Personal care products are very sneaky about how they include toxic ingredients. They may not even be aware of what they're doing. Many people think the FDA has this covered but they don't actually have the legal power to control this industry. Any personal care product that has fragrance is able to hide chemicals without having to disclose the ingredients. Many products claim to be natural or use natural styling on their product when in fact they have the same mess included.
- The FDA doesn't have the power to ban ingredients that have shown to be risky. One example of this is Talcum powder.
- Companies can make their products look healthy and consumer friendly while still allowing toxic chemicals.
- Fragrances don't have to disclose toxic ingredients and so products that include fragrances can also be hiding toxic chemicals.
“It’s a common misconception that skincare ingredients must be proven safe and effective before they’re allowed on the market.”