Ethanolamine Compounds (MEA, DEA, TEA And Others)

http://www.safecosmetics.org/get-the-facts/chemicals-of-concern/ethanolamine-compounds/Ethanolamines are present in many consumer products ranging from cosmetics, personal care products and household cleaning products. Both have been linked to liver tumors. The European Commission prohibits diethanolamine (DEA) in cosmetics, to reduce contamination from carcinogenic nitrosamines. FOUND IN: Soaps, shampoos, hair conditioners and dyes, lotions, shaving creams, paraffin and waxes, household cleaning products, pharmaceutical ointments, eyeliners, mascara, eye shadows, blush,...Read More »

Fragrance Ingredient Disclosure

http://www.safecosmetics.org/fragrance-disclosure/get-involved/fragrance-ingredient-disclosure/If you are a company that makes or sells cosmetics or personal care products, please consider signing onto this letter asking Senate and House leadership to support federal cosmetic safety legislation mandating full fragrance ingredient disclosure to manufacturers, consumers and to the FDA. The fragrance supply chain is broken and we need help from congress to fix it.  Although it's just one word on an ingredient label, "fragrance" can contain dozens, even hundreds, of chemicals – many of...Read More »

Actions

http://www.safecosmetics.org/fragrance-disclosure/get-involved/actions/Demand Unilever disclose their fragrance ingredients The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a project of the Breast Cancer Fund, is partnering with Rosa and Brandon Silk to demand that Unilever disclose the fragrance ingredients in their Axe Body Spray and all other products. Eighteen year old Brandon – and countless others like him – suffer serious, sometimes deadly, reactions to the secret ingredients in fragranced cosmetics and personal care products. In Brandon’s case his mom, Rosa,...Read More »

Health Effects and Chemical of Concern

http://www.safecosmetics.org/fragrance-disclosure/learn-more/health-effects-chemical-concern/Sensitization and Allergies Fragrance allergies affect two to 11 percent of the general population., This translates to tens of millions of people globally affected by fragrance. Fragrance chemicals can become major sensitizers through air oxidation, photo-activation, or skin enzyme catalysis or cross-sensitizing - a process by which a person becomes sensitized to substances different from the substance to which the person is already sensitized. Once sensitized, the only way to prevent the...Read More »

Revlon Eliminating Toxic Chemicals From Cosmetics

http://www.safecosmetics.org/about-us/media/press-releases/revlon-eliminating-toxic-chemicals-from-cosmetics-2/For Immediate Release: Monday, December 22, 2014 After defending its use of carcinogens, Revlon reformulates to stake a claim in the growing safe cosmetics market SAN FRANCISCO – Revlon just got a makeover. Cosmetics giant Revlon has overhauled its ingredients list, vowing to eliminate some of the most toxic cosmetic chemicals from its makeup, mascaras and shampoos. Growing consumer demand for cosmetics free of dangerous chemicals has transformed Revlon from one of the industry’s...Read More »

Join our Business Network

http://www.safecosmetics.org/take-action/businesses-and-retailers/join-our-business-network/Do you value providing consumers with safe, non-toxic cosmetics and personal care products? Are you part of the growing green cosmetics industry? Help us educate consumers and shift the industry to greener, cleaner and healthier products. Join our Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Business Network The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a project of Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, works to eliminate harmful chemicals from personal care products. We are committed to protecting the health of people and...Read More »

Big 7 Companies

http://www.safecosmetics.org/get-the-facts/big-7/The Big Multinational’s Policies on the Use of Chemicals of Concern in Cosmetics This chart summarizes the public-facing cosmetic safety policies, and restricted substances lists (RSL’s), of the world’s biggest cosmetics and personal care product companies. As the scientific evidence grows linking chemical exposure and disease, more and more consumers are demanding transparency from companies regarding the hazardous chemicals they will, and won’t use to formulate the personal care...Read More »

Women of Color

http://www.safecosmetics.org/get-the-facts/whats-in-my-products/people/women-of-color/The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics uses the term “women of color” with the recognition that this includes women from a wide variety of backgrounds (including African American, Black, Latina, Native American, Asian, Asian Pacific Islander) who are impacted by their own unique cultural ideas of beauty, product preferences and beauty rituals. However, one thing remains clear; communities of color are at a greater risk to be disproportionately exposed to toxic chemicals in the workplace, their...Read More »

Acrylates

http://www.safecosmetics.org/get-the-facts/chemicals-of-concern/2978/Acrylates (ethyl acrylate, ethyl methacrylate, and methyl methacrylate) are ingredients found in artificial nail products. We are mainly exposed to these chemicals through inhalation or skin contact. Despite evidence of adverse skin, eye, and throat reactions to these chemicals, they continue to be used in nail products. FOUND IN: Artificial Nail Products (Acrylic Nails, Nail Enhancing Polishes) WHAT TO LOOK FOR ON THE LABEL: ethyl acrylate: Acrylic acid ethyl ester, ethyl propenoate, EA;...Read More »