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California's Safe Cosmetics Program database fails to deliver due to 'trade secrets' option

2/19/2014 - New cosmetic product regulations from the state of California are not working. Intended to give consumers more information about the chemicals that are packed into their cosmetics, the new California Safe Cosmetics Program Product Database is failing to deliver. Companies not reporting to the databaseThe...

California Department of Public Health publishes cosmetic chemical database

1/17/2014 - Well, "it's about time a state agency did something worthwhile" might be an appropriate expression for the California Department of Public Health's database website disclosing harmful chemicals in cosmetic products. Mainstream media outlets, such as the Bay Area's SF Gate and other online sites, have...

Revlon, supporter of the National Breast Cancer Coalition, uses cancer-causing chemicals in its cosmetics

10/30/2013 - Revlon, one of the largest cosmetic companies in the country, known for their supportive stance in breast cancer research, is talking the talk but not walking the walk. A survey put out by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics uncovered the startling news that the cosmetic giant is selling products that...

Four common formaldehyde releasers to avoid in your cosmetics and skin care

7/24/2013 - Formaldehyde is a highly toxic chemical that is still used under the guise of different ingredient names that don't include "formaldehyde" in the title in a large number of products that are frequently in close contact with consumers. More often than not, even if we are diligent in avoiding formaldehyde...

Foods, cosmetics and vaccines all widely formulated with toxic smoothing agents (emulsifiers)

10/21/2011 - The greedy corporate strategy of cutting corners to expand profits now means "injecting" toxic smoothing agents into everything from eye drops and yogurt to cosmetics and flu shots. And nothing is being done by the FDA or the CDC to stop it. Thanks to emulsifiers like sorbitol, soy lecithin, sodium...

The 10 worst chemicals in cosmetics and personal care products

9/26/2011 - The entire cosmetic industry is in a buyer beware state of alert, thanks to the latest additions to the melting pot of chemicals and pollutants in skin care, above and beyond the usual parabens. Consumers are warned by experts to put on the watch list any makeup which contains synthetic coloring ingredients,...

Cosmetics are More than Skin Deep

8/24/2010 - Lotion, deodorant, hair spray, nail polish, sunscreen ... . Most of us spend at least some amount of time pouring, scrubbing, patting, and lathering our way into a cleaner, softer hair, skin, and body. We can't pronounce some of the ingredients in the products we slather on, but they are on the shelves...

The Story of Cosmetics - New groundbreaking animation about the deadly chemicals in personal care products

7/22/2010 - A new animation video from The Story of Stuff Project, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and Free Range Studios deals a devastating blow to the chemical industry with a straightforward, hard-hitting and entertaining look at the toxicity of cosmetics and personal care products. Narrated by Annie Leonard,...

Nanoparticles in Some Vitamins, Cosmetics, Sunscreens and Paint Cause Genetic Damage

11/28/2009 - It's no surprise that the extremely small substances (sized between one and 100 nanometers) known as nanoparticles can easily get inside the body. And when they do, how do they affect physiology, organs, even DNA? Unfortunately, those questions remain, for the most part, unanswered. But that hasn't...

Chemicals Found in Cosmetics Linked to Future Infertility

9/30/2008 - The first three months of pregnancy have a significant impact on a baby boy's future fertility. Chemicals found in cosmetics could create infertility problems later in life. Researchers at Edinburgh University have shown that exposure to chemicals in the first 12 weeks in the womb can affect sperm production...

Natural Consumer Products Found Contaminated with Cancer-Causing 1,4-Dioxane in Groundbreaking Analysis Released by OCA

3/15/2008 - A cancer-causing compound called 1,4-dioxane has been found in some of the most commonly used petroleum-based cosmetics by a study commissioned by the Organic Consumers Association, including products from Kiss My Face, Nutribiotic, Jason, Ecover, Citrus Magic, 365, Alba, Lifetree, Giovanni, Seventh...

Choose Your Lipstick Wisely - Lead Contamination Widespread

11/9/2007 - Have you ever thought about what’s in that pretty red stuff you’re putting on your lips? Could it be collagen, beeswax, strawberries, or lead perhaps? Reports about lipstick containing lead are flooding the media, since the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics conducted a study of 33 lipsticks...

Cosmetics products routinely formulated with cancer-causing chemicals

4/23/2007 - An environmental coalition known as the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is pressuring the U.S. government to institute regulations on the use of toxic chemicals in cosmetics and other personal care products. Studies have found that toxic chemicals are regularly used in such products, but are not labeled...

Petroleum-based cosmetics and skin care products found to contain cancer-causing chemical 1,4-dioxane

3/20/2007 - A recent study by the non-profit Environmental Working Group showed that many cosmetic products -- including more than half of all baby soaps -- contained a carcinogenic chemical. Internal studies in the cosmetics industry show that many of their products can be contaminated by a carcinogenic impurity...

Canada requires cosmetics makers to list full ingredients on label

11/21/2006 - According to new federal regulations that went into effect Thursday in Canada, cosmetic makers must now list ingredients on their container labels. Canadian cosmetic makers have been working for years with federal authorities to draw up the regulations in order to help protect people who might be...

Beauty to die for: health hazards of cosmetics and skin care products revealed

1/20/2006 - Your medicine cabinet is one of the most dangerous areas of your house, and not for the reasons you may think. Lurking just behind your bathroom mirror, where all of your favorite beauty products are housed, is a virtual toxic nightmare. The growing list of synthetic ingredients manufacturers add to...

Will that facelift get you a pay raise? Cosmetic surgery and your career

5/26/2005 - Is cosmetic surgery important for saving your job? I'm seeing an increasing number of stories on cosmetic surgery for men, and in asking men why they want to get cosmetic surgery, the most common answer I've heard is: they want to save their jobs. This is the answer from men who are middle aged and...

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