from the e-desk of Dr. Christine H. Farlow, D.C.
Let's be honest.
Shopping for cosmetics and personal care products is hazardous to your health ... if you're not reading and interpreting every label on every package you buy. Harmful ingredients in your toiletries will destroy your health and keep you unhealthy. Stop ... before you buy a single package or jar off the shelf. Read and interpret every label. Be proactive! Prevent dangerous ingredients from making you sick!
Virtually all cosmetics and personal care products contain chemical ingredients. If you buy your toiletries, even from a health food store, you still need to read labels more today than ever before!
Because of increasing consumer awareness about healthy products, manufacturers are designing the packages to make it look like the ingredients inside the package are plant derived, natural and healthy. But if you read and interpret the ingredients on the label, there's a very good chance that you'll find that's not the case.
For example, take the term "natural." At the bottom of page 20, you'll see "...there are no industry standards for what natural means. The product may contain
- all natural ingredients
- just a few natural ingredients added to a synthetic product
- or even no natural ingredients at all."
..."Every person who uses cosmetics — male or female — should have this book when they go shopping..." Lendon H. Smith M.D
... many of the ingredients added to cosmetics and personal care products are harmful. In fact, cosmetics and toiletries are the least regulated products on the market. As long as the manufacturers of these products don't use toxic substances that have been banned, they are free to use whatever ingredients they want and market their products without testing them and without approval from the FDA.
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How can you make sure your family ...
||..."In this well-researched and well-presented book we learn of some of the limitations of the Food and Drug Administration in protecting our health..." Jack Samuels, President, Truth In Labeling Campaign
On page 18 of Dying To Look Good, you'll read, "The FDA can make suggestions or recommendations to manufacturers about cosmetic products or their ingredients, but the manufacturers do not have to comply. The FDA must first prove in a court of law that a product is harmful, improperly labeled, or violates the law if it wants to remove a cosmetic product from the market."
According to John Bailey, Ph.D., director of the FDA'S Office of Cosmetics and Colors, "Consumers believe that 'if it's on the market, it can't hurt me,' and this belief is sometimes wrong." Remember, "if a million people believe a lie, it's still a lie."
... uses healthy personal hygiene products under these circumstances? This may seem like such an overwhelming, monumental, impossible task that you just want to throw your arms up and say what's the use!
I understand your frustration, confusion and fear.
Chances are you're very conscientious and concerned about using healthy cosmetics and personal care products for all members of your family. And you probably didn't know that... "manufacturers are not required to prove the claims they make about their products or to test their products for safety." Complete details on page 17.
| "This book is an indispensable guide that translates the chemical 'gobbledy-gook' on product labels into understandable language. It makes it easy to confidently choose safe and healthy products. The writing style is easy reading and there are extensive verifiable references. No one should be without its wisdom. Thank you for making it possible."|
Robert 'Bob' Chew
Co-founder, A Better Community For All
Cosmetic and Personal Care Product Safety Obfuscated!
Obfuscate — to deliberately make something unclear or
difficult to understand, by making use of unfamiliar terminology.
No wonder you're confused by the information on product labels! The facts are obfuscated by industry regulations requiring the ingredients to be listed in terms that only a chemist can understand.
Then to confuse you even further, companies intentionally put beautiful labels on their products with words like "natural," and "healthy" when their ingredients are anything but.
They may have a few token herbal or natural ingredients upon which they base their claim. But these ingredients, in many cases, only make up a very small percentage of the total ingredients.
So, how are you supposed to find products that really do have natural, healthy and safe ingredients?
It really is quite simple.
Dying To Look Good lists 1300 ingredients and rates them according to safety, starting on page 46. It makes ingredient labels really easy to understand.
Dying To Look Good also has a list of 750 healthy cosmetic and personal care products. To find where to purchase them turn to page 153. Shopping for healthy products has never been easier.
There's even a glossary in the back of the book to clarify terms like mutagen, irritant, carcinogen and more. The information in this book is presented clearly and is easy to understand.
Stop NOW and Check Your Personal Care Products
Please get up, go grab a couple of bottles, bring them back here and compare the ingredients in the tiny print on the back of the label to the list below. Most likely you'll find many synthetic, petroleum derived, harsh ingredients of questionable safety like...
Now, you're probably wondering, "if I throw all my cosmetics and toiletries away, what am I going to do? How am I going to find products that I can feel confident are safe to use without spending a lot of time trying to figure it out?"
- Parabens (methylparaben, propylparaben, etc.) are skin irritants, disturb your hormonal balance, are potential mutagens and have been found in breast cancer tumors. (page 118) They are commonly found in shampoos, conditioners, lotions and deodorants.
- Propylene glycol is a strong irritant, may cause delayed allergic reactions, kidney, liver, nervous system damage, and has not been fully investigated for its potential to cause cancer. (page 128) Check your makeup, deodorant, mouthwash, shaving lotions and baby lotion for this ingredient.
- Fragrance may irritate the skin and cause a variety of adverse reactions. It may contain hundreds of different chemicals, some are hazardous, some cause cancer. (page 88) This is found in just about all cosmetics and personal care products, unless it says fragrance free. See page 21 to discover what fragrance free really means.
- Sodium fluoride is a poison and its toxic effects can be delayed. It can cause death if swallowed. (page 135) Check your toothpaste. Unless it says fluoride free, it most likely has some form of fluoride in it.
- Octyl methoxycinnamate is a skin and eye irritant. It disrupts your hormone balance and has been shown to increase the growth of cancer cells. (page 115) Used in makeup, suntan lotions and sunscreens.
- Sodium lauryl sulfate is a skin and eye irritant, and may cause dry skin and eczema. It is a potential mutagen and may inhibit DNA synthesis. (page 136) It is found in shampoos, bubble bath, lotions, creams, and toothpaste.
- D&C colors are primarily derived from coal tar which is known to cause cancer. They are certified by the FDA not to contain more than 20 ppm of lead and arsenic, but the certification does not address any adverse effects these colors may have on your body and disregards the permeability of the skin which allows these substances to be absorbed into your body. (page 70) Commonly used to add color to most commercial cosmetics and personal care products.
- FD&C colors are primarily derived from coal tar which is known to cause cancer. They are certified by the FDA not to contain more than 10 ppm of lead and arsenic, but the certification does not address any adverse effects these colors may have on your body. (page 86) Added to most cosmetics and personal care products for color.
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"Your book is a truly useful reference guide. I've been checking labels since reading it and referencing back to your book. I never thought commercial toothpaste was particularly healthy, I just never realized before that it was a potentially deadly poison. It's in the wastebasket as is the can of shaving cream. And more, I'm sure, is yet to follow."
Bryan Stern, L.Ac.
"Thank you for such an informative book. I'm concerned about the ingredients in my health care products, and really appreciate the fact the ingredients can be found in one concise book. I've used the book to review ingredients in products I had been using and will be changing them because of the more informed decisions I'm able to make because of the information in this book."
"I found this book to be very useful. I've always wondered about the ingredients on the labels of cosmetics and personal care products, but I never knew where to look to find out what they meant and if they were safe. It's really helped me to shop for safer products for my family and myself. I've had sensitive skin all my life, but it's especially important for me to know what's in the products I buy now because I have two small children who inherited my sensitive skin. I want to be sure that what I'm putting on them is safe and not harming them. This book helps me do that!"
"Loved your little book. It's very informative and gets to the real data pronto. Anyone who uses these chemicals on a daily basis would do well to get a copy of your book and read it. It is also wonderful as a reference."
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"We've been looking for a non-biased book on personal care products that's easy to follow and would allow us to assess our products on our own by their ingredients. Your book is exzctly what we were hopng to find."
Lisa Giordano, CNHP
Gregory Girodano, RN, CMT
The industry tries to make you believe that ingredients, like these are not harmful for you, when in fact the opposite is true. With all this misinformation (and there's more), how are you supposed to know which ingredients are healthy and which are not? All of this information and more is in Dying To Look Good.
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- If they were tested for safety
- How they were tested
- The results of the tests
- If they were tested only on animals and assumed safe for humans or if they were tested on humans also
- How long the test period was — two weeks, two years or twenty years?
