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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Products to Avoid when Shopping

Go to www.cosmeticdatabase.com  Scroll down to the shopper's guide to safe cosmetics...click on get the guide.  Print and carry in your wallet at all times!!

"With no required safety testing, cosmetics companies can use almost any chemical they want, regardless of risks.  Read labels before you buy."

Products to AVOID....
1.  Anti-aging creams---with lactic, glycolic, AHA and BHA acids
2.  Hair dyes---with ammonia, peroxide, p-phenylenediamine, diaminobenzene, all dark permanent hair dyes.  (Whole Foods carries a safe line.)
3.  Liquid hand soaps---with triclosan (Note:  wowgreen now sells an awesome foaming hand soap that is SAFE!!!  I sell wowgreen.  ;-)  www.wowgreen.net/147848 )
4.  Nail polish and removers---with formaldehyde (Sally's carries the formaldehyde free polish and Whole Foods carries a remover.)
5.  Skin lighteners---with hydroquinone

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