I think it is better to use real ingredients that are effective.
A couple things about personal care products in the US:
- More than 500 products sold in the U.S. contain ingredients banned in cosmetics in Japan, Canada or the European Union. Now, why is that?
- Nearly 100 products contain ingredients considered unsafe by the International Fragrance Association. Aromatherapy is not such good therapy if it makes ya sick!
- 22% of all personal care products may be contaminated with the cancer-causing impurity 1,4-dioxane, including many children’s products. Did you see the story about Johnsons Baby shampoo containing carcinogens?
- 61% of tested lipstick brands contain residues of lead. Makes getting lipstick on your teeth downright dangerous rather than just so annoying!