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When we put things into our body, sometimes we do it to be healthy or to taste good. But what about our skin? After all, the ingredients in skin-care products still are absorbed through our skin. Standards and regulations across the world are different. In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration have no authority on cosmetics or OTC products. Over-The-Counter (OTC) products don’t have the delivery system available to penetrate beyond the outer most layer, stratum corneum. Compared to cosmeceutical products that have the ability to penetrate beyond the Epidermis and alter the skin in beneficial ways. These products are highly regulated, professional & physician-grade and can only be purchased through a licensed professional or physician who understands skin. Many ingredients in OTC products in the states, are banned in other countries. Hundreds of ingredients, " are considered safe in low dosages, but the concern stems from the damage they can cause repetitively over time and synergistically with each other."
Then we have the "natural" and "organic" brands in the states:
Many manufactures of organic skin care in Europe require certain certifications such as: EcoCert and COSMOS. These certifications require a thorough audit every 6 months, which is currently approved in: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. In aspects of organic certifications, all products or processes must meet specified standards.
Because it is such a lengthy process, these manufacturers do whatever they can to stay current, use the highest quality products and maintain best ethics for how they acquire their ingredients. I utilize EWGA & COSDNA's database to check ingredients and make sure all the brands I partner with are pharmaceutical grade.
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