Under current law, the FDA doesn’t require cosmetics companies to conduct safety assessments on their products.

There’s more to your makeup than meets the eye.

New research shows that health-related complaints about cosmetic products like shampoo and makeup are at an all-time high since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began keeping track more than a decade ago.

Currently, cosmetic manufacturers have no legal obligation to report health problems from their products to the FDA.

Cosmetics also do not need to go through a pre-market approval process before they are sold in stores, and regulators do not assess the safety and effectiveness of the claims on the products.

Check out this short video from Time.com.


Dr. Steve Xu, a resident physician in the department of dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, citing his motivation for the study. “I get asked every day, ‘What is safe to use?'”

In the new research letter, Xu and his colleagues looked at the number of adverse events reported to the FDA and found that over a 12-year period, there were 5,144 health-related complaints submitted due to cosmetic products.

Harmful ingredients can be easily masked under confusing or deceptive titles like “fragrance.”

They may even be listed, plain and simple, on the label, but with no messages to inform consumers of their potentially harmful effects.

It’s vital to think about what we’re putting on our skin.

Our pores absorb what we put on them!

That lipstick on your teeth … You ate that.

Please join us on our next online webinar to learn about the hidden dangers in your household and cosmetic products.

Also, learn how to swap them out AFFORDABLY and create a healthy environment for your family.

Live Well, Love Well, Lead Well.

Donna Stewart

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