Hot off the Press:
Beauty Brands Go to Washington - Skincare and cosmetics entrepreneurs will descend on the nation’s capital this week to lobby for more regulation of their industry.
Vanity Fair - Full Story
“I set out to change the world, not just create a beauty brand,” [Renfrew] said.
Well said! Beautycounter is so much more than a cosmetic line; it is a social movement aimed to raise awareness for the lack of sufficient regulation of the personal care industry.
Are you concerned with the ingredients in your personal care products but completely overwhelmed by having to memorize the long names? Is it a good or bad ingredient? Do not fret!
The Skin Deep cosmetic database by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment, allows you to look up ingredients. Simply enter the ingredient in question in the search box and obtain a wealth of information. The site provides overall rating - 1-10 range with 1 being safest to 10 being worst, overall hazard as well as cancer, developmental & reproductive toxicity, allergies and immunotoxicity health concerns, and much else.
Try it out!
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Children are far more vulnerable than adults to the effects of toxic exposure. Their bodies are smaller, and, therefore, the same amount of chemicals equates to a higher percentage of body weight. Their protective systems are not fully developed and thus do not offer the same shielding and processing as an adult body. Also, due to rapid development and increased number of processes taking place, children’s bodies, systems and brains may be more severely impacted. This is especially true for development during pregnancy, younger children and kids going through hormonal changes.
The below WebMD article covers some common products that should be reconsidered during pregnancy. Food for thought.
"Any material placed on the skin has the potential to be absorbed into the bloodstream and may be able...