Cindy Jones, Ph.D., is speaking at a Society of Cosmetic Chemists meeting in Salt Lake City.
In just a few weeks, I’ll be traveling to Spain for the In-Cosmetics conference located in Barcelona on April 17-19. In-Cosmetics is the leading global business platform for personal care ingredients, and will be showcasing a diverse range of innovative ingredients and technologies in the cosmetics industry. Since Personal Care Truth focuses on educating our readers, I’ll be sharing what I learn at the conference through live posts on PCT during and after the conference.
Bismuth oxychloride can be found on the ingredient list of cosmetics ranging from nail polish to bronzers to blush and eyeshadow.
Propylene glycol is one of the most widely used ingredients in cosmetics.
The use of the words “toxin” and “toxic” are being grossly misused in many cases, partly because most of the people using them don’t actually know what they mean.
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Taking a closer look at sunflower oil and safflower oil.
‘ve been inspired by the actions of WATCH (Women Against Toxic Cosmetics Harm) and the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine, who (with the assistance of the Environmental Working Group and Campaign for Safe Cosmetics) sent away 12 common cosmetics products last spring to be tested for chemicals. Since they’ve already found the hidden toxins in my medicine cabinet, I figured maybe I’d take a look at what was going on in my fridge. I’ve been a vegetarian for more than 25 years and eat a diet based largely on whole, organic foods, so I was sure my food “tests” would come out clean. I was appalled by the results.
Given a choice of which “expert” group to get personal care products information from I throw my hat in with the CIR Expert Panel!
This does not mean that clary sage oil is not effective. It may well be useful in relieving menstrual pain, pre-menstrual symptoms, menopausal symptoms and other problems, but none of this necessitates an estrogen-like action. And, I’m not saying that sclareol could not possibly be estrogen-like, I’m just saying there’s no evidence that it is, nor does its structure suggest such an effect. This also means that there’s no evidence to support clary sage oil “balancing hormones”, mimicking estrogens only if there is an estrogen deficiency, or stimulating the body to produce natural estrogens.