Thursday, May 11, 2023

Cancer Causing Ingredients In Children's Makeup

Hello Beautiful people,

I wanted to do my part and share updated facts on cancer causing ingredients in makeup and in children's makeup. Just because it's children's makeup doesn't deem it clean for them. It shows studies and findings of cancer causing ingredients in Claire's makeup as well as the store Justice. I am going to share some things that might hurt your heart but there is hope. Coming together and informing each does make a huge difference. It's a beautiful thing ya'll. This is not my writing's, this is a PDF from

In 2017, asbestos was found in several children’s makeup products sold by retailers Claire’s and Justice. The products were recalled, but parents and consumers remain concerned because this isn’t the first time asbestos has been found in everyday products.

Why Is Asbestos in Makeup?

Asbestos ends up in makeup because of poor regulations involving cosmetic-grade talc, which is also known as talcum powder. Talc and asbestos are minerals that form together. That means talc mined for commercial uses can be contaminated with asbestos — a known cause of lung cancer and mesothelioma.

Talc is added to makeup because it creates a soft, silky texture, and it dilutes pigmented products and acts as filler. It is a common ingredient in powder compacts, finishing powders, eye shadows, blushes, foundations and creams.

It is the softest mineral on earth and is known for its ability to absorb moisture and reduce the appearance of oily skin. For example, talc-based face powders are commonly used on top of cream foundations to “set” the foundation

so that it stays in place and looks naturally dry instead of oily and shiny.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it is important to select talc mining sites carefully and take steps to purify talc to prevent asbestos contamination in cosmetic products. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done.

There is a long history of asbestos remaining in talc that is certified asbestos-free. Manufacturers don’t purposely add asbestos to cosmetics, but there is a lack of regulation around cosmetic-grade talc. Because of that relaxed oversight, no one is checking for the presence of asbestos. That means companies can get away with not testing their talc for asbestos before putting it into their products — possibly harming consumers.

The FDA does not regulate cosmetic-grade
talc. The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic
Act of 1938 does not require the FDA to review cosmetic products and their ingredients, with the exception of color additives.

However, in 1976, the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (now known as the Personal Care Products Council) asked its members to use asbestos-free talc in their products. While the FDA says that it “considers it unacceptable for cosmetic talc to becontaminated with asbestos,” there are no U.S. laws or regulations that strictly prohibit talc used in consumer products from containing asbestos.

Cosmetic manufacturers certainly may try to avoid talc contaminated with asbestos, but there is no regulating body checking commercial
talc for asbestos. The FDA and other federal agencies do not examine talc and talc- containing products made overseas.

From 2009 to 2010, the FDA conducted studies on samples of talc from four suppliers along with 34 makeup samples and found no asbestos contamination. However, all the makeup samples were collected from the Washington, D.C. area, whereas other studies that did find asbestos in cosmetics collected samples throughout the United States. Additionally, the FDA asked nine talc suppliers for samples, but only four complied. “The results were limited, however, by the fact that only four talc suppliers submitted samples and by the number of products tested,Operators of the nine commercial talc mines in the United States, overseas suppliers of talc and the cosmetic industry as a whole all say there is no asbestos in their talc, despite scientific investigations proving otherwise.

“When it comes to cosmetics regulation, it’s the Wild West,” Campaign for Safe Cosmetics spokesperson Margie Kelly told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in 2014. “The FDA doesn’t have the authority to do much of anything
to protect consumers because it is working with a 75-year-old law that has never been substantially updated, so consumers end up with unsafe cosmetics staying on store shelves even after harm has been proven.”

To read the rest and find healthy safe products for yourself and your children please read

There is hope and knowledge leads to action.

With love,


Wednesday, April 26, 2023


Why is clean makeup so important? Let me ask you a question? Do you like smearing chemicals on your pretty face? Didn't think so, neither do I.


Did you know? All the toxins in our make up, pretty much there are no guides lines. They can use whatever they want. Slip in what ever nasty toxins they want. A company can have 40 toxic ingredients and have one botanical ingredient. They can call it a "botanical ingredient" and sell it! There is very few guidelines by the FDA.  The law does not require cosmetic products to have all ingredients listed other than some color additives

Not So Fun Fact
  1. 82,000 toxic cosmetic ingredients
  2.  Some chemicals are carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxins and hormone disruptors
  3. Plasticizers used, that's chemicals that keep concrete soft so it can be poured
  4. Degreasers, which are used in car garage companies to clean auto parts
  5.  Surfactants, which help reduce surface tension in dyes


We use these on a daily basis and put this harmful chemicals on our skin and our precious babies.

