Being a Mum of three girls, safe make up is deeply personal to me.
I want to ensure that my daughters desire for Beauty never comes at the expense of their health.
With MG Naturals we have created a brand that goes beyond green washing & the clean beauty movement to where it really matters: SAFE Beauty.
Our goal has always been to create safe makeup that works just like conventional makeup just without all the nasties.
But the truth is our makeup doesn't work like conventional makeup & never will!Instead of harming your skin, our makeup soothes & heals.
That's the kind of makeup I want on my babies skin.
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In 2019 the European Union classified Titanium Dioxide as a Level 2 Carcinogen in all amounts over 1%.
For this reason alone, its time to ditch the Titanium Dioxide & give your skin a break from the relentless free radical damage.
But if thats not quite enough..............
Newspapers, News reports & articles aplenty are all surfacing about the dangers of Titanium Dioxide. Our local radio station even included the issue in their news bulletin this morning when I was dropping the kidlets to school.
The Sydney Morning Herald has a great article on the dangers & a video of Professor Thomas Faunce speaking about nano particles in our foods & the effects they may be having on our children – high incidences of Auto-immune diseases & the rise in childhood autism.
Researchers from France and Luxembourg gave E171 (the much more food friendly name for Titanium Dioxide) in Europe and the United States, to lab rats in their drinking water for 100 days.
Of those rats, 40 per cent of the exposed rodents developed “preneoplastic lesions” or precancerous growths. The Titanium Dioxide also inhibited the immune systems of the rats and “accelerated” the growth of the lesions. France’s INRA agricultural research institute, which took part in the study, said in a statement.“These results demonstrate a role in initiating and promoting the early stages of colorectal cancer formation,” though it said no conclusion could be drawn about later phases of cancer, or of any danger to humans……….(not till they test it on us!!)
The results of the study were published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports.
The alarming fact of this study is that it was only conducted for 100 days, I have been wearing makeup daily for at least the last fifteen years & would have eaten kilo's of lipstick in my life time - what effects has this had on my system & health??
Reacting to the report, France’s ministers of health, agriculture and economy instructed the country’s food health and safety agency, Anses, to investigate whether the additive poses a risk for human health.
The study was said to be prompted by “growing concerns that daily oral… Intake is associated with an increased risk of chronic intestinal inflammation and carcinogenesis”, or cancer formation”.
So what does this have to do with you?
Titanium dioxide is found in pretty much all makeup & sunscreen.
And studies have long shown that products applied to the skin end up in the bloodstream within half an hour. With penetration rates depending on where they are applied. Absorption rates for your face & scalp are 5-10 times higher than on other parts of our body (Hotchkiss 1994).
Not to mention that in 2005, the Environmental Working Group published a combination of two studies that found toxic chemicals in the umbilical cord blood of newborn babies born in the U.S. in the fall of 2004. They screened for more than 400 chemicals, and an astounding 287 toxins were detected within the umbilical cord blood of these newborns. Of these 287 chemicals, 217 were neurotoxins, and 208 are known to damage growth development or cause birth defects.
Certclean provides the easiest way to discover beauty and personal care products free from potentially harmful ingredients.
We know how confusing the “safe ingredient” space can be.
We also know how time consuming it can be researching each individual ingredient to ensure it is actually safe!
Buying makeup should be fun, it shouldn't require hours of research to ensure the safety of the products you want to try.
Which is why we list all of our ingredients with their certification, properties & most importantly their latest EWG safety rating.
We have done the research, so you don’t have to.
You can sit back & enjoy ordering your makeup knowing that all of our ingredients score in the safest category that the Environmental Working Group have.