Pink Ribbons, Inc. is a feature documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause,” has been hijacked by a shiny, pink story of success.
The Detox Market – Ingredient Standards
At The Detox Market, we believe that beauty should make you feel good without compromising your health. That’s why, in order to live on our shelves, a product must be made with integrity, deliver fantastic results, and be free from synthetic and potentially harmful ingredients. Consider this well-maintained index our promise that you can shop at The Detox Market with confidence. Use the guide below to explore what we keep out and why.
Talc in Makeup
Talc, or talcum powder, is a key ingredient in cosmetic makeup. There are concerns over its safety because of its potential to be tainted with asbestos, a toxic mineral. Lawsuits against talc manufacturers have been filed by those alleging the contaminated talc caused their illnesses.
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.
Chemical Hair Straightener Lawsuits
Chemical hair straightener lawsuits claim that the straighteners made by L’Oreal and other companies can cause uterine cancer and other health issues. According to lawsuits, manufacturers failed to warn that their products could increase the risk of uterine cancer, breast cancer, fibroids and endometriosis.
Beauty Counter – The Never List™
At Beautycounter, we’ve committed to a health and safety standard that goes well beyond what is legally required in the United States. The Never List™ is made up of more than 2,800 questionable or harmful chemicals we never use as ingredients in our products. This includes the nearly 1,700 chemicals banned or restricted in personal care products by the European Union, plus additional chemicals screened by Beautycounter and found to be of concern.
Health Canada Hotlist
The Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist (Hotlist) is an administrative tool that Health Canada uses to communicate to manufacturers and others that certain substances may be prohibited or restricted for use in cosmetics.
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP) is a national organization working to eliminate toxic chemicals and other environmental exposures that lead to breast cancer.
CosIng is the EU’s official database for cosmetic ingredients. It has included not only cosmetic ingredients listed in the previous inventory of cosmetic ingredients but also the latest list of banned/restricted cosmetic ingredients in the EU. You can quickly find one ingredient’s INCI name or CAS no. You could also quickly check whether there are any restrictions on your cosmetic ingredients. This article will show you how to search for the EU CosIng with a few tips.
Toxic Beauty by Phyllis Ellis
A whistle-blower, her lawyer, world-class scientists, cancer survivors and those who have lost their lives strip a dominant pharmaceutical company of all credibility in this powerful documentary film while exposing the hard truths about dangerous, unregulated chemicals and toxins in cosmetics and care products.