Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Beauty Product Safety - Let's Detox!


If you're joining us on our Clean Salon beauty journey, now is the perfect time to do a beauty cabinet detox, getting rid of products that contain unhealthy ingredients you are now determined to avoid.

It’s can be little surprising to realize just how many products we use every day. Most of us have more than we think. Now consider that the more you use, the higher the chance you’re not only using one ingredient villain, you may be layering on several of these toxic ingredients – from head to toe.


The first step is identifying the ingredients you want to avoid.  Be a label reader. If you are unsure of what an ingredient is, you can always check our Beauty Science page.  You also might want to start just by avoiding all of the dirty dozen.  These are the most problematic and have the most science behind them.

If you can't afford to toss every thing and start over...which most of us can't...put a big black X on the item so when it is time to replace it, you're not just grabbing the same brand out of habit.  It's a good reminder you want to find a clean product to replace it.

It is important to remember that the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate beauty products and has only banned 11 substances.  In contrast, the European Union (EU) has over 1,000 banned chemicals.  It also much more closely monitors and approves beauty products.  If you want to learn more about this, we've provided the links below for chemicals banned in the USA, Europe, Canada & Japan.

USA Chemicals banned
https://www.fda.gov/cosmetics/cosmetics-laws-regulations/prohibited-restricted-ingredients-cosmetics

EU Chemicals Banned
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:02009R1223-20150416&from=EN

Canada
https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/consumer-product-safety/cosmetics/cosmetic-ingredient-hotlist-prohibited-restricted-ingredients/hotlist.html

Japan
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/file/06-Seisakujouhou-11120000-Iyakushokuhinkyoku/0000032704.pdf




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