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Clean Beauty Day And The "Free Of" Movement

Updated: Sep 29


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When I talk about understanding cosmetic manufacturing, I talk a lot about the "free of" movement. But critically, if they take something out, they have to put something in to produce the same outcome. A good example of this is "BPA Free." They replaced BPA with BPS which is just as bad, and some suspect even worse. The products still need to perform (a plastic bottle is still a plastic bottle), so they tweak a molecule, and then they can say it is free of whatever toxin is the concern of the time.


Meanwhile, manufacturers slip unknown toxins in, until they get caught. We are now focused on a long list of toxic chemicals that were actually in play 10-20 years ago. All of these “mystery chemicals," now showing up in pregnant women are simply the next generation of toxic agents that everyone will be wringing their hands over a decade from now (or longer). If history has taught us anything, we can expect to see a new body of research begin when this generation ages and starts getting sick with mystery illnesses. Then a new round of inquiries will begin and the cycle continues.


Then, predictably, the chemical companies will just start over with a whole new batch. They have not earned our trust by any stretch. This is why we started making our own body products by hand. We know what's in them because we control what goes in. And perhaps more importantly, we will never lie about it. If you'd like to see what we use to make them, you can check out our website.


You may also enjoy reading, How to Avoid Mystery Chemicals In Your Personal Care Products.


Additionally, this “Toxic Hall of Shame” list will show you some of the biggest culprits contributing to the onslaught of toxicity on our bodies and our lives.


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