Giving the Beauty Industry a Makeover! Tips for finding safe products

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Lead in lipstick? Carcinogens in baby shampoo? What's going on? Here's what you need to know about finding safe products from leading expert and award-winning author Stacy Malkan, co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. www.NotJustaPrettyFace.org

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  • See full study at http://www.ewg.org/research/teen-girls-body-burden-hormone-altering-cosmetics-chemicals
  • See page 8 of this report for tips about how to avoid 1,4 dioxane and formaldehyde: http://safecosmetics.org/downloads/NoMoreToxicTub_Mar09Report.pdf
  • Campaign for Safe Cosmetics 2007 study: http://safecosmetics.org/downloads/A%20Poison%20Kiss_report.pdf FDA follow up study of 400 lipsticks: http://www.fda.gov/cosmetics/productandingredientsafety/productinformation/ucm137224.htm#expanalyses UC Berkeley: new study finds wide range of metals in lipsticks: http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_23153281/lipsticks-contain-metals-that-could-cause-health-problems
  • Women are buying 85% of consumer products!
  • Giving the Beauty Industry a Makeover! Tips for finding safe products

    1. 1. Giving the Beauty Industry a Makeover!By Stacy Malkan, author of “Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry,”co-founder of Campaign for Safe Cosmeticswww.facebook.com/SafeCosmeticsFollow me at @SafeCosmeticsBlog: www.NotJustaPrettyFace.org
    2. 2. How many personal care products did you use today?
    3. 3. My teen beauty routine:20 products a day; 230 chemicals• 17 carcinogens• 26 hormone-disrupting chemicals• 15 persistent bio-accumulative toxins• 15 fragrance mixtures• Less than half of chemicals assessed for safety
    4. 4. Why are we concerned about multiple daily exposuresto low levels of toxic chemicals in cosmetics? Low doses are adding up – average woman uses 12 products a daycontaining 180 chemical ingredients Some chemicals interfere with hormones and disrupt normal developmentat very low doses Chemicals and genes can interact to cause disease Mixtures of chemicals can have enhanced toxicity Early-life chemical exposures can cause health problems later in life Chemicals are ending up where they’re not supposed to be – inside us
    5. 5. Teen Girls Body Burden of Hormone Altering ChemicalsUrine samples from 20 teen girls aged 14-19 detected: 13hormone disrupting chemicals on average in each girl.• phthalates• triclosan• parabens• musks
    6. 6. ________________________________________________Brands we tested that contained 1,4 dioxane and formaldehydeBrands we tested that contained 1,4 dioxane and formaldehydeJ&J is reformulatingJ&J is reformulatingMore info:More info:www.SafeCosmetics.org/toxictubwww.SafeCosmetics.org/toxictub
    7. 7. “We stand behind our products,they are in full compliancewith FDA regulations.”L’OrealHundreds of lipsticks contain leadHundreds of lipsticks contain leadwww.SafeCosmetics.org/poisonkisswww.SafeCosmetics.org/poisonkiss$1.99
    8. 8. Caution: “formaldehyde free” product contains high levels of formaldehyde!
    9. 9. Let’s give the Beauty Industry a Makeover!www.facebook.com/SafeCosmeticsFollow me at @SafeCosmeticsBlog: www.NotJustaPrettyFace.org

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