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Revlon Under Fire for Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Makeup Petition!!!

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Revlon is under fire today for selling makeup laced with cancer-causing chemicals to the public, all while marketing themselves as a company fighting breast cancer. The Breast Cancer Fund and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics teamed up with online women's

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Jill Vickerman (416)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 8:44 am
Thank you Robert.
We dont want toxic chemicals and we dont want it tested on animals either!

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Azaima A (207)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 8:46 am
I used to work there. They lied about torturing rabbits for cosmetics testing. They'll need a lot of pressure.

Robert Tomlinson (62)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 8:54 am
Women, who use Revlon products, should be outraged by its behavior. On the one hand it gives the impression that it is actually fighting Breast Cancer. On the other hand it knows that there are ingredients, in its products, that actually cause cancer. Please read the list of ingredients below and sign the petition.

A survey of Revlon products sold in stores found cancer-causing and hormone-disrupting chemicals:

Butylated compounds (BHA, BHT) Found in hair dyes and lip gloss; linked to cancer
Quaternium-15 and other formaldehyde-releasing chemicals Found in mascaras, pressed powders and eyeliner; linked to cancer
Parabens Found in eyeliners and hair dyes; an endocrine disruptor linked to cancer
Octinoxate Found in foundation makeup; an endocrine disruptor linked to thyroid disorders
Resorcinol Found in hair dye; an endocrine disruptor and allergen
p-Phenylenediamine Found in hair dye; a respiratory toxicant
Carbon black Found in eyeliners; linked to cancer

The groups are demanding that Revlon:

Develop a comprehensive “safe cosmetics policy” to protect women from chemicals linked to cancer and other adverse health effects.
Support federal cosmetics safety legislation.
Share the Revlon product safety policy publicly on the company’s website.

Vivian B (169)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 9:26 am
How do these companies get past the FDA? Don't they screen any of these products for cancer causing ingredients??? Why not? That is what the FDA is for, isn't it? Terrible management by the FDA. That is the Food and Drug Admin, isn't it?? I thought they inspected stuff like this.
I am amazed that carcinogens are allowed in cosmetics. I knew there was a reason I absolutely don't wear makeup. But this crap is in hair products, also! And my hair is down to my calves of my legs! There is a lot of hair products going on my hair! Jeezus pete! Have to go thru all the stuff I put on my hair and look it up, ASAP!!!
Thanks for the heads up on this one! It is eternally useful for me! Thanks so much, Robert!

Sue H (7)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 9:34 am
Noted and signed, thanks. I've been boycotting Revlon since the 70's. Don't know how many petitions I've signed over the years.

Michela M (3964)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 10:17 am

Robert B (60)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 10:19 am
Signed. Fighting lying and cheating companies is a continuous battle. We all have to keep at it.

Thursday October 24, 2013, 11:33 am
Signed, thanks.

Sheryl G (360)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 12:25 pm
Thank you for signing the petition! We've recorded your information.

Because the FDA and other agencies that were suppose to protect us are not doing so. They all have sold out or have been so underfunded with the cutbacks that the Republicans have asked for and the Democrats have too willingly gone along with. We do not have protections anymore is why the masses must rise up and start to be demanding that the Corporations, the Governmental Agencies, all do better by us. We are dying and few seem to understand and worse don't care when they do understand. Too few like Sue H. is doing what needs to be done.

David C (129)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 2:56 pm
I will pass this to my wife although she wears very little make-up and I think tries very hard to make sure its not animal tested.

Animae C (514)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 3:26 pm
Thanks for telling Revlon that if it really cares about women’s health, it needs to stop selling products that have cancer-causing chemicals!

Katie & Bill D (107)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 7:22 pm
I never use Revlon or Some of the other's be sure to check them out before buying!!
Thank you Robert

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 7:53 pm
Signed-thx Robert

Vicky P (476)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 7:58 pm
noted, signed, shared

Athena F (131)
Friday October 25, 2013, 12:08 am
Agreed with Dandelion G. (The site doesn't seem to have a petition though, maybe I'm looking in the wrong places. Noted it though!) They lost my trust ages ago when they claimed to be cruelty-free when they weren't.

Athena F (131)
Friday October 25, 2013, 12:09 am
Oh and never mind, I found where it was. Last place I looked, of course. Thanks again!

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday October 25, 2013, 12:48 am
noted and signed

Emma S (239)
Friday October 25, 2013, 12:58 am
I had the same problem as AF, whose comment encouraged me to persist! Here's the petition page:

Thanks, Robert. All signed. (I don't use Revlon.)

Friday October 25, 2013, 2:20 am
Thanks for telling Revlon that if it really cares about women’s health, it needs to stop selling products that have cancer-causing chemicals!
Thank you, Robert!

Yvette S (35)
Friday October 25, 2013, 3:19 am
Noted only,can't sign :(

Past Member (0)
Friday October 25, 2013, 6:53 am
Done/thank you.

. (0)
Friday October 25, 2013, 7:50 am
Signed and noted. Thanks for sharing, Robert. I don't use makeup of any kind.

Jaime Alves (52)
Friday October 25, 2013, 12:06 pm

Betty Kelly (4)
Friday October 25, 2013, 12:20 pm
Revlon is one of the Big Corp. that have two [2] faces and must use heavy makeup to cover the ugly one.

Alice C (1797)
Friday October 25, 2013, 12:28 pm

Malgorzata Z (200)
Friday October 25, 2013, 12:51 pm

Valerie H (133)
Friday October 25, 2013, 1:05 pm
Thank you - gladly signed

ilja c (48)
Friday October 25, 2013, 1:44 pm
UN Black list what's forbidden is usefull.
Did you notice SODIUM YDROXIDE was in content of many products!?Translation: It's Caustic soda (corrosive)
and can make you pretier?

Laurie H (817)
Friday October 25, 2013, 9:18 pm
Glad to Sign & Share~~~~TY~~~~

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 1:50 am
Thank you Robert,
and thank you Emma :)

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Wednesday October 30, 2013, 5:20 pm
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Arbonne is committed to the development of unparalleled products free of harmful ingredients, using a combination of botanical principles and scientific discovery. Our commitment begins with research and testing to ensure that each of our ingredients meets or exceeds industry standards for purity.

Arbonne® products are vegan-certified: Our formulas are never tested on animals and do not contain animal-derived ingredients or animal by-products. We firmly believe that consumers have a fundamental right to know every ingredient in our products and we will continue to offer full disclosure through our published materials.

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