Tag Archives: chemicals

Additional Ingredients I’m Avoiding

In my first post on ingredients to avoid, I mentioned parabens and sulfates.  Here are two more ingredients I’m trying to avoid or use sparingly and some reasons why.

Silicone (and other “cones”)  Continue reading


The Truth Behind Cetaphil

Do you use Cetaphil? You may want to reconsider.  Even though it seems plain and safe for sensitive skin, you aren’t doing your skin any favors.  Yes, there are only eight ingredients (water, cetyl alcohol, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, stearyl alcohol, methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben) but they are all chemically manufactured, except for the water.  Continue reading

Glamour Mag to Report on Chemicals in Cosmetics

Not Just A Pretty Face recently had a post previewing a first-of-it’s-kind article that will be in the May issue of Glamour magazine.  It is an investigative report into some of the chemicals that people (especially women) expose themselves to everyday.  The article questions whether chemicals are making us fat, sick, and infertile, which many people already believe.  Glamour states that women are especially vulnerable because we use more cosmetics & other beauty products than men, and our bodies also treat the chemicals differently once they are ingested.  A lot of common chemicals are treated like hormones inside our bodies and can mess with a whole host of things.  Please take a few moments to read the article and learn more about how the FDA hasn’t even reviewed or approved most of the products we use daily.