Natural vs Safe Ingredients: What Matters When it Comes to Beauty Products

Published in Health Technology Net

By Michael Ambacher, COO, Original Sprout


We all want to look and feel our best – but finding the right products to support that isn’t always easy. We often worry about the ingredients in our products and whether they could cause harm.

With so many products on the market, it’s hard to know which ones are truly safe.

Just recently, many of us were alarmed to find out that our dry shampoos could pose a serious threat. The FDA announced a nationwide dry shampoo recall due to “elevated levels of benzene” in dozens of aerosol products, including items from trusted names like Dove, Suave, and Bed Head. That’s the same ingredient found in cigarette smoke and gasoline!

This chemical should not have been in the shampoos and legal action has been taken. However, there are still plenty of other harmful ingredients that are intentionally put into products on the market.

The worst part? Many of these products are still advertised as “natural” or “green.” Unfortunately, those words do not necessarily equate to safe – and we need to be more vigilant than ever about what products our families are using.


Read the full article at Health Technology Net