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The Ugly Truth: Are potentially harmful chemicals hiding in our daily beauty routine?

One fine day back in 2005 a message popped into my email box with a subject line that read: ‘Is your shampoo making you fat?’ followed by a list of their top 5 ingredients to avoid and then challenged you to see if your daily beauty routine was as clean as marketing implied. Yikes! I was beyond disappointed to find that my beauty drawer needed some cleaning up. So here’s the dirty truth to answer the question, "Is your shampoo making you fat?" Harmful chemicals are added to the cosmetics we use everyday for various reasons. Although allowed in small quantities by the FDA, the average woman uses as many as 20 cosmetic products on any given day. Some of those...

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