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5 Toxic Ingredients in Cosmetics

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 in Blog, Live Life Green

With minimal regulation in the cosmetic industry, the US has not passed a Federal law to regulate ingredients in personal care products since 1938. In the USA, there are no laws requiring cosmetic companies to demonstrate the safety of their products! Be informed, know what to look out for and here are 5 toxic ingredients in cosmetics you definitely want to remove from your cosmetic stash. Our skin absorbs toxins into our blood stream within 20 seconds of being applied.



US cosmetics are banned in Europe due to toxic ingredients. There are only 8 chemicals banned in from US cosmetics compared to 1,373 chemicals banned in Europe.

These are the top 5 toxic ingredients to remove from your cosmetic collection.

1. Formaldehyde – preservative and carcinogen know to cause cancer in humans

2. Triclosan – disrupts natural hormone system

3. Paraben – Are found in breast cancer tumors

4. Ethylene Oxide – carcinogen

5. Lead – neurotoxin

Cosmetic companies may use any ingredients they choose, with the exception of the 8 that are regulated.

Switching to a new, safe brand is simple and easy.  If you’d like to know more, share your info with us and we’d be happy to help you make the switch!  Don’t worry, we don’t share your information!

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