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Clean cosmetics: The science behind the trend

Excerpt from Harvard Health Publishing | Harvard Medical School

March 4, 2019 | By Molly Wanner, MD, Contributor, and Neera Nathan, MD, MSHS, Contributor

“The clean cosmetics movement seems to have arisen from frustration over regulatory oversight of cosmetics and personal care products (lotions, toothpastes, shampoos, etc). The FDA passed the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act back in 1938. Yet, ingredients used in cosmetics (with the exception of color additives) are exempt from FDA regulatory practices.”

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