The Story Of Cosmetics

I want to applaud  Director of Story Of Stuff Annie Leonard again.

Her  video The Story Of Cosmetics recently launched and I just love it!!

She speaks to something out loud that I have often thought. How can cosmetic companies like Estee Lauder raise funds for cancer research and produce products with carcinogens in them? Shouldn’t they start in their own back yard and produce a safe cosmetic in the first place?

She speaks to having choices that really matter, not choices guided by marketing hoopla.  She also applauds companies that have taken on being more responsible for what they manufacture and share with the public consumer.

You can have a say in what’s next for this unregulated industry. The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 needs your thoughts and support.

The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010, introduced by U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky with Rep. Edward Markey and Rep. Tammy Baldwin, is a huge moment for consumers, parents and environmental health advocates: for the first time in 70 years, we have a real chance to pass national legislation that would eliminate harmful chemicals from the products women, men and children put on their bodies every day.

Now Congress needs to hear from us. Please tell your elected officials this common-sense legislation is important to you!

I have written in the past about the skin care products I absolutely adore.

What is chronological vs accelerated aging ? Can I really prevent neck wattles, double chins and age spots? With products that are actually safe?

Why should I take care of my face ? What skin care chemicals should I avoid?

The above  post is a collective shout out from Green Moms Carnival, hosted by our carnival founder,  Lynn at Organic Mania in total support of Annie Leonard and The Story Of Cosmetics Project.

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4 Responses to The Story Of Cosmetics

  1. Karen, thanks for your contribution to the carnival. I too have always wondered about the “pinkwashing” and am curious to see if Estee Lauder addresses this when they speak at BlogHer Biz.

  2. Amber says:

    I hope that you guys are able to pass a good Safe Cosmetics Act to protect American consumers. Because if you do, I suspect that Canadians like myself will benefit. A lot of our products are the same, and our regulations are not much better. If you improve, we’ll improve, too.

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