The Story of Cosmetics Plus Wtf Did I Do With My Lipstick?Posted: July 29, 2010
This is an overview of the truth of the cosmetics industry. Largely unregulated with untested chemicals in all sorts of personal care products. I started learning about the chemicals last year when looked up a few ingredients in my lotion. My findings appalled me. I’ll just name a few:
Used in deodorants and antiperspirants and strongly linked to Alzheimer’s and breast cancer. It can throw off the body’s delicate hormonal balance. You’re smearing this stuff onto your skin in a place that needs to sweat to release toxins. All of the sweat and toxins are then trapped into your sweat and lymph glands in your underarms. Being placed onto the skin, it is absorbed into bloodstream where it can cause neurological damage. Think you’re in the clear if you use a crystal deodorant? Think again, those host potassium alum, full name – potassium aluminum sulfate, which is usually mined using toxic chemicals like sulfuric acid. If part of the stone were to be chipped off and ingested, it could have lethal consequences (especially for a child). Really need something for stinky pits? Alternative.
Parabens: Names include methylparaben, butylparaben, ethylparaben, benzylparaben, isobutylparaben, and propylparaben. Group of chemicals that are used as preservatives in most personal care products including but not limited to shampoo, lotion, body wash, deodorants, make up, shaving cream, toothpaste, etc. Oh, food too. Parabens can mimic the hormone estrogen which is linked to the development of breast cancer. It’s funny how people spend so much on contributing to breast cancer research yet use products that cause breast cancer! Something called Pinkwashing where companies try to position themselves as leaders who help eradicate breast cancer yet their products are full of toxins linked to it.
Sodium Laureth Sulfate:
Used in shampoo, body wash, hand Soap, dish soap, shaving cream, house hold cleaners. SLS is most commonly derived from petroleum by-products or coconut oil. It basically gives your products that those foamy bubbles which we’ve become accustomed to believe are the cleaning properties working. It is processed with ethylene oxide, a known carcinogen, when it’s created. 1,4-Dioxane is also created which readily penetrates the skin and is a very probable carcinogen. It is not required by companies to list on the ingredients so consumers people have no certain way of knowing whether or not their products house this stuff. It has strips the skin of it’s natural oils and is known to aggravate skin conditions like eczema.
So, what did I do with my lead laden lipstick?
I really love Japan
That is not a car.
And the Japanese onomatopoeia “pika pika” for sparkle sparkle.
Also double rainbow. I think you know what I mean. That unicorn makes me happy. I still have 1 ½ lipsticks left. Kekekeke.
Just to clarify, I still use a couple of cosmetics sparingly with not so great ingredients but after I run out, I’m not purchasing them anymore. In tiny quantities, they aren’t too bad but contribute to the toxic build up in our bodies.