|“Warning! Cancer-causing ingredients have been found in make-up, shampoo, deodorant, hair dye, nail polish, sunscreen and more…”
If you buy cosmetics or personal care products without reading and understanding the ingredients on the label, you ARE most likely using products with ingredients that:-cause cancerare skin irritantsdisturb your hormone balanceor have never been tested for safety!
Don’t Risk Your Health!
Let’s be honest.Shopping for cosmetics and personal care products is hazardous to your health … if you’re not reading and interpreting every label on every package you buy. Don’t buy one package or jar off the shelf, until you read and interpret every label.
Harmful ingredients in your toiletries destroy your health and keep you unhealthy. Don’t let dangerous ingredients make you sick!Virtually all cosmetics and personal care products contain chemical ingredients. If you buy your toiletries, even from a health food store, you still need to read labels more today than ever before!
Because of increasing consumer awareness about healthy products, manufacturers are designing the packages to make it look like the ingredients inside the package are plant derived, natural and healthy. But if you read and interpret the ingredients on the label, there’s a very good chance that you’ll find that’s not the case.
Many of the ingredients added to cosmetics and personal care products are harmful. In fact, cosmetics and toiletries are the least regulated products on the market. As long as the manufacturers of these products don’t use toxic substances that have been banned, they are free to use whatever ingredients they want and market their products without testing them and without approval from the FDA.
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|The FDA can make suggestions or recommendations to manufacturers about cosmetic products or their ingredients, but the manufacturers do not have to comply. The FDA must first prove in a court of law that a product is harmful, improperly labeled, or violates the law if it wants to remove a cosmetic product from the market. According to John Bailey, Ph.D., director of the FDA’S Office of Cosmetics and Colors, “Consumers believe that “if it’s on the market, it can’t hurt me,” and this belief is sometimes wrong.
“How can you make sure your family …… uses healthy personal hygiene products under these circumstances? This may seem like such an overwhelming, monumental, impossible task that you just want to throw your arms up and say what’s the use!I understand your frustration, confusion and fear.Chances are you’re very conscientious and concerned about using healthy cosmetics and personal care products for all members of your family.
And you probably didn’t know that manufacturers had the freedom to put products on the market that have never been tested or proven safe.Or that the industry tries to make you believe that ingredients, like the parabens (butyl-, ethyl-, methyl-, propylparaben), sodium laurel sulfate (SLS), sodium fluoride, propylene glycol, padimate-O, octyl-methoxycinnamate, D&C; colors, FD&C; colors, formaldehyde or fragrance are not harmful for you, when in fact the opposite is true.With all this misinformation (and there’s more), how are you supposed to know which ingredients are healthy and which are not?
Well, I’ve got the answers for you …I’ve done the research. I’ve spent hundreds of hours investigating the different ingredients used in cosmetics and personal care products finding out…If they were tested for safetyHow they were testedThe results of the testsIf they were tested only on animals and assumed safe for humans or if they were tested on humans alsoHow long the test period was-two weeks, two years or twenty years?What information was withheld from the FDA when the results were submitted for approval (this happens more often than you think!)I checked the manufacturers’ Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
What did they say about these chemicals they want to put into your toiletries? In many cases, the additive was not adequately tested or not tested at all.I checked the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). They categorize chemical additives according to whether they are:Carcinogenic (cause cancer)Probably carcinogenicPossibly carcinogenicNot classifiable as carcinogenic in humansProbably not carcinogenic.I checked the National Toxicology Program databases.
What additives have they already evaluated and what were the results? What chemical additives are on their list to be evaluated in the future?I checked the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments for all the latest ingredients they reviewed and their results.I reviewed the Environmental Working Group’s 2004 thorough, in depth study investigating the safety of the ingredients in 7500 cosmetic and personal care products.I even searched out all the best cosmetics and personal care products with the safest and healthiest ingredients. And I checked all the ingredients on every label myself, just to make sure they were the safest and healthiest.I have condensed all this information into 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, a 216 page book that will fit in a woman’s purse, so you can take with you when you shop. It includes the most important information you need to know to quickly and easily determine if the products you’re buying are safe:Name of the ingredient (so you can look it up when reading the label)Safety rating, i.e., safe, caution advised, unsafe, may cause allergic reactionsAdverse effects you may experience if you use products containing the ingredient
Listing of safe products that you can feel confident are healthy products to use and where you can buy themAnd if you still want to do more of your own research, there are 10 pages of references.This book is so simple, even a child can use it. And with this book, you’ll be able to see right through the industry propaganda and make wise decisions on what products to buy.“Previously, the skin was thought to be an impenetrable barrier.
Now, we know that the skin absorbs many of the chemicals put on it, even from products that are rinsed off.This is an excellent overview of safe cosmetics and toiletries to use on the skin. Dr. Farlow gives knowledgeable practical advice to people who want to have optimal health and makes it easy to choose safe and healthy products.”Peter Eckhart, M.D.
We also learn the truth about the chemicals used in cosmetics and personal care products that we use on a daily basis – products that may be contributing to the epidemic of obesity and the rapid rise in the incidence of such medical conditions as diabetes, asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, seizures, heart irregularities, migraine headaches, and neurological diseases.”Jack L. Samuels, President