Toxic Load - Part 1. Cosmetics and Disease.


Beautycounter products, general display

Do you check food ingredient lists but assume skin care is safe? Or maybe you've read the label but the ingredients look like a foreign language. I was shocked to learn the US hasn't passed federal legislation to regulate the cosmetic industry since 1938! And that out of the 1400 ingredients that are banned in the European Union in skin care, only 30 are banned in the states.

poison toxic products

Toxins are everywhere around us, not just in the food supply.

Listed below are some of the worst offending ingredients which are found in plastics, shampoos, conditioners, lotions, face washes, nail polishes, cosmetics and soaps, among others:

  • Phthalates

  • Parabens

  • Triclosans (primarily in anti-bacterial soaps)

  • PCBs (polych