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Cosmetics Are a Menace — But You Have Options

Business Insider reports that the beauty industry reached a value of $532 billion in 2019 and is projected to rapidly rise in the coming years. Cosmetics and personal care products are benefiting from social media, targeted pricing and companies that are aiming at sustainable alternatives demanded by consumers.  In other words, it’s big business. Women have been using products to alter or enhance their appearance since at least the times of ancient Egypt. Despite continued growth in the industry, it’s important to note that just because you can buy it at the store, it doesn’t mean it’s safe to use.  In fact, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) says that legislation passed in the 1930s marked the last time federal supervision regulating personal care products was updated, “before most of the synthetic chemicals in use today were even invented.”  Read more.....

 

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