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Welcome to another styling edition of Buy Beauty Tips™, the world renowned "EDU-Beauty Blog" on Buy Beauty Products™".  We continue to strive to provide you the most elusive and informational tips.

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Here is some chemical information about make-up: 

So why all the fuss about synthetic chemicals in cosmetics?

Our largest organ is our skin. It is a  a semi-permeable membrane that allows the exchange of gases and chemicals with the environment.  The skin on our face and head has absorption capabilities that far outreach any other part of the body. What we put on our body can make it's way into our bloodstream. Conventional cosmetics are full of synthetic chemicals which may be far more harmful than anybody ever imagined and the evidence is mounting. 
Evidence suggests that parabens, a class of synthetic chemicals widely used as a preservative in cosmetics, are linked to various cancers. Parabens weakly mimic estrogen and may increase breast cancer risk. They are also linked to reproductive abnormalities in young boys exposed to such chemicals, either prior to puberty or as fetuses

Phthalates are esters of phthalic acid which are mainly used as plasticizers. In cosmetics, they are used to soften products to make them feel silkier. They have been taken out of children's toys as they are  linked to immune suppression, cancer, endocrine disruption, organ damage, and sexual deformities and anomalies in male fetuses

Incidence of Synthetic Chemicals in the Human Body

"The blood was quietly collected by the Red Cross workers and sent to two independent laboratories to be analyzed for chemicals. The results were similar to previous studies: each person’s body was contaminated with hundreds of industrial chemical compounds, including pesticides, stain repellents, flame retardants, plasticizers, even PCB’s that were banned in the 1970’s. But the subjects of this study were unlike any of the others. These were newborn babies, fresh from the womb. The babies were born in US hospitals in August and September of 2004 and chosen at random."

Malkan, Stacy. Not Just a Pretty Face. Canada: New Society Publishers. 2007. 1-2

"The US Centers for Disease Control had just released new research from their study of the levels of toxic chemicals in the bodies of average Americans. The CDC scientists found seven different types of phthalates—a set of industrial chemicals linked to birth defects in the male reproductive system—in 289 people tested, every single person had dbutyl phthalate (DBP), the most toxic of phthalates, in his or her body. But the biggest surprise came when they broke down the data by age and gender. In their paper, the CDC researchers reported that women age 20-40 appeared to have the highest levels of DBP in their bodies."

Malkan, Stacy. Not Just a Pretty Face. Canada: New Society Publishers. 2007. 16

"The average woman applies 126 ingredients and chemicals onto her skin daily, the majority come from fewer than 15 products: soap, cleanser, toner, face cream, foundation, mascara, body cream, hair product, shampoo and conditioner."

Naik, Anita . The Lazy Girl's Guide to Green Living. UK: Piatkus Books Ltd. 2007. 47

"Only 11% of the 10,500 chemicals in your cosmetics have been screened for safety."

Malkan, Stacy. Not Just a Pretty Face. Canada: New Society Publishers. 2007. 93

Buyer Beware: Chemical Regulation in the Cosmetics Industry

"The world’s richest cosmetics companies take the position that small amounts of hazardous chemicals are safe to use in cosmetics. He (Dr. John Bailey, spokesperson, cosmetics industry) compared them to salt in cooking. Unfortunately, mixtures of chemicals with various toxic properties become more complicated than salt. A little bit of hormone-disrupting chemicals mixed with carcinogenic contaminants in the baby shampoo, the bubble bath and the body wash add up day in day out."

Malkan, Stacy. Not Just a Pretty Face. Canada: New Society Publishers. 2007. 19

"A word of warning: the words `natural,’ ‘organic’ or ‘pure’ won’t necessarily mean your cosmetics and toiletries are safe and environmentally friendly. Like food labelling is a tricky business, meaning you need to look below the surface to see what you are really buying. There are no legal definitions for the words `pure,’ `natural,’ or `green’ on cosmetic labelling, which means a product can proclaim itself green and natural but when looked at closer will contain only small numbers of natural ingredients and still contain plenty of chemicals. This means that in order to ensure your product is green; you need to read the small print."

Naik, Anita . The Lazy Girl's Guide to Green Living. UK: Piatkus Books Ltd. 2007. 53-54

Some Effects of Synthetic Chemicals

"Parabens have been known to cause allergic reactions for a long time, but recently it has been discovered that they can increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer. These chemicals can also transfer to the uterine lining and cause reproductive abnormalities. Young boys exposed to such chemicals either prior to puberty or a fetuses also may be at an increased risk for un-descended testicles, testicular cancer, sperm abnormalities and prostrate disorders."


"Hormone disruption can cause uterine cell changes, cell proliferation, and other signs of elevated estrogen activity. More recently hormone-disrupting substances have been linked with genetic changes believed to increase obesity risk."

James, Kat. The Truth About Beauty. New York: Atria Books/Beyond Words Publishing, 2007. 234

"The paper cites several reports linking hormone-containing personal care products to premature sexual development. In one case, black toddlers began to develop breasts and pubic hair when their parents applied hair pomades to their scalps. `When they stopped using these products, the breasts went away."

Malkan, Stacy. Not Just a Pretty Face. Canada: New Society Publishers. 2007. 79

Conventional Company Response: Pink Washing

"They make the chemicals, they run the treatment centers, and they’re still looking for `the cure’—no wonder they won’t tell you about breast cancer prevention."

Malkan, Stacy. Not Just a Pretty Face. Canada: New Society Publishers. 2007. 83

"The co-founder and major sponsor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is AstraZeneca (formally known as Zeneca), a British based multinational giant that manufacturers the cancer drug tamoxifen, the most widely prescribed breast cancer drug. Until 2000, the company was also a leading manufacturer of agricultural chemicals, including the carcinogenic pesticide acetochlor. When Zeneca created National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 1985, it was owned by Imperial Chemical Industries, a multi-million dollar producer of pesticides, paper and plastics. The company was named in a 1990 lawsuit by the federal government for allegedly dumping DDT and PCB’s into the Los Angeles and Long Beach harbours. After buying up cancer clinics around the country, Zeneca merged with the Swedish pharmaceutical company Astra in 1999 to form Astra-Zeneca, the world’s third largest drug company."

Malkan, Stacy. Not Just a Pretty Face. Canada: New Society Publishers. 2007. 83

"You’ve got a company that’s a spin-off of one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of carcinogenic chemicals, they’ve got control of breast cancer treatment, they’ve got control of the chemoprevention (studies) and now they have control of cancer treatment in eleven centers-which are clearly going to be prescribing drugs they manufacture."

Malkan, Stacy. Not Just a Pretty Face. Canada: New Society Publishers. 2007. 84

Dimethicone is a form of silicone  used in many cosmetics to help them spread and feel silkier . When worn the dimethicone heats with the skin and fills up your pores with silicone and it is akin to putting plastic wrap on your skin. Your pores do not breathe or function as they would naturally expressing impurities and keeping your body and skin clear of debris.   Dimethicone is in the world forever ( non-bioodegradable) and may also be a factor in the development of organ tumours.

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