Until the cosmetics industry is regulated properly, it is up to us to be aware of what is contained in the products we use on our face and body. It is well know that deadly chemical substances are used in beauty products all the time. My daughter, she's a bit of a chemistry nerd, was soaking in the tub recently when she decided to read the ingredients list on one of her bath products. She was breaking down the chemical composition of each ingredient, when she came to one she couldn't figure out. So she Binged it on her iPhone (yes even though she was in the tub, the iPhone was right by her side). Anyway, according to the search engine, the chemical that she was questioning turned out to be asbestos. That's right, asbestos. The very product that has been banned from use in building materials for years because it is known to cause cancer, was lurking right there in her bath. Unbelievable. The offending product was immediately thrown in the trash and is now doing untold damage in our local landfill. Hopefully Mother Nature is having her way with the offensive product. Be wary of what you put on your skin. You may think it's just a little problem and not a big deal, but our bodies are bombarded constantly with dangerous chemicals in our beauty products, processed food, polluted air and water. Our bodies are not equipped to deal with such vile substances and over time they simply build up inside us. Most of the time, these chemicals are simply unnecessary. Because of recent consumer awareness many companies are making products with more natural, basic, organic ingredients. But beware of so called natural ingredients. Just about anything can be labeled natural, but it could be processed so much that it is no longer good for you. There is no set guidelines on what is can be labeled as natural. Keep an eye out for products labeled 100% organic. Simple items such as olive oil on your skin or milk in your bath are great for you, have no chemicals and are relatively inexpensive. Even better you can easily find them at your local grocery store if you don't already have them in your kitchen. Many of the expensive beauty products found in department stores are not good for you. Some of these companies have fabulous marketing campaigns that make you believe they are good for you when the reality is quite the opposite. Read labels. Do a little research. Look for simple 100% organic ingredients. Be happy, be healthy and stay informed. About the Author: Anita Hamasaki is obsessed with finding natural alternatives to chemically laden beauty products. Find out more at her websitehttp://www.TheNaturalBeautySite.com.