Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Are your cosmetics, oral and hair care and nutritional products good enough?

I was shocked at what this site told me and was surprised at the amount of information this site reveals about common products and their ingredients that we use in our daily lives. Many products, particularly from leading and popular brands have all been flagged as unsafe, health damaging and severely carcinogenic.


The site is a must-visit. You can not only get information on the damaging ingredients in each of the product that you use but also search for safe products. For e.g to search for safe shampoos just enter the word shampoo into the search field and click "search". You can search by company name, product name, company or ingredient.

I was surprised to see so many of Amway's Artistry range of cosmetics, one that the Amway claims to be in the World top 5 cosmetic brands of the world, flagged as moderately hazardous to extremely hazardous.

By the way from my own experience if you were to use the Amway Satinique Advanced Dandruff Control Conditioning Shampoo let me warn you that you will lose a lot of hair from your scalp. Make sure you never use it on children. So strong are the ingredients (contorary to Amway's claims) that even a diluted drop of this shampoo in your eyes is enough to cause painful burning in adults.


IBOFB said...

That database needs to be taken with a grain of salt. For example if a product lists "fragrance", then the database gives it points as extremely hazardous, no matter what the actual fragrance is. I also note the seem to have confused BHA in cosmetics with the wrong chemical substance. BHA when listed in cosmetics ingredients can be something as highly dangerous as lemon juice.

Subash S L said...


Did notice that too. Thanks for the comment anyway.