- What information was withheld from the FDA when the results were submitted for approval (this happens more often than you think!)
|| "This book is a must read for people concerned with their health..." Jack Samuels, President, Truth In Labeling Campaign
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...related to the safety of the ingredients that are commonly used in the products you put on your skin every day, multiple times a day. The information in these little known resources is not publicized in newspapers, magazines, on the radio or TV. It is not distributed to the general public and most people are not even aware of them. But they contain valuable information that will help you protect yourself.
||"This work is a good reference for most of us who don't have time to read all the latest information on ingredients and additives..." Chuck 'n Leslee Gervais
On page 42, you'll read, "Many references were used in determining how to classify each ingredient according to safety. In addition to the references listed in the back of the book, available information was reviewed from the: ..."
Material Safety Data Sheets
Hundreds of manufacturers' Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) were reviewed for information on chemical safety. What did they say about these chemicals they want to put into your toiletries? This information is summarized in the safety listings of the individual ingredients, in simple, easy-to-understand terms. In many cases, the additive was not adequately tested or not tested at all. Are you ready to protect yourself and your family? Click Here to Order Now!
||..."This little book is a compact reference guide to take shopping with easy to locate ingredient list, ratings, safety tips, safe products and complete resource information..." Connie Adams, CMT, FCCI, Certified Aromatherapy Instructor
International Agency for Research on Cancer
On page 44, explained simply and clearly, you'll learn about how...
"The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) evaluates data from scientific studies of various chemicals to determine if there is a risk that the chemicals or mixtures are carcinogenic and classifies them according to the following categories:
- Group 1 - human carcinogen
- Group 2A - probable human carcinogen
- Group 2B - possible human carcinogen
- Group 3 - cannot be classified as a human carcinogen
- Group 4 - probably not a human carcinogen."
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|After a cancer scare, I purchased Dr. Farlow's Book, "Food Additives: A Shopper's Guide to What's Safe & What's Not". While striving to adopt a healthier lifestyle through proper nutrition, this proved an invaluable pocket reference. When her recent book came out, I purchased it looking once again to receive additional guidance from a trusted friend. I was NOT disappointed. Although I am now very aware of the harmful effects of food additives, I never thought that everyday items such as soap, shampoo, deodorant and toothpaste could be adversely affecting my body as well. As with Dr. Farlow's first book, I really appreciate how easy this book is to carry with me and use as I shop. Now I can be sure the products I buy are safe products for me to use. Thank you Dr. Farlow. Keep up the great work!
Other Databases Revealing Little-known Information on Ingredient Safety
The National Toxicology Program maintains a database of chemicals it evaluates for safety. What additives have they already evaluated and what were the results? What chemical additives are on their list to be evaluated in the future? You'll find this information, explained simply and clearly, in the ingredient safety listings of the individual ingredients.
On pages 19 and 20, you'll read about the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR), "the industry's effort to provide an unbiased evaluation of the safety of cosmetic ingredients." However, in 29 years, the CIR has completed safety assessments for a mere 10% of the more that 12,000 ingredients available for manufacturers to use. And approximately 80% of the ingredients they claim to be safe have only been evaluated for their potential to cause irritation and sensitization.
On page 16, "In 2004, the Environmental Working Group evaluated the ingredients in 7,500 personal care products for safety. They found that:
Hundreds of hours of research went into summarizing the most important information that you really need to know about if you want to protect your health. You'll find this all in Dying To Look Good in plain and simple language everyone can understand.
- "One of every 120 products on the market contains ingredients certified by government authorities as known or probable human carcinogens, including shampoos, lotions, make-up foundations and lip balms...."
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This is an excellent overview of safe cosmetics and toiletries to use on the skin. Dr. Farlow gives knowledgeable practical advice to people who want to have optimal health and makes it easy to choose safe and healthy products."
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After reading the first few chapters, I wanted to make a trip to the store and read the ingredients listed for the products I use. Christine has also included a section of products that are safe, and provided an easy way to order them. There is no reason to continue to use unhealthy products!"
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