Yes, its true. I know, I know. When I heard this I cringed. But its very important. So important that I wanted to share this article with you guys cause Im slightly appalled by the ignorance of some fragrance companies.
This news article states:
"We tested 17 top-selling perfumes -- celebrity fragrances, teen body sprays -- and found all of the products had many secret chemicals that weren't listed on labels and many chemicals of concern," says Stacy Malkin, co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a national coalition of health and environmental groups. The coalition commissioned the report."
"The products contain an average of 10 allergens each that can trigger headaches, skin rashes asthma attacks. And we also found many of products contain hormone-disrupting chemicals linked to long-term health effects, such as cancer or infertility," Malkin says.
The report says not only are the ingredients kept secret from consumers, but most have never been assessed for safety.
The FDA does not require fragrance manufacturers to disclose the ingredients of synthetic fragrances because these formulas are considered trade secrets. Today, only nine ingredients are prohibited by the FDA for use in cosmetics.
and goes on to say...
Will this report cause consumers to turn up their noses? Reaction is mixed.
"I wouldn't buy any product with chemicals in it," one woman said.
"There's enough chemicals in everything else we do. I'm not giving up the perfume," another woman said.
These quotes were taken directly from this new article, to read entire post go HERE.
Im really curious what everyones thoughts are?
I really don't mean to bash on companies or be negative in any way. But I am passionate about health & safety, and feel its almost come to the point where it is our responsibility to recognize what's going in/on our bodies.
Dont be discouraged, Be empowered! Its important to know there are ALWAYS safe alternatives. You can still smell yummy & be safe doing it! I found a company, that makes natural fragrances (100% natural oils) Im trying them out now, and will be SURE to give you my honest opinion when I review it.
Thanks, Cynthia for sending me this article