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Is Your Make Up Aging Your Skin and Making You Sick?

It is a medically recognized fact that our body absorbs significant amounts of what we put on our skin. Yet, one third of all personal care products contain one or more ingredients classified as possible human carcinogens. Women are unknowingly exposing themselves to some 100 chemicals every morning when applying make up. In fact, many lipsticks, creams, eye shadows, foundations, nail polish and perfumes have been regularly found to contain toxic chemicals known to cause infertility and cancer.

Did you know? 89% of 10,500 ingredients used in personal care products have NOT been evaluated for safety.

Yet, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Handbook, which is the "bible" of regulations and standards laid down in the United States for the manufacture of food and drugs, including cosmetic and skin care products, cosmetic manufacturers are not required to register with the FDA. The result is that nearly all commercial makeup products are contaminated with a variety of harmful ingredients.

1,4-Dioxane Petroleum-derived Contaminant

1,4-Dioxane is a petroleum-derived contaminant, which is considered to be a probable human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a clear-cut animal carcinogen by the National Toxicology Program. Also, it is on Californias Proposition 65 list of chemicals known or suspected by the state to cause cancer or birth defects. Because it is a contaminant produced during manufacturing, the FDA does not require it to be listed as an ingredient on product labels. (read more)

Parabens in Cosmetics

Cosmetics contain many different kinds of chemicals, but of particular concern are a group of preservatives called parabens, which by some estimates are found in 99% of all "'leave-on" cosmetics, and 77% of "rinse-off" cosmetics.

Parabens are known hormone disruptors, which evidence suggests can mimic the female hormone oestrogen, and a lifetime of increased exposure to oestrogen is linked to a heightened risk of breast cancer. One study found parabens present in 18 out of 20 breast cancer tissue samples (though it is important to note that the study did not prove they'd actually caused the breast cancer). Parabens are also thought to adversely affect male reproductive functions.

"I never in a million years thought I could be exposed to chemicals which could damage me through my make-up. Make-up makes me feel good and it wouldn't have even crossed my mind that it could be doing me harm." -- Charlotte Kohl (read article)

Phthalates in Cosmetics

A recent study by the Women's Environmental Network in conjunction with the Swedish Study for Nature Conservation found that four out of five popular beauty products they tested contained chemicals called phthalates - pronounced 'thalates'.

Phthalates have been found to harm the liver, kidneys, lungs and reproductive system, especially developing sex organs in males. It can also cause premature breast development in girls, low sperm counts in men and cause the testicles to waste away.

Two phthalates are already banned in the European Union from being used in chewable plastic toddlers' toys because of the risk to developing reproductive organs. But women could still be absorbing a range of different phthalates through their beauty products and risking the health of their unborn children. An American study found that every single man and woman they studied contained traces of dibutyl phthalate. The levels of this phthalate were particularly high in women between the ages of 20 and 45, largely due to the fact that they use more cosmetic products than men. (read article)

Lead in Cosmetics

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found that a significant proportion of lipstick manufactured in the United States and used by millions of American women contains surprisingly high levels of lead. According to new product tests, 61 percent of brand-name lipsticks tested contained detectable levels of lead, which can be toxic if ingested. (read article)

Did you know? The FDA grants approval to some lead-containing colorants used in most lipsticks.

Mercury in Cosmetics

Here's what the FDA's handbook on mercury in cosmetics states:

"Mercury compounds are readily absorbed through the skin on topical application and tend to accumulate in the body. They may cause allergic reactions, skin irritation, or neurotoxic manifestations. The use of mercury compounds as cosmetic ingredients is limited to eye area cosmetics at concentrations not exceeding 65 parts per million (0.0065 percent) of mercury calculated as the metal (about 100 ppm or 0.01 percent phenylmercuric acetate or nitrate) and provided no other effective and safe preservative is available for use."

Nitrosamines in Cosmetics

And this from the FDA handbook:

"Cosmetics containing as ingredients amines or amino derivatives, particularly diethanolamine or triethanolamine, may form nitrosamines if they also contain an ingredient which acts as a nitrosating agent as, for example, 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol (Bronopol, Onyxide 500), 5-bromo-5-nitro-1,3-dioxane (Bronidox C) or tris(hydroxymethyl)nitromethane (Tris Nitro), or if they are contaminated with a nitrosating agent, e.g., sodium nitrite. Amines and their derivatives are mostly present in creams, cream lotions, hair shampoos and cream hair conditioners. The nitrosation may occur during manufacture or during product storage.

"Many nitrosamines have been determined to cause cancer in laboratory animals. They have also been shown to penetrate the skin. Nitrosamine contamination of cosmetics became an issue in early 1977. In a study of 29 cosmetic creams and lotions, N-Nitrosodiethanolamine (NDELA) was determined in 27.

