The Story of Cosmetics

August 7th, 2010

Our bathrooms are literally a “minefield of toxic chemicals”, so goes the word on the newly released ‘Story of Cosmetics‘. World renowned environmentalist and film maker Annie Leonard has produced this brilliant, animated short film which highlights the rampant use of toxic chemicals in our beauty products and the importance of being informed in the absence of regulation.

In this country there are approximately 11 ingredients that have been banned from use in our cosmetics; in the EU… there are over 1,000. You have companies like L’Oreal and Estee Lauder who are ardent supporters of cancer research, but who actively use known carcinogens in their beauty products. Therefore, become educated about the skin care and cosmetics you buy and choose organic skin care products.