Cosmetics and Toxics

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One of the interesting, and sometimes frustrating things about writing on a blog where the topics are simply things that interest me or catch my attention is the limited audience and thus the limited exposure of the topics.  I often write about something that seems important, but may not be mainstream.  A few months, or even years, later the topic suddenly bursts into the mainstream.  Then I find myself screaming, “but people have been saying this for years”.  Oh well, I suppose it really does not matter.  It would be nice if things did not take so long to break out from the domains of us insignificant voices, but at least when they do there is some sense of vindication.

The latest example involves the toxic ingredients in some cosmetics.  Please go read this short post I wrote almost 3 years ago and this one from about the same time.  Then come back here and read this article on toxic cosmetics from a July 2010 issue of Time magazine.  This is exactly what I am talking about.

One note about the Time article…  Be sure to click the “Next” button 5 times or you won’t see the whole article.  Time has taken a short article and broken it up into 5 separate web pages, forcing you to click through them all to read the entire article.  Many sites now do this to be able to present you with several pages of advertisements instead of just one.  But that is a peeve for another day!

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Will Sig
1 Anne

True. I wish you many visitors … 🙂

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2 Anna

Will, I am totally against cosmetics, especially when I see pregnant women, and the breastfeeding one. My skin got so used to ‘no make up’, that when I do put one occasionally (probably once a year, lol), I feel terrible. Thanks for sharing, and good read too. I am sure that the cosmetic companies are no the list for regulation, we just need more screaming bodies. Anna 🙂
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3 Tony McGurk

I think women don’t need all that muck on their faces. I prefer natural beauty rather than painted on beauty. I hate to kiss my wife if she has lipstick on. Too yucky for me

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4 Tony

I think women don’t need all that muck on their faces. I prefer natural beauty rather than painted on beauty. I hate to kiss my wife if she has lipstick on. Too yucky for me

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5 colleen

I did a story on a spa a few years back and was torn because I knew that so many of the products were toxic. Personally, I mostly use all natural Mychelle skin care products that never contain phalates.

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6 Keith

Natural beauty is always better, but some (like me) were not born that way. Still a healthy person with physical imperfections is way more attractive than someone covering up all those imperfections and ruining their health in the process. An average looking, but healthy, woman or man is sexier than a perfect one with no brain. Beauty is more than skin deep!

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