The Learning Center
My own philosophy is this: I can’t control
everything I’m exposed to all day, every day. But if I can make small
changes here and there, it adds up to a lot.
One of the commitments I made when I started my product
line was to do everything I could to educate people about what they’re
putting on their skin and hair. When I started doing my research, I
discovered things that were downright scary. The typical drug store is
filled with products that are made up of ingredients so commonplace, no
one even thinks to question them. The FDA has approved these
ingredients, so they must be safe, right?
Not exactly. And not always. Much of what you find in
beauty and hair care products are chemicals that, in small amounts, are
not considered harmful by the FDA. They’re inexpensive to produce, so
manufacturers love them. And marketing campaigns focus your attention
on benefits and dreams, and away from ingredients.
The problem with most of these ingredients is that they
have a cumulative effect. A little bit of a particular ingredient on
one day isn’t a big deal. But exposure to it daily, weekly, year after
year, can be like a poison to your system. And when you add together
all your daily beauty products with their vast array of questionable
ingredients, what you have is a recipe for trouble.
This Learning Center is one way I’ve tried to honor my
commitment to an overall healthier and better consumer. I’ve provided
here, in one convenient place, a listing and description of some of the
most harmful ingredients you should try and avoid, as well as a glossary
of ingredients that may do you more harm than good.