Conscious Cosmetics

As we examine the impact of the clothes we buy, we can't help but examine the impact of another important part of our regular spending - beauty products. The average person uses tons of cosmetic products everyday - shampoo, conditioner, lotion, deodorant, toothpaste, hairspray, makeup, perfume, etc. Unfortunately it has become the norm for cosmetic companies to put harmful chemicals in these products to cover up bad smells, ensure a product has a long shelf life, create a particular feel or colour, release a strong scent...the list could go on! These chemicals can cause skin irritation, hormone and internal organ dysfunction, neurotoxicity, pollute our natural environment and are often ruthlessly tested on animals.

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