Thursday, November 16, 2006

Cosmetics makers to list ingredients on packaging

Cosmetics makers to list ingredients on packaging
Here's a thumbs up to the Canadian Government. New regulations require listing of ingredients in things like makeup, perfume, skin cream, nail polish toothpaste, soap, shampoo and shaving cream.
Here is a hotlist of restricted ingredients, a list of ingredients that are used in Canada with their INCI (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients)
I strongly believe that people should know what they put on their skin, as it's the largest organ in the body and what is on your skin ends up inside your body. This will force manufacturers to remove known carcinogens from their products. You just might find also that that skin cream you use, really causes oxidative stress from the preservatives they use.
Personally, I am a label reader and have started using a skin cream that is water based and preservative free, based on a new technology. I want my skin to stay as young as possible for as long as possible, without adding more environmental stress to my body.