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What Your Shampoo Bottle Isn't Telling You

I'm not the most discerning shopper when it comes to buying cosmetics or household products. (Why are parabens bad for you, again?) So if I saw the chemical diethanolamine listed on the back of a shampoo bottle, or decamethylcyclopentasiloxane on a surface cleaner, it probably wouldn't stop me from buying it. But chances are I'd never see those those names, anyway. The main reason for this, a new study in yesterday's Environmental Health Perspectives points out, is that the state of product labeling in the US is pretty poor.
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The Chemical Free Cosmetic Myth

Lifestyle / Beauty : The Beauty Brains (7 years ago)

The cosmetic and personal care marketers of the world continue to frustrate the scientist in me. They take perfectly good products, craft meaningless stories around them and use blatant lies to dupe the public into buying. When di..... Read Post

Natural certification coming to a product near you

Lifestyle / Beauty : The Organic Beauty Expert (7 years ago)

As the demand for “natural” personal care products – such as lotions, balms and shampoos – continues to soar, manufacturers are responding with a host of new products. Some are natural, some aren’t. But how is a shopper to know? Unt... Read Post

Definition: Parabens

Lifestyle / Beauty : BellaSugar (6 years ago)

Parabens are groups of chemicals used as preservatives in a wide variety of beauty products (up to 90 percent of them, from shampoo to toothpaste to self-tanner) and sometimes as food additives. Some parabens are found in nature, li... Read Post


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