One of the EWG’s favourite complaints about the cosmetics industry is that between 70 and 90% (depending on the source) of all ingredients have not been fully tested for safety.
Let’s take a look at an ingredient that is popular in products aimed at those who prefer the more natural angle for their cosmetics – Dead Sea mud. This natural ingredient is taken from only one place – the Dead Sea.
In this article, I will cover two aspects of scare stories/claims made about cosmetic ingredients.
How do we know that we are not at risk when using combinations of natural substances in unnatural combinations?
Why do big corporations receive a bad rap in the cosmetic industry?
A single error gets replicated when people who don’t have the correct knowledge, start to dabble in the area.
What is 100% natural?
The basis of the precautionary principal seems to be that, if there is any doubt over the safety of a substance, it should be banned – period.
The tobacco, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries: illogical comparison may stem from a basic lack of understanding of the way in which these three industries operate.
As a result of the re-emergence of the furore about lead in lipsticks, some further thoughts occurred to me that I would like to share here.