Category Archives: Cosmetics

Claim: Lipstick contaminant could cause stomach cancer; ‘Troubling levels of toxic metals’

Everything is “contaminated” with trace levels of something that could be considered “toxic” at some very high exposure level. But it is the dose that makes the poison, and no harm to health has ever been shown to be caused or contributed to by lipsticks or other cosmetics. Don’t forget that the cosmetic scare industry is egged on, if not entirely funded by the “natural” cosmetics industry.” Continue reading

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NYTimes: The Cosmetics Wars

The enviros are attacking cosmetic companies which are rushing to reformulate but will likley only wind up creating inferior products. Given the necessity of high-quality makeup to modern life, the question is this: how long will women put up with the enviro junk science and the cowardly cosmetic companies that won’t fight back? Continue reading

HWGA: Lipstick chemical alert: Ingredient in hundreds of household products ’causes heart problems’

A chemical commonly used in lipsticks, face washes and toothpaste may cause heart and muscle problems, according to scientists. Continue reading

You know it’s really silly season when they recycle: Skin cream: killing you softly?

In the book, Slow Death by Rubber Duck Rick Smith turns himself into a human science experiment. He lathers himself with shampoos and shaving creams, all in the sweetly-scented spirit of chemical exposure. To phthalates, that is. Continue reading

400 shades of lipstick found to contain lead, FDA says

“We do not consider the lead levels we found in the lipsticks to be a safety concern,” the FDA said. Continue reading

Could your Valentine’s kiss give you lead poisoning?

“The FDA, for its part, agreed there is no cause for alarm.” Continue reading

Leaded lipstick: How much is too much?

The FDA says, “our results do not show levels of lead in lipstick that would pose a safety concern.” Continue reading

Report: Soaps, makeup and other items contain deadly ingredients, say consumer advocates

Who’s dead? Continue reading

Perfume and cosmetics make kids fat?

The Mt. Sinai School of JunkScience tries blaming phthalates for childhood obesity. Continue reading

Cancer ‘specialist’: ‘I ditched my deodorant to lower risk of breast cancer’

Whatever, just don’t sit next to us. Continue reading

Report: Beauty is not being poisoned

“Could sodium laureth sulfate be to cosmetics what BPA was to plastic water bottles?” Continue reading

Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo toxic?

It’s sad that consumer product companies are happy to use science but won’t defend it. Continue reading

Halloween face paint scare

Do you know what’s in your child’s face paint? Continue reading