Green: Myth v. Fact

There are a lot of resources on the internet that provide beauty and body care information on both green and mainstream products. And, based upon our research, it seems that the more outrageous information travels faster and is believed by more people. Historically, only reputable sources were believed. But the digital age has made almost every site a reputable source, making the internet a space on contradictions. So we are not surprised by the number of questions that we have received asking us to validate information about myths about green and mainstream beauty products that are currently going around the internet.

Myth #1

60% of every product you put on your body goes into your bloodstream

FALSE. Without getting too technical, only products that have ingredients with (less than or equal to) a specific DAL size can make their way into your blood stream. All ingredients do not have the same DAL. So, the products that make their way into your bloodstream are dependent upon the products that you use. To say that 60% of all products can make their way into your blood stream would mean that all products are made up of the same ingredients.

Myth #2

It takes 26 seconds for every product you put on your body goes into your bloodstream

FALSE. Products contain moisture and chemicals (Yes, chemicals can be natural and organic.) that may evaporate. Dependent upon the chemical combinations and moisture levels, a product [with a small enough DAL] may evaporate before it gets into the bloodstream. Those chemicals that do not evaporate, the rate of speed varies.

Myth #3

Organic products are not effective

FALSE. Many organic products are just as effective of inorganic products. Advancements in technology allow for the creation of many effective and gentle products that can take care of your needs. You have to be willing to do the research and may have try several products before what works for you.

Myth #4

The average woman puts on 515 chemicals everyday (via her body care products)

TRUE and FALSE. Chemicals can be naturally occurring and synthetic. The number of chemicals but on the body is dependent upon the products the that are used daily.

There are many more myths floating around the internet about green and mainstream products. These myths are created by “experts” that are sharing information that they have not confirmed to be accurate. Doing is dangerous, especially for people who do not have resources or experience to to discern myth v. fact.

It’s important to us that you remain safe and healthy. So, we encourage you to only trust sources (website, influencers, etc.) who are able to validate their information and share their references. DO NOT trust a source if it/(s)he does not provide references for shared information.

 

Resources

Robinson, T.L.; Interview: March 13, 2018

www.lumenlearning.com; History of Atomic Structure; https://courses.lumenlearning.com/boundless-chemistry/chapter/history-of-atomic-structure/

www.khanacademy.org; Dalton’s atomic theory; https://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistry/electronic-structure-of-atoms/history-of-atomic-structure/a/daltons-atomic-theory-version-2


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