Is your makeup poisoning you?


There have been no truer words than ‘beauty is pain.’ For many of us that means suffering from flashbacks of our mothers trying to get a comb through our kinky, dry hair in the morning in time for school. The headache that came after lasted the entire day. But that’s a story for another day. These days it seems that everyone is a makeup guru. After watching a few videos on YouTube, all you need is to get your hands on some products and you are good to go.

The internet has made light work of just about everything, but with makeup and other beauty products, you don’t really know what’s inside these tubs, tubes and applicators. Let alone the flood of fake products in our market–even with genuine merchandise–shady ingredients have been pumped into them. Lead, mercury and prescription drugs used to be everyday components in beauty products. Although many of these, in large part have been reduced, they have not been completely eliminated. Mercury is still prominent in skin lightening and bleaching products.
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