Industrial beauty products, more often than not, contain chemical ingredients that are scientifically qualified as highly harmful to our health!
A clinic research carried out in the U.S. showed that one in eight of the 82,000 ingredients used in personal care & beauty products are industrial chemicals, such as carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxins, as well as hormone disruptors.
Many products have been found to even include plasticizers (chemicals used in concrete! to keep it soft), degreasers (used to remove grime off car parts), and surfactants (substances that reduce surface tension in water, used in products like paint and inks).
Yet, folks are smearing this stuff on their hair in the name of beauty!
In Canada, people have been surveyed to find out how many of the hair-destroying ingredients below appeared in their cosmetics, and results show that ⅘ of the entered products contained at least one of these toxic chemicals (average being 4 per product).
Furthermore, in a study conducted by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA)
they found that a toxic chemical linked to cancer is present in over 40 percent of products that are labeled as “natural”.
The scariest part though is that despite concrete proof / official studies like the one above, warning folks about the alarming dangers in those products, a lot of people out there still put even their children in harms way. Go figure!
An investigation conducted by (EWG’s), a nonprofit research organization based in Washington, found that 1,4-Dioxane is a potential contaminant in 55% of baby bubble baths, 57% of baby shampoos, 55% of baby soaps
Scary stuff, isn’t it!