Did you know that the FDA has banned only 9 ingredients used in personal care items?Compare that to over 1,100 ingredients the European Union has banned and it is clear that we are behind on regulating what we put on, and in, our bodies.The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is taking action to push for more conscious consumption of personal care items and for legislative reform to help limit the toxic chemicals being are pumped into our cosmetics today.The site has recently launched an informative new video titled: The Story of Cosmetics –The Ugly Truth of “Toxics In, Toxics Out” (click here for the link to the movie), which not only breaks down marketing schemes and gimmicks of large personal care companies, but also shows how even small amounts of toxic chemicals in our cosmetics can be harmful to our health.The video also explains how faults in the system have led to poor regulation of what goes into our beauty products.
After watching the video, participate in a Twitter party at 9pm EST today (July 21, 2010), and learn more about what is being done and what you can do to push for better regulation of what is put in our beauty products.
To check the toxicity of ingredients in your personal care products, go to Skin Deep, a cosmetic safety database hosted by the Environmental Working Group by clicking here.
At Kahina Giving Beauty we are committed to keeping our ingredients list as short as possible. We have recently registered with Skin Deep, and are pleased to see that argania spinosa oil, the base for all of our products, has a hazard rating of 0 (out of 10).