"FDA has urged cosmetic manufacturers to voluntarily remove from the cosmetic any ingredient which may combine with others to form NDELA and to conduct additional testing to determine why cosmetics become contaminated with NDELA."

In other words, cosmetic manufacturers can do as they please. But wait, there's more harmful chemicals that the FDA suggests manufactures should avoid, but doesn't require them to eliminate:

"Because of its neurotoxic effect and ability to penetrate human skin, hexachlorophene (HCP) may be used only when an alternative preservative has not been shown to be as effective."

The FDA handbook lists more hazardous chemicals that are prohibited as cosmetic ingredients EXCEPT when unintentional contamination occurs due to the manufacturing process, yet there is nothing in place to regulate the manufacturing process to prevent the contamination:

  • Bithionol because of its likelihood of causing photo-contact sensitization.
  • Halogenated salicylanilides (di-, tri-, metabromsalan and tetrachlorosalicylanilide) because of their potential for causing photocontact sensitization.
  • Chloroform because of its animal carcinogenicity and likely hazard to human health.
  • Vinyl chloride as an ingredient of aerosol products because of its carcinogenic effect in humans and animals.
  • Zirconium-containing complexes in aerosol cosmetic products because of their toxic effect on lungs, including granulomas.
  • Methylene chloride because of its animal carcinogenicity and likely hazard to human health.

And that's just a small sampling of what you are putting on your face every day.

There are things you can do to protect yourself from the hazards of cosmetic contamination. For starters, here is additional reading to help you know what you are really putting on your face every day:

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Natural Make-Up Products Summary

Dangerous Beauty BookChemical Maze BookDangerous Beauty: Cosmetics and Personal Care

An eye-opening expose of some of the most common ingredients used in today's personal care products. more info

The Chemical Maze Shopping Companion

A guide to food additives and cosmetic ingredients. more info

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Honey Bee MascaraHoney Bee Truly Natural Mascara

This silky, lash-defining mascara is totally weightless yet provides all day color. The smooth light-as-a-feather base boasts no flaking or smudging and zero clumping due to the absence of clay in the superior lash-conditioning formula. Water-resistant, work-out proof. NOT water-proof.

Mascara comes in Black Magic, Espresso Black-Brown and Chocolate Truffle Brown. more info

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Honey Bee Eye Liner PencilsHoney Bee Natural JobaColors Eye Liner Pencils

Enhance and define the natural beauty of your eyes with confidence. This easy-to-apply smooth jojoba-based formula won't drag or pull delicate skin for a perfect, long-wearing look. more info

Honey Bee Eye Liner Pencil ShadesHoney Bee eye liner pencils comes in the following shades: Jet Set Black, Smoking Gun Charcoal, Belgian Chocolate Dark Brown, Brown Sugar, Blue Jeans Deep Navy Blue, Envy Rich Deep Emerald Green and Passion Deep Smokey Plum.

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Signature Minerals Eye ShadowsSignature Minerals Natural Powder Eye Shadows

Created from 100% natural minerals, Signature blushes are non-comedogenic and have a natural SPF of around 15. They come in six luscious shades. more info and color samples

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Matte Mineral Eye Shadow Colors

Acent Matt Eye Shadow

Accent Matte
Lovely soft eggshell that makes a perfect accent and highlighter. Goes with any eye color.

Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Accent Matte

Moss Light Matte Eye Shadow

new productMoss Light Matte
An earthy yet fairly light shade of green

Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Moss Light Matte

Soft Brown Matte Eye Shadow

Soft Brown Matte
A delicate warm brown shaded with just a slight hint of pink undertones. Earthy and natural.

Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Soft Brown Matte

Taupe Matte Eye Shadow

Taupe Matte
Beautiful shade of brown with just the slightest hint of raisin undertones.

Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Taupe Matte

Light Eggplant Matte Eye Shadow

Light Eggplant Matte
Very pale plum to lavender shade the words beautifully as an eye shadow and highlighter. Great with Dark Eggplant Matte.

Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Light Eggplant Matte

Dark Eggplant Matte Eye Shadow

Dark Eggplant Matte
Deep smoky plum shade that can be used to achieve both dramatic and very natural looks. Great with Light Eggplant Matte.

Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Dark Eggplant Matte

Midnight Blue Matte Eye Shadow

Midnight Blue Matte
Creates a dark dramatic effect when used on lids and appears as blue charcoal on the skin. Makes a gorgeous eye liner.

Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Midnight Blue Matte

Charcoal  Matte Eye Shadow Charcoal
Silky almost luminous charcoal - the perfect charcoal liner and great for creating smoky eyes.

Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Charcoal Matte

Terre Light Matte Eye Shadow

Terre Light Matte
Very light, subtle earth tone that appears almost nude. Compliment with Terre Medium and Terre Dark.

Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Light Terre Matte

Terre Medium Matte Eye Shadow

Terre Medium Matte
A medium to light brown shade that looks very earthy and natural on your eye lids. Compliment with Terre Light and Terra Dark.

Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Medium Terre Matte

Terre Dark Matte Eye Shadow

Terre Dark Matte
Deep, rich brown creates either a very dramatic or a very natural effect. Great as an eye liner. Compliment with Terre Light and Terra Medium

Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Dark Terre Matte

Pearl Mineral Eye Shadow Colors

Champagne Pearl Eye Shadow

Champagne Pearl
A nude golden frost with just a hint of pink that gives a delicate glow to your eyes. This shade makes a very natural cheek blush or lip cream (see Custom Lip Butters).

Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Champagne Pearl

Driftwood Pearl Eye Shadow

Driftwood Pearl
An earthy medium brown with hints of gold. This shade gives your lids a bare yet glistening color.

Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Driftwood Pearl

Khaki Pearl Eye Shadow

Khaki Pearl
Earthy tan shade with just a hint of gold. Very light and natural.

Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Khaki Pearl

Fushia Pearl Eye Shadow

new productFuchsia Pearl
A delicate blend of pink and lilac, Fuchsia is a 'pretty pink' shade that is beautiful as an eye shadow and a highlighter. Also makes a pretty (and very delicate) lip and cheek color.

Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Fuchsia Pearl

Lavender Pearl Eye Shadow

new productLavender Pearl
This beautiful lavender shade, with just the slightest hint of iridescence, will really light up your eyes.

Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Lavender Pearl

Shimmer Mineral Eye Shadow Colors

Aurora Shimmer Eye Shadow

Aurora Shimmer
Luminous deep blue with hints of majestic purple in a deep charcoal base. So mysterious it is hard to describe!

Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Aurora Shimmer

Moon Shimmer Eye Shadow

Moon Shimmer
A beautiful smoky blue shade with slight silver hues. With this shade, you can easily create very dramatic eyes.

Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Moon Shimmer

Plum Pizzaz Shimmer Eye Shadow

Plum Pizzaz Shimmer
A deep, rich satiny plum-wine shade that makes for very beautiful and dramatic eyes.

Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Plum Pizzaz Shimmer

Pink Shimmer Eye Shadow

Soft Pink Shimmer
A delicate white pink frost with just the slightest tad of lilac.

Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Soft Pink Shimmer

Sparkel Shimmer Eye Shadow

Sparkle Shimmer
Pure shimmer and shine - use as is, or mix with any shade.

Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Sparkle Shimmer

Sky Blue Shimmer Eye Shadow

new productSky Blue Shimmer
The palest of blues, this barely-there blue shadow with a very sheer silvery shimmer.

Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Sky Blue Shimmer

Moon Crest Shimmer Eye Shadow

Moon Crest Shimmer
A shimmery silver shade that gives the appearance of moonlight dancing off the crest of a wave.

Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Sparkle Shimmer

Metallic Mineral Eye Shadow Colors

Bronze Metallic Eye Shadow

Bronze Metallic
Very dramatic; a molten bronze metal shade with lots of shimmery gold/bronze flecks.

Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Bronze Metallic

Turquoise Metallic Eye Shadow

Turquoise Metallic
Very dramatic; a deep bluish green with lots of sparkly turquoise and gold flecks

Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Turquoise Metallic

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Signature Minerals Natural Blush Powders

Created from 100% natural minerals, Signature blushes are non-comedogenic and have a natural SPF of around 15. They come in nine luscious shades. more info

Adobe Sun Matte Blush Powder

Adobe Sun Matte
A very subtle warm shade of earthy clay. Beautiful on any skin tone.

Signature Minerals Blush Powder - Adobe Sun Matte

Damask Pink Powdered Blush

New ProductDamask Pink
A pretty pink with a hint of rose. Looks very natural on medium-light to medium skin tones.

Signature Minerals Blush Powder - Damask Pink

Pink Jazz Shimmer Blush Powder

Pink Jazz Shimmer
A pretty rosey pink with a pearlescent shimmer - a real pick-me-up for light to medium-dark skin tones. A luminous shade that is deserving of its name.

Signature Minerals Blush Powder - Pink Jazz Shimmer

Buff Apricot Matte Blush Powder

Buff Apricot Matte
A beautiful warm peach with just a dash of pink. Very natural on light to medium skin tones.

Signature Minerals Blush Powder - Buff Apricot Matte

Rose Semi Matte Blush Powder

Rose Semi Matte
A beautiful soft rose with a touch of gold hue. Compliments almost any skin tone.

Signature Minerals Blush Powder - Rose Semi Matte

Dusty Mauve Matte Blush Powder

Dusty Mauve Matte
A rich neutral mauve that looks natural on medium-light to medium skin tones.

Signature Minerals Blush Powder - Dusty Mauve Matte

Roseberry Shimmer Blush Powder

Roseberry Shimmer
Beautiful dusty rose with hints of shimmery pale raspberry. Looks natural on almost any light to medium skin tones.

Signature Minerals Blush Powder - Roseberry Shimmer

Gleeful Mauve Matte Blush Powder

Gleeful Mauve Matte
Deep mauve with slight brownish undertones - richer than Dusty Mauve.

Signature Minerals Blush Powder - Gleeful Mauve Matte

Rosewood Shimmer Blush Blush Powder

Rosewood Shimmer Blush
Natural earthy rose with a sheer luminous glow - beautiful shade! It is not dark on the skin. Looks natural on almost any skin tone.

Signature Minerals Blush Powder - Rosewood Shimmer Blush

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Honey Bee Lip Liner Colors imageHoney Bee JobaColors Lip Liners

Define and perfect the shape of your lips with artistic precision. Rich cocoa butter and skin-friendly jojoba allow our lip liner to glide on smoothly. Accentuate your lip line and keep lipstick from feathering. The creamy formula blends easily leaving no harsh lines. Neutral shades blend naturally with your skin tone to compliment your look. Honey Bee lip liners come in the following shades: Warm Pink, Mocha Rose, Rosey Cinamon, Medium Warm Berry and Deep Red Berry. Read more about Lip Liners

Keep Your Lip Liner Pencil Sharp

Honey Bee Side by Side Dual Pencil Sharpener with Flip-Top Lid

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Honey Bee Luscious Lip Gloss imageHoney Bee Luscious Lip Gloss

Honey BeeLuscious Lip Gloss is enriched with Vitamin E , cocoa butter, olive oil and shea butter. This PARABEN-FREElip gloss is super-moisturizing. It provides long-lasting shine without the stickiness of conventional lip glosses. Lip gloss comes in Innocence, Glam I Am, Hollywood and Viper. more info

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Honey Bee Luscious Lip BalmsNew Item: Honey Bee Lip BalmHoney Bee Luscious Lip Balm

Honey Bee Lip Balms are never waxy, not greasy but last for hours! They contains jojoba oil to protect and moisturize your lips, and come in a convenient twist-up tube. Honey Bee Lip Balls are totally natural lip care. Available in four luscious lip-smacking flavors: Vanilla Pie Lip Balm, Strawberry Champagne Lip Balm, Orange Mimosa Lip Balm and Tropical Lip Balm. Read more info about Lip Balms

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Honey Bee Truly Natural Lead-Free Lipstick imageHoney Bee Truly Natural Lead-Free Lipstick

You need the protection only a lip balm can provide. But you also want the color of a lipstick. Why compromise? Our lipstick combines lip-quenching botanicals with natural ingredients to give you all the benefits of both! PARABEN-FREE!! No mineral oil, no FD&C colors. Only natural beneficial ingredients likecoconut oil whichpenetrates and moisturizes lips, shea butterwhich protects your lips,sesame seed oil to heal and soften, vitamin E as an anti-oxidant,and pure botanical extracts which act as a 100% natural preservative. We carry eight luscious shades. more info

Honey Bee Truly Natural Lead-Free Lipstick - Karma Color image

Karma - Pale Matte Nude Pink Peach

Honey Bee Truly Natural Lead-Free Lipstick - Romance Color image

Romance - Neutral Cool Matte

Honey Bee Truly Natural Lead-Free Lipstick - Cherokee Color image

Cherokee - Neutral Warm Matte

Honey Bee Truly Natural Lead-Free Lipstick - San Francisco Color image

San Francisco - Neutral Warm Pink Frost

Honey Bee Truly Natural Lead-Free Lipstick - Paradise Color image

Paradise - Cool Neutral Pink Rose

Honey Bee Truly Natural Lead-Free Lipstick - Dream Color image

Dream - Warm Neutral Rose

Honey Bee Truly Natural Lead-Free Lipstick - Tuscany Color image

Tuscany - Red Grape Sparkle

Honey Bee Truly Natural Lead-Free Lipstick - Camelot Color image

Camelot - Ruby Plum Red Sparkle

Honey Bee Truly Natural Lipstick - Seduction Matte color image Seduction - Neutral Antique Rose Matte
Honey Bee Truly Natural Lipstick - Goddess Frost color image Goddess - Red Plum Frost
Honey Bee Truly Natural Lipstick - Vintage Merlot Matte color image Vintage Merlot - Deep Wine Red Matte

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