The law as it is currently written allows virtually anything to be incorporated into a cosmetic. Stephen Sundlof
After every shower, I mix up a palmful of Weleda Calendula Baby Oil and Lotion and smooth it over my arms and legs. Ah, yes..we’ve been advised to do this, right? Directly after one’s ablutions, slather moisturizer on for maximum absorption...and hope for the best.
I decided to check out everything that I put on my body. (After all, I’ve sleuthed everything I put into my body.) I had a bad feeling about this. I was right.
I ended up (very quickly, I might add) at the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Database. I started searching away. I discovered that my trusty Weleda baby unguents posed a moderate hazard to my health. (As for the babes...has that ship sailed? I was going to write poor babes. Perhaps a bit too incendiary? Like...we’re lovingly wrapping our little ones, fresh from the bath, in a hazardous chemical? Um, the answer to that is, most likely, yes.)
(BTW, the EWG’s cosmetic safety score for Weleda’s Calendula Baby Oil and Lotion are 4 and 5 respectively....a score of between 3 and 6 is representative of a moderate hazard to the user. Hmm. Is there anything moderate about a hazard? I always thought that it was an all or nothing proposition.)
The good news.. and, I’d like to keep adding to the good news...
I’ve been using Rose Marie Swift's products for over year and I love them. Effortless and cool and minimal...in a good way.
rose marie swift
raw coconut cream
it does everything
(you could add it to your smoothie)
and this...this is the best thing ever
rms living luminizer
you can put the luminizer (or any rms product) on without a mirror
And, for those of us who may not be able to afford Jil Sander’s tangerine trousers… Try Madewell’s Slim Trolley Trouser in Burnt Twig (currently on sale). Maybe a bit too “close, but no cigar”. But, they’ll do.