The average woman uses 12 different beauty products each day. Eyeliner, base makeup, lip stick, etc… Most, however, have absolutely no idea what’s in the makeup that they use and that they are putting on their skin, in their hair, on their lips…
Most of us would like to think that someone, maybe the FDA, we really aren’t sure who actually, is making sure that there’s nothing harmful in these beauty products. The fact is that the cosmetic industry is, by and large, unregulated. Even worse, with kids as young as 12 years old starting to use cosmetic products, some of these products might actually be interfering with your daughters hormones.
“We don’t even know how many companies there are right now that are producing their products. We certainly don’t know what’s in them.” says Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill. who is trying to introduce a bill that would allow the FDA to have oversight of the cosmetic industry.
One study found that 400 of the lipsticks tested contained lead (read more about that here).
One website Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, is trying to help you at least make educated and healthy choices for you and your children. Learn what’s in the cosmetics that you are presently using and learn which cosmetics are safe, then, go even further and find out what you can do to be a part of the solution.