We are going non-toxic and shortening our name to show our commitment to our new philosophy and purpose.
Cosmetics and hair care products are used daily by you and everyone in your household. In the United States less than 20% of the cosmetics sold have been tested for safety. In 2009 the European Union, the group that is responsible for ensuring the safety of the cosmetics sold in Europe banned 1328 chemicals found in cosmetics. The United States has only banned 30 since 2018. At Make Me Fabulous, we care about what you and our staff are exposed to on a daily basis and have started to move to a non-toxic salon. You will notice that we will be eliminating some product lines and bringing in new ones that are EU certified, including Alayne Curtiss Bridal Beauty. As we are transitioning, we also hope you will stop back here as we educate you on our findings and our journey to eliminate toxic ingredients from all the products we carry. We may not be perfect yet, but we plan to be as non- toxic as possible and still bring fabulous lasting results in all the services we provide.
Let’s start the discussion and talk about some of the chemicals we are eliminating and why:
Carcinogens cause cancer, disrupt your endocrine system which is responsible for producing hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood, among other things. Women who wear makeup regularly absorb about five pounds of makeup chemicals every year. Skin is your largest organ.
Parabens are used to stop microbial growth in everything from shampoo, conditioner, perfume, toothpaste, soaps and other hygiene products. Parabens that have been banned by the EU include isopropylparaben, isobutylparaben, phenyl paraben and benzylparaben. These have been found to be estrogenic, meaning they can compete with estrogen in a woman’s body and affecting hormonal balance. This can lead to breast cancer in women and interfere with reproductive function in men. Methylparaben has been found to be safe by the EU and is still used to keep bacteria from growing in your products.
Have any tips or ingredients we should consider for elimination or want more information? Message our non-toxicity expert and Operations Manager at Make Me Fabulous, Rosanna, who is also a licensed pharmacist and loves to research chemicals and ingredients in beauty products at [email protected]
Welcome to the new Make Me Fab