Wednesday, May 2, 2018

BEAUTY SCIENCE - Why?

We recently began a series of articles (they appear each Wednesday) called "BEAUTY SCIENCE". 
Courtney Kardashian meeting with federal lawmakers
in support of legislation to give the FDA the power to 
investigate and prevent the sales of dangerous cosmetics.
Why?  Because it is important to your health!

So many people are concerned with what they put in and on their body and more and more are carefully checking the ingredient list.  But...beauty product ingredient labels are very difficult to decipher unless you are a chemist!   And...no one is regulating the ingredients or monitoring long term effects of some of these chemicals on our overall health.

The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act defines cosmetics by their intended use, as "articles intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to the human body...for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance". Among the products included in this definition are skin moisturizers, perfumes, lipsticks, fingernail polishes, eye and facial makeup preparations, cleansing shampoos, permanent waves, hair colors, and deodorants, as well as any substance intended for use as a component of a cosmetic product.

It also does NOT require FDA approval before a cosmetic goes on the market or approval of cosmetic ingredients  (except for color additives).  Let's be clear. Most of the ingredients are completely safe, some have minimal risk levels, but there are products you most certainly want to avoid if they contain high risk ingredients. Being an informed consumer will give you the power!


We have also started a new Facebook page "Clean Salon". It is a new group resource at Beauty Care Choices. If you have health concerns that make you sensitive to chemicals in beauty products, we want to hear from you. Please join our group discussion and share your personal story. Help us to help you find products that perform without the chemicals that cause you concern. Everyone is developing more and more sensitives and not just to what we put in our bodies but what we put on them. Gluten Free, Paraben Free, Free of Artificial Colors/Additives, Vegan, Alcohol free, Sulfates (SLS) and so many other individual concerns are troubling our customers and salon clients. Our goal is to help our customers navigate their Beauty Care Choices according to their health care needs.

In the coming weeks, we will be providing you information on beauty product ingredients to help you make healthy choices.  Upcoming BEAUTY SCIENCE topics include Dibutyl Phthalate, Parabens, Cyclopentasiloxane and PEG (polyethylene glycol).

Please...let us know either by commenting on this article or joining and posting to Clean Salon if you have questions or concerns. 

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