Popular Toxic Companies

  • Nexus 
  • Tresemme
  •  mud
  •  Bullfrog 
  • Sauve 
  • NARS
  • Shiseido 
  • Revlon 
  • Cover girl 
  • Mac
  • Estee 
  • Lauder 
  • Channel 
  • Bobbi Brown
  • Maybelline 
  • L'Oreal 
  • Avon 
  • Burts bees, 
  • herbal essence 
  • Johnson and Johnson, 
  • Bath and Bodyworks
  •  Victoria Secret

Have you heard of the term, Trade Secret?

It's a Cancer causing chemical “special ingredient”. These Companies are requesting to call their secret chemical of choice this for their brand. 

Many popular brands have BHA, BHT, DEA, petroleum, for formaldehyde, and sodium laureth sulfate.  Some are known or suspected carcinogens, meaning they can cause cancer; other's are toxins that interfere with the brain, reproductive and endocrine functions.

All Make up and skin care have some levels of  toxins. It’s understanding which brands are the best choice for your skin and body.

What I'm going to say might make you angry 

Animal Testing

It's cruel, unnecessary and in accurate. The federal law lies to us. 

Not all labels are created equal. The United States federal law allows companies to leave put toxic ingredients. The United States lags behind many other countries when it comes to protecting people and animals from harmful substances. More then 500 products sold in the US contain ingredients that have been banned for use in cosmetics in other countries. These chemicals have been banned in Canada, Japan, and the European union. You might be using those ingredients everyday. 


There is zero protection under animal welfare act. Which is so maddening to me, every life matters. Researchers and scientists at cosmetic companies routinely abuse mice, rats, guinea pigs, rabbits, turtles, as they test their beauty products before going on the market.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, these are common test studies done on our beloved animal's.

  • Skin and eye irritation test, rub chemicals onto the shaved skin or dripped into the eyes of restrained rabbits. These animals never get pain killers.  
  •  Repeatedly  force feeding studies, lasting for weeks or months, which animals are made to ingest a substance. Testers can look for signs of general illness or specific health hazards, such as cancer or birth defects
  • Lethal dose tests- in which animals are forced to swallow large amounts of test chemicals to determine if it will cause them to die. This practice has been widely condemned by public, but it still happens today
  • At the end of the test, the animals are killed, normally by asphyxiation, neck breaking, or decapitation. Pain relief is not provided. Horrifying, isn't it?

It's important to know that animal testing is not required by law. The United States food & drug  administration “FDA” nor the United States consumer product safety commission. Neither requires companies to test cosmetic household products on animals. FDA supports alternative testing. It states on their page website

Why company still testing?

Sometimes companies choose to develop or use new untested ingredients in their products. They conduct on animals because they think the results will prove that the ingredients are safe for human use. Other companies test on animals because they want to brag about the unique beneficial properties of specific ingredients and need data to back up their claims.

Animal testing is unreliable and ineffective. They're testing human products on non-human species. According to the Humane Society of the United States, this means that the consumer safety simply isn't guaranteed. The results are variable and difficult to interpret, which means data does not apply to humans. All these animals are killed, maned and tortured for findings that just don't help make beauty products any safer.

How beautiful is that? Sadly companies will still test on animals as long as the demand is there. Which means, you support their brand, you support animal testing.


There is hope! Non-animal  testing can be done by companies that want to provide cruelty free products. Combine human cell-based studies and sophisticated computer models to deliver human relevant results in hours or even days. 

What Can YOU do!

Buy Animal cruelty free and use less toxic make -up, skin care, and body care. Here are a few sites that you can continue to learn and get empowered. 


Healthy Beauty By Bethany
Bethany Montecalvo

Cancer Causing Ingredients In Children's Makeup

Hello  Beautiful people, I wanted to do my part and share updated facts on cancer causing ingredients in makeup and in children's makeup...