START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x
 
 
This thread is archived. To reply to it you must re-activate it.
Harmful Chemicals in Beauty Products July 25, 2004 8:19 AM

I found a great site that lists all the harmful chemicals in common products such as shampoo and lotions. http://www.ewg.org/reports/skindeep/index.php It gives information about the risks associated with certain ingredients. It also has studied many different products and assesed their safety rating. I thought that I had done well in choosing healthy beauty products, but boy was I wrong! Brands such as Kiss My Face and JASON cometics are reviewed and not as safe as your would like to think. Products are listed on a scale of 1-10. 10 being the least safe. Some of my all-natural/organic products are rated 7.5! I was even more shocked about my shampoo choices...I use Henna Gold and I bought it because I thought it was a good alternative to sodium lauryl sulfate, but it turns out it has chemicals worse than SLS! The third ingredient in the shampoo is listed on the top ten list of unsafe chemicals (#8)! This site is great and comprehensive. You can even order a report on particular products you use. You can search anything from ingredient, brand name or type of product. Check it out! The site made me convinced that I was still making uninformed decisions about my so-called "natural" or "organic" beauty products. I guess I'll just have to start making my shampoos the old-fashioned way - by hand.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
100% certified organic beauty products July 27, 2004 6:55 AM

Hi Megan, I don't know if you are familiar with Miessence. They are a company from Australia that has the World's first 100% certified organic beauty products (skin care, hair care, makeup, etc.). They are great. You can order them from the web: www.onegrp.com/?mlundgren. If you are interested, I can send you more info via snail mail about the ingredients they use and the company's ethics and goals. Marjorie  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 July 28, 2004 7:17 AM

Thanks for the info. Ariel  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 July 29, 2004 11:50 PM

That is a good site. Thanx for sharing it!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 August 11, 2004 9:39 PM

thx~honey..tatz really a cool site. sometimes we just dont have the time/mind to consider so much, but i think we should really choose our body products carefully.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Becaue Your Worth It August 13, 2004 8:19 PM

Hello All, yes I use Miessence products as well and as Majorie says we are a World's First to be Certified Organic. Also alot of people don't know that our products have also passed the ORGANIC FOOD Standard for USDA, as the USDA doesn't not have standards for personal care products, however we have gone one step further and passed the Organic FOOD standards for USDA that's we we are the only company on the planet that is legally allowed to display the USDA logo and others such as IFOAM (international body) JAS (Japan) ACO (Australia). Also I have great news for all in the US as the shipping rates are now $8.95 for orders up to 6.5lbs, so if you live too far from the shops order online (to save on fuel)or contact either Majorie or myself for a Price List/Order Form and receive up to 20% discount. Basically if you order products up to $90.00 US you get FREE postage. Also if you are not happy with anything do return it and receive your money back. Anyway I wanted to post an article so here it is: Monday, 2 August 2004 Because We're Worth It ! New product tests have found phthalates, which are known to cause birth defects in laboratory animals, for the first time in two popular brands of lipstick, Moon Drops Lipstick by Revlon and Lipfinity Paint by Max Factor. Both lipsticks also contained toxic glycols and organic solvents. The tests were conducted by National Environmental Trust (NET), a founding member of Because We're Worth It! The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, and released in the new report, "Cabinet Confidential." See results at www.net.org.The tests also found phthalates in several other beauty products, including L'Oreal Preference Hair Color Conditioner, Pantene Pro V Shampoo and Conditioner, Revlon Skinlights Face Illuminator and Lancome Renergie Lift Makeup. The chemical wasn't listed on any of the labels.Because We're Worth It! The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is urging people to avoid these products until cosmetics companies remove these unnecessary, toxic chemicals. There is no reason for these companies to put chemicals linked to birth defects into products we smear on our lips and faces. Unfortunately, the U.S. government (and many other governments) lets cosmetic companies put unlimited amounts of chemicals into personal care products with no required testing, no monitoring of health effects and inadequate labels. Do copy this and email it to someone that you know that is using these products, educate them! Take care all and hope this has help someone!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Outraged about chemicals in our products August 31, 2004 12:13 PM

I too am rather disturbed about all the harmful chemicals they are putting in our household products. The average consumer has no idea how unsafe these products really are to their families. I think most people assume that if they are on the shelf then they must be ok to use and that is JUST NOT TRUE! I also purchase environmentally friendly, safer products from a great company here in the US and love them. They work better than the harmful products and save me money to boot- You can't beat that deal! Thanks for the great website. I have been looking for a good comprehensive website that validates this type of information to share with friends and family. I will put it to good use. Hope everyone is having a wonderful day and remember "It's your right to be informed." Malynda from Indiana AtHomeWellness@hotmail.com  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
  New Topic              Back To Topics Read Code of Conduct

 

This group:
eco-beauty-and-wellness
279 Members

View All Topics
New Topic

Track Topic
Mail Preferences