Sunday, September 1, 2019

M2.2 Personal Care Products

Greetings all,

This blog post is about personal care products and their personal environmental impact on the people that use them. I am a woman that absolutely loves facial and body products. I love trying new things and I don't have any skin allergies so it opens the box even wider for things that I am able to try. 

Since I am constantly moving around, I need a deodorant that will protect me from bad body odor. I currently use Degree MotionSense, but on the Skin Deep cosmetics database, they have a 4 out of 10 score which means moderately hazardous. This alarms me because this is a product I use each and everyday. 

I will be making a conscious effort to find deodorant that doesn't have a hazardous label on it.
Degree motionsense deodorant

The second product that I use daily is Listerine Total Care mouthwash. This item also has a 4 out of 10 which means it moderately hazardous, and that is based on additive exposure and bioaccumulation. When I am using something as frequently as I use mouthwash, I don't want harmful chemicals to accumulate over time in my mouth or through my body. 

I will be on the hunt for a more environmentally conscious mouthwash very soon.

Listerine Total Care

I think that is very important that consumers know and have access to knowledge about the products they use on a daily basis. It is good to be at least mindful of what you are using so that you can make a change if that is what you decide to do. 

1 comment:

  1. I was really shocked to learn that Listerine mouthwash has such a high score! I also use that product daily and will be changing it for something safer as soon as possible! I will do some research on mouthwash products with better scores. I also agree with your opinion that it is important for consumers to have access to this information, especially about items they use daily. It is frightening to think that the majority of us just go to the store and pick an item based on their misleading labels, shiny colors, and (usually for me) low price. I wish there was a law that required companies to disclose more information, including this score, right on their bottle.


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