Interesting fact: Your skin absorbs at least 60% of the chemicals into your body through the skin!! THAT is why it matters WHAT you put on your skin!!
Does your make up company provide ingredients?
Look at the containers in your cabinets, and see what they tell you! Then go to the manufactures website and take a look at the list of ingredients! STILL can’t find ingredients? I wonder why?!?!
Does your eyeshadow, concealer or blusher use Talc? How about anything that ends with the word “paraben”? If they do you may want to throw them in the trash where they belong….Here is why:
Parabens are used as a preservative in many cosmetics. According tosafecosmetics.org ” Parabens are a group of compounds widely used as anti-microbial preservatives in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products, including underarm deodorants. Parabens are absorbed through intact skin and through the gastrointestinal tract and blood. U.K. researchers found measurable concentrations of six different parabens in 20 human breast tumors. The study highlights the need for more research on the potential link between products containing parabens and increased breast cancer risk. ”
SO are Paraben’s really bad?
Well – you decide for yourself: Parabens can mimic the hormone estrogen, which is known to play a role in the development of breast cancers. Researchers have found parabens in breast tumors and believe there is a relationship between parabens and tumors. And in the July 2002 issue of the Archives of Toxicology, Dr. S. Oishi of the Department of Toxicology, Tokyo Metropolitan Research Laboratory of Public Health reported that exposure of newborn male mammals to butylparaben “adversely affects the secretion of testosterone and the function of the male reproductive system.” If a causal link between a chemical and cancer is not enough to avoid a product that can easily be avoided, I don’t know what is. There are a lot of other reports available all over the internet, but most of them are all related to reproductive health in some way or another.
The jury is still out on how and why parabens might affect development and growth of both babies and adults. But I decided a while ago to get rid of any products that have it and replace them with products that don’t. There is no harm being more careful with this kind of stuff – remember, things that were deemed safe in the past then came back to haunt us all when we were told that they actually caused all sorts of diseases. There ARE safe alternative’s available.
So back to the initial question – what are parabens? They are chemicals we need to work hard to avoid, period. Be sure to shop for paraben-free products and foods whenever possible, and always read the labels on the things you buy.
All Younique Products are Paraben Free!
MAC and Mary Kay (and the list goes on) CONTAIN (many of the products do) PARABENS!!
What about Talc?
Talc is commonly used in loose powders, blushes and eye shadows, in fact some use up to 50% talc because it is a cheap filler. The bad part is not that you are spending good money on cheap filler AND talc has been linked to respiratory damage with long-term use.
All Younique Products are Talc Free! Youngblood, MAC, and Mary Kay CONTAIN (many of them) TALC!
So we’re down to Younique and Bare Minerals! Both of these:
- Use Pure Minerals
- Paraben Free
- Talc or Starch Free
- Preservative Free
- Oil Free
Now price comparison!!…
This comparison uses Eye Shadows:
- Younique = $2.00 per gram
- Bare Minerals = $24.56 per gram
You owe it to yourself and all that you care about to spread the word about a SAFER and MORE COST EFFECTIVE SOLUTION!! YOUNIQUE!!
I didn’t receive compensation for this review but am a registered Presenter for Younique Products.