Revlon, supporter of the National Breast Cancer Coalition, uses cancer-causing chemicals in its cosmetics

Revlon, one of the largest cosmetic companies in the country, known for their supportive stance in breast cancer research, is talking the talk but not walking the walk.

A survey put out by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics uncovered the startling news that the cosmetic giant is selling products that contain cancer-causing and endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Even more disturbing is the fact that the company prides itself on being a champion in the fight against breast cancer. As a result of the survey’s findings, Revlon is under scrutiny by several communities and organizations dedicated to safeguarding consumers from the cosmetics we use. (more…)

Staying Clean In A Toxic World

 

In order to quiet your reaction to inflammatory xenobiotics and xenoestrogens, you may need to trade in your cosmetics, deodorant, shampoo and soap for organic ones.

Life in a toxic world has grown complex: Our cosmetics, food, water and air are all filled with contaminants that inflame our immune systems and cause serious health issues. Limiting your exposure to these chemicals and cleansing them from your body is essential for better health.Scientists have come up with various, complicated names for the distasteful pollutants that threaten our health. Xenobiotics are what they call one class of unnatural chemicals that enter the body through the skin, lungs and digestion and set off troublesome immune reactions. These substances include prescription medications, dioxins, PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and many other synthetic molecules and unnatural substances that you encounter daily. Consequently, when these poisons cause your immune cells to bring on allergy symptoms or autoimmune reactions, you can end up with chronic illnesses that just won’t go away. (more…)

Avoid petroleum in beauty products

Imagine a beautiful model walking into an automotive store and buying a quart of motor oil, then proceeding to pour it on her hair and smooth it into her face and arms. That picture might seem silly, but how many beauty products contain the same basic ingredient used in cars? Plenty. In fact, many people might be surprised to learn that crude oil is the basis of everything from plastics to carpeting.

Many people, however, might not like the idea that the same product used to make a plastic bag or run a car is also used in products like shampoo, soap, hairspray, and numerous cosmetics, from lip balm to mascara. Petroleum in beauty products goes by many names (mineral oil, paraffin wax, and petrolatum, just to name a few), and its pervasiveness is more widespread than one might think. There are many reasons to avoid petroleum in beauty products. Here are a few. (more…)