Research Says Natural Cosmetics Are Safer For Teens

UC Berkeley Scientists discover chemicals found in cosmetics may be doing more harm than previously expected – adversely affecting hormone levels, behavioral problems, obesity and contributing to the growth of cancer cells.

UC Berkley Research shows chemicals found in everyday cosmetics could have significant effects on hormone levels. Scientists at UC Berkeley point out that teenage girls are at even greater risk than women in other age groups due to their rapid development. Researchers observed 100 teenage girls for three days using “chemical free” beauty products and found chemical levels in their urine were reduced 20 to 45 percent compared to their levels while using conventional beauty products.