How to Find Safe Cosmetics: Tools and Companies

After working for the Breast Cancer Fund and Campaign for Safe Cosmetics for a couple of months, the most common questions I get are: “Well, what is safe? What products can I substitute for my current ones?” While the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics provides scientific resources like The Chemicals of Concern and the recently published …

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Five Facts About Cancer-Causing Chemicals in L’Oreal Products

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Our Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found seven chemicals linked to cancer in L’Oreal products including benzophenone-1; titanium dioxide; and four formaldehyde-releasing preservatives. In addition, the Campaign found four ingredients that were possibly contaminated with the known cancer-causing chemicals PFOA, acrylamide and asbestiform fibers. The Campaign found these chemicals in: shampoos, nail polishes, eyeliners, mascaras, eye shadows, facial toners, BB cream, anti-aging …

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