Most consumers assume that because a product is on a shelf, it must be safe. To explore this common assumption, let’s have a closer look at the cosmetic industry and the biology of the skin.
During the last half-century, the cosmetic industry has created the illusion that it is possible to apply toxic chemicals to their skin without poisoning their body. This allows the consumers to feel safe by wrongly believing that the skin is impermeable.
The fact is, the skin is a dynamic, living, multilayered bio-membrane which is porous at the microscopic level. The basic functions of the skin are respiration, absorption and elimination, all of which involve a dynamic exchange between the internal and external environments (nutrition in and wastes out). Continue reading article <at this link>