|Children's Bath Products Contaminated with Formaldehyde, 1,4-Dioxane|
March 12th, 2009
Despite marketing claims like "gentle" and "pure," dozens of top-selling children's bath products are contaminated with the cancer-causing chemicals formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane, according to product tests released by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.
|FDA Fails to Protect: Remains Silent About Lead in Lipstick |
February 9th, 2009
More than a year after we found lead in lipstick, the FDA has still not released the results of its own testing.
|New Product Tests Reveal Beauty Companies Are Removing Toxic Phthalates|
December 9th, 2008
Under pressure from consumer advocates and regulators, some leading beauty companies are using fewer toxic chemicals than they did a few years ago, according to new product tests released today by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.
|Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Recognized for Corporate Campaign Successes|
October 22nd, 2008
The Business Ethics Network has awarded the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics a Path to Victory Award, which recognizes innovative and creative approaches to holding corporations responsible for the negative effects of their business practices.
|Hormone-disrupting Cosmetics Chemicals Found in Teen Girls|
September 26th, 2008
Campaign partner the Environmental Working Group tested teen girls for common cosmetic chemicals in their bodies – and found 16.
|Beauty Industry Lobbies to Keep Lead in Lipstick|
June 26th, 2008
After passing the full California Senate, a bill to ban lead in lipstick was narrowly defeated in the Assembly Health Committee this week under intense lobby pressure from the cosmetics industry.
|Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Statement About California Proposition 65 Lawsuit on 1,4-dioxane Contamination|
June 18th, 2008
On May 29, the Attorney General’s Office in California filed a lawsuit against manufacturers of some of the contaminated brands for failing to provide a warning label on products as required by the state’s Proposition 65.
|California Senate Votes to Ban Lead in Lipstick|
June 5th, 2008
The California State Senate has approved the first bill in the nation