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    Does your favorite skin product contain mercury?
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    editor_morgan posted:
    Hi everyone,

    It was brought to my attention today that some of my favorite skin products might contain mercury, which according to the FDA, could negatively impact my health. The FDA found that Mercury was often found in anti-aging products and skin lightening products. (You can read about their findings here: http://www.webmd.com/beauty/aging/20160803/fda-anti-aging-skin-lightening-products-may-contain-mercury )

    I immediately told my mother who is an avid user of anti-aging products, and my best friend who sometimes uses skin lightening products to treat her acne.


    These are extremely significant findings. I am going to check my skin care products for mercury as soon as possible. Being comfortable is important when finding a skin care routine, but using products with mercury is just not worth harming your health. There are tons of organic products on the market without mercury that work just as well.

    What are some of our your favorite all natural skin products? I love trying out new products. I know there are a lot of all natural products on the market but sometimes I don't even know where to look!


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