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Do You Trust Your Cosmetic Brands?


Perhaps like me, you've been reliant on foundations, blushes, eyeshadows, lipsticks...you get the drift...that work best for you or have garnered your loyalty. With this in mind, I've trusted cosmetic brands to offer me the very best for my hard-earned dollars (high or low). Well, I've recently had a change of heart.


Although marquee brand cosmetic companies have positioned themselves to be more conscious about boosting their products with more "clean-focused" ingredients, "under U.S. law, cosmetic products and ingredients, other than color additives, do not need FDA approval before they go on the market. Cosmetic manufacturers have a legal responsibility for the safety and labeling of their products. FDA can and does take action against cosmetics on the market that do not comply with the law."


While this information sounds good, it's not necessarily reassuring. Don't get me wrong. The intention is not to besmirch makeup brands. I just want to know that what I put on my face does not contain too many toxic ingredients. Yes, cosmetic ingredients do penetrate beyond the surface of your face.


So, what am I doing? I am more diligent about reading labels, swapping out body lotion that's better for me without compromising on price, and utlizing handy resources like the Environmental Working Group EWG's Cosmetic Database® to check brand toxicity levels.

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