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Re: Cosmetics Rated for Harmful Chemicals

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@Icegoddess -- there was an article in our local newspaper about the discovery of one possible harmful chemical in all cosmetics -- and that particular chemical has been in cosmetics (mainly lipsticks and waterproof mascaras) since the dawn of time, but is not listed on most ingredient lists.  I read the article, but didn't memorize it.  I assume since I've been using cosmetics for most of my 72 years, it's too late for me!   Save yourselves!

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@tototwo wrote:

@Icegoddess -- there was an article in our local newspaper about the discovery of one possible harmful chemical in all cosmetics -- and that particular chemical has been in cosmetics (mainly lipsticks and waterproof mascaras) since the dawn of time, but is not listed on most ingredient lists.  I read the article, but didn't memorize it.  I assume since I've been using cosmetics for most of my 72 years, it's too late for me!   Save yourselves!


Think you are referring to PFAS.  These have been used for years, and it's just now that we are hearing about their presence in our cosmetics.

 

Cosmetics are largely unregulated, unfortunately.  I guess people are assuming that if something is widely available, it must be safe, but that's not always true.



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I had two different doctors tell me that we only absorb 1% of what we put on our skin. Dunno if I believe it. But if it's bad, I don't want even 1% of it.

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@Judaline wrote:

I had two different doctors tell me that we only absorb 1% of what we put on our skin. Dunno if I believe it. But if it's bad, I don't want even 1% of it.


@Judaline  I'm not sure I believe it's only 1% either.  But even if that's accurate, it doesn't take into account the fact that we ingest lipstick as we are wearing it, and that cosmetics that go around our eyes can wind up in our eyes (especially during removal).  

 

 



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@Judaline wrote:

I had two different doctors tell me that we only absorb 1% of what we put on our skin. Dunno if I believe it. But if it's bad, I don't want even 1% of it.


@Judaline  I'm not sure I believe it's only 1% either.  But even if that's accurate, it doesn't take into account the fact that we ingest lipstick as we are wearing it, and that cosmetics that go around our eyes can wind up in our eyes (especially during removal).  

 

 


True.

 @mistriTsquirrel o/t for a moment:  I thought you might like to see what my daughter gave me for mother's day:

 

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@Judaline wrote:

@mistriTsquirrel wrote:

@Judaline wrote:

I had two different doctors tell me that we only absorb 1% of what we put on our skin. Dunno if I believe it. But if it's bad, I don't want even 1% of it.


@Judaline  I'm not sure I believe it's only 1% either.  But even if that's accurate, it doesn't take into account the fact that we ingest lipstick as we are wearing it, and that cosmetics that go around our eyes can wind up in our eyes (especially during removal).  

 

 


True.

 @mistriTsquirrel o/t for a moment:  I thought you might like to see what my daughter gave me for mother's day:

 


@Judaline  Awww, nice!!!

 

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@chessylady wrote:

I found this educational website ewg.org. It rates many personal care products regarding harmful chemicals found in the products. Beekman gets a 3 out of 10 with 1 being the best for their soap bars. This site also includes more than just personal care products. EWG stands for environmental working group. I need more information on how what I put on my skin affects my health. You are free to just skip this post if you are uninterested in this info.


@chessylady I often use this site. There are a couple of other ones I also use. The stuff we put on us is not very good for us or for the environment. 

Ingredients A-Z, INCII Decoder, Cosmetic Ingredient Dictiinary, CosDNA, Skincarisma are a few of the other sites. 

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@Icegoddess wrote:

i use this site, among others, when I'm evaluating ingredients.

 

I saw a very simple statement on the crawl of GMA the other morning which stated 50% of cosmetics were found to contain toxic ingredients.  Since it was the crawl, there was no explanation or any pointer as to how to get more information.


@Icegoddess,  I believe this article addresses the crawl statement you referenced.   A bill has been or is about to be presented to stop the practice.  It is called the No PFAS in Cosmetics Act

 

A New Study Found High Levels of Toxic 'Forever Chemicals' In 120 Cosmetic Products   news.yahoo.com/study-found-high-levels-toxic-163250990.html

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