Did you know that your skin is the largest organ in your body?
We all know and understand the phrase, “You are what you eat?” Therefore, we’ve become more educated and empowered as consumers to read food labels and demand higher quality food.
Well, consider this, “You are what you put on your body!”
Every ingredient in your cream, serum, gel, shampoo, soap, etc. gets absorbed into your skin. The average women puts 10-15 different products on her body every day. And many ingredients are toxic (carcinogens and endocrine disruptors) and are slowly poisoning you!
You may think, “that can’t be true!” How can toxic ingredients be allowed in skin care products? Well, the skin care industry in the United States is largely unregulated. The FDA relies on companies to police themselves! (How do you think that’s working out?)
The FDA has banned only 11 ingredients from beauty products (FDA.gov), compared to over 1,000 banned in the European Union! (EU Regulation No. 1223/2009)
Simply put, companies can, and do, put anything in their products that prove to be financially beneficial.
Companies in the US put thousands of synthetic chemicals into our personal care products, even if they’re linked to cancer, infertility or birth defects. It’s no surprise that the rise of these chemicals in our products is in direct correlation to the rise in breast cancer! (BreastCancerFund.org)
And upon further research, we learn that many of these chemicals are routinely used in industrial manufacturing to clean equipment, stabilize pesticides, and grease gears. How those product be the best choice for our skin care?
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So what’s being done by the government? Well – nothing!
H.R. 1385 – Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013 (Congress.gov) was introduced in Congress to:
- Strengthen FDA oversight and regulation of the $50 billion cosmetics industry
- Phase out ingredients linked to cancer, infertility and developmental problems
- Create a safety standard that protects workers, babies and other vulnerable populations
- Require full disclosure of ingredients so consumers can make informed choices
- Give the FDA authority to recall dangerous products
This legislation has not been acted upon.
What can I do?
Skin Care Tips:
1. Check your labels! Do they contain any of the “Dirty Dozen” listed here?
And that’s just the beginning.
2. Research all ingredients in your personal care items. A simple Google search will tell you whether they are considered harmful.
3. Look for products with natural and organic ingredients – yes they do exist!
Our company, Lynne Organics, was started for this exact purpose. We are a mother/daughter team passionate about putting only the best foods in our bodies. We strive to consume only the highest quality, all natural and organic foods. Why should we not have that same expectation for our skin care products?
Lynne Organics strives to deliver to the consumer superior natural and organic skin care products.
We are a tiny business trying to make a big difference! We hope you will consider our initial offering! Check it out on Amazon.com
To our health,