Over the holiday break I watched the documentary, America the Beautiful: Is America Obsessed with Beauty? Although the film's main story was about 12-year old runway model, Gerren Taylor, the part that stayed with me the most was the reporting about all of the scary chemicals in beauty products. Yikes!
One of my have fun do good resolutions for 2010 is to find healthier beauty products. Ideally, they would be low on the sketchy chemical scale for humans, not tested on animals, safe to go down the drain, reasonably priced, and work! I'm sorry, but crystal deodorant has never worked for me, and my super curly hair requires a product with power.
I would love any "conscious cosmetics" recommendations you have for these items:
- Shampoo for curly hair
- Heavy duty curly hair conditioner
- Heavy duty curly hair gel/something to keep it from going crazy!
- Hand/body lotion
- Lipstick/lip gloss
- Nail polish & remover
What are your conscious cosmetics recommendations? I'm also open to making some stuff myself, if it's not too complicated.
P.S. You can check out how your products rate on the Environmental Working Group's Cosmetic Safety Database.
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