Chemicals in lotions and personal care products

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Ingredients used in personal care products

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Personal care and beauty products are...
filled with chemicals! The number of different chemicals in lotions, for example, is a s high as 7500. And new ones are added daily...

Top 4 facts about personal care ingredients

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Personal / chemical care

Prior to World War II, the perfume industry used only natural methods and oils to make fragrances. But due to the revolution in the chemical industry, more than 7,600 ingredients are used today - and the number keeps growing.


2

Shhh, it's a secret

Some chemical ingredients are kept secret from the consumer - on average, about 14 chemicals per product! Some of them have been linked to hormone disruption and allergic reactions while others have not even been tested.


3

Fun with chemicals

Some chemicals build up in your body and interact with each other. This chemical experiment inside your body has been linked to really scary stuff such as hormone disruption, cancer, and allergy. Check out our health section to learn more.


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What to do?

Companies dedicated to safe personal care products exist. You can check out the video below to see why it is a good idea to look for them.



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The Story of Cosmetics

See some of the bad stuff that is put into our personal care products.

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