Wednesday, June 22, 2011

All items should be listed! Stop byproducts and contaminants in our beuty items!!

Companies need to be forced to list byproducts and contaminants in products!!!

While NYC, my Eco Crusader friend Alisa Bayes, turned me onto a book No More Dirty Looks by Sibhan O'Connor & Alexandra Spunt.  This book should be on everyone's (especially ladies) must list!!! It is all about the hidden dangers and bad items in many of today's beauty products and what to chose for safe and clean cosmetic/beauty products.

The writers of the book have an awesome blog that does product reviews and extra helpful tips in striving to cut out our daily toxins.

Now that it's summer, make sure you check your Sunscreen  for these concerning items:
Padimate-O 
PABA /oxybenzone (titanium dioxide a PABA is only absorbed in nanoparticle form- so it is bad but not "horrible")
Benzophenone, homosalate, octyl-methoxycinnamate, and octinoxate.

What to look for in sunscreen?
Stated in the book/ reference by Dr. Joseph Schwarcz- Titanium Dioxide

Also, from here on these are some items/things I will be keeping my eyes peeled for on product labels from here on out:
(listed as PEG, polyethylene, polyethylene glycol, polyoxyethylene, sodium laureth sulfate. In general- avoid things that end in "eth" or "oxynol")
DEA, TEA, MEA, and ETA 

There are a TON of other items to look out for and the book is a great resource to base some consumer choices around. You can find more details to buy here.

Best Wishes to Everyone!!!

XOXO,
KC

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