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January 14th, 2008

Nanoparticles: the latest beauty concern?

Abstract:
Paraben-free cosmetics are relatively commonplace these days, and many people now insist on them. But another scary sounding ingredient has now been identified in many skincare products: man-made nanoparticles. These are microscopic particles so tiny that they can be absorbed deep into the skin -- and the Soil Association has just decided to ban them.

The ban -- which means that no products containing nonoparticles can be certified organic -- applies mainly to skincare and beauty products, but to clothing and food as well. While nanotechnology is a very interesting and potentially highly beneficial research area, the association is concerned about the fact that the particles can permeate cell membranes and that a worrying proportion of the investment in this new technology is being driven into the beauty industry. It told Hippyshopper that 'Many well-known companies such as L'Oreal, Unilever, Boots and Lancome are already developing and introducing these super fine particles into their products and none of these products are required to have labelling to warn consumers'.

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