Are Your Cosmetics Safe?

Someone passed this site along to me and I felt I needed to share it with you guys. Do you ever stop to think about what you’re putting on your face or do you assume the people who make your cosmetics are responsible enough to not put you in danger? 

Take Almay for example, the make-up that’s known for being hypoallergenic. According to Cosmetics Database, Almay’s product Smart Shade Makeup (Light, Med SPF 15) has an overall score of 5 (a moderate hazard).

High concerns: Neurotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lung), Contamination concerns, Occupational hazards, Biochemical or cellular level changes.

Moderate concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Low concerns:Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Enhanced skin absorbption

Does this concern you? Will you go to Cosmetics Database to look up your cosmetics and or take more extreme steps or just go about your regular routine probably because you don’t know what most of the above stuff means, like me? :-p

See what lipstick has a hazard level of 10 (the highest) click here.

*Note: I am in no way endorsing this website or speaking to how truthful it is. However, it is something that might make us all think about the products we use.

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