Lotion, acne wash, cologne, deodorant… young people lather and primp daily with lots of personal care products, resulting in exposure to many combinations of untested and potentially harmful chemicals. Help guide tweens and teens toward safer cosmetics and bodycare with these tips.

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This is a guest post by WTC intern Rebecca Robinson

I was curious about making my own eyeliner, but when I looked into homemade eyeliner recipes, most were just “put some activated charcoal on a wet brush and apply.” I began to look at how companies produced pencil eyeliners and how that could be recreated at home. 

I realized early on that this was no simple task! After much research, I discovered these basic things about homemade eyeliners: You need a base for your eyeliner, you need something to help to the pigment go onto skin, you need something that helps that pigment stay on your skin, and you need some fillers and oil. Continue reading