Would you choose to put lead in your lipstick? Not a single one of us would, I’m sure.

My favorite consumer advocate, Annie Leonard (we mentioned her Story of Stuff video here) has created yet another engaging video to alert us to the untold problems of chemicals in our personal care products. Sure, we are now more educated about the nastiness of Parabens and Phthalates but ingredients such as these are but a few of the potentially harmful chemicals present in our lotions and potions. And although we could actively search out “natural” products, we are still trusting blindly on what the manufacturers choose to indicate on their labels. That is because there is no safety cosmetic standard so, any company can claim that their product is herbal, natural or organic – whether it is or not – as there is no legal definition for these terms. Watch this video for more details:


What to do? The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has made is very easy for its followers to take action. See this page of their website. Sending a letter to your representative to support the Safe Cosmetics Act is as simple as entering your zip code and address on this page.

And, please stay tuned for an upcoming post that recommends the real-deal in chemical free beauty products.

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