Saturday, August 12, 2017

"Give me beauty or give me death." Warning on the harmful effects of cosmetics

Natural is Beautiful
Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature School on Blog

Assignment in Advanced Ecology, UST Graduate School. Write a one-page essay on the topic.

There are two roads to beauty: the cosmetic way and the natural way. More and more people are realizing the high cost of beauty the cosmetic way; the highest price being slow death. It is because many cosmetics contain toxic ingredients.
Model Nataliyah Siwic reveals her natural beauty, becoming one with nature.
Here is a short list.

1. One of the hair straightening ingredients is formaldehyde, a carcinogen.

2. Shampoos and conditioners contain sulfates and preservatives like parabens, both potential hormone disrupters.

3. Eye shadow contents may include mercury, a neurotoxin, coal tar, a carcinogen, and 1,4-dioxane, which is linked to cancer.

4. Moisturizers may also contain parabens, while sunscreens contain oxybenzene, a hormone disrupter.

5. Your favorite lipstick may be contaminated with lead, a neurotoxin, as well as BHA, a potential carcinogen.

6. Skin whiteners are among the early cosmetics known to to contain mercury.

Natural is beautiful. But if you can't help it, why not go for herbal shampoos, activated carbon, virgin coconut oil, Bixa or anatto-based colors? There are do-it-yourself preparations, and stores specializing in organic products that can assist you.

"Give me beauty or give me death." There's no choice really.~

Reference: Home, Sweet Home with Nature, AVR ; Time July 26, 2010 p18; Internet photo 

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