This is a guest post by Kelly Dunleavy, a writer living in Northern California.
While we may not be using arsenic as a cosmetic anymore, the make-up we put on (almost) every day can still have punishing and dangerous chemicals. Of course, there are organic and safer versions. But, why not demand an overhaul of the industry?
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is working to get rid of dangerous chemicals in the cosmetics we use. Since personal care products aren’t currently regulated by the FDA, keeping those carcinogens in your compact is totally legal right now.
The Campaign has gotten companies to sign on to their pledge to remove toxic chemicals from their products and you can help put the pressure on companies to clean up their mascara and lipstick.
Read more of the gory details in their 2002 report: Not Too Pretty.
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