Let’s go back 2.5 years and I discovered that the chemicals in my makeup were part of the health problems I was having. Did you even know this fact?
Every single makeup product I was using contained at least one of the following chemicals:
Are Parabens safe? Studies have shown that some Parabens can mimic the activity of the hormone estrogen and act as potential hormone (endocrine) system disruptors in the body’s cells. Parabens have been found present in breast tumors and are possibly linked to breast cancer.
Is talc safe? Some talc may contain the known carcinogen asbestos, therefore it should be avoided in powders and other personal care products.
“The link between talc and ovarian cancer is based on two facts,” says Philip Landrigan. “Much talc contains asbestos-like fibers; and asbestos has been determined by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer arm of the World Health Organization, to be a definite cause of ovarian cancer.”
What may surprise you even more is that bismuth resembles arsenic chemically, yet it is commonly found in many cosmetics.
Is Bismuth safe? Many women will experience itchiness when wearing products containing bismuth, most noticeably when they sweat. This can often lead to nasty rashes and severe acne. Also, we can’t forget Bismuth is also akin to arsenic.
The FDA has determined a “healthy lead contamination level” is acceptable in cosmetics and personal care products. Isn’t that nice? Except when you apply those products every day, several times per day.
On the FDA’s website it states that 99% OF ALL COSMETICS CONTAIN LEAD! (This is where you go throw out your entire makeup bag, household, and personal products.)
Mercury exposure can also lead to violent muscular spasms, nervousness, irritability, tremors, weakness, fatigue, memory loss, changes in vision, hearing, or taste, vomiting, diarrhea, kidney damage and even death. When it enters the body, it is stored in the kidneys, blood, spleen, brain, liver, bones and fatty tissues.
Mercury is terrible for anyone but it is especially dangerous for pregnant or nursing women. Breast milk can become contaminated and in utero exposure to mercury has been attributed to an increase in neural tube defects.
Mineral oil is a common ingredient in baby lotions, cold creams, ointments and cosmetics.
Is Mineral Oil safe? Researchers stated, “There is strong evidence that Mineral Oil hydrocarbons are the greatest contaminant of the human body.”
There was a scientific study that removed fat specimens from women who underwent cesarean sections, and also collected milk samples from the women after delivery. They found that both fat and milk samples were contaminated with Mineral Oil saturated hydrocarbons—and stated that these compounds likely accumulated over time from repeated exposure.