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Giving the Beauty Industry a Makeover!By Stacy Malkan, author of “Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Indu...
How many personal care products did you use today?
My teen beauty routine:20 products a day; 230 chemicals• 17 carcinogens• 26 hormone-disrupting chemicals• 15 persistent bi...
Why are we concerned about multiple daily exposuresto low levels of toxic chemicals in cosmetics? Low doses are adding up...
Teen Girls Body Burden of Hormone Altering ChemicalsUrine samples from 20 teen girls aged 14-19 detected: 13hormone disrup...
________________________________________________Brands we tested that contained 1,4 dioxane and formaldehydeBrands we test...
“We stand behind our products,they are in full compliancewith FDA regulations.”L’OrealHundreds of lipsticks contain leadHu...
Caution: “formaldehyde free” product contains high levels of formaldehyde!
Let’s give the Beauty Industry a Makeover!www.facebook.com/SafeCosmeticsFollow me at @SafeCosmeticsBlog: www.NotJustaPrett...
Giving the Beauty Industry a Makeover! Tips for finding safe products
Giving the Beauty Industry a Makeover! Tips for finding safe products
Giving the Beauty Industry a Makeover! Tips for finding safe products
Giving the Beauty Industry a Makeover! Tips for finding safe products
Giving the Beauty Industry a Makeover! Tips for finding safe products
Giving the Beauty Industry a Makeover! Tips for finding safe products
Giving the Beauty Industry a Makeover! Tips for finding safe products
Giving the Beauty Industry a Makeover! Tips for finding safe products
Giving the Beauty Industry a Makeover! Tips for finding safe products
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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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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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