Hi Everyone, I'm back from a weekend with family! So, I have switched to a much more natural body care regimen. I will show you what I am now using and the numbers of chemicals in each product. I am using Face Naturals and Nubian Heritage products now. Here is my new "Cosmetics Challenge" in the table below. I used the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Database, www.ewg.org/skindeep/ to evaluate the relative hazards of the new products that I am using. What is kind of interesting is that Burt's Bees, which has a reputation for being "natural," has a lot of chemicals in it and a fairly high EWG hazard. Tarte make-up is supposed to be natural, but it has a lot of chemicals and the same EWG hazard of 3 as Almay mascara, which is the drugstore brand.
*EWG Hazard, 0-2=low hazard, 3-6=moderate hazard, 7-10-high hazard
You may notice from my June 12th blog post that I kept the same hair conditioner. Some things just aren't worth the fight. :) Finding things that work on my hair is one of those fights that I'm just not up to right now. Maybe in the future.
Talk to you later!