You skin is by far your largest organ and it is designed to protect your insides from the outside environment. However, many cosmetics are comprised of chemicals that are small enough to be easily absorbed into the blood stream and many of the chemicals included in these products actually break down this barrier, making it easier for the ingredients to be absorbed. Most of these products are also used during or shortly after bathing — when your pours are open and ready to absorb. We also ingest those products we use on our lips and hands and inhale sprays and powders.
Surveys show that on average, women use 12 products containing up to 168 ingredients every day, men use 6 products with 85 ingredients, and children are exposed to an average of 61 ingredients daily. However, the laws regarding daily maximum exposure are only determined per product, which means that your shampoo and conditioner could each include the maximum allowed daily dose of any given chemical. And current cosmetics laws in the U.S. date back to 1938 — long before many of these chemicals were even developed.
And honestly, there are enough loopholes in the U.S. federal law to allow the cosmetic industry to put unlimited amounts of chemicals into personal care products with no required testing, no monitoring of health effects, and inadequate labeling requirements. In fact, cosmetics are among the least-regulated products on the market.
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