Sunday, August 01, 2010

Oh. My. Gosh.

So, I'm perusing Yes! Magazine website (which I love) and I see the article "Toxins to be Pulled from Cosmetics." Back in my Gilda's Club days, I heard about this a lot. Our skin absorbs roughly 60% of what we place on it, and dumps it directly into our circulatory system. Depending on the size of the particles in the product, it can absorb within minutes or just seconds.

Now, I know what you're thinking: my makeup has toxins? Yes, indeed. In fact, when you look up some of the chemicals in your make-up, you are gonna die. Seriously, chemicals that cause cancer, asthma, reproductive issues and neurological disorders. And, get this: there's LEAD in your lipstick. Lead. Like-1950-don't-let-your-kids-eat-the-paint-chips-lead.
Also, most laws don't govern the cosmetic industry, which means labels like organic, natural, and pure really mean nothing.

I didn't believe it either, but after you watch the story of cosmetics (below), you 'll want to do some investigating on your own. If you're a cancer survivor like me, this is really important to know. Staying out of the sun is just one of the ways to prevent cancer. We have to be aware of what we're putting in our body, too.

I don't know about you, but I'm going make-up shopping today. :)



Snobby Bobby said...

It's insane! But I'm so glad you found out baby and are spreading the word!!

I love you!

anne said...

This is great and super informative. I found your blog on the i2y website. I'm going to share this video on my own blog, The Cancer Dancer!

Anonymous said...

I just stumbled across this and wanted you to know that Arbonne makes skin care and beauty products that are pure, safe and beneficial. Check out their website at I have the BRCA2 gene, so I'm a firm believer in taking care of my kids and my skin.


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