The bill is intended to fix the deeply flawed system currently in place that is supposed to oversee cosmetic and salon product safety. But is it enough?
Victory! Unilever (makers of Dove, Axe body spray & more) is the first major personal care products company to commit to voluntarily disclosing the chemicals that make up the fragrances in their products.
The FDA issued a final rule banning the use of triclosan and 18 other less commonly used antibacterial chemicals from household antibacterial soap products. But there are three VERY important things to know about this ruling.
This new law makes a statement about the need to make our salons safer, for workers and for their clients, while providing incentive for manufacturers to take a hard look at their products, and try to make them safer.
Working long hours for uncertain and often substandard pay, salon workers are also exposed to highly toxic chemicals linked to respiratory ailments, cancer, miscarriage and more.
Under current law, companies are not required to report any safety concerns or product complaints they have received from customers to the FDA. The FDA needs to hear from you! And it's easier than you might think...
Research has shown that many of the substances -- like aluminum, parabens & triclosan -- commonly included in deodorant products are absorbed into the body. And that's not a good thing...
Many “formaldehyde-free” hair straighteners do not technically contain formaldehyde, but contain other chemicals that release formaldehyde under high heat, necessary in order for these straightening treatments to work.
I started doing the math on the toxins I was exposed to just during my morning routine. I was shocked, and more than appalled, especially when I thought of all of the women just like me who are using the same products every single day.
Great news – microbeads in cosmetics have been banned in the US! But products containing microbeads can still be on the shelves until 2018...