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Skin, Lip and Body Care + Toxic Talk and Labels

Study Shows: Using Safer Products Does Make a Difference!

Does it really make a difference when we use safer cosmetics-those that have fewer potentially toxic chemicals? You may have wondered about that. Maybe you’ve been reading labels and looking for companies that are more careful about what they put into their makeup, lotions, creams, and other personal care products. All this takes effort, though,

Eczema and Dermatitis + Skin, Lip and Body Care

Cosmetics Europe Tells Manufacturers to Avoid Allergy-Causing Preservative

In August of 2013, we told our readers about two preservatives widely used in personal care products that were tied to an outbreak in skin allergic reactions. Both “methylchlorosothiazolinone (MCI)” and “methylisothiazolinone (MI or MIT)” were linked with a rise in skin allergies, and researchers noted that patients with dermatitis should avoid products that included

Toxic Talk and Labels

Chemicals in Feminine Care Products-New Report Increases Awareness

Our friends at Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) have been working hard to raise awareness of potential harmful chemicals in personal care products. On November 6, 2013, they released a new report called “Chem Fatale” that targets a whole new group of products you may not have thought about before-feminine care products. What the

Toxic Talk and Labels

Target, One of the World's Biggest Retailers, Sets New Policy for Safety and Reduction of Chemicals in Personal Care

Guess what, Cinco Vidas readers? We’re witnessing a domino effect in the personal care market, and I bet a lot of you have been a part of it. When you choose to spend your hard-earned dollars on products that are safe, nourishing, and natural, you send a clear message to those companies that are using