Podcast Episode #27: Is Your Shampoo Killing You?

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In this December 23, 2009 podcast, Ben Greenfield interviews Susan Jeske, a former Ms. America with a background of more than 20 years in the beauty, cosmetic and personal care products industry, including a successful career with an international cosmetic company. During this interview, Susan reveals some shocking truths about the true health effect of beauty and personal care products.

-Why Susan quit her six figure job and successful career with an international cosmetic company.

-How the FDA is failing to protect our health when it comes to personal care products like shampoo, lotion, conditioner, moisture, and make-up.

-Which cosmetic industry-funded panel is currently in charge of reviewing the safety of cosmetics, skin care and personal care items.

-The exact compounds that put you at the highest risk of biological mutation, reproductive complications, acute toxicity, tumors, and skin and eye irritations (click here for a link to the “Dirty Dozen”)

-What makes cosmetics and skin care the least regulated consumable products on the market.

-The actual profit margin that cosmetic companies gain by using synthetic and toxic chemicals.

-How the type of lotion, moisturizer, facial cream, shampoo or conditioner you choose can actually affect weight and fat loss.

-Exactly what to look for on the label of your personal care products.

-The true industry definition of what can qualify as “organic” and “natural”.

Susan also talks about a special certification called the “EcoCert” certification – one of the only ways to know that your cosmetic products are truly safe. Here is a link to the actual products that she talks about in this podcast, including moisturizing cream, face wash, exfoliating masque, contour serum, and refining toner. Just click here to learn more about these specific EcoCert products.

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2 thoughts on “Podcast Episode #27: Is Your Shampoo Killing You?

  1. Deborah T says:

    What would you recommend for a color safe shampoo that doesn’t have unnecessary ingredients in it?

    1. Ben Greenfield says:

      Wellnesse is a new brand that was created by my friend Katie Wells, who is a creator, wife, mom of six, and the mastermind behind hundreds of non-toxic, DIY recipes from her blog Wellness Mama. Together with experts in product formulation, Katie has managed to make toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, and moisturizing hand sanitizer that are always GMO-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, and highly effective — BenGreenfieldLife.com/benwellnesse

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