Let's switch it up and use red fish scales to spice up your lips, instead of a typical lipstick. Believe it or not fish scales are just one of the many disgusting Ingredients used in popular health and beauty products. Due to lack of regulations in the United States, manufacturers get away with not having to expose all ingredients in their products. When there is no law, there is chaos. Because of the enormous amount of unknown ingredients in health and beauty products, we can determine using natural products and creating regulations are much more beneficial to health and beauty products consumers.
With the economy still not at its best, and the population continuously increasing, many consumers would rather be killed by health hazardous ingredients than be self cautious about the chemicals in their shampoo. The desire to want to be pretty only increases the manufactures negligent behaviors. Women buy the makeup to enhance themselves. Without observing the ingredients in the makeup, they are often unaware of the toxins they are applying to their skin. The same thing also goes for men. When applying anti-perspiration deodorants they are applying Parabens and toxic chemicals, which could cause breast cancer and genetic mutations in both men and women. Parabens are chemical compounds, which are used a preservatives. Parabens are best to be avoided due to them being man- made; they imitate the chemical estrogen, which causes breast cancer.
Soap for example; The purpose of soap is to clean. It may be to clean the body skin or the floor; but the overall job is to clean. Soaps with exfoliating beads, only drag plastic up and down your body. Soap as a whole is only a mixture of acids, and then when added to the plastic exfoliations, and acids that are now being applied to the skin. Fragrances are also culprits in the chemicals that harm the body. In the novel, "No More Dirty Looks: The Truth about Your Beauty Products -- And the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics", there is a story about a nurse by the name of Betty Bridges, who suffered from chemical reactions from fragrances used by her job. She accounts that she was looking at the new cleaner the cleaning crew was using and noticed the new cleaner had fragrance. She tested the two different cleaners, the old one, which had no fragrance, and the one with fragrance. She came to the conclusion that her outbreaks were from the fragrance used in the new cleaner. (Siobhan, 11) From this testing it can be concluded that fragrances are also health hazardous.
What many consumers don’t realize is all human actions affect the marine life. When you use a product on the skin, it gets absorbed. Once absorbed it then is flushed out by natural body functions, and then flushed and works its way into the ocean, where it is sucked up by innocent animals.
In a recent article in ABC news, "Danger of Toxic Chemical in Cosmetics?" there was a small study done testing the chemical dibutyl phthalate, or DBP...