WHAT THE FDA KNOWS ABOUT COSMETICS

Prohibited & Restricted Ingredients     The following is straight from the FDA’s” mouth”. You will find in my Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients( Crown Publishers), there are still harmful ingredients in what we put on our skin and a number of chemicals that should be banned. But the information below is appreciated.   What ingredients are…

FDA Warns Cosmetic Companies About Unproven Claims

Are you still convinced that a cosmetic can whisk away your wrinkles? In 2013, I wrote: “As I have been reporting through seven editions of my Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients, the definition of cosmetic, according to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, is that a cosmetic improves appearance, whereas a drug diagnoses, relieves or cures a disease….

SOMETHING IS FISHY WITH MICROBEADS

Take a bite of fish and you may swallow plastic micro-beads used in your anti-aging cosmetics, body washes, soaps,toothpastes, pillows, clothes and other products. There is alarm among environmentalists because micro-beads are being flushed down the drain and they are eternal. The International Pellet Watch, led by Professor Shige Takada at the University of Tokyo,…

PROMISES, PROMISES—FOOD AND COSMETIC REGULATIONS FOR 2014

Will food additives and cosmetic ingredients be safer this year? In my first book  Poisons in Your Food  published by Crown in 1969 and in my second book, the First Edition of A Consumer’s Dictionary of Food Additives in 1989 I pointed out  antibiotics were added to  feed and hormones were given to animals—to increase…

FDA AND DRUG-LIKE ANTI-AGING COSMETIC CLAIMS

Do you believe your skin product is “anti-aging”? If it works then it should be a drug with extensive research and FDA approval. If it doesn’t work then it falls into the category of a cosmetic and the anti-aging promotion may be fraudulent. As I have been reporting through seven editions of my Consumer’s Dictionary…