A new survey from dermatologist-owned website Skin Care Factory found that many consumers who purchase cosmetic products and services do not realize they are using cosmetics that have ingredients from companies that make cosmetics.
According to the Skin Care Institute, a non-profit organization that promotes the benefits of natural skin care products and encourages people to take care of their skin, more than half of consumers surveyed admitted to not knowing that cosmetics are made from ingredients from a few companies.
According the Skin Code, a nonprofit that researches and promotes consumer choices in the cosmetics industry, more and more companies are moving to using less harmful ingredients in their products.
However, some consumers are also finding themselves at a loss for what to do with the ingredients.
Skin Care Factory said that many people who purchase cosmetics are not aware of the ingredients used to make the products they use, or they do not have access to the products that are made with these ingredients.
This leaves them with a product that is very toxic and is not really safe, said founder and CEO Sarah Rieder.
She said many consumers were unaware that ingredients that are not commonly used in cosmetics were being used in their skin care, even though the ingredients are listed in ingredients lists on the product labels.
Many of these ingredients can cause allergies and other health issues, she added.
Skin Code founder and director of research, Dr. Jill P. Tuckett, said it is crucial for consumers to take the time to look up ingredient information and make sure they are aware of what is being used.
“It is important for consumers who are concerned about cosmetics to know that they are buying products made with ingredients from ingredients that they may have heard are used in cosmetic products,” she said.
Skincare Factory said it has found that more than two-thirds of consumers who purchased cosmetics did not know that some of the ingredient lists used on the products on their products were misleading.
“Many consumers are confused about what ingredients are being used on their skin and what ingredients they are not, and they often do not know what ingredients can affect their health or cause allergies,” Rieders said.
In addition, Rieds said consumers may be unaware of ingredients in some cosmetic products that could affect their skin.
“Some of these cosmetics contain chemicals that have not been identified by the FDA as potentially causing skin cancer, and some of these chemicals are used by the cosmetics manufacturers,” she added, “and these ingredients may not be listed on ingredient lists on cosmetics labels.”
Skin Care Institute President and CEO Dr. John D. Sargent, a dermatologist, said that consumers need to be more aware of their products’ ingredients, because some ingredients that appear on ingredient labels may not really be there.
“If you buy a cosmetics product that has an ingredient list that says it contains antioxidants, you may not actually get the real ingredients that will really help your skin heal and your skin be healthy,” Sargents said.
“You might be missing out on some of those real ingredients because you don’t read the ingredient list on the box.
That is a real concern for people who have allergies or skin concerns.”
Skincare Institute has been working with several companies to educate consumers about the safety of cosmetics, and to make sure their cosmetics are safe to use.
The company will be holding a press conference to discuss the survey results, and will present its findings to the cosmetics and food industry groups, as well as the public.
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