Monday, August 1, 2011

The TRUTH about Cosmetics

When I first learned what was in typical cosmetics (makeup, lotions, shampoo, conditioner, you name it!) I was FLOORED! Most "cosmetics" are made up of a concoction of chemicals. Even if they state "all natural" or other misleading labels, most are VERY very toxic!

Early in this journey I came across Environmental Working Group's web site "Skin Deep".  This is a huge data base of cosmetics.  Each product is given a ranking 0-10 (zero being the healthiest and 10 being exceptionally toxic).  I began plugging in the "healthy" products I was using and quickly realized how toxic they really were! These toxins cause a multitude of illnesses! That's another whole blog topic!  I began to swap my products out for REAL cosmetics.

Take a moment and check out the site and plug in your own cosmetics!

I had a SUPER hard time finding healthy nail polishes. Most have gluten (wheat) and many many toxic chemicals.  BUT sure enough, there is a brand that can be trusted! I LOVE this company and their products are exceptional!

Keeki has a fabulous educational video that EVERYONE has 8 minutes to watch! I have posted this video 3 times!  So many people who have watched this video could not believe what they learned! Life changing for sure!
This video does a remarkable job explaining in simple terms WHY I refuse to use products that contain harmful ingredients. This will open your eyes to the facts about brands such as "Herbal Essence, Estee Lauder...etc..." and hopefully help you make better choices so we don't continue to produce sick kids and people don't continue to get cancer in there 30's (or worse yet, as a child), etc... etc...! I have already posted on the stats of childhood illnesses... education is the key to making change and better choices.

You can watch the video here OR please check out Keeki's web site!

Have a HAPPY and HEALTHY week!

Jeni Clark~

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