My love for the cleanliness of jane iredale mineral cosmetics has sparked a new passion for me, educating myself on ingredients and not swooning over marketing.
My most recent research from huffpost.com breaks down what the FDA is NOT doing to protect us. If you ask me, it looks like we are little bit of paperwork away from being a mere science experiment.
Did you know? The average women puts around 515 synthetic chemicals on her body EVERY DAY? 60% are absorbed into the skin. You do the math... That's 309 chemicals x 365 days a year. I don't want to do that calculation...
When we are on a diet we rely on the FDA to tell us the nutrition facts or calories of a product. When purchasing skin care & cosmetics, the average shopper does not think to look for the 'calories' or chemicals in what they are buying.
FACT: The FDA does not require any pre-testing (like food) before a beauty item hits the shelf.
FACT: Many of the ingredients in US products have been in Europe and other countries.
FACT: The European Union has banned over 1,300 chemicals used in skin care and cosmetics.
FACT: The FDA has only banned 8 and restricted 3.