Do you know what’s in your beauty and personal care products? Do you want to? Good luck; you’ll need a trench coat, a magnifying glass, and a career as a detective to figure it out.
The issue is this: our beauty and care products just aren’t well-regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The regulations themselves are a messy patchwork of weak state, federal, and industry regulations. In fact the last time the FDA updated its requirements for personal care products was 1938 – the same year the nylon-bristle toothbrush was debuted. Scary, right?
You can learn more about what’s in your cosmetics and - and about what you can do - in our recent piece on The Huffington Post.
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