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Nature Is Calling!, Issue #013 ---Red Hot Lips
August 01, 2012
Red Hot Lips!!
This month's issue of Nature is Calling! focuses on your lips. From the Top Ten Natural Lip Tips, to Product Reviews, to Great Pages on my website, it's all to make your lips more luscious! I've also included shocking info and a short video clip pertaining to the cosmetic industry that once again shows they are more profit driven than consumer safety driven.....and as a Bonus for all my readers a great deal on hair care products from one of my favorite all natural hair care producers!
Natural Tips for Your Lips!There are some great natural ways to improve the appearance of your pucker!!
When Did "Use Daily" Become Bad Health Advice???The Cosmetic Industry should be asking themselves this question when they consider the chemicals they are putting in their cosmetics and personal care products. Are they truly accountable to the consumer when their ingredients are associated with health problems? This short video clip from my local news station briefly discusses just a few of the harmful ingredients that consumers are applying and what the effects can be... CTV-lead in lipstick clip
What Does the Cosmetic Industry Have to Say??PLENTY!!
This industry (including cosmetic manufacturer's) has been preventing policies about naturalizing their products for years. They have remained pretty successful in making their industry a self policing market where they dictate their own safety standards versus the government setting standards.
An example is from decades ago involving a concerned US senator. He proposed a change to the regulation of cosmetics in that there would be a requirement to perform toxilogical testing on products prior to market release. Seems like a pretty logical requirement, hey?? Well, the cosmetic industry lashed back saying the bill would cause "a serious misallocation of the nation's resources." Making sure consumer products are safe for use is not worth the money?? They proposed to self monitor their industry and the government rolled over and agreed.
Another one, from years ago is when the FDA tried to enforce full ingredient lists to be reported on product labels. The industry felt this was "unnecessary" and "too much on the label for consumers." An agreement was reached to partially report ingredients, which is what we currently have today. The cosmetic manufacturer's can use the word fragrance or perfume to hide literally hundreds of ingredients not listed on the label.
One more example is when the US cosmetic's industry expressed deep concern about the strict cosmetic policies in Europe surrounding safety standards. In Europe they don't only report all ingredients on the label, but they also report what isn't on the label so consumers are completely informed and educated. The US cosmetic industry felt that US citizens are less "green" conscious than Europeans and therefore worry less about toxins. They felt that since it wasn't what the people were interested in, they weren't going to report it on the label.
Each of these examples are just a few of the many concerning safety in the cosmetic's industry. With their big dollars behind them, the government has allowed them to make many of their own rules and standards. It is left up to the consumer to be educated and aware of what is in the products they are purchasing and what they are OK with putting in or on their bodies.
The Products that Improve Your PoutI have tested some natural lips balms, lips glosses and lipsticks that have worked great, check out my Cosmetic's Page for these reviews.
BONUS!!This month I have a great bonus for all my readers. 10% off all John Masters hair care products plus a free full size smoothing product ($70) value!!! You have until the end of September to take advantage of this awesome deal. Happy Shopping!
Check out my website, Your Body Loves Natural Products. for lots of info and reveiws on natural products.
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