Dr. Mercola’s Skin Care Buzz Words

Hello readers, if you haven’t already been introduced to Dr. Joseph Mercola and his relentless persuit of health, this excerpt is a great example of why he is one of our favorites!

He is a little crunchy and sometimes I wonder if he’s not a little guilty of the partaking in the alarmist media style. But his heart is not only super healthy-but in the right place. Here is his take on why we should be wary of toxins in our skincare lotions and potions.

First of all the cosmetics industry is a $50 billion a year business (in the US alone) that spends $2 billion a year on advertising. Even more appalling than that is the amount of chemicals you place on your skin every year. Women who use makeup daily absorb, on average, 5 pounds each year. How do they get away with selling potentially toxic chemicals?  Loopholes – and here are some of their biggies:

“For Professional Use Only” — This phrase allows cosmetic companies to remove harmful chemicals from their labels.

“Hypoallergenic” — No actual testing is necessary to claim that a product is “hypoallergenic”, “allergy-free” or “safe for sensitive skin”. Neither the FDA nor any other regulating body even requires the companies to prove these claims.

Harmful Chemicals — Unless they are intentionally placed in the product, harmful chemicals are not required to be listed. It’s no shocker that you never see these.

Advertisements

Comments

  1. Good information. Everybody should exercise a bit of caution and some degree of thought when choosing skin care products.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: