Life in the Green Lane: Organic Beauty: The Myth. The Facts

Did you know that cosmetics are not subject to any testing or federal approval before they hit the shelf?

 Neither did I.

 Turns out that the Food & Drug Administration regulates drugs, not cosmetics. Beauty companies are prohibited from marketing products that are adulterated or misbranded, but that’s where industry oversight ends.

 So, with the exception of color additives, anything that is meant to be “rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed” on your body to make you look better is not regulated.

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