Monday, 19 March 2012

How to Safely Shop for Cosmetics An Interview With Cheryl Baldwin of Green Seal by Sharon Feiereisen

Recent studies have shown that color cosmetics such as lipstick, may contain harmful impurities such as lead and has long been known that some cosmetics are made with parts of errors. In the context of some of these findings, we talked with Cheryl Baldwin, Ph.D., vice president of science and Green Seal standards for how to shop safely in cosmetics.
The Fashion Spot: What are some of the possible dangers of lead wear makeup?
Cheryl Baldwin: No level of lead exposure is safe, especially for pregnant women because it can cause abnormal brain development in fetuses. Lead is a neurotoxin found. The health problems of the loss of long-term memory of cancer.
TFS: It is often used to sample the errors in makeup - Is there a risk? Why do you use?
CB: Some errors, such as cochineal extract and carmine are used to create the colors used in foods and cosmetics. The FDA requires labeling of these colors and materials that some consumers have allergic reactions to them.

TFS: lipstick is particularly vulnerable to the harmful ingredients that may be in it?
CB: Recent studies have shown that color cosmetics like lipstick, may cause harmful contaminants such as lead. One concern about lipstick is that all the impurities are taken into products because the product is used in the lips.
TFS: is purchased to make the only "safe" thing of beauty products natural or organic?
CB: Consumers should take precautions to products with terms like "natural" and "organic" label, since they are not set by the government. The safest thing to do is look for certified products, which are sustainability, health and safety of an independent, nonprofit, such as Green Seal.
TFS: For people with sensitivity issues, what ingredients should be careful to avoid?
CB: sensitivities can be caused by a number of components. It is best to use products list all ingredients, so you know what you use, and can avoid all known problems. Many companies may refer in general to certain categories of ingredients, such as "fragrance."There are, however, could be sensitizers in this "perfume". Many people find it best to avoid these products in generic labeling to prevent sensitivity. Natural products are not a guarantee of sensitivity-free, because many essential oils and other natural ingredients are sensitizers
TFS: What about skin care? Are there ingredients to make sure you avoid?
CB: Yes!
Formaldehyde and formaldehyde as ingredients include preservatives (eg, DMDM ​​hydantoin, Quaternium-15, 2-bromo-2-nitro-1 ,3-diol), due to formaldehyde is carcinogenic.Phthalates such as dibutyl phthalate can be used to help fragrances to deliver products (these are often not labeled because it is not necessary in the fragrance and labeling laws require that all materials in a perfume in the details are marked), and parabens used to hold, but you can change hormones (endocrine disruptors).Mineral oil (eg, paraffin, paraffin oils, naphthenic oils, aromatic oils) and petrolatum are petroleum-based ingredients generally referred to as humectants, lubricants and binders, but can carcinogenic materials such as hydrocarbons (which are qualities of these materials contaminated with low pollution, but no information is provided to the consumer).Claims or antimicrobial ingredients such as triclosan and quaternary ammonium ingredients (such as chemical-io), because they are not needed for these products (beyond the maintenance of the product) and they have health problems (irritation, asthma), andthe major concerns of environmental impact, which can cause resistant bacteria.Heavy metals are commonly found in cosmetic products that do not use quality ingredients and colors. Heavy metals can have health problems long-term memory loss to cancer.TFS: Is it more likely that cosmetics would be made in parts of the world are harmful or offenders over the entire board?
CB: We can not say that the products are more harmful than a country to other countries. It is important that consumers should always read product labels to understand what they are buying the ingredients and products, with the safest possible ingredients.Color cosmetics are more prone to contamination by pollutants such as heavy metals, so it's best to buy products from reputable companies - that you believe is possible through the most secure version of the ingredients.
TFS: Can you tell us about Green Seal? How to work with people about the dangers that may not be aware of their products every day to educate?
CB: Green Seal, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded in 1989 for health and the environment through the development of standards for products and services that offer not only environmental standards, but also the health and safety , too. The guidelines use an understanding of ecological beauty products do.

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