be absorbed into your bloodstream. Many of the ingredients used in cosmetics and personal care products are toxic, even though they may not cause any reaction on the skin. 

Cancer-Causing Ingredients in Your Cosmetics and Personal Care Products 

Cosmetics make you attractive, but some of the ingredients in your cosmetics and personal care products may be killing you!

How to Make Sure Your Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Are Safe

Choosing safe products can be a daunting task without the proper knowledge and tools. Many product packages are deceptively designed ... Here are ten things you can do to make safer and healthier choices when selecting your toiletries. 

 Anti-Aging Cream — Is There Danger Lurking Within ?

 10 ingredients to avoid in anti-aging preparations

More Common Sense Needed on Cosmetics

On June 27, 2005, "Applying common sense to cosmetics" by Carrie Lukas, appeared in the North County Times. In this article, Ms. Lukas downplayed the concern for the safety of ingredients in cosmetics. The following article, which appeared in the North County Times on July 22, 2005, is my response to her article. 


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