The Dangers of Cheap & Knockoff Skincare Products
Chemicals, heavy metals, bacteria, and other hazardous ingredients are turning up in makeup, skin creams, and hair styling products. Dangerous skin products are mostly being purchased in import stores or Latin American & Asian markets. If you have been using such imported products from China, India, Mexico, or some other exotic locale, check the label!
We need to be careful on what we put in our body, which is what you are probably already used to hearing. The same goes for what you put “on’ your body.
Just to mention a few most common toxic ingredients in the creams is mercury. FDA investigation found imported skin creams containing toxic levels of mercury and other heavy metals. The risk is serious; people are actually getting sick from mercury contamination from these products.
Arsenic, Aluminum, Lead, Cyanide, rat droppings, &, you guessed it, even Human urine and fecal matter are found in the Chinese makeup products and other knockoffs.
Avoid serious threats to your skin by not buying cheap non-certified products; it’s not worth the cost savings.
Here are some tips about certifications that give you the reassurance of genuine quality control on skin care products.
If you want to see a safe, eco-friendly, organic certification, there is no better one than ECOCERT.
ECOCERT is a private organization that has established standards for natural and organic cosmetics. The standards define a quality level superior to the one defined by the French and European legislation on cosmetic products and will safeguard a real enhanced value of the natural substances. The standard also defines the practice of the respect of the environment throughout the production process.
GMP Certified products are good as well. GMP stands for Good Manufacturing Practices. To be GMP certified means that the manufacturer has demonstrated a strong regulatory commitment and compliance to international GMP standards. This is obligatory for standard European legislation on cosmetic products.
Cruelty-free and cruelty-free vegan certification requires PETA’s certification that proves the ethical treatment of animals was maintained throughout the process.
If you want to make sure, it’s good enough for the French, the pioneers of cosmetics, you will want to see that the product has passed through the European legislation. Products mentioning EU reps on their label have passed CPNP Portal, a free of charge online notification system created by the European Union for strict quality control.
O Naturals proudly carry the certifications mentioned above on our products, we only manufacture in reputable countries such as the US, UK, and Israel.
Protect yourself without compromising your beauty routine. Do not get knockoffs, don’t get fakes, trust O Naturals brand for non-toxic and safe skincare.