The beauty industry is far from honest and is hardly regulated by the government. The last recorded regulation document is from 1938 and explains that beauty companies can pretty much do whatever they want, including putting toxic ingredients in their products but referring to them as natural, green, or eco.
Things women use every day, such as shampoo, conditioner, and makeup, are often made with carcinogens and endocrine disruptors, which are harmful to your health after a period of time.
Using a clean product means using products without the harmful chemicals. There have been links between hormone disruption, cancer, and skin irritation when taking the easy way out, and although it's a daunting task to stay on top of the chemicals in your beauty products, your body will thank you later.
There is a common misconception when it comes to using clean beauty products. We all want the best, longest lasting, and most effective products, but going the clean route gets a bad reputation. The truth is, you can have just as luxurious products without all the extra chemicals.
Before your next trip to the cosmetics store, do some research on the products that don't take the easy way out.