Learning the truth about what’s in our cosmetic bags can be painful. Once we’ve found a product that works, who has the time or inclination to start experimenting again. But, many of the products we use every day on our bodies are loaded with industrial chemicals.
According to the USDA, cosmetics are products that are used for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness or altering one’s appearance. While we’re very aware of what’s in our food and our environment, many people don’t become aware of the risk’s in cosmetics until there’s a problem.
The Federal agencies only regulate some aspects of cosmetics and skin care products. Sadly, there’s far more regulations governing the safest quantities of toxins rather than the safest purest formulas. Given some thought it’s frightening that formaldehyde, classified as a probable human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is found at all skin care products. It has been banned in several countries but is still legal in the U.S.
It’s up to us to pay attention to what we put on our bodies. It’s just as important as the food we put into them.