How do we know that we are not at risk when using combinations of natural substances in unnatural combinations?
Is there a present consensus about what a Natural product is?
What does natural mean?
Since there isn’t a standard various groups have come out with their own guidelines for what they think these words should mean when applied to cosmetics.
If you use vegetable oils in your skin care products, regardless of whether or not they are organic, they may be prohibited by this bill because they contain phytoestrogens.
Since the late 70’s, the Holy Grail of the marketers who play in the “natural” cosmetic market, has been the search for a “natural” preservative.
Given a choice of which “expert” group to get personal care products information from I throw my hat in with the CIR Expert Panel!
A new report just came out on parabens that I found interesting. Having read previous papers about parabens I have been skeptical of the bad press they have received supposedly because of them affecting the hormonal systems of the body which lead to cancer.
With the current high interest in all things natural many formulators do not recognize the importance of using a preservative. Preservatives are a necessary ingredient in al emulsions to prevent the growth of bacteria. Even though bacteria are completely ‘natural’ they can also cause a lot of harm to us. A colleague of mine recently shared…
We recently received feedback via our submission form asking why we were doing this… by doing this I’m referring to starting Personal Care Truth. Lisa and I feel very strongly that consumers deserve science backed evidence so they can make informed. While some of the information may not fall exactly in line our personal companies, we believe in presenting all of the information so that you may chose personal care products and cosmetics that fit your lifestyle and you feel comfortable putting on your skin.