Ingredients In Cosmetics And Skin Care Products
Executive Summary about Cosmetics Ingredients by Jean Shaw
What insanity allows people to knowingly inject thimerosal (a mercury derivative), aluminium and formaldehyde (both toxic substances) into seemingly healthy young children when their immune system is only just developing?
My skin now reveals numerous areas of sun related damage.
Skin cancer is caused by excessive exposure to intense sunlight and the sun’s A,B and C rays. You can protect yourself from sun damage by limiting exposure, staying covered as much as possible and using a high quality NON-TOXIC lotion that blocks out the full spectrum of solar rays. However, many over the counter sun block creams and lotions contain known carcinogens and toxic chemicals which build up over time and predispose sun bathers to melanoma.
Health and beauty do not always go hand in glove.
The skin is the largest eliminatory organ in the body. Toxins are eliminated through the skin via perspiration and absorbed into the body, through hair follicles and sebaceous glands.
Why You Need To Read The Labels On Cosmetics And Skin Care Products
Despite the known dangers associated with many of the ingredients in cosmetics, skin care and personal care products, some manufacturers continue to use them. You can check the safety data sheets on all ingredients but problems occur when the manufacturers do not list the recognised INCI (International Names of Cosmetic Ingredients). The list of potentially harmful ingredients is long. For instance the chemical definition of “organic” is ‘a compound that contains a carbon atom’.
The only way to ensure you get 100% synthetic chemical and toxic free products is to look for the recognized Certified Organic logos.
In order to be Certified Organic, products must contain at least 95% organically produced agricultural ingredients (excluding water and salt). The remaining 5% can be non agricultural substances or non organically produced agricultural ingredients with strict processing criteria, e.g. NO GMO’s and absolutely NO SYNTHETIC CHEMICALS.
As a result many so called “organic” body care products are on the market. Since water is the primary ingredient in many cosmetics, some manufacturers claim to use organic hydrosols, or floral water, to green wash their products. They then make organic label claims whilst still using synthetic toxic ingredients that would NEVER be allowed in organic food products.
Fortunately one company produces an entire range of skin, personal and body care products which are entirely genuinely “organic”.
Keyword: Cosmetics Ingredients, Cosmetic Products
Check out my other guide: Natural Organic skin Care