I am writing this blog because of the sorry present state of affairs with regard to cosmetics and personal care products (hereafter, I’ll call them PCPs). Currently, there are no definitions of “clean,” “green,” “natural,” or “organic.” I believe there is insufficient consumer protection and government regulation. (I’ll go into why I think that, in a future post.) According to the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit consumer protection organization, no one assesses the safety of your cumulative exposures to cosmetic ingredients. Cosmetic makers are not required to assess how much of a particular chemical gets into your body and what the risks might be. With conventional cosmetics, it’s basically “Buyer Beware.” So I am going to be writing about what I have found out about how you can better protect yourself.
Keep it clean :)