Based on recurring feedback over decades it is easy to see how the multi-billion dollar beauty industry seems to be a primary factor for women feeling insecure, unattractive and unhappy with their natural beauty and unique looks.

This is done deliberately in order to manipulate women (and men) into buying their over priced and potentially harmful beauty products. This blog post is directed toward the beauty industry that manufactures toxic ingredients and products, not those that use certified organic ingredients.

Cosmetic's Industry Questionable IngredientsRemember the saying “Buyer Beware” because it really applies to the billions spent on beauty products. Unfortunately for the vast majority of women the reality of life is billions on beauty and bad for body.

In our previous blog post we addressed the toxic ingredients in personal body care products. What most people do not realize is the fact that the body care industry is virtually unregulated and produces an abundant array of toxic ingredients in their products. Unfortunately the same is true for the beauty industry and cosmetics company products.

The beauty industry controls billions of dollars by continually advertising and obsessing on the consumers self image and then using make overs and make up to artificially fix them.

Their arsenal of harmful vanity products includes:

  • botox
  • facial and body cleansers
  • cosmetics (base, blush, eye liner, eye shadow, lipstick, mascara, etc.),
  • facial and body creams
  • fake nails and fingernail polish
  • body and facial lotions
  • teeth whiteners
  • sun screens
  • body scrubs and many other products

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) has a great website that summarizes the “Organic Cheater Brands” by providing Cosmetic Hazard Scores. By accessing their great website you will learn a wealth of information to protect yourself and your family.

Please visit, click > OCA’s Cosmetic Database

One of the advocates for honesty and integrity in the body care and cosmetics industry has issued a call to action for companies and consumers alike.

Consumers who pay a premium for high-end organic products expect the main cleansing and moisturizing ingredients of a product labeled “Organic” to be made from certified organic agricultural material produced on organic farms, and not from petrochemicals or pesticide and herbicide-intensive conventional farming,” explains Horst Rechelbacher, founder of Intelligent Nutrients (and founder and previous owner of Aveda).

It would be helpful to discuss the many harmful ingredients in body care and cosmetic products, such as:

  • dyes
  • fragrances
  • parabens
  • petroleum products
  • sodium lauryl
  • triclosan and much more.

However the easiest and fastest way for you to learn more about which ingredients and products to avoid is for you to go directly to the great site previously mentioned.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has also provided a handy shoppers guide you can print and use when you are ordering online or shopping for your body care products and cosmetics. You can easily get more details and download a printable shopper’s guide.

To download, click >  EWG Printable Shopper’s Guide.

By investing a little energy and time men and women alike can easily become better educated about personal body care and cosmetics. It is obvious why both should learn about the ingredients in body care products. Why would men want to learn about cosmetics? Remember what women put on their body also affects everyone’s health and the environment therefore men and women must become better informed in order to make better choices before wasting billions on beauty and bad for the body.

Our next blog post will share: Ten Toxic Threats to Human Health