Toxins in Everyday Cosmetics

cosmetics-featuredAs much as women want to look beautiful, they need to stay healthy too. You should be aware that there are dangerous toxins in cosmetics. The David Suzuki Foundation surveyed Canadians to find out what cosmetic products they were using and "found that one in eight of the 82,000 ingredients used in personal care products are industrial chemicals, including carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxins, and hormone disruptors. Many products include plasticizers (chemicals that keep concrete soft), degreasers (used to get grime off auto parts), and surfactants."

The Foundation has also put together a report called The Dirty Dozen, which is free for you to download in pdf format. You can grab a copy of The Dirty Dozen so you can review the products that have been flagged as harmful and then have a look at what you're using on a daily basis to see if any of these are in your products.

Some women are making their own cosmetics these days. Diane Kidman has written a book to show you how to do it. One of the reviews of her book said, "It doesn't have any crazy hard to find ingredients."

Below is a video clip which is a trailer for her book.

beauty-coverDiane's book Beauty Gone Wild! Herbal Recipes for Gorgeous Skin & Hair (Herbs Gone Wild!) can be downloaded for free for the next 24-48 hours as an Amazon promotion. After that you will have to pay for it. So, click here to get your copy now. She says, "You'll learn how to save a ton of money while avoiding harmful ingredients by making your own herb-based beauty care products. The instructions are easy, the ingredients pure and natural. The best part? It's fun. And the results are phenomenal. The moisturizing cream recipe alone is worth the read!"

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