If you are looking for the short answer, it’s yes.
I recently learned that cosmetic companies are not straight shooters at all. I was shocked and disgusted by the lengths that these big companies will go to just to make more money. The greed astounds me. But these guys do not suffer any repercussions, not at all. But you know who will? You got it – you and I and the millions of women, men and kids who use these cosmetics.
Anyway, I’ve been doing some more digging into what the industry tells us that’s not quite kosher. I really thought I should share it with my readers to spread awareness. So here goes.
What Cosmetic Companies Lie About
First, let me just bring to your notice that it is mostly the giants of cosmetics who frequently embellish their claims. The smaller companies are usually more true to what they say their product will do, but do not take this for granted.
The main claim most cosmetic companies make is that the ingredients used in their products are not toxic and are completely harmless. They argue that even if they use an ingredient or substance that is universally defined as a poison or a toxin, the quantities are so small as to negate the ill-effects of applying said product to your skin. Now, while it may be true to some extent that the quantities are rather small, think about this – how often do you use that product with the toxic chemicals? How many times a day and for how many years?
Your skin is not just a shield. It is living tissue that is constantly absorbing everything that you put on it, whether good or bad. Years of applying toxic goo on your body means that there is a buildup somewhere in your body that will not be detected until it is too late. Even if a company says it has done tests, the tests are only for a limited time period like a few weeks or a couple of months. It is not possible to draw definite conclusions in so short a time.
The next false claim – and this one really eats my goat – is that if the label says ‘natural’ or ‘organic’ then it is so. Not!
There are no laws to regulate the use of certain terms on cosmetics products. So a product may have some natural ingredients and state that it is a natural product. And although there are certifications that a product has to acquire before it can be termed ‘organic’ there are many harmful chemicals that can still exist in the product.
I could go on for pages and pages. The point is that most claims made by the cosmetics industry are untrue. There may be a little truth to them, but it is stretched out and glorified to make you believe that they have found a miracle cure for acne or aging. Do not fall for these cheap marketing gimmicks. Research the claims made by a company before you buy any of their products.