A serious question exists “Are black women dying just to be more beautiful??”
The answer to this question could be clearly “yes” for now. If using potentially harmful ingredients in personal care products continues at this rate.
First off, let us express that at Curly D by Curly Davenport we support universal beauty and there are no color lines when it comes to beauty with us. Which is why we highlight “anti-aging for all” in our research and products.
All women of every racial group, culture and economic status deserve to look and feel more beautiful from the inside and out!
Are Black Women Dying Just To Be More Beautiful??
What is troubling is the lack of responsibility particularly toward “Black women” when it comes to marketing personal care products.
Alarmingly less than 25% of products marketed toward black women score low in potentially hazardous ingredients.
The fact that black people make up only about 13% percent of the U.S. population and black women spend as much as 22% percent of the $42 billion dollars purchasing power on personal care products should raise concerns.
This indicates that black women spend more on personal care and use more personal care products that contain potentially harmful ingredients over all Americans entirely.
EWG breakdown for more alarming evaluation and Skin Deep® analysis:
- Fewer than one-fourth of the products marketed to Black women scored low in potentially hazardous ingredients, compared to about 40 percent of the items in Skin Deep® marketed to the general public. The percentage of products scored as “high hazard” was about the same for both market segments, but the disparity in products scored as “low hazard” suggests that there may be a narrower range of choices for safer-scoring products specifically marketed to Black women.
- Potential hazards linked to product ingredients include cancer, hormone disruption, developmental and reproductive damage, allergies and other adverse health effects.
- The worst-scoring products marketed to Black women were hair relaxers, and hair colors and bleaching products. Each of these categories had an average product score indicating high potential hazard.
- In the categories of hair relaxers, hair colors and bleaching products, lipsticks, and concealers, foundations and sun-protective makeup, none of the products analyzed were scored as “low hazard.”
For this reason we created Juteux from Curly D by Curly Davenport, a luxury natural lip balm oil that offers an anti-aging solution for all women. A facelift for lips in a tube! Created only using non-toxic and low health concerns ingredients.