The divine image is present in every person. It shines forth in the communion of persons, in the likeness of the unity of the divine persons among themselves.
Endowed with "a spiritual and immortal" soul, the human person is "the only creature on earth that God has willed for its own sake." From his conception, he is destined for eternal beatitude.
The human person participates in the light and power of the divine Spirit. By his reason, he is capable of understanding the order of things established by the Creator. By free will, he is capable of directing himself toward his true good. He finds his perfection "in seeking and loving what is true and good."
By virtue of his soul and his spiritual powers of intellect and will, man is endowed with freedom, an "outstanding manifestation of the divine image."
Catechism of the Catholic Church #1702-1705
Modern cosmetics contain a host of dubious ingredients which would be more at home in a test tube than on our faces. These synthetic ingredients are inexpensive, stable and have a long shelf-life. Manufacturers love them, but the results from long-term use could be deadly.
There is no question that people are being damaged by their cosmetics.. So many things are put into cosmetics now that are carcinogenic, and it is allowed because cosmetics are not considered to be as serious as drugs or food. One of the most extreme cases I have seen was a woman whose bone marrow was affected by chemicals used in hair dye. The situation as it is is plainly dangerous--unacceptably so.
Let the discussion begin...
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