Warning! Your Fragrance could be Toxic

What does your perfume smell like?  Roses?  Lavendar? Or, how about coal-tar and petrochemicals?  Most likely, the latter is really what you smell when you spray on your favorite perfume or use a fragranced personal care product. Fragrances are loaded with toxic chemicals, and worst of all, nothing is stopping manufacturers from keeping their fragrance […]

List of 15 Toxic Chemicals to Avoid in Personal Care Products

The US personal care and cosmetic industries greatly lack oversight and regulation. In today’s climate it is necessary to arm yourself with the essential knowledge to be your own product police. Unfortunately, this is what it has come down to.  Companies put their bottom line before the well-being of their consumers’, and load their products […]

Dangerous Chemicals in Deodorant & Antiperspirant: A Detailed Review of the Chemicals, Research & Avoidance Tips

The personal care industry has been hijacked by misleading messages and outright false advertising. More concerning is that companies are putting their profits before the health and well-being of their consumers. While the FDA is slow to react and enforce regulation that could ban harmful ingredients, consumers continue to use their “trusted” products. Deodorants and […]

Is Your Sunscreen Safe?

After thirty-two years the FDA has yet to issue its final regulations on sunscreens. All the while consumers are unaware of the potential threats that loom in their “protective” creams and lotions. Yes, sunscreens do prevent sunburns, but beyond that there is surprisingly little evidence to support its safety and efficacy. In 2007 the FDA […]

5 Dangerous Natural Cosmetic Ingredients

To the trustworthy, non-concerning consumer, “natural” has a direct association with safe.  Although ingredients may be natural, that does not mean they are safe.  In order to get to the bottom of this, and to find out which ingredients are safe, and which pose a certain health risk, I reviewed the book, “Volume 1 of […]

Top 10 Potentially Toxic Ingredients in Cosmetics

Cosmetics and beauty products are used worldwide on a daily basis. Information you may not be aware of is that those same products you use to enhance your God given beauty may be causing serious effects on your health. These are just a few of the top potentially toxic ingredients that can be found in […]

Watch Out For Synthetic Preservatives!

Preservatives are added to food and cosmetics to increase their shelf life and to help protect them form microbial growth.The ones we should be extremely worried about are preservatives, foaming agents, and binding ingredients, which includes parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. Preservatives prevent the growth of bacteria, molds, and fungus in moisture based contents which can […]

Aluminum: Another Hoax?

For years an email has been circulating claiming that deodorant use is one of the leading causes of breast cancer. According to this information, deodorants and antiperspirants avoid toxins in the body to be eliminated in sweat in the underarm area. Causing these toxins to accumulate in the lymph glands under the arm, thus, causing […]

Lead in Lipstick

A new study shows that the amounts of lead in lipstick are higher than  thought. The first report on the subject came out into the light in 2007 when the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics released, “A Poison Kiss: The Problem of Lead in Lipstick,” after that the FDA promised to run its own testing. After […]