Investigating Beauty

I have been on a campaign against parabens for 10 years.  Since I am not a chemist and most people didn’t understand what I was talking about and/or my explanation was lacking, voicing my concerns was not easy.  Suddenly, consumers understand and are carefully reading the mouseprint ingredient labels. EO is a local Marin County company that believes in pure products, and www.safecosmetics.org is a GREAT resource to help you stay away from the bad Stuff — a partial list to AVOID:

  • Paraben, methyl paraben propyl paraben [a preservative]
  • Diazolidinyl Urea
  • Petrolatum
  • Phthalates
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Sodium Lauryl / Laureth Sulfate
  • Stearalkonium Chloride
  • Colors / Dyes / Fragrances from synthetics
  • Triethanolamine

 Look for words like certified organic manufacturer and pure plant based ingredients to help you make your purchases.

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