Ban On Chemicals In Cosmetics

December 2008

On November 11/08, an article was written in the Toronto Star. I thought I should pass this on to my readers.

Twelve national health and environmental organizations are calling on Health Canada to speed up the process it uses to deal with toxins under the Chemical Management Plan and promote safer alternative products.
They are found in cosmetics such as perfume, hairspray, skin creams and cleansers, or in common household products such as, window cleaners, floor care products, pesticides and carpet cleaners.

The chemicals are:

* Pigment Red3 (2-Naphthalenol): found in nail polish, soap bars, plastic colorants and industrial painting inks.
*DEGME (2-Methoxyethoxy): a solvent found in household paints, pesticides, floor care products, window washer fluids, skin creams, cleansers, hairspray, and perfumes.
* 2-MEA (2-Methoxyethanol acetate): found in nail polish, dry cleaning treatments and glues.
* 2-Methoxypropanol: it is found in nail polish enamel and remover, hair conditions and sprays, false eyelash adhesives and removal solvents, and pesticides.

Make sure you read the ingredients in your products. And if there is no list on the packaging, you can write to the manufacturer and they will send it to you.

The adhesive glue in my eyelash extensions kit, do not have any of these ingredients.
"I Love My Lashes" glue ingredients are: Latex, Aqua, Sodium Polyacrylate, Sodium dicyclopentadiene, Dimethicone, Quaternium 15, Ammonium Hydroxide, Potassium Hydroxide, Fragrance.

You can read the article here at;
Canada: Call for ban on chemical in cosmetics, cleaners