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Do you take into account the safety of the ingredients used in your beauty products?

by Carolyn Hopping (follow)
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Over recent years the ingredients used in many popular beauty products, even expensive high-end brands, have come increasingly under the microscope, with many specialists claiming that carcinogenic products are routinely used.

Is health and safety a consideration for you when you're buying beauty products? Do you check the ingredients on the packaging before you purchase these things?

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Yes, health is a big issue for me and I only buy organic beauty products now.
No chemicals, just nice ingredients.
They are generally a bit more expensive, but well worth it.

by Finy
Even natural ingredients are made from chemicals.
Mine are made from plants mostly and do not have harmful chemicals.
In a way it is all rubbish anyway, despite the fact that I do it, as people live to be 100 and use these products!
by Finy
What I mean is that even things like fruit (organic or otherwise) are made of chemicals.

It's kind of funny how we have been taught to think of "chemical" as a dirty word, and "natural" as meaning something is automatically good for you. Cyanide is natural.

I really really do.

I also smell my mascara, because some smell really bad...as if they are full of rubbish chemicals.
I am cutting down now on some, it would seem that after many years of using mascara(and not much)! My eyes can't stand it.
Yes. If you can't eat it you shouldn't really put it on your skin. I don't wear much in the way of cosmetics because I have sensitive skin, and what I do use in the way of body products and perfumes tends to be basically made out of food (eg. my shampoo is made mostly from honey, I use coffee grounds to exfoliate etc.). There is just so much nasty stuff that goes into cosmetics.
It's only something that I've begun to think of recently, and when I did I decided that as each of my beauty products run out (moisturiser, shower gel, makeup, shampoo etc) I am going to replace them with something a little bit better for me and the environment. I'm hoping this well help with my occasional bouts of dermatitis and sinus issues as well. There's some great places online that only sell toxin free beauty products, so that's where I'll be looking.
The only kind of beauty products I use are moisturisers/hand/face cream. I always read what's in them to make sure they are full of vitamins and minerals, but since a lot of the names on the ingredient lists are scientific ones, I tend not to worry about those as long as the packaging says everything is natural.
I only ever use products that are not tested on animals.
Yes I always check the ingredients of the new cosmetic product before buying.
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