Ethical Cosmetics

It’s Up to YOU To Know What’s In Your Products

Did you know that FDA regulations on the cosmetics industry have not changed since 1938? Shocking, right?! This means that millions of products used by consumers every day – from lipstick to deodorant to baby lotion – are not regulated for safety by the government, but are instead self-regulated by the cosmetics industry itself – a bit like the wolf guarding the hen house, right? This self-regulation has resulted in questionable product claims and standards, including such shocking ingredients as formaldehyde in baby shampoo, mercury in face cream and lead in lipstick. According to the Washington Post, “Compared to its authority to oversee pharmaceuticals and foods, the FDA is virtually toothless when it comes to regulating cosmetics. It has no power to review products before they go on the market.” Though the government is taking steps to increase their authority over the consumer product industry – thanks in large part to pressure from consumer advocate groups like Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and exponentially stronger regulations in other countries, such as the European Union – they are far from making any big changes. So, until those regulations are put in to place, it is up to you – the consumer – to know about your products and how they can affect your health and the health of your family. At Stemology, our commitment to you is safe, natural products. We are dedicated to the natural origin, purity and safety of the ingredients in our products. We are committed to the use of natural ingredients. You will not find chemical ingredients derived from petroleum, ethoxylates, formaldehyde donors, sulfates, parabens, GMO’s or artificial colors in our products. And all fragrances are from natural essential oils or distillates. We are also proudly cruelty-free! We do not use ingredients from animal products or by-products except for those produced by live animals such as milk, honey and lanolin. We do not use products that were developed using animal testing nor do we test any of our products on animals. Though we are using cutting-edge stem-cell technology in our products, we never use embryonic stem cells in any of our research work, nor do we use them in the production of our stem cell extracts. None of our products are made from human fetal tissue; nor is any of our research and development done with any human fetal tissue. We use only adult human stem cells derived from certified donors and our products never contain any DNA or actual stem cells. And, finally, all of our product claims are backed up by scientific studies. We keep all of our studies on file, and any study we commission are done through a third party, independent source to ensure factual and fair representation. So, before you put any products on your skin, know what they contain and how they are made! You can find more information about other consumer products you use on websites like Leaping Bunny and Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. And know that anytime you buy a Stemology product, you are investing in safe skincare for yourself and your loved ones!