I have been using bare minerals and have loved it but recently saw Dr. Oz saying it was dangerous. Now I need to find an alternative and don't know what product line to use.....loved my bare minerals until I found out it could be dangerous to my health.Is anyone else in the same situation?
Thanks for sharing this, Susan. I hadn't heard that so I looked it up & there is a lot of buzz online about this. I don't know what to believe, but I can see his point. I also don't like to buy into every new conspiracy theory.I've heard that cell phones cause brain tumors, but I still use mine daily. I have recently given up the microwave (thanks to TKD)...I guess we each have to choose our battles... I was already thinking of switching to a more natural, (possibly local) company (for environmental reasons), so maybe I'll look into that more closely. Here is the company's response to Dr. Oz: "The safety and wellbeing of every customer is of paramount concern at Bare Escentuals. We would like to assure our customers that there is absolutely no credible scientific evidence that our mineral cosmetic products can be easily inhaled into the lungs, much less linking our mineral cosmetic products with negative health effects. Unsupported allegations that all mineral cosmetic products are "dangerous," based on what unidentified "experts" have supposedly said, are unnecessarily alarming and fear-inducing because such allegations are simply not supported by any credible evidence. We stand behind our products and look forward to continuing to provide high quality products to the millions of women whose lives have been touched by bareMinerals. "
I have a lifetime supply of Bare Escentuals and I'm not worried. Maybe if I went around snorting the stuff- LOL! With that being said I will send out an FYI to everyone that BE has joined/partially purchased with Shiesido. Shiesido has a horrible reputation for animal testing and even though BE says that nothing will change, I cannot support BE buy purchasing any more of their products since Shiesido will be profiting. I feel, directly or indirectly, I would be supporting animal testing which I'm very much against.
I'm skeptical of Dr. Oz, to be honest. He seems to be a bit sensational and he's absolutely a TV doc, in my opinion. I have no doubt that he has credentials and that he's smart, but he is a doctor grabbing a spotlight - you can expect that there will be some level of reach for a great story that will catch interest, though may not have much base. I use BE but would rather give it up for environmental/cruelty-based reasons than assume that Oz's claim is immediately true. My understanding is that the biggest thing Oz had was that inhalation of the powders would irritate lungs. No offense, Dr. Oz, but DUH! If you snarked whole wheat flour up your nose it would have the same effect. I think it's just a bit sensational is all . . .
I am an advocate about NOT using parabens on my skin and Bare Minerals does not have parabens in most of their products (I always read the labels before i buy). If you look at the liquid make ups, they have parabens. Does Dr. Oz talk about that? Plus, if you really stop and think about it, when I apply my Bare Minerals, at least the foundation and mineral veil, I find that I hold my breath, or breathe out, because of the powder.
I used to work at Bare Minerals when this episode of Dr. Oz came out. We received communication from Corporate, and You should know that Dr. Oz was not correct in his description of BARE MINERALS mineral products. Bare Minerals is made with the highest quality of pure minerals, the same quality that of minerals we ingest in our food. You are not going to get "mineral lung" from any of their products. They are perfectly safe to use.