03 Apr Is Your Makeup Toxic?
Make-up is used by almost every woman on earth at some point in their lives. In fact, many women use it liberally on a regular basis. Typically, women don’t give a second thought tot he ingredients in their makeup. Unfortunately, most cosmetics have dangerous ingredients lurking behind beautiful packaging. Green Clean Life is here to tell you which dangerous ingredients to avoid.
One of the most dangerous compounds they have found in make-up is MERCURY. Yes, you heard me right. Mercury is a toxic element that can be absorbed through the skin, which in turn can cause damage to your brain. The FDA regulates the use of these compounds for a preservative that helps keep eye shadows and other eye make-up “fresh and new” on the shelves. That’s right you may have been putting MERCURY on your face and eyes. That’s not all. Certain skin-whitening creams may also be contaminated. While the FDA regulates this legally, there are some controversial scientific evidence that links Mercury exposure to Autism in children. Definitely make sure you are checking your products before buying or using!
You would think that was it, it’s not. Have you heard of Coal Tar? It is a known human carcinogen. You can find it in anti-dandruff shampoos, hair dyes, and treatments for psoriasis. It has been discovered that Coal Tar causes DNA damage which then in turn increases the likely hood of developing cancer. Coal Tar can also increase the sensitivity of your skin to sunlight, increasing your chances for contracting skin cancer. Products that can be found with Coal Tar should be used with caution or just avoided all together.
Last but most certainly not least we have Lead Acetates. Pretty much everyone knows that Lead is a highly toxic metal associated with neurological and organ toxicity. Surprise surprise, it also plays a role in cancer development. It is EXCEPTIONALLY poisonous to children! Although the FDA has requirements and regulations around the use of Lead in certain dyes, it does not have a stringent regulation on lead found in any other cosmetic. One of the main products that usually contains Lead is lipsticks. Imported cosmetics may also have high Lead content. For safety keep all cosmetics away from children!
If a product isn’t safe to be near your child, why is it okay to be near you? Please join us at our next webinar and learn about the hidden dangers in your household and cosmetic products. Also, learn how to swap them out AFFORDABLY and create a healthy environment for your family. Text 480-707-3859 to enter to win a FREE GIFT basket and to get the details for our next webinar!