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Just because a product is on the shelf doesn’t make it safe. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is an excellent resource on chemicals of concern, regulations, and impacts on health.

Pretty Scary 2 – In a follow-up to the 2009 report, recent lab tests show that kids’ face paint and makeup still contain frightening ingredients like arsenic, cadmium, chromium, and lead. The Breast Cancer Prevention Partners also found other creepy chemicals, such as toxic VOCs (volatile organic compounds), and known carcinogens and endocrine disruptors, lurking both on and off the label of kids’ Halloween and play makeup.

Safe Cosmetics

The Story of Cosmetics In this video, Annie Leonard and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics expose what the cosmetics industry doesn’t want you to know: “toxics in, toxics out”.

Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database  How safe are your cosmetics and personal products?  The Environmental Working Group has compiled this thorough database containing hazard data on thousands of beauty products.  Learn which companies are the worst offenders, and get recommendations for safer product purchases.

Cosmetics laws and regulations  U.S. federal law, or lack thereof, allows cosmetics companies to dump unlimited amounts of harmful chemicals in our personal care products.

From the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics: The Top 5 Safe Cosmetics Tips