The Dirty Facts of the Personal Care Products Industry

Decades of studies indicate that serious health issues (including but not limited to asthma, autoimmune conditions,  cancer, and infertility) are on the rise and are due in some part to our ongoing exposure to toxic chemicals—whether it’s in the shower, on our commute, while we eat lunch at a local restaurant, or when we clean our kitchens at home.

There are more than 80,000 chemicals on the market today. Many don’t have any safety data. This is particularly true of those used in the skincare and beauty industry.  

What’s worse is that the Food and Drug Administration (the agency that regulates cosmetics in the United States) allows companies to use chemicals known to be extremely harmful in the products we put on our bodies and on our kids’ bodies every single day, day after day, and to make their own judgments about safety.

Over the past two decades, the European Union has banned more than 1,300 chemicals in the product formulas of personal care products and restricted the levels of over 250 more in such products.  The United States has only partially banned 30 to date.

The environment has a direct impact on our health.  Learn more here.

The good news?  Beautycounter, a new socially mission-based lifestyle company, has done the homework for us by creating beautiful products made safe for the whole family.  


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