Musings of the Day: The Story of Cosmetics: Toxins in Your Cosmetics
I fear I’m not always conscious of what goes into my cosmetics. Pretty things are my downfall but I’m not always educating myself or paying attention to the ingredients that are in some of my cosmetics, skincare, and fragrance. Honestly, cosmetics aside, everyday products are potentially hazardous to our health as well. Items we depend on daily such as shampoo and deodorant. When I’m slicking deo on, I’m seriously not consciously thinking about how it might increase my risk of cancer, I’m just assuming is safe as can be.
The Story of Cosmetics is a short film by Free Range Studios, in partnership with the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.
Although the film has a “cute” feel, it actually frightened me a fair bit to learn that many personal care products I use daily contain dozens of chemicals which have not been assessed for safety. The Story of Cosmetics hopes to move the beauty industry towards safer alternatives by using green friendly production methods and hopes to encourage the government to create laws that will enforce the use of dangerous chemical ingredients in personal care products.
Wanna Muse with me?
Tell me, how conscious are you of ingredients in your personal care products? Cosmetics? Skincare?
Do you read labels?
Are you paying special attention to what exactly is in your shampoo, your toothpaste, your deodorant?
Do you unconsciously purchase products without paying attention to what might be in them?
How educated are you on ingredients?
Find out more by visiting storyofstuff.org