Toxic Cosmetics: Poison Ain’t Pretty

Leslie Garrett by Leslie Garrett | August 26th, 2013 | 1 Comment
topic: Detox, Green Living, Health & Wellness | tags: Adria Vasil, arsenic, beauty, Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, Ecoholic, environmental working group, health, lead, lipstick, mica, natural makeup, pigments, Stacy Malkan, toxic cosmetics, toxins, University of Berkeley, wellness, women

Toxic Cosmetics

During the Italian Renaissance, many women applied arsenic-based makeup. There was method to their madness. The women made sure that their husbands got up close and personal with the arsenic … dropping dead not long after. It seemed an efficient way to dispose of unwanted men. Though there’s little doubt that the makeup eventually took its toll on the wives too.

Lipstick Bungle

Leslie Garrett by Leslie Garrett | February 27th, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Detox, Family Health, Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Home | tags: beauty, Cosmetics, lipstick, nail polish, siloxanes

Applying lipstickThe Environmental Working Group (EWG), which created a cosmetics database outlining and analyzing the ingredients in tens of thousands of personal care products, recently revealed that much of our lipstick is still lead-filled — a year after first releasing such shocking news.

If we’re screaming for change, nobody’s listening.