Thursday, 15 March 2012

Health Tip of the Week: Make ups secret

I’ve been looking into makeup and other skin care products a lot lately, and have found some pretty shocking stuff. Most of the time we don’t even look into a product other then the color and how it last on our skin, eye lashes or lips. I know that’s how far I usually go. But just like our food, but through our skin, these products (or at least parts of them) are going into our body and we owe it to ourselves and our health to be serious and look into what we are really using.
I’m going to do a series of health tips just about make-up and skin care products, hopefully revelling some things to you about the products you use, and opening your eyes to things you might not have known.
The 35 billion-dollar cosmetic industry is one of the nation's largest and most profitable enterprises, spending more money on television advertising than any other business. Contrary to what most consumers believe, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) neither tests nor determines the safety of cosmetics and toiletries. The cosmetic industry is self-regulating through an independent panel of experts whom it appoints.

"Skin Deep" is the title of an investigative report prepared in 2004 by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), an advocacy organization based in Washington, DC. The EWG examined 711 lipstick products and found that 28% contained ingredients associated with cancer risk from chemicals like butylated hydroxytoluene, Nylon 6, ferric oxide, polyethylene, and titanium dioxide.

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