Women make up the majority of the consumer market for beauty and wellness products, and I’m pretty irritated on behalf of my gender because so many of the products marketed toward us are questionable at best, and toxic at worst. As a millennial female, I know that my generation has some vague awareness that a lot of the beauty/wellness products we use are not the best for our bodies. It’s not like we think chemicals in makeup or nail polish remover are great for us; we know they’re not. But our budgets, time constraints, and/or lack of awareness of other options mean that we put the health risks out of our minds, and continue to buy and use what is convenient and affordable for us.
I’m guilty of this, and pretty much every other girl I know is as well, so I’ll be exploring whether specific products really are that bad, and what the alternatives are if so. I think a big part of the reason we’ve taken the health risks of beauty and wellness products for granted is because we just don’t know about effective alternatives. I know nail polish is bad for me, but I don’t know about a healthy alternative that looks just as good, so I continue dealing with the fumes and chemicals. Beauty is already painful/expensive/annoying to achieve, but it shouldn’t be unsafe. So that’s my current project. I’ll be exploring different procedures/products/services and doing posts on them as frequently as possible. If you have any requests/recommendations, let me know by hitting the ‘Contact’ button above!