Monday, September 16, 2019

Beauty Care Choices launches the "Clean Salon"

Finding the right beauty product, a safe product, a "clean" product just got easier at is adding icons to their web site! With the rise of non-toxic beauty, people are spending a little more time checking out the packaging of their cosmetics. You may be paying stricter attention to ingredient lists. So are we and we are working hard to help you find the right products before you buy.  We've started with the icons below.  With 185 brands and over 20,000 products, we will be continuing this effort.  We want you to enjoy a "clean salon".

When in comes to beauty products, consumers have lots of choices, from what they buy to where they buy it. They also have choices of what ingredients go into their ultimately on their body. During the past few months our BEAUTY SCIENCE articles have provided our customers with the pros and cons of various ingredients used in the making of hair, skin, and cosmetic products. Why? Because more and more people are making healthy choices regarding beauty products. Not only do they want to avoid the "dirty dozen" (see chart below), but may want exclusively organic & cruelty free, biodegradable, or alcohol free products. They may have allergies that require them to be gluten free or need it to be hypo-allergenic.

The FDA does NOT require approval before a cosmetic goes on the market or approval of cosmetic ingredients. 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.

Take a look at the new look on our web site. You'll see and be able to search for the right products for your needs.

Clean Salon (on Facebook) 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 sensitivities 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.

The dirty dozen:

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