You’ve probably heard about the growing concerns over potentially harmful chemicals in your make-up and personal care products and you’re right to be concerned. The cosmetics industry is not regulated by the FDA so there is rarely any premarket testing of personal care products and the ingredients are not always listed on the labels. With the personal care industry bringing in about $300 billion a year in sales and cosmetics alone netting over $55 billion every year it is worrisome to think about how many harmful chemicals people are coming into contact with on a daily basis.
Berkeley Wellness has an infographic out that gives us the details on these upsetting practices and what to look for when buying cosmetics and personal care products.
The infographic below lists five potentially dangerous chemicals contained in over-the-counter cosmetics and beauty products, along with what health concerns they might cause and how you can avoid them.
* Bevs Lim also writes for Lifestyle411.