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15 Toxic Ingredients in Personal Care

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15 Toxic Ingredients in Personal Care

By now we’ve all heard that everything from hair serum to sunscreen can be teeming with troublesome toxins and crazy chemicals, and many concerned consumers already steer clear of products made with parabens, phthalates, and synthetic scents and colors. But there are hundreds of lesser-known ingredients hidden in many favorite products–some with the potential to wreak havoc on the environment and others that have been linked to breast cancer. Without a universal and enforceable natural or organic standard to regulate the beauty industry, even companies claiming to be natural often produce products laced with not-so-clean stuff.

For their 2nd Annual Beauty with a Conscience Awards, Natural Solutions magazine put its stamp of approval on 101 of the purest and best personal care products using guidelines developed in collaboration with Whole Foods Market, here is their list of the toxic ingredients that you don’t want in your products.

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Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living offers its readers the latest news on health conditions, herbs and supplements, natural beauty products, healing foods and conscious living.


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12:17PM PST on Dec 27, 2012

Thank you for info.

12:16PM PST on Dec 27, 2012

Thank you for info.

4:55AM PDT on Oct 29, 2012

I printed out this list and will take it shopping with me from now on! Thanks!!

11:53AM PDT on Jul 3, 2012

Thank you!

8:13PM PST on Dec 31, 2011

Thank you.

8:46AM PDT on Jun 20, 2011

Thank you for the informative article.

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