Deadly Chemicals in Popular Beauty Products – What's in Yours?

Until the cosmetics industry is regulated properly, it is up to us to be aware of what is contained in the products we use on our face and body. It is well know that deadly chemical substances are used in beauty products all the time.

My daughter, she's a bit of a chemistry nerd, was soaking in the tub recently when she decided to read the ingredients list on one of her bath products. She was breaking down the chemical composition of each ingredient, when she came to one she could not figure out. So she Binged it on her iPhone (yes even though she was in the tub, the iPhone was right by her side). Any, according to the search engine, the chemical that she was asking turned out to be asbestos. That's right, asbestos. Right there, lurking in her bath, was a product commonly known to cause cancer. Unbelievable. The nasty item was trashed and is now staying in our local landfill. The offensive product is now being handled by Mother Nature.

Be wary of what you put on your skin. It may not seem like much, but our bodies are continuously bombarded with chemicals in our beauty products, food, air and water. Our bodies are not equipped to deal with such vile substances and over time they simply build up inside us. Most of the time, these chemicals are simply unnecessary.

More and more, companies are using organic ingredients in their products. But be wary of ingredients labeled "natural". Just about anything can be labeled natural, but it could have processed so much that it is no longer good for you. There is no set guidelines on what is can be labeled as natural. Keep an eye out for products labeled 100% organic. Olive oil on your skin or milk in your bath, are simple, good for you, and inexpensive. Many basic beauty items can be found at your grocery market, in fact, they may already be in your kitchen.

Many of the expensive beauty products found in department stores are not good for you. Do not believe that a product is good for you just because they have a wonderful marketing campaign. Read labels. Do a little research. Look for "100% organic" on the label.

Be happy, be healthy and stay informed.