Consumers’ Resources

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Here you will find a selection of educational resources to learn more about the beauty, personal care, and household products that you care about. We encourage you to check them out and do your own research when it comes to what ingredients are safe to use in your home.

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS & CHARITIES
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Silent Spring Institute

Founded in 1994, Silent Spring Institute is the leading scientific research organization dedicated to uncovering the links between chemicals in our everyday environment and women’s health, with a focus on breast cancer prevention.

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Cosmos

The COSMOS-standard signature is a consumer guarantee for organic and natural cosmetics that you can trust. To date over 29,000 products in 71 countries carry our COSMOS ORGANIC or COSMOS NATURAL signature. Over 12,000 ingredients carry our COSMOS CERTIFIED signature. Over 7,000 raw materials carry our COSMOS APPROVED signature.

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Women’s Healthy Environments Network

WHEN’s smart, informative community helps you to connect the dots between the action we can take to protect our health, and what we can do to change the system.

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David Suzuki Foundation

Founded in 1990, the David Suzuki Foundation is a national, bilingual non-profit organization headquartered in Vancouver, with offices in Toronto and Montreal. Through evidence-based research, education and policy analysis, we work to conserve and protect the natural environment, and help create a sustainable Canada.

“The Dirty Dozen” cosmetic chemicals to avoid.

MD Anderson

At MD Anderson, we understand how hard it can be to choose a hospital for cancer treatment. You’ve just received life-changing news, and now you have to decide how to handle it.

Beauty products and cancer: Are you at risk?

DOCUMENTARIES
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The Ugly Truth About the Beauty Industry by The Nantucket Project

The Nantucket Project is one of the world’s great gatherings, each year hosting preeminent thinkers, leaders and innovators in a wide range of fields.

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Why Beauty Products are toxic? By mindbodygreen

Executive Director of the Environmental Working Group Heather White explains why our lotions, makeup, and shampoos are loaded with dangerous chemicals, why babies are born with hundreds of toxins in their blood, and what you can do to make your immediate environment — and world — a little bit safer.

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How toxic are beauty products?

There comes a point in every woman’s life where she looks down at her favorite foundation or sunscreen and thinks: “I wonder what’s IN this stuff?” If this hasn’t happened to you yet, it’s time. In this episode of #BeautyExperienced Anna goes on a mission to learn all about green beauty.

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Toxic Beauty by Phyllis Ellis

Toxic Beauty is a documentary that chronicles the class action case against J&J and the plaintiffs’ personal battles for justice as struggle to find a cure for this fatal illness. It includes scientists, attorneys, campaigners, regulators, legislators, survivors, and person stories of women who have lost their lives as a result of exposure to toxic chemicals.

Not So Pretty

Not So Pretty is the first-ever comprehensive large-scale investigative expose of the trillion-dollar cosmetics, beauty and personal care industry.

Beauty Tip of the Day

INFLUENCERS/BLOGGERS
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Clean Beauty Babe: Jennifer James

Jennifer is the owner and founder of the health brand Clean Beauty By Jenn, which teaches people how to live a toxin-free life. She enjoys sharing her knowledge about BII to inform others who might be experiencing similar symptoms and helps promote living a healthy lifestyle.

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Joyous Health

Joy McCarthy is an award-winning Certified Holistic Nutritionist and a Found of Joyous Health. She has been published numerous times in print and online and is a co-host in the Joyous Health Podcast.

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Meghan Telpner

Meghan Telpner is a Toronto-based nutritionist and is a founder of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition that promotes healthy eating and living. She has been ranked as one of the top 100 female entrepreneurs in Canada.

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PODCASTS
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Fat Mascara

Beauty journalists (and friends!) Jessica Matlin and Jennifer Sullivan turn up the volume and bring you the big, juicy, world of beauty twice a week. On Tuesday episodes, they share their insider access to the beauty industry, candid stories of their beauty adventures, and the best perfumes, skincare, makeup, and hair products. On Friday episodes, they interview their favorite people in the business, including celebrities, makeup artists, perfumers, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and more. Delivered with a heavy dose of fun, Fat Mascara is where beauty obsessives can get their fix!

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Natch Beaut

Comedian and beauty expert Jackie Johnson explores the self care space while laughing, yelling, singing, and keeping things cruelty free. Jackie gabs with celebs, makeup artists, indie brand owners, and fellow funny folks about what beauty and self care mean to them (as well as what’s in their bags!). Grab your neck cream and join her as she takes the seriousness, mystery, and intimidation out of this robust topic.

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Breaking Beauty Podcast

Get ready with us! We’re Jill and Carlene, two longtime beauty editors who have seen it all and swatched it all, and now we’re here to tell you what’s good. Whether you’re searching for the latest insider-fave foundation, building a gimmick-free skincare routine, or interested in exploring culture through a beauty lens, tune in every Wednesday for epic guests like Makeup By Mario, Dr. Pimple Popper and Jonathan Van Ness (say what?!)

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Green Beauty Conversations by Formula Botanica

Green Beauty Conversations by Formula Botanica, the online organic formulation school, challenges you on the way you think about the beauty industry. Our host Lorraine Dallmeier tackles topics that encourage debate about green, indie and sustainable beauty.

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Forever35

Which night creams will make you look well-rested, is quitting coffee really worth the headache, can emptying your closet actually bring you joy, and wtf is a gratitude practice, anyway? These are the kinds of self-care questions that wellness enthusiasts and writers Kate Spencer and Doree Shafrir discuss each week, along with a special guest, as they explore what it means to be getting older — and hopefully wiser.

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The mindbodygreen Podcast

The mindbodygreen podcast features host Jason Wachob, founder & co-CEO of mindbodygreen, engaging in open, honest conversations with the people shaping the world of well-being.

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BOOKS
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Here’s a collection of our picks for non-toxic living. Whether you’re searching for the perfect birthday gift or simply looking to add to your own library, we have a wide selection of books from authors who will share their insider knowledge.