SCC Midyear Meeting was a big hit by Kelly
The SCC’s 2013 Scientific Seminar
in St. Louis kicked off with a social event at the Missouri Botanical
Gardens hosted by the chapters of Area II (Lake Erie, Michigan, Midwest,
Ohio Valley, Ontario, and St. Louis Chapters). Despite a little rain, the
event was at capacity.
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Top Ten Cosmetic Urban Legends
by Perry Romanowski
The great thing about the Internet is that you can learn almost anything that
you want to know. Often, you can get the information for free. But the downside
to the Internet is that it is so easy to publish that Anyone can write anything
about anything. Most people have no way of knowing whether something is
true or not. This is especially true when it comes to cosmetics and the
chemicals that are used in them. Fortunately, there are websites like Snopes and
The Beauty Brains to bust the myths behind cosmetics. But I thought it would be
amusing to list some of the top 10 myths about beauty products that I could
find. Feel free to add your own.
Top Cosmetic Myths and Urban Legends
1. J&J lost their license to sell
cosmetics. – Not really. They do have a manufacturing plant in India that was
banned from making cosmetics but J&J is still free to sell cosmetics.
2. Bat guano is used to make mascara –
No, it’s not. People confuse the colorant guanine (derived from fish scales)
3. Lead in lipstick will cause cancer – No, it won’t. This is such a wide-spread
myth that the FDA has weighed in with a complete analysis. The amount of lead in
lipstick is not harmful.
4. The average woman ingests over 6 pounds of lipstick in a lifetime. No, she
doesn’t. Do the math, it does not add up. We analyze this thoroughly in our new
book “It’s OK to have Lead in Lipstick.”
5. Sodium lauryl sulfate in shampoo will cause cancer. No, it won’t. It is an
irritant and should be limited to rinse-off products, but it will not cause
6. Novocaine makes baby shampoo tear free. No, it doesn’t. The use of mild
surfactants and sometimes benzyl alcohol are what makes baby shampoo tear free.
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