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Beauty Products Decoded: What Those Tricky Labels Really Mean

Offbeat  (tags: humans, interesting, women )

- 1450 days ago -
For our first stroll down the beauty aisle, let's take a peek at store shelves and find out how to identify which products are best for the environment--and us. Because all those labels and "natural" claims can get confusing, am I right?...

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David F (14)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 12:05 am
"Beauty products" --- aarrRRRRgghhhHHHHhhh (what a rape of language and consumers)


David F (14)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 12:07 am
" On cosmetics labels words like 'herbal', 'natural', even 'organic' have no legal definiton. That means that anyone can put *any*thing in a bottle and call it 'natural'. And they do. " -- Recommended "MUST SEE" (if you haven't yet) Viewing: The Story of Cosmetics (2010) (utube, 8min)

on closer look, ALL cosmetics (cosmetics as distinct from basic [organic] body-care) are cruel and demeaning. Being perfectly superfluous (at best and often outright harmful to boost) they are cruel to the environment, thus to plants, animals, humans; and detrimental to MENTAL health with their advertizing, branding, and other forms of mind-rape necessary to 'make money' out of them.

further *highly*() recommended viewing: Annie's Toxic Relationship (2 min, utb) by storyofstuffproject

) my word as a mag.rer.nat(Chemistry) that what Annie's telling is *true* (i had worked that out by myself long ago...); AND it is all-too often errr 'neglected' (or repressed/denied/... like so many 'inconvenient' truths);

David F (14)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 12:09 am
> which products are best for the environment
-- that one's really easy to answer: (ONLY) those never bought, never produced


Past Member (0)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 5:22 am
I stopped buying these crappy products a few years ago. Millions of innocent animals are senselessly tortured in labs 4 90% of beauty products. You can make great stuff at home which is cruelty free+all natural 4 pennies!

Sheila D (194)
Monday May 5, 2014, 10:13 am
Thanks goodness for allergies. Can't use any of the crap, not even sunscreen, out there, and very happy.

There's also "hypo-allergenic", which is a term coined by cosmetic manufacturers...means not as likely to cause reactions, but isn't the same as non-allergenic. Consumers don't seem to understand that the two terms aren't synonymous. Thanks, Frans...can't currently give you another star, even though earned it.

Helen Porter (39)
Monday May 5, 2014, 10:35 am
Tricky mean the lies, like the ones that say no GMOs when those things are scattered like germs. You eat, you get GMOs. Gotta break the habit! Those GMOs are so well supplied you'll probably get a daily share if you .....sometimes, when nobody's looking, suck your thumb.

Helen Porter (39)
Monday May 5, 2014, 10:39 am
I signed.

We need to keep making noise. Perhaps our scientists will find a way our bodies can survive a continuous supply of GMOs.
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