Non-toxic beauty workshop
Thank you for coming to my first non-toxic beauty workshop at Wynwood, Miami. We had a great time! Please find here some important information about the topics we covered.
We consume about 5 pounds of lipstick in our lifetime. These lipsticks can contain:
Only 11 ingredients used in skincare and cosmetics are currently banned or restricted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The safety of fragrance chemicals is not determined, monitored or safe-guarded by any governmental agency globally in any comprehensive fashion. Instead, the fragrance industry has been trusted to self-regulate and to establish its own safety guidelines for the use of fragrance chemicals.
There are more than 3,000 chemicals on IFRA’s (International Fragrance Association) Transparency List of chemicals used in the industry. To date, there is no single comprehensive published review of the hazards posed by many of these chemicals.
Besides from color additives, no product or ingredient requires FDA approval before going to the market.
They do not set standards for the safety testing of a product or an ingredient, it only advises manufacturers to conduct their own testing.
The FDA can´t recall a product that is unsafe for public use. Food yes, cosmetics no. It can request a voluntary recall by the company.
The FDA does not register or license cosmetics companies before they open and begin selling products.
Under U.S. law, FDA does not have the authority to require cosmetic manufacturers to submit their safety data to FDA.
I partnered with the non-toxic, sustainable and recently EWG verified brand Live Ultimate to make the experience richer and more meaningful. Here are some pictures of the event: