We go to great lengths to take care of our bodies, but many products do us and the environment more harm than good. That’s where the Breast Cancer Fund comes in.
Since 2004, the organization has been cleaning up the beauty aisle by taking toxic chemicals off shelves through the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.
“We work with other organizations on public advocacy campaigns and [inspire] public pressure to both change the practices of manufacturers and get retailers to stop selling toxic products in their stores,” says campaign spokesperson Margie Kelly.
“We’ve seen a lot of victories, such as working with Johnson & Johnson to eliminate formaldehyde in their products,” she says. “It’s an exciting process that has everything to do with both knowing the science and having a community who aren’t willing to tolerate toxic chemicals and products they use on their skin every day any longer.”
From preservatives to chemicals naturally found in petroleum, everyday health and beauty staples contain risky ingredients. Click through for six products, the chemicals you need to watch out for, and what you should try instead.