About.com – Dr. Joshua Zeichner: "Green, Natural and Organic: What's the Difference?"
We apply an average of 126 unique ingredients to our skin daily through our cosmetics and personal care products, according to the Environmental Working Group.
Of the more than 10,000 ingredients the Food and Drug Administration tallies in such products sold in the U.S., nearly 90 percent have not been evaluated for safety. "Some natural or organic products can actually be harmful to the skin, as even these ingredients can cause skin allergies in some people," said Joshua Zeichner, MD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, and Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Learn more