the #1 reason why cosmetic and personal care products contain toxic ingredients
The cosmetic and personal care industry in the United States is notorious for allowing harmful ingredients into its products. The average American is exposed to an average of 168 unique chemicals in cosmetics and personal care products as part of their daily routine. These chemical exposures have been linked to cancer, infertility, asthma, and many other serious health concerns. Yet, in the United States, only 11 of those toxic chemicals have been banned. Only 11, compared with more than 1,300 banned in Europe.
But the #1 reason why cosmetic and personal care products contain toxic ingredients?
Because they can.
In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees cosmetics regulation but doesn’t require companies to test the health effects of their ingredients before putting finished goods on shelves. If companies do conduct testing, they’re not required by the FDA to report the results.
So, if it’s legal to use ingredients known to cause people harm, if there’s no need to disclose those ingredients, and if those toxic ingredients are cheaper than non toxic alternatives, then there’s no incentive for greedy corporate America to make a change. They take the easier, toxic route simply because they can.
There is hope.
U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky is pushing the Safer Beauty Bill Package to help consumers make safe, more informed purchases. The package includes four separate standalone bills:
- Toxic-free Beauty Act of 2021
- Cosmetic Supply Chain Transparency Act of 2021
- Cosmetic Safety for Communities of Color and Professional Salon Workers Act of 2021
- Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to know Act of 2021
If passed, this package will ban the entire class of toxic PFAS, known as “forever” chemicals because of their ability to bioaccumulate in the human body, and it would require manufacturers to list the ingredients used in “fragrance,” in addition to several other bold, progressive moves.
Leading the movement.
Pure haven is proud to be the leader of the non toxic movement, whole-heartedly committed to innovation, manufacturing products that are better and safer than any others on the market, so that you can protect your family with confidence. We set the standard at pure, including our preservation system, known as pure protect. This broad-spectrum proprietary preservation technology proves that the use of toxic chemicals is not necessary for creating safe, effective products. Other companies may remain satisfied with the status quo, making money without concern for the sacrifices being made. But pure haven chooses to innovate, push the limits, and remove toxins so you can protect your family.