Toxins in Skin Care Products That Kill You
Getting Sick Versus Being Beautiful: Is That the Trade off to Aging Well?
Want to Avoid Poisoning Your body with Products?
Do you have to use toxic skin care products in order to slow aging, or are there equal and better solutions to women’s concerns? How much will you suffer if you use products with toxic ingredients and should you buy into clean beauty?
Dr. Donese Worden is a naturopathic medical doctor who created the body care line, Dr. Zen. Because I work for Gaia TV (click HERE to watch a free episode of Open Minds), I have had the great pleasure of doing her makeup on numerous occasions and have always been impressed with her knowledge, vitality, and research around health, ingredients, and also how to slow the aging process using safe and effective methods. My confidence in Dr. Worden is so capacious that I interviewed her for my YouTube channel, The Beauty Shaman, and now carry her products on my website! Click here to buy
My interview with Dr. Worden is PACKED full of valuable information and I think one of the most informative and concise conversations on this controversial subject. Here are some of the slides she presents in our talk, and why you need to know the science and data behind clean beauty.
Is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) compromised in its task to protect citizens from toxic chemicals?
This is terrifying. The idea that big corporations and government agency’s are willing to allow us, the taxpayer, to become sick rather than ban harmful substances rattles the very notion that we can trust that we are protected and safe.
99% of the chemicals in the EPA have been grandfathered in
We are using nearly 62,000 chemicals in our products that have not been properly studied for their effect on the body. The EPA is understaffed and compromised in its ability to carry out its function!
Over 82,000 industrial chemicals registered with EPA and very few have been tested
Has research on harmful chemicals been suppressed so that we would buy products and make money for these corporations, become sick, and then contribute to the pharmaceutical companies by using the health care system?
The EPA gets 5-7 requests for new chemicals to bring to market EVERY DAY
What are we putting in and on our bodies?
“. . .millions will continue to become ill and die too young.”
This is very harsh and frightening. I do not like to use fear as a motivator, but the facts speak to themselves.
What can you do to protect yourself and your family?
Remember these toxic chemicals: triclosan and triclocarban. In every label you read, look for these words. They are in more products than you can imagine, and there effects are damaging. Why, do you ask, are they allowed in our products? As they say, it’s all about money. It’s up to you to educate yourself to keep you and your family safe.
Are disinfectants safe?
In short, use regular soap instead of disinfectant hand soap. And then keep a good hand moisturizer handy!
400 products contained chemicals prohibited from use in other developed countries
Companies like OPI nail polish are responding to these issues by removing harmful ingredients from their products. With more public response on these issues, many more will follow.
What is the effect on our bodies from using toxic substances?
On a personal note, I have had gut issues for about twelve years, and have turned my health around through clean eating, cleanses, and using non toxic ingredients. Take the steps needed to be healthy and live well!
Please watch part two of this two part series where we discuss specific ingredients and what you need to know to be a smart and informed consumer.