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Whatís Natural About Your Cosmetics? (video)

Anna Lappe, co-founder of the Small Planet Institute, stands in front of a cosmetics display at Whole Foods and tells us about the things manufacturers donít want us to know about their ingredients, and what we should watch out for.

The FDA started drafting regulations in 1978, but 32 years later they still offer only a draft so manufacturers are not required to level with us and verify their claims. For example 1 in 8 sunscreens does not block UVA rays. Your skin is your largest organ and you may be using harmful products for most of your life. Anna urges you to go to the Environmental Working Groupís Skin Deep website where you can find out just what is in your favorite cosmetic that might not be good for you.

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1:52PM PST on Nov 15, 2011

Thanks for this. Good to know about Skin Deep.

12:27PM PDT on Aug 12, 2010

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8:11AM PDT on Aug 3, 2010

I want to know if the Yves rocher is a eco friendly and a ant animal testing?
Can i trust ???

11:05AM PDT on Jul 16, 2010

I did't learn anything with this article. Sorry! It's confuse. I just want some honest scientist to tell us ONCE and FOR ALL what cosmetics in the market we CAN USE! Please tell us! Who is honest in this market?

2:06PM PDT on Jul 14, 2010

interesting information..... thanks !

4:30PM PDT on Jul 13, 2010

Thanks, its daunting to find reasonable priced organic cosmetics that are also cruelty free. I did find Ink-lip, still a little pricey though

9:25AM PDT on Jul 13, 2010


7:17AM PDT on Jul 12, 2010

thanks for sharing:)

6:50AM PDT on Jul 12, 2010


9:41PM PDT on Jul 11, 2010

Every time that I have gone to the EWG web site, they never have the product that I am inquiring about listed : (

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