The cream that you used this morning to wash your face, the hairspray you used and the brightly colored nail polish you are wearing may be more harmful than you think. In 2002 a study concluded that many common cosmetics contain a chemical called phthalates. These were found in everything from scented lotion, shampoo, perfume, aftershave, nail polish and hair spray. These chemicals are not chemically bound to the products so they can leak out over time.
Phthalates are hormone-disrupting chemicals that threaten reproductive health, especially in males. A study in 2004 found that baby boys whose mother was exposed to high levels of phthalates during pregnancy were more likely to have genital abnormalities. Scientists believe that phthalates reduce levels of testosterone hormone resulting in these abnormalities. Phthalates can also reduce female fertility and premature breast development in young girls, lead to liver and kidney damage and asthma.
Using natural, organic and phthalate free cosmetics can reduce your families exposure to this harmful chemical. Natural simply means that the ingredients used have not been altered or changed from its original state and nothing else has been added. Just because a product may say it is natural it might not be as natural as you think.
If you are looking for all natural phthalate free cosmetics The Healthy Moms Magazine recommends Juice Beauty Cosmetics.
According to Beauty.com “Juice Beauty: Innovative organic beauty solutions masterminded by a team of women who are passionate about organic lifestyles and whose organic products are backed by powerful science. These California women are on a mission to bring pleasurable organic beauty solutions to people worldwide. Juice Beauty searches the world for the purest organic ingredients that offer age-defying results. Using over 60 active organic ingredients in a patent-pending base of 100% certified organic juices, Juice Beauty’s products have total organic content up to 95%. Juice Beauty’s powerful antioxidant technology combines alpha-lipoic acid, CoQ10, DMAE, peptides, fat soluble Vitamin C, and essential fatty acids for optimum age-defying results. Containing NO parabens, pesticides, petroleum, sodium lauryl sulfates, artificial dyes, synthetic fragrances or phthalates, Juice Beauty delivers the organic solution for beautiful, healthy skin.” The best part of Juice Beauty Cosmetics is that they are 100% phthalate free.
Below are our top picks from Juice Beauty. Click on the images or links for more information.