Toxic beauty products in disguise
On most weekends you can find me strolling down the aisles of the local discount price club store. This past weekend, I was doing just that when a display caught my eye. Mineral make-up! This store usually does not sell any natural cosmetics and when I saw this, I was excited. It’s tough to find good (and affordable) natural cosmetics in a discount store! When I went over, the array of eye shadow and blush colors were beautiful! (Yes, this type of stuff thrills me.)
I found out it was a traveling display. They would only be there for the weekend (so of course you would have to buy now to get the discount.) Immediately the saleswoman put a facial lotion on my arm for me to test. I was able to look on the back to read the ingredients. For a supposedly “natural” line, it sure had some unnatural ingredients. I saw propylene glycol and methyparaben to name a few. Both of these are chemicals used to enhance or preserve the shelf life of the product. Unfortunately, she had already put the lotion on my arm or I would have stopped her. Studies show that these ingredients cause serious diseases and should not be used!
I did not have a chance to see the ingredients of the make-up, blush or eye shadows, but since I had seen the contents of the lotion, I was now mistrusting of the rest of the products. Be careful when buying so called “natural” products because this term is not regulated. They were claiming to be natural and were totally not. Become an educated, vigilant label reader and use safe beauty products!
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