More awareness is being put on cosmetic ingredients that are harmful to us. Studies have suggested lip products might have lead in them. As a consumer I want to know what we are ingesting that can potentially make us fall ill to a disease. Many women put on a long list of beauty products each day do we really know how these chemicals affect our health?
There are cosmetic lines to help consumers find a more natural approach to their makeup items. Jessica Alba launched a cosmetic company called Honest in 2012 the focus is on avoiding potentially harmful ingredients such as parabens and phthalares. Juice Beauty is another company that has been around for some time the actress Gwyneth Paltrow is the Creative Director for them. Juice Beauty specializes in organic skincare, they formulate with certified organic ingredients, which dramatically reduces residue from pesticides, unnecessary synthetic chemicals, and synthetic fertilizer residue in their product ingredients. Juice Beauty has a full beauty line free of gluten and parabens.
With it being breast cancer awareness this month I wanted to write about cosmetics and how we need to be proactive on what we buy. Remember the cheaper the product means it is full of ingredients that we can’t even pronounce. Now if you say you can’t afford organic it is OK, just cut out some of the products that really aren’t needed. Less amounts of chemicals that are absorbed in our blood stream the better we are.
Every day we expose ourselves to chemicals, from gas fumes to air fresheners all pollutants we are inhaling. If we can control it let’s start with what we buy and use. Also ladies please do your self exams and if there are changes don’t wait to call your doctor, early detection is important to help fight breast cancer. Women over 40 years old make sure you have an annual mammogram screening. Genetics can influences many of our illnesses but MAYBE there is a trigger that sets the disease in motion let’s think out of the box.