these two fragrances are two of the worst offenders
i have been working on education about the chemical indiscretions of the cosmetic industry with my clients for years now and i wanted to share this important study. Thanks to the great environmental working group for continuing to make the total lack of chemical regulation known to the public. in sharing what i have learned about the actions of these chemicals on the body, it is important for me to stress that in an unregulated industry, even the makers of product don't know what these chemicals do, nevermind what happens when combined with eachother to create new chemicals in reaction (sodium benzoate + vitamin c = formaldyhyde)! there are wonderful perfumers who use none of these chemicals in their formulas (no petrochemical products or synthetic perfumes, and are free of coloring agents and phthalates, among other things). we have a woman here in boulder who creates delicious and sophisticated oils and i'd bet there is a growing demand for these natural scents. also, check out spirit beauty lounge.