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Try to Look Pretty Without Poisoning Yourself


Cosmetic companies do not have to disclose all of the ingredients that they use in their products.  No matter how much you read a label, you will never know what is included in that all-inclusive term parfum.  Not only do they not have to disclose each ingredient, but many cosmetic products contain harmful ingredients.

Environmental Defence Canada

Environmental Defence Canada - Inspiring Change

Environmental Defence Canada is one of Canada’s most effective environmental action organizations. It challenges and inspires change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all.  A quick look at their website reveals that Environmental Defence raises awareness on a number of different issues.  Their work is aimed at positively influencing people on environmental issues.

Try to Look Pretty Without Poisoning Yourself

On January 9, 2012, Environmental Defence launched a 60 second video to highlight the dangers of the cosmetic products that many women use today.  It’s an entertaining 60 seconds that sends a strong message to the viewer.  Many of the cosmetics that we use today, like lipstick and mascara, include ingredients that are harmful to you.  Check it out!

9 thoughts on “Try to Look Pretty Without Poisoning Yourself

  1. Great expose. Keep up the good work.

  2. Thanks! As soon as I saw this video, I was compelled to share it!

  3. This great! Thank you for sharing!

  4. This is great! I have currently become more and more aware of the ingredients used in cosmetics (as I use a lot!) a great website to find safe brands/items is you can look through their database of products, or make your own reports about the stuff you own if you can’t find them on the database, by entering the ingredients. I binned so many cosmetics after discovering how bad the chemicals in them were 😦 you have to be careful even with stuff like Lush, who are 100% natural as they say..

    • Thanks for your comments! The Skin Deep site is a great resource. I use it all the time. The Good Guide is another helpful one that you might want to check out. And yes, it’s definitely a good idea to always read the labels!

  5. Alia! Thanks so much for sharing our video. We hope that your readers will be inspired to take action, and they can do so by visiting our website at – We can change this together!

  6. Pingback: The Most Common Toxic Ingredients in Cosmetics « Au Naturel Essence

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