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What’s in Your Skincare May Shock You

  • May 07, 2020
  • Kim Howard

And the safest place to buy it might, too. 

Photo courtesy of White Pine Pictures.

Did you know that toxic contaminants are routinely found in skincare products, even some that are labeled green, natural, clean, or organic? Decades of scientific research studies linking cosmetics to carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, irritants and allergens have been kept out of the public eye. 

That’s changing. An eye-opening new documentary, Toxic Beauty, is now available on Amazon and Apple TV. Toronto Star reporter Christine Sismondo says of the film, “Powerful, alarming, and will almost certainly send at least a few people straight to their bathrooms to dump the contents of their makeup bags.” Go watch it. It will blow your mind. 

Documentary film Toxic Beauty


Last year, the Personal Care Products Council — the lobbyist that represents the $250 billion global cosmetics industry — crushed California’s Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, a bill that would have banned 20 toxic ingredients from cosmetics, including asbestos,...

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How clean is your 'clean' skincare?

  • Jan 07, 2020
  • Kim Howard
Most of us who care about the health of our skin and our bodies know by now that a lot of mainstream brands use harmful chemicals and ingredients that are not good for us. But an informal poll of friends suggests that the majority still don’t know that cosmetics companies are legally allowed to put almost anything in their products, safe or not...