How beauty products got safer over the past decade

Since 2004, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has used smarts and sass to pressure the cosmetics industry to make safer products. A project of the Breast Cancer Fund, the Campaign works to protect the health of consumers, workers and the environment through public education and engagement, corporate accountability and sustainability campaigns and legislative advocacy designed to eliminate … Read more…

Why we should be optimistic (guest blog by the co-author of “Toxin Toxout”)

“Because of the perseverance of the Breast Cancer Fund and others, over the past year major companies like Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Avon and Walmart have all announced that they are moving to eliminate toxic chemicals from their products and their inventories.”

The ‘No More Tears’ shampoo, now with no formaldehyde (New York Times, 1/17/14)

“The company is responding…to a fundamental shift in consumer behavior, as an increasingly informed public demands that companies be more responsive to their concerns…”

Should we count on companies to protect us from toxic chemicals? (Huffington Post, 1/9/2014)

There’s a good chance you missed one of the biggest but most under-reported business stories of 2013.

Dare Revlon to Go Beyond the Pink

If Revlon really cares about cancer it is time for the cosmetics giant to come clean and remove toxic chemicals from its products.

Johnson & Johnson, amid activists’ push, steadily removing toxic chemicals from baby products (Associated Press, 11/16/2011)

Iconic baby shampoo maker J&J has committed to removing formaldehyde-releasing preservatives from its baby products worldwide, under pressure from the Breast Cancer Fund’s Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

Groups push J&J on baby shampoo chemicals (Associated Press, 11/1/2011)

A new report from the Breast Cancer Fund’s Campaign for Safe Cosmetics reveals that Johnson’s Baby Shampoo sold in some countries contains a formaldeyhde-releasing preservative, while formulations of the product sold in other countries use safer alternatives.