Toxic Ingredients in Everyday Beauty Products
Aug 17, 2020
By will lauder
Poor values embodied in our corporate and economic system have led us down a destructive path where profits outweigh quality, sustainability, our health, and our planet.
When you think about it, it is inconceivable that we have ended up living in a world, where companies, and entire industries are allowed to profit (with incredible margins) at the expense of the health and well-being of the general population. Even despite the knowledge we now have; ingredients which have been identified as harmful, causing cancer, birth defects, and other serious health complications, products are still allowed to be sold without warning or recall.
Just a few weeks ago, one of the most well known and widely used products we know of – Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder – lost a lawsuit
for $72 Million due to the fact their product was causing cancer and death to expecting mothers. Yet the product is still being sold in department and grocery stores all over the world! What kind of mad world do we live in where this is allowed to happen?
This is just one small example in a massive sea of destructive products and ingredients. Why do we continue to ignore the endless ingredient list that we cannot pronounce and use these products?
There is a glimmer of hope, and a push for transparency and better standards; millennials are increasingly demanding when it comes to healthy, organic products that do no harm to people, animals, and our planet. We like to think there is a new health paradigm.
Kapuluan is proud to offer a product which is not only all organic and pure, coming from a natural product that grows on trees, but that can be used for so many different things when it comes to a beauty or personal care routine.
Our Mantra is
If you wouldn’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin.
Over the next few weeks, we will be looking at toxic ingredients in beauty products; outing some of the ingredients that can no longer be ignored if health and a long life mean something.