Last month we were proud to be in Oprah’s O Magazine. This month on of the Beauty Brains is quoted (or should I say MISQUOTED) in Select Magazine.
The article is titled “Making Conscious Holiday Makeup Choices” and it’s primarily about the safety of cosmetic products. We were asked a question about whether or not titanium dioxide was natural. We said that while it does occur naturally the synthesized/purified version is much better because it doesn’t contain the contaminants found in nature. In other words our position is that as long as it’s made properly it’s safe to use but the natural version is not necessarily better.
Here’s the exact quote from the article:
“Not everyone agrees that even cream or liquid foundation containing titanium is safe. This stance is epitomized by Perry Romanowski, author of Can You Get Hooked on Lip Balm, who says that “There isn’t any natural source of titanium that’s pure enough to be used in cosmetics. It’s all contaminated with things like mercury and lead.”
Do you see the difference? They’ve made it look like we’re declaring the ingredient is unsafe! Isn’t it interesting how the meaning changes when you put the quote in a different context? This is just one more example of why you need to be skeptical of everything you read!