As we all undoubtedly know, so many personal care products on the market contain chemicals — some more harmful than others. And yet we can’t necessarily just do without, let alone for years on end. But I’m almost afraid to read ingredients lists for personal care items, and have been shocked to read, as an example, that a glowingly-described anti-aging treatment contained propylene glycol. Heck, why buy it at high skin care product prices? Just head out to the garage and rub the anti-freeze onto your skin!
That said, so-called "natural" products aren’t necessarily the ticket, either (after all, oil spouting out of the ground is "natural" but not something you’d want on your body) simply because natural doesn’t have any enforceable legal definition. At least, so far; I think there’s a move afoot to make it mean something. But what it won’t mean is organic, or they’d just have said so.
Lastly, sometimes wholesome personal care products containing no harmful ingredients just don’t work all that well. Shampoos that make your hair look yucky, or that strip the oils right out of your precious tresses? No thanks.
No, what is wanted is a source of properly prepared organic personal care products that actually work. And so we’re starting a series of blog articles about non-toxic products, and particularly organic products. You’ll find them in our Beauty/Personal Care category.
In the meantime, some reference material:
- What’s in your make-up’s make-up?
An old (from 2002) but pertinent article from the U.K.’s Daily Mail
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