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The difference you should know between the French and American cosmetic regulations!

The United States is well known for being a poorly regulated market regarding the cosmetic industry. Many companies and individuals are taking advantage of the situation and the lack of knowledge of customers to sell bad quality products. Those products wouldn't be authorized in France for health reasons.
Let's highlight some numbers:
  • In the US 89% of the ingredients used in the cosmetic industry have never been evaluated for safety by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • While more than 1,100 ingredients for cosmetics are banned in France, around 10 are banned in the US.
  • Fragrance is a term widely used on the US market whose composition hides dozens of chemicals such as acethonem, ethanol or phtalate which can be dangerous when inhaled or applied to the skin.
  • In the U.S. major loopholes in the federal law allow the cosmetics industry to put thousands of synthetic chemicals into personal care products, even if those chemicals are linked to cancer, infertility or birth defects.
  • U.S. has the 7th highest cancer rate in the world.


Quick tips: Choose wisely, read the labels, know which claims are regulated, be concerned about the preservatives used and say no to fragrance.

List of harmful ingredients:
1,4-dioxane
Aluminum chlorohydrate
Ammonia
Dibutyl phthalate
Formaldehyde
Lead actetate:
Hydroquinone
All parabens
Triclosan
Toluene A

Fashions come and go but we wear our skin for life. 
It is time to join our fight for a transparent US market and a safe cosmetic industry!
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