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I have found another source for really great, safe cosmetics and body products, so I would love to share them with you today – because I always believe in giving a shout-out to companies who are doing the right thing. It seems that so many are doing the WRONG thing, you can barely get through your day without putting yourself at some sort of risk using some of these toxic products.
475 Toxic Chemicals? Really?
How would you feel about discovering that, after your nice shower or bath which is supposed to cleanse you of waste, pollution and dirt, you were actually adding up to 475 toxic chemicals to your body?
I know I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating. Since your skin is the largest organ of absorption in your body, you are absorbing what you put on it. And that’s after just ONE shower or bath. Take into account that you probably apply lotion, foundation, sunscreen, lipstick, eye liner, mascara, etc. throughout the day, and wash it all off at the end of the day, and then reapply various lotions and potions before going to bed.
Yesterday while I was at the grocery store I picked up a bottle of shampoo that had fifteen chemicals in it that I would not allow in the house – the worst being Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Tetrasodium, and Propylene Glycol which are known to cause eye damage, among other things. An eye shadow I inspected had Polythylene Terephthalate, which has been linked to cancer. When you can READ the ingredients in lipstick (the ingredient list is so tiny), they usually include Polymenthyl metacrylate, also linked to cancer.
The problem with all of these chemicals is that they are not flushed out of the body – they build up, day after day, year after year, and compromise your health.
Throw Them In The Trash
I’m absolutely convinced that many of our body products, so beautifully packaged and slickly advertised, really just need to go into the closest trash receptacle. If our government agencies were truly protecting us, this would have happened long ago. So since they’re not doing their job, it’s up to us to get the word out.
By the way, if you’re not sure whether your body products or cosmetics are safe, here’s a good resource for finding out: Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database
Here’s The Good News – A Great Source
So – I promised that I had a new source for you, I just found them last week. They are called 100% Pure and what I love about them is that they use all natural, organic, vegan and fruit pigments in most of their products. Their prices are very reasonable, and the products are truly lovely. I’ve been searching for SAFE eye shadow for years and hadn’t found them at all until this company surfaced. They are based in California. Update: 100% Pure is now available in America, Australia, Europe, Canada and United Kingdom.
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