The FDA is quite relaxed on the US regulations on skin care and beauty ingredients. I check all of my lotions, shampoos, make-up and other beauty and body products that I use daily at: www.EWD.org. Most of the time you can just type in the product name and it’s toxicity will come up and the scientific studies that back up that information. If your product is not in their database, you can look up each ingredient. By toxic, I mean that it can interrupt the reproductive system, immune system, cause cancer or other harmful things. For a few ingredients that can be toxic to the human body, please see below. Also, not all organic products are created equal; some natural ingredients are still harmful or too strong for sensitive skin, Rosacea, allergy prone skin and other skin conditions. If you are unsure what your skin needs, you can always schedule a skin assessment. It’s very important if you are going through cancer treatment, have allergies or an autiimmune conditions, hormonal conditions or have Rosacea or sensitive skin that you use the right products for your skin and body.
Ingredients to avoid:
Propylparaben, Methylparaben…anything ending in “paraben” (Cancer causing!)
BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)