You may be washing your hair with it. You could even be watching your body with it. Cocamide DEA. Does that look familiar to you? Take a look at the back label of your favorite shampoo or body wash. Odds are, this harmful cancer causing chemical may be listed as one of the ingredients.
Back in May, the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) reached the first-ever legal agreements with major companies, including Colgate Palmolive, Saks Inc., Walgreens and 23 others requiring the companies to end their use of the cancer-causing chemical cocamide DEA in shampoos and other personal care products. But more than 100 other companies have yet to resolve ongoing CEH litigation to end their use of the chemical. In addition, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics notes that there are more than 10,000 ingredients used in cosmetics and personal care products, many of which are also linked to adverse health effects. In their new report, Safer Suds: Eliminating a Cancer-Causing Chemical in Shampoos and Soaps, the two groups are urging Congress to adopt federal legislation for safer cosmetics.
Beautycounter is taking a stand against harmful chemicals, like this one, in your everyday skin care and beauty products. We’ve banned more than 1500 ingredients, setting a new health and safety standard in the industry. Our products and cosmetics not only look and feel good but they are also good for your body. You take the time to read the label on your foods, why not do the same with your products you put on your skin?
To read more Beautycounter’s mission and how you can play a part, go here: https://busybellas.beautycounter.com/our-story.