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Why Cosmetic Products Are Dangerous


Are Cosmetic Products Are Dangerous
Many of those so-called beauty products that do all the promising of a glowy skin but never delivers. It’s no secret that Makeup companies spend a whole load of money on their ad campaigns. They get our favorite social media influencers to encourage us to consume their products. While failing to inform us about the side effects of their products and the potential risk that we might be getting our selves into.

Dangers of Using Commercial Makeup Products

Did you know that the heavyweights in the cosmetic industry produce millions of products every year?

These goods go straight to stores and then to us without proper government oversight. The last government oversight on cosmetic companies came under Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, passed in 1938.  This law was enacted to regulate adulterated goods and products that are falsely packaged. Ironically labeling a product as natural or organic does not qualify as false advertisement. I can categorically say, The 1938 law provided cosmetic companies the freedom to make their merchandises. By freedom to produce their products, I meant independence without going through the screening process set by the FDA. Due to this law, the FDA cannot recall carcinogenic items because they do not acquire the ingredients that cosmetic companies are using to make their products effective. To the credit of cosmetic companies, about 600 of them came together forming the “Personal Care Products Council”(PCPC).

                                                                         Who Funds the PCPC? 

The PCPC is self-funded, and it sponsors other advocacy groups. One of these advocacy groups is the Cosmetic Ingredient Review. The job of the cosmetic ingredient review is to study and make sure cosmetic companies are not using hazardous chemicals in their products. The spokeswoman for the PCPC Lisa Powers said that “the Cosmetic Ingredient Review is independent of the PCPC and the cosmetics industry”. She also backed the cosmetic ingredient review to continue studying chemicals in cosmetic products and help keep consumers save. According to Faber an environmental Watch Group has dismissed the cosmetic ingredient review as a “fake police force,” with no authority over bad actors in the industry”. He also emphasized that Self-policing has failed“.

                                                                    The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Job Approval

According to a report by the Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), Which enlightened both the public and manufactures of cosmetic merchandises about the dangers of relying on the Cosmetic Ingredient Review panel study on ingredients used in beauty products. The report exposed the cosmetic ingredient review for approving chemicals linked to hormone disruption, cancer, and allergies. Take, for example, talc. You can get exposed to talc from products like baby powder and cosmetic powder. Studies have linked Talc to ovarian cancer and respiratory diseases. Despite the national outcry about talc, the Cosmetic Ingredient Review did not formally review talc until 2012. When the cosmetic ingredient review finally made its inquiry they came out defending the use of talc-like the manufacturing companies did. Manufacturing companies like Johnson & Johnson are facing and losing lawsuit linking their products to ovarian cancer and pulmonary disease. 

                                                                                      Cosmetic Ingredient Review On Talc

I would love beginning this by quoting Alexandra Scranton, The Director of Science and Research at WVE  said”The CIR’s conclusion about talc’s safety in cosmetics is putting the public’s health at risk and is setting up manufacturers for devastating financial blows, not to mention reputation damage”.At this point,  the credibility  of the Cosmetic Ingredient Review is in question. They are just a puppet of the PCPC who obtains their funds from the cosmetic industries. I’m currently believing the Executive Director of WVE Erin Switalski who said, “The irony is the Cosmetic Ingredient Review was created by the industry to promote their interests, when in reality, by green-lighting chemicals like talc, the CIR may, in fact, be achieving the opposite.                        


Cosmetic Ingredient Review View On Other Chemicals

It’s only fitting to start this by quoting  Scranton who said, “The CIR has a history of erroneously assuming that data gaps are equivalent to a lack of health effects,” said Scranton. “In other words, if no cancer studies have been conducted on a chemical, one cannot assume that the chemical is not carcinogenic. Yet these are unfounded conclusions the CIR seems to make time and again.”

                                                                                      Conclusion on the dangers of commercial cosmetics

As the WVE report revealed, we cannot know for sure which chemicals are carcinogenic because the CIR doesn’t do their job. To give it a thought, They are just a puppet of the PCPC who is also a Puppet of the cosmetic manufacturing companies.

This is why you should consider opting for organic cosmetic products as an alternative to the chemical induced cosmetic products.  The organic cosmetic product will not harm you and are definitely not carcinogenic. Most ingredient to make it are from plant-based chemicals and essential oils. Don’t be deceived by the cosmetic industry who spend a lot of money on ad campaigns. Only to get you to spend your money on their product.

Please Don’t Risk Your Health. Stay safe and go organic.

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