Thursday, January 29, 2009

Safe Cosmetics

I am not one to have really sensitive skin when it comes to make up, so it took me until now to really think about using the best products on my face. There are so many cosmetics out there that you might think are safe, but are actually pretty toxic. I have been using organic lotions, soaps, shampoos, and such for a couple of years. Now it is time to chuck the bad make up. Lipsticks, nail polish, and shampoo, are actually on the list as one of the ten toxic items you should know about in this post. So, how do you know if your current make up is actually bad for you? You can research it on Skin Deep: Cosmetics Database. There are 41,000 products in this database which are paired against 50 toxicity and regulatory databases. It is a project that is run by the people at Environmental Working Group.

Additionally, here are 5 chemicals to avoid in cosmetic products and why you should avoid them. Quickly, they are the Phthatale Family, Lauryl Sulfate, the Amine Family, Formaldehyde, and Paraben Preservatives. There are many resources online to help you clean up your make up drawer. You can also go to a local natural foods store, see what they have available, and talk with a real live person about what might be best for you.

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