A Gutsy Girl
A Gutsy Girl
Mar 9, 2021
Toxic Beauty
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Episode 5: Toxic Beauty

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p.s. You're going to adore Beth's Irish accent.

Resources Mentioned

  1. Book, E for Additives
  2. Johnson & Johnson to Stop Selling Talcum Baby Powder in U.S., Canada
  3. Primally Pure
  4. Henné Organics, Lip Mask
  5. Pleni Naturals Enzyme Cleanser, Face Oil
  6. Revy Skincare, Face Night Cream
  7. Ilia Beauty Limitless Mascara
  8. Suntegrity; Impeccable Skin (Tinted Moisturizer with SPF)
  9. Fitglow Lip Color Serum
  10. Beautycounter advocacy work
  11. Beautycounter (Sheer Lipstick, Raisin + Counter+ All Bright C Serum)
  12. Stink! documentary
  13. Beth Walker on Instagram
  14. Beth's website
  15. Oxybenzone in Sunscreen Banned in Hawaii
  16. Paraben in Breast Tumor
  17. There's lead in lipstick!
  18. Bismuth Oxychloride, skin irritant and acne trigger

Don’t Miss These Thoughts

  1. Ingredients to avoid in your beauty products
  2. Beth's favorite skincare products and brands
  3. Things about the beauty industry that not many people know.
  4. The one word on a label in the beauty industry that could mean thousands of different things.
  5. Lead is no longer allowed in house paint or gasoline, but it may be lurking in our lipstick.
  6. The term hypoallergenic is not regulated.
  7. "You are what you eat." (Good food equals healthful living.) - Beth
  8. "Glyphosate free is key." - Beth
  9. "When you eat standing up, the devil looks over your shoulder." - Beth (via Dr. John Douillard)

More from A Gutsy Girl

  1. Welcome to A Gutsy Girl Podcast
  2. Hang out on Instagram
  3. BFF’s on YouTube
  4. Free resource: The Master Gutsy Spreadsheet
  5. Rated-G Email Club

Btw - don't forget to grab a copy of your 90-day healing journey journal (there is also a PDF e-version you can download today HERE). 

 

And more from the Toxic Beauty Episode

Alternatives

During the show, Beth provided alternatives to the ingredients she cautioned against using.

Here are the ones she mentioned, along with more.

  1. SLS, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
    1. Castile Soap is hands down the best but not always the right fit for formulations, like toothpaste.
    2. Some safer alternatives you can look for in your products include SLSA (sodium lauryl sulfoacetate), Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate, Disodium / Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Decyl glucoside, and Lauryl glucoside.
  2. Bismuth Oxychloride
    1. A combination of minerals can provide a similar result to blush and foundation powders with Bismuth; Mica (sustainably sourced or synthetic, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide,), Boron Nitride, Kaolin.
  3. Parabens
    1. A combination of the following are often used as paraben alternatives; Lactobacillus, Radish Root, Gluconate, Colloidal Silver Potassium Sorbate, Grapefruit Seed Extract
  4. Oxybenzone
    1. Non-Nano Zinc
    2. Titanium
  5. Talc
    1. Non GMO Cornstarch
    2. Arrowroot
    3. Oat Flour
    4. Rice Starch
    5. Tapioca Starch
    6. Rice Powder

Beth also provided ideas for various clean beauty stores.

Here is a list of 6 to checkout:

  1. Vert Beauty
  2. The Detox Market
  3. Aillea Beauty
  4. Integrity Botanicals
  5. Follain Beauty
  6. Beauty Heroes

Hypoallergenic Makeup

There are no Federal standards or definitions that govern the use of the term "hypoallergenic." The term means whatever a particular company wants it to mean.

In fact, this is what the FDA states,

As a result of the decision, manufacturers may continue to label and advertise their cosmetics as "hypoallergenic" or make similar claims without any supporting evidence. Consumers will have no assurance that such claims are valid.

However, cosmetics users who know they are allergic to certain ingredients can take steps to protect themselves. FDA regulations now require the ingredients used in cosmetics to be listed on the product label, so consumers can avoid substances that have caused them problems.

But remember, like Beth said, products are constantly being labeled as, "hypoallergenic."

What that means for you is to always read labels in detail when in doubt.

Wrap Up

Time to wrap this up. As always, a huge goal for this show is to connect with even more people. Feel free to send an email to our team at podcast@agutsygirl.com.

We want to hear questions, comments, show ideas, etc. 

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Xox,
SKH

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