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Toxics in Beauty Products

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Melissa Pham

on 25 November 2013

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 Phthalates
Dizziness and breathing issues
Sexual and reproductive health and fertility

Men's Products
Toxics in Beauty Products
The Story of Cosmetics
Body Products
Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database:
The Safe Cosmetics & Personal Care Products Act of 2013:
Designed to give the FDA authority to ensure products are free of harmful ingredients and that ingredients are fully disclosed.
Contact and urge local representatives to support this act!
Nail Polish
Roya Boostani Michaela Hagen Melissa Pham
Khalida Sharif
Alia Throckmorton

Toxics in Beauty Products
"3 Free" Polish Brands
Butter London, China Glaze, Essie, Hard Candy, Illamasqua, Maybelline, OPI, Sally Hansen, and Zoya, and more

Water-Based Polish Brands
Scotch Naturals, Honeybee Gardens, Acquarella
Visit The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics website, http://safecosmetics.org/
for a whole list of ways to get involved!
"Does Revlon Care?" campaign
Walgreens: Get toxics out of baby products!
Put a stop to "Secret Scents"
Tell Dolce & Gabbana that their baby perfume idea is bad!
Help protect salon workers
The list goes on!
Consumers spend billions of dollars each year on shampoos, conditioners, gels, and other products that promise thick, shiny, and luxurious hair

Hair Products
10 Ingredients to Avoid In Hair Products
1. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
2. Formaldehyde
3. Propylene Glycol
4. Parabens
5. Selenium Sulfide
6. Petroleum
7. Fragrance
8. Aminomethyl Proponal
9. Diethanolamine (DEA)
10. Lead
Natural Hair Ingredients
Shea Butter
Sun Flower Oil
Avocado Oil
Witch Hazel
Olive Oil
Aloe Vera
Natural Alternatives
-Tom's aluminum free deoderant
-Kiss My Face toothpaste
-The Natural Dentist toothpaste
-Burt's Bees
-Raw Essentials
the average women uses tweleve beauty products per day

Chemicals to avoid:

All girls experiment with makeup, but what we don’t realized is that we are
part of an experiment
Ingredients to Avoid in Makeup
Shaving Creams

 Propeylene Glycol
Skin irritation
Kidney/Liver problems
Intestinal problems
Nervous system


 Methylisothiazoline
Birth defects in children
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Irritate skin and hair
 Parabens
Spikes in estrogen levels which can cause hormonal problems and cancers
 Phthalates
Hormonal problems as well
 Formaldehyde
Nervous system

Placental Extract
Synthetic Fragrances
Synthetic colors
Nanoparticle; zinc oxide and titanium dioxide zinc oxide and titanium dioxide
Polyethylene Glycol

Spray Deodorant

 Aerosol
Loss of brain cells
Even death

- Laverna Organics
- Mschic Cosmetics
- Kiss My Face
- Aubrey Organics
- Joise Maran
- 100% pure
- Pacifica
- BiteBeauty

Safe Cosmetics Companies
Nail polish sales in 2012 were $768 million!
Biggest Chemical Offenders
Toulene (helps polish go on smoothly, affects the nervous system - headaches, dizziness, fatigue)
Dibutyl Phthalate (keeps polish from chipping, linked to cancer and birth defects)
Formaldehyde (nail hardener, human carcinogen - eyes, nose, throat irritant)
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