An alarming new trend is the link between deadly disease and the chemicals in beauty products. It was recently spotlighted by Business Insider;
“Tiah Tomlin-Harris got breast cancer at 38, without any family history of the disease.
Tomlin-Harris, who has a master’s in chemistry and worked in the pharmaceutical industry, suspected her lifestyle might have contributed to the cancer’s development.
Research on chemicals in personal-care products and breast cancer is still lacking, the American Cancer Society said. But recent studies have identified two groups of chemicals in beauty products that might be linked to cancer: parabens — which are preservatives found in beauty, hair, shaving, and makeup products — and phthalates, used in nail polish and hairspray.
In 2019, Tomlin-Harris joined Bench to Community, a research initiative in California, to ensure other Black women get better information on toxins in beauty products than she did. The team is conducting research into how chemicals in beauty products may uniquely affect Black women, and it shares new insights as soon as they become available.”
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One of the reasons beauty products have become so toxic is they are formulated for profit, not health.
Companies aren’t thinking of how to make safe and effective beauty products. They are first thinking of how to make products that won’t spoil for 2 years, will look and smell consistent and be cheap to produce. Chemicals are introduced that shouldn’t be, and safety and effectiveness take a backseat.
BGLH Marketplace products are completely clean and non toxic. We were recognized by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics as a top non-toxic beauty brand.
It’s why so many customers have switched to us from big bodycare brands. So they can build their bodycare routines on CLEAN beauty products.