All of us, men, women and children, use personal care products daily, such as shampoos, soaps, deodorants and toothpaste. Many of these products and cosmetics contain ingredients linked to cancer, reproductive harm and other adverse health effects. Learn more about avoiding toxic chemicals in personal care products by reading these resources and following a few simple tips.
Common Questions about Toxic Chemicals in Cosmetics
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 bodycare with these tips. Read more
I was curious about making my own eyeliner, but when I looked into DIY and homemade 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 on eyeliner, I discovered these basic things: 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. Read more
Doesn’t the government regulate chemicals in cosmetics? I don’t wear makeup or perfume. So, this doesn’t apply to me, right? Are chemicals in cosmetics absorbed through the skin? What is the scoop on phthalates? How can I avoid them? Is it true that some hair dyes contain lead? Read more
Finally the sun is shining in our Pacific Northwest, tempting us outside to soak in its warmth. Before running outdoors you apply a little sunscreen with a high SPF to protect from sunburn and skin cancer. You’re good to go, right? Read on. Read more