(Health-NewsWire.Net, March 03, 2015 ) Westendorf, Tirol -- Many people who think they're using natural, healthier cosmetics and skincare products would be very surprised to learn that their organic moisturizer, sunscreen and antifungal soap can contain carcinogens and even formaldehyde. There are numerous loopholes in laws governing the manufacture of items that are classified as cosmetics.
"It's difficult for consumers to know exactly what's in their beauty and skincare products," said Helga Riedmann, founder of Mountainbreeze Naturals. "Many ingredients regularly used in products that are labeled as natural actually contain ingredients that are detrimental to reproductive health, metabolism and can affect your mood."
One of the legal loopholes that can be utilized by manufacturers is fragrance. A fragrance is considered a trade secret and the ingredients don't have to be revealed on label packaging. A myriad of chemical and synthetic ingredients can be included under the legal clause. Raw ingredients can be used virtually at will.
Despite what Americans may think, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has few regulations governing cosmetic ingredients, preferring to let companies within the industry police themselves. The few regulations that do exist were enacted in 1938 under The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and opened the door to widespread testing on animals. New drugs and pesticides still require animal test data before being approved.
There are more than 10,000 unique chemicals regularly used in the production of personal care products. They're absorbed by the skin and transferred to every point within the body where the effects may not resurface for years.
It's much easier and cheaper for cosmetic companies to employ artificial and detrimental chemicals, even in small amounts. The synthetic ingredients often add nothing to the efficacy of the product and are used to make an item more attractive to consumers.
Mountainbreeze Naturals grew from the founder's desire for natural, organic products. The company specializes in tea tree oil uses, providing consumers with antifungal soap that addresses multiple fungal skin infections. Tea tree oil properties include the ability to address bacterial and viral agents, and it's a natural topical anti-inflammatory.
Studies have shown that men and women use approximately 15 cosmetic products each day, from toothpaste, lip balm and diaper cream to deodorant, shampoo and shaving products. Mountainbreeze Naturals employs only organic and botanical ingredients in its antifungal soap. It's a blend of essential oils that have been used in the practice of traditional Aboriginal medicine for centuries.
About Mountainbreeze Naturals
Founded by Helga Riedmann, Mountainbreeze Naturals is a nutraceutical firm headquartered in Austria. The company specializes in natural and organic health and beauty products that utilize Australian tea tree oil.
Funga-Free from Mountainbreeze. An Antifungal Soap and Body Wash product line to help fight against fungal and bacterial infections.