Horst Rechelbacher, ‘Father of Safe Cosmetics,’ Dies at 72 (New York Times, 2/22/14)


Horst Rechelbacher, the father of safe cosmetics and founder of Aveda beauty products and Intelligent Nutrients, died on Feb. 15 in Osceola, Wis. at age 72.

"Horst was in many ways the father of safe cosmetics,"[said Janet Nudelman of the Breast Cancer Fund & Campaign for Safe Cosmetics] "He took action to address the problem long before most of us knew there was anything to even worry about."

Read on in the full New York Times obituary.


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