Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

Your Favorite Wrinkle Cream Might be Raising Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Photo by Shutterstock America’s obsession with youth has consumers crazed for anti-aging products, but new studies reveal what could be slowing down your wrinkles, could be linked to…

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Avon to Phase Out Toxic Chemical Triclosan From Cosmetics

Avon announced this week  that it will begin to phase out triclosan from their roster of products. The antimicrobial agent can be fond in many health and beauty products, and has been…

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Target Launches New Standard to Promote Cosmetics Safety

First it was Walmart, now retail giant Target will be addressing toxic chemicals in the products that line their shelves. Thanks to consumers around the country advocating for safer…

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Demystify Cosmetics Labels With "Think Dirty" Smartphone App

Buying safe cosmetics has never been easier, with the help of your smartphone. The new Think Dirty app by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics takes the guess work out of buying safer health…

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Walmart to Ban 10 Toxic Chemicals From Personal-Care Products

Photo by Shutterstock Mega retailer Walmart is setting a precedent for all discount stores in the nation, by removing cosmetics and cleaners with a list of ten toxic chemicals from…

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Hey Dudes, Men's Personal-Care Products Contain Toxic Chemicals, Too

Photo by Shutterstock Ladies aren’t the only ones who should be weary of cancer-linked chemicals in personal care products. A new study by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has shown…

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Are "Natural" and "Organic" Cosmetics Necessarily Better for You?

Photo by Shutterstock Navigating the beauty industry isn’t unlike watching an episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County—you’re equal parts baffled and alarmed, there…

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Avon Claims to Fight Breast Cancer, But Are Its Products Safe?

Photo by Veronika Matejkova/Shutterstock As one of the more visible organizers of breast-cancer rallies across the United States, Avon talks a good game about “crusading”…

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Industry Dominated Historic Congressional Hearing on Toxic Cosmetics

Photo by Shutterstock The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee may have convened the first Congressional hearing on cosmetics safety in more than 30 years, but the…

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Congress to Hold First Hearing on Cosmetics Safety in Over 30 Years

Mercury in face creams. Formaldehyde in hair products. Lead in lipstick. It’s about time lawmakers paid attention. For the first time in 30 years, the House Energy and Commerce…

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Hundreds of Cosmetics Companies Fulfill Compact for Safe Cosmetics

Finally, some good news to report! The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics announced Wednesday that 321 personal-care companies, from mom-and-pop operations to some of the largest names in the…

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Industry-Funded Watchdog Group Says Toxic Chemicals in Cosmetics Are Good for You

Think that toxic chemicals are bad for you? It’s all part of a smear campaign, according to a new report by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Washington-based conservative…

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