Saturday, March 28, 2009

[chem free] Makeup

This is the cosmetic "makeup"; not the "amount needed to equalize something (e.g. make up air); and not emotional reattachment (e.g. make up with my girl friend). So, I'm curious ... from a stealth-ad: Mineral makeup is make-up that's made of all natural, finely ground minerals from the earth, without any of the chemicals, dyes, and preservatives found in traditional makeup. It gives you a light, natural, long-lasting glow that simply can't be duplicated by other types of makeup. One of my favorite phrases is "chemical free". I've seen it on food, on coffee, and now on (of all things) make up. What do these people think is in this stuff, if not chemicals? Because the way it's written certainly implies it's chemical free. Note the prepositional phrase (in traditional makeup) is waaaaaay down the long sentence. What you read is without any chemical, dyes or blah blah blah. If these are so wonderfully healthy for you, and are great for sensitive skin - what kind of exposure control systems do they have in the manufacturing plant? I can pretty much guarantee there's an amazing amount of ventilation to cope with the really fine powder. I'd also bet dermal PPE is required to avoid getting this stuff on your skin because it's irritating. (of course, this is sold as a mixture direct-to-customer-not-hazardous product, so there's no MSDS for it). Did they mention that asbestos is a very nice, naturally occurring "chemical free" and "dye free" mineral? Not that there's necessarily anything wrong with these product. I've got a bottle of eye shadow powder that I like. But I bought it because I liked the color; I have no delusions that any of my cosmetics are actually good for me.

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