Sunday, January 20, 2008

I'm Melting! I'm Melting!

See what happens when you use regular makeup! Just Kidding! But I have here a little list of dirty things that can be found in your personal care products. According to an article on The average adult uses nine personal care product a day with roughly 120 chemicals spread among them, many of which are incompletely tested for toxicity. Egad! That is some serious crap. OK ladies and gentlemen here is the long awaited list.

  • Antibacterials
  • Coal Tar found in anti-itch cream (I know where your minds are going) dandruff shampoo and coal based dyes can be found in toothpaste and mouth wash.
  • Diethanolamine

  • Dioxane an animal carcinogen that can appear as a contaminant in products.

  • Formaldehyde (didn't we use this stuff in science lab in high school) found in baby bath soap nail polish hair dyes and eyelash adhesive.

  • Fragrance

  • Lead or Mercury

  • Nanoparticles

  • Parabens (I have mentioned this dirty word before!)

  • Petroleum Distillates-beware of the words petroleum or liquid paraffin on labels.

  • P-Phenylenediamine can cause damage to the nervous system-mostly found in hair dyes.

  • Hydroquinone found in skin lighteners (all you sisters out there bleachin your skin take heed!) and facial moisturizers.

So now that I have cast a shadow of doom and gloom on all personal care products, beware and check the labels for these unhealthy products. If you want to find out the companies who have signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics visit

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