Friday, 23 July 2010

Organic makeup 'can reduce exposure to chemicals'

Organic makeup
Posted by Maggie Morley

The ingredients hidden in cosmetics could be enough to shock users, a writer has claimed, highlighting the benefits of organic makeup.

Annie Leonard, author of The Story of Cosmetics: The Ugly Truth of Toxins In, Toxins Out, has highlighted the fact that many products contain dangerous chemicals and that regular use could add up to a significant exposure, the Daily News has reported.

According to the news provider, chemicals in lipsticks, sunscreens and shampoos have been linked to everything from asthma and allergies to hormone disruption.

It stated: 'Cosmetics might make people look more attractive, but the ingredients in many personal care products don't add up to a very pretty picture.'

Stacy Malkan, co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, told the news provider that the average US woman exposes herself to 180 chemicals each day from soaps, fragrances, hair products, face creams and make up.

Earlier this month, Divine.ca's Marieve Inoue advised women to tailor their organic makeup to the seasons, trading foundation for tinted moisturiser.ADNFCR-2885-ID-19905143-ADNFCR

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