Showing posts with the label safe cosmetics

The hidden toxins in your bathroom cabinet

Hello everyone! Is your bathroom cabinet stuffed with toxins?  Is your make-up or toiletry bag a blend of chemicals that could harm you?   YES is probably the answer to both questions.  The skin is the body’s largest organ and up to 60% of some of the chemicals we put on it may be absorbed into our bloodstream . It is actually worse to put toxins on your skin then it is to eat them.  Your liver contains detoxifying enzymes which break down toxic elements. What you apply to your skin can go directly into your bloodstream. Check out the infographic below to find out which dangerous ingredients you should try to avoid and why.   Via Green People Always c heck  the ingredients list on your bottles and jars:  the higher up the list  these  dangerous ingredients  come,  the greater the concentration .   Read the labels and the ingredients list very carefully before purchasing!

Tell Unilever: Remove cancer-causing chemicals from beauty products

Hello everyone! I've blogged about the  Campaign for Safe Cosmetics   before; here and here .  This time they want us to t ell Unilever that cancer-causing chemicals have no place in beauty products...  Unilever  is the  third largest personal care products company in the world, generating billions in beauty sales annually.     Their beauty products  are considered trustworthy , but there is nothing  trustworthy  about cancer-causing chemicals in personal care products! Unilever can and should do better.  Tell Unilever that cancer-causing chemicals have no place in your family’s beauty and personal care regime. Please take a moment to sign the petition!   Act now to get cancer chemicals out of  Unilever  beauty products!   #CosmeticsWithoutCancer

Sunscreen ingredients to avoid! | A safer alternative

Hello everyone! My previous post was all about SPF and  misconceptions about sunscreen .  Read it  here .  Today's post is about sunscreen ingredients you should avoid ! So, what’s wrong with our sunscreens? Research has found that many sunscreens contain chemicals that mess with our hormones and can play a significant role in cancer development.  You should avoid these chemicals and find a safer alternative .     More on  Campaign for Safe Cosmetics . Active ingredients in sunscreens come in two forms,  mineral  and non-mineral/ chemical  filters.  Each ingredient has different uses for protecting the skin and keeping its stability under sunlight.  Yet each may be  hazardous to human health .  The most common sunscreens on the market contain chemical filters.  These products typically include a combination of two or more of these active ingredients:  oxybenzone ,  avobenzone ,  octisalate ,  octocrylene ,  homosalate ,  octinoxate ,  retinyl palmitate  and

Tell L’Oreal: We demand cosmetics without cancer!

Hello everyone! A few months ago I blogged about the  Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and their online petition  asking P&G  to   remove cancer-causing chemicals from cosmetics . This time the  Campaign for Safe Cosmetics ’ investigation of   L’Oreal   products exposed a shocking use of carcinogens in its eye make-up.  They also found cancer-causing chemicals in nail polish and hair products made by   L’Oreal ’s brands   Maybelline   and   Garnier   as well as potential contamination with cancer-causing chemicals in anti-ageing creams. Learn more about what they discovered in L’Oreal make-up and personal care products . TAKE ACTION today and tell L’Oreal you want cosmetics without cancer! Do you usually read the ingredient list before buying a new beauty products?  I do.   It might sound like a lot of work to study every ingredient before buying a product, but keep in mind that what you’re doing is protecting your body and your health.

Quiz: How much do you know about cosmetics?

Hello everyone! On Wednesday, October 1st, I blogged about  carcinogenic ingredients  found in   P&G   beauty products in a posed titled,   Tell P&G to remove cancer-causing chemicals from cosmetics!   If you have not yet signed the petition, please do so now!   If you want to test your knowledge of toxic chemicals in make-up and personal care products you can take the   Safe Cosmetics Quiz   created by  The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics . Take the quiz! The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is a project of  The Breast Cancer Fund . So, how many questions did you answer correctly? I got a perfect score! :) Share your results in the comment section below. Related post: Know your products: comedogenic and irritating ingredients .

Tell P&G to remove cancer-causing chemicals from cosmetics!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month , which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease.  Unfortunately a great amount of beauty products still contain cancer-causing ingredients.     Even the lowest levels of  carcinogenic chemicals , can be very harmful when found in products used every day like; make-up, skincare and hair products. I just signed an online petition asking Mr A.G Lafley ,  the Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO of  P&G ,  to   remove cancer-causing chemicals from cosmetics .   Keep reading to find out more about this campaign! Take action! " The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics  found cancer-causing chemicals in a number of cosmetics made by Procter & Gamble (P&G), including their Cover Girl blushes, mascara and eye shadows, Olay anti-aging creams, Max Factor mascara, and more. Even P&G’s Pantene Beautiful Lengths Finishing Crème – which is marketed with a pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness – contain