Carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, eye and lung irritants, dangers to reproductive and cardiac systems, headaches, dizzines, neurological damage. Sound like the warning label on a household solvent or barrel of toxic waste? Nope, just the possible side effects of just some of the ingredients in the cosmetics and personal care products currently on the market.
While regulated by the FDA, compounds such as formaldehyde, phthalates, parabens, alcohol, dimethicone, petroleum, artificial dyes and animal-derived ingredients still make their way into what we slather onto our bodies. EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database allows consumers to search and rate the toxicity, bioaccumulation, occupational hazards and overall danger of the brands they find in stores. Yet, why spend all that time agonizing what should be something we use to feel good about ourselves and our appearance? Instead, let someone else sweat over the details.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics crafts is a professional beauty line made from 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free ingredients. In an effort to maintain quality and align themselves with safety and animal rights issues, OCC has pledged to “raise the bar” concerning the formulation of its products. They remain convinced that natural alternatives exist and are as effective in brightening an eye or rouging a lip as the chemicals used in other brands. With full palettes of eye shimmers, lip shades, tinted moisturizers, air brush foundations, mixing mediums, nail polish and application tools, OCC does not sacrifice variety for excellence.
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