Cosmetic Ingredient Labels

 

Did you know that the law allows manufacturers to ask the FDA to grant “trade secret” status for any ingredient. If the FDA grants the request the substance does not have to be listed on the label.

So not only now are companies packing their cosmetics with synthetic ingredients, adding one organic substance and labeling it ‘natural’ (because they say so), now they aren’t even liable to tell us exact what is in it.

I believe there is a responsibility of businesses and craftsmen to consumers, to respect their health and integrity by disclosing ALL ingredients. Not just the ones they WANT you to know about.

For instance, the shady practice of labeling items as “Active Ingredients” and then in small print on the bottom are the “Inactive Ingredients,” where most of the chemicals are listed as stabilizers and aids to ascetic appeal like consistency and coloring. This is done with the pretense to trick the eye of the consumer. That is a sad game that some big businesses play, because by misleading their customers into thinking they are getting a natural product and hiding the caustic ingredients, they’re damaging the customer’s trust, loyalty, and overall health & wellness.

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