COSMETICS AND CANCER
October is quickly winding down and in honor of breast cancer awareness month Cosmetic Science Review gladly shares a reminder of the link between cosmetics and cancer. Numerous studies have shown strong correlations between mainstream cosmetic, and chronic health effects not limited to cancer. These effects are due to the chemical compositions of cosmetic products interacting with the body’s natural system of balance. While Companies like L’oreal and Revlon proudly decree statements of support during breast cancer awareness month, they continue manufacturing products containing known carcinogens and other health compromising ingredients. Perhaps a better show of support would be to consider further research in the design of safer cosmetics and promote more of their natural products. Nevertheless, monthly self examinations and annualmammograms could lead to early detection resulting in better treatment outcomes and possible remission.
Stay beautiful inside and out.