Letter: Promotion of skin-care product questioned
Published 10:16 am, Sunday, November 29, 2015
Though it is nice that actor Ian Ziering came to Fairfield last week to meet with Laura Kall Felton in order to best learn the business so he can succeed as a new Nu Skin distributor, I take issue with the last paragraph of Meg Barone’s article. She states: “People were intrigued by the products, which do not contain chemicals.” This is not a true statement. If you look up the ingredients of most of their products you will see a long list of chemicals.
One only has to go online to www.nuskin.com and look up any number of their multi-ingredient products. I looked up the ingredients in one of their moisturizers: Night Supply Nourishing Cream. In this product are the following toxic chemicals: Fragrance (Parfum) this is a catchall for hidden chemicals such as phthalates and is connected to headaches, dizziness, asthma and allergies besides possible liver/kidney/lung damage and cancer; methylparaben and propylparaben — these are used as preservatives but are linked to cancer, endocrine disruption and reproductive toxicity. The lipsticks also contain parabens.
Though I agree there may be many ingredients beneficial for the skin, the ones that are toxic are very troubling to me. Most people don’t look at the ingredients list, and they should, so they can make the best decision for themselves.