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Skin Deep

Posted by on Aug. 13, 2014 at 12:09 PM
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I came across this website on a period tracking app, it's called skin deep. The app recommended running your products (makeup, lotions, hair care, nail polishes, etc) through this tool. I really didn't think much of it, in fact I don't consider myself to use a lot of product. Anyhoo, several of the products I use came up a 5...kinda middle of the range for causing potential harm...but they were 10 (the highest) in developmental and reproductive toxicity. I was pretty shocked. I know our skin is our largest organ, and absorbs.

As if we don't already obsess enough. Just thought some of you may be interested. I'm going to look for safer options myself, if they exist, I'd rather use them.

http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/site/about.php
If you do run your products through, tell us how they stack up.
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Angela4boys
by on Aug. 13, 2014 at 12:12 PM

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This was one of mine. Physicians formula mineral powder (10 in developmental and reproductive toxicity). A 5 overall. I used one of the original versions of Avon mineral powder and turns out that was an overall 10...that's scary!

Angela4boys
by on Aug. 13, 2014 at 12:29 PM

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http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/myths-on-cosmetics-safety/

I found some of these myth/facts listed particularly troubling. It lists products causing hormone disruption, sperm damage, and lots of other horrible things.
akrogers13
by Alli on Aug. 13, 2014 at 1:50 PM
Lol I don't use make up, or lotions, rarely use deodorant or perfumes... I'm pretty granola.. I also only use natural shampoos and only wash my hair every few days. You would think I smell like a donkey by now haha! I'm still going to look up my shampoos and hand washes!!
akrogers13
by Alli on Aug. 13, 2014 at 1:52 PM
NOOOO dang it!! That's it, I'm never washing again!!! Lol. I want to start making my own goat milk soaps one I have a goat.... I need a goat now!!

Quoting Angela4boys:

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http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/myths-on-cosmetics-safety/

I found some of these myth/facts listed particularly troubling. It lists products causing hormone disruption, sperm damage, and lots of other horrible things.
blessedmommie07
by Desiree-admin on Aug. 13, 2014 at 9:30 PM

And this is why I wear no make up hardly ever and only lotion.....

Angela4boys
by on Aug. 15, 2014 at 9:31 AM
I only wash my hair a few times per week...I don't think you smell like a dinky silly, haha!

Quoting akrogers13: Lol I don't use make up, or lotions, rarely use deodorant or perfumes... I'm pretty granola.. I also only use natural shampoos and only wash my hair every few days. You would think I smell like a donkey by now haha! I'm still going to look up my shampoos and hand washes!!
Angela4boys
by on Aug. 15, 2014 at 9:32 AM
Hahaha! So how did your products do?

Quoting akrogers13: NOOOO dang it!! That's it, I'm never washing again!!! Lol. I want to start making my own goat milk soaps one I have a goat.... I need a goat now!!

Quoting Angela4boys:

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http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/myths-on-cosmetics-safety/

I found some of these myth/facts listed particularly troubling. It lists products causing hormone disruption, sperm damage, and lots of other horrible things.
Angela4boys
by on Aug. 15, 2014 at 9:35 AM
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Hahaha! Yea, that's why I hardly wear make make up too ;). J/k

Quoting blessedmommie07:

And this is why I wear no make up hardly ever and only lotion.....

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