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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

There's Lead In Your Lipstick...

Gillian Deacon's new book, There's Lead In Your Lipstick is a harsh dose of reality about the products we put on our hair and skin every day. Here's a excerpt from her website:

"Each morning we spritz, soak, and slather ourselves in 127 different chemicals, many of which are toxic. Each time we draw a bubble bath for a child, lather foaming cream for a shave, or deodorize our underarms, we expose our bodies to innumerable chemicals with limited research on their long-term health effects. The cosmetics industry is not required to prove an ingredient is safe for human health before it is used in a consumer product." 

The book's website also has this handy wallet tip sheet that you can print out and take with you when you go shopping. 

What are your feelings about hair and skin products? Do you look for natural ingredients? If so, have you found any that you like just as much or more than the "mainstream" products? 

Photo: There's Lead In Your Lipstick by Gillian Deacon

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