How nanotech invaded your makeup

Ladies, you know those new, improved makeup brands that are easier to apply, less visible, and that makes you look 10 years younger? If these "latest and greatest" in makeup brands seemed too good to be true, that's because THEY ARE.

The same nanomaterials that have made cosmetics smoother and easier to use could also be damaging skin DNA, killing colon cells, and wrecking your lungs.

There now, don't you feel more beautiful already?

For all we know, these side effects are just the tip of the iceberg. Because in their rush to add these microscopic particles, cosmetic companies left something out: Research.

The U.S. National Research Council is finally calling for studies on nanotechnology. But like everything else, it's likely another case of "too little too late."

If you're using cosmetics, the little research we do have shows these particles could be inside your body right now. Studies have shown that nanomaterials have the power to pass right through the skin -- and once they get inside, they head right for your organs.

The micronized zinc oxide used in skin creams, sunscreens, nail polish, powders and more, for example, can damage skin DNA, kill colon cells if ingested, and wreck the lungs if inhaled.

And that's just ONE of the nanoparticles used in cosmetics today.

Other studies have found that common nanomaterials can poke holes in brain cells, kill nerve cells, and even mimic the effects of mercury poisoning. (Read more here).

And the cosmetics companies expect you to rub this junk all over your face? NO WAY!

Ladies, you don't need dangerous, untested cosmetics to make your skin glow. The reality is, healthy, younger-looking skin comes from the inside out. After all, your skin is an organ, and it needs its nourishment just like the rest of them!