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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
Parabens in Cosmetics
Cosmetics contain many different kinds of chemicals, but of particular
are a group of preservatives called parabens, which by some estimates are
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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Lead Free, Petroleum Free, Chemical Free
Non-Toxic Natural Makeup
At last, there is a non toxic, chemical- and lead-free cheek and eye
make-up choice: Honey Bee mascara and eyeliner and Signature eye shadows
and cheek colors.
Natural Make-Up Products Summary
Beauty: Cosmetics and Personal Care
An eye-opening expose of some of the most common ingredients used
in today's personal care products. more
Chemical Maze Shopping Companion
A guide to food additives and cosmetic ingredients. more
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
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
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.
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
Matte Mineral Eye Shadow Colors
Lovely soft eggshell that makes a perfect accent and highlighter.
Goes with any eye color.
Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Accent Matte
An earthy yet fairly light shade of green
Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Moss Light Matte
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
Beautiful shade of brown with just the slightest hint
of raisin undertones.
Eye Shadow Powder - Taupe Matte
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
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
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
Silky almost luminous charcoal - the perfect charcoal liner and
great for creating smoky eyes.
Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Charcoal Matte
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
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
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
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
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
Earthy tan shade with just a hint of gold. Very light and natural.
Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Khaki 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
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
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
A beautiful smoky blue shade with slight
silver hues. With this shade, you can easily create very dramatic
Signature Minerals Eye Shadow
Powder - Moon Shimmer
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
Soft Pink Shimmer
A delicate white pink frost with just the slightest tad of lilac.
Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Soft Pink Shimmer
Pure shimmer and shine - use as is, or mix with any shade.
Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Sparkle 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
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
Very dramatic; a molten bronze metal shade with lots of shimmery
Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Bronze Metallic
Very dramatic; a deep bluish green with lots of sparkly turquoise
and gold flecks
Signature Minerals Eye Shadow Powder - Turquoise Metallic
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
Adobe Sun Matte
A very subtle warm shade of earthy clay. Beautiful on any skin
Signature Minerals Blush Powder - Adobe Sun Matte
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
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
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
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
A rich neutral mauve that looks natural on medium-light to medium
Signature Minerals Blush Powder - Dusty Mauve Matte
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
Deep mauve with slight brownish undertones - richer than Dusty
Signature Minerals Blush Powder - Gleeful Mauve Matte
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
Signature Minerals Blush Powder - Rosewood Shimmer
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
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
Honey Bee Luscious Lip Balm
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
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
Karma - Pale Matte Nude Pink Peach
Romance - Neutral Cool Matte
Cherokee - Neutral Warm Matte
San Francisco - Neutral Warm Pink
Paradise - Cool Neutral Pink Rose
Dream - Warm Neutral Rose
Tuscany - Red Grape Sparkle
Camelot - Ruby Plum Red Sparkle
||Seduction - Neutral Antique Rose
||Goddess - Red Plum Frost
||Vintage Merlot - Deep Wine Red Matte
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