What’s on your Face?

bismuth

We are bringing you the truth about what is hiding in your makeup, specifically your foundation. Bismuth is contained in almost all makeup, mineral too …oh wait…not Youngevity Mineral Makeup;). It actually looks beautiful in its organic state (picture posted). Bismuth is a naturally occurring metal used to manufacture solder, fishing anchors, shotgun pellets, and more. Many cosmetics and pharmaceuticals also contain bismuth in various forms. Bismuth oxychloride is used in cosmetics instead of lead. Although bismuth exposure is common, that does not mean it’s completely harmless.

Bismuth can be inhaled, ingested, or absorbed through the skin. The most common exposure to bismuth happens by way of working in close proximity to the element. For instance, a plumber may be exposed by breathing in soldering fumes (not good). Miners wear protective gear when extracting Bismuth, which makes it obvious that it is not safe when considering repeat exposure. Consuming medications that contain bismuth, or using cosmetic products that contain bismuth will also put you at risk of exposure. As women we apply makeup daily, multiple times a day and this exposes us even more so than a plumber wearing protective gear…think about that!

While many people will tell you that bismuth is non-toxic in small amounts, sufficient exposure can produce nausea, respiratory problems, headache, diarrhea, and pain. According to the Department of Physiology at the University of Tübingen in Germany, anemia is another potential negative side effect of exposure to bismuth.

Bottom line is Bismuth affects our well being and we don’t need it in our makeup! Treat your skin with integrity. You will never go back.. email us for an opportunity to try our amazing nontoxic line. morethanhighheels1@gmail.com

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