Did you know that the FDA has not passed a major law regulating the beauty industry since 1938?!? Pretty crazy, right?
The U.S. law that governs the $60 billion cosmetics industry that was passed in 1938, does not provide the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with the power to ask cosmetic companies for safety data or issue recalls of cosmetics found to be unsafe. And the few laws we do have do not prevent companies from using carcinogenic ingredients in personal care products. That’s why we can find ingredients such as dioxane, formaldehyde and nitrosamine in them. These are all known human carcinogens, often with strong scientific evidence to prove it.
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It can’t be that bad, can it? Watch the video to find out and also learn what I have done about it! (Oh yea, and let’s just ignore the fact that I managed to shoot the entire clip without my forehead in the shot! - pretty good, is perfection, right?)