The potential dangers of hazardous chemical ingredients in skin and hair care products have again been highlighted by the recent class-action lawsuit filed by more than 200 people in 40 different states against Wen Hair Care. Hundreds of women are coming forward claiming a popular celebrity-endorsed hair care product caused their hair to fall out and severely damaged their scalps. The consumers allege that Wen conditioner resulted in baldness, rashes, scalp irritation, hair breakage and hair discoloration.
The $ 83 billion hair care industry is quite lucrative. But most of the industry players have resorted to using harsh chemical ingredients for higher profit margin. The aggressive marketing campaigns are quite misleading and deceptive. For example, Chaz Dean, the owner and manufacturer, who is self-purported hair stylist to Hollywood’s “Who’s Who” and Guthy-Renker, direct marketers of Proactive acne treatment, got celebrity endorsements for their products. (Some of Herbally Radiant customers, who went in for Proactive acne products, ultimately began using Herbally Radiant’s exclusive Clean range (Cleanser,Toner and Serum) to get fast relief from their continuing acne problems.
The lawsuit, filed by the law firm of Christiansen Davis, alleges that the Wen products contain "active ingredients (that) act as a depilatory and caustic agent, either by causing a chemical reaction that damages the hair strand and/or follicle." The lawsuit further alleges that the manufacturer knew about these complaints but refused to do anything about them, including removing the products from stores. The manufacturer knew about these complaints but refused to do anything about them, including removing the products from stores.
HerballyRadiant has been cautioning consumers of the health risks caused by the use of skin care products, or cosmetics, that contain toxic chemical ingredients. The commonly used chemical ingredients widely used in beauty industry are: phthalates and parabens – which have proved to be carcinogenic, and particularly linked to breast cancer. Other dangerous ingredients are: derivatives of formaldehyde, mineral oil, proplyne glycol, triclosan.
Similar is the case with fragrances. As a matter of fact all the fragrances used in beauty products are synthetic and have chemical base. These can react dangerously with sensitive skin and, in many cases, have been found responsible for triggering breathing difficulties.
All the hair and skin care formulations developed by Herbally Radiant are based on USDA certified natural ingredients, and the fragrances have been created with choices combination of Essential Oils that act as aromatherapy and are effective mood balancer by creating calming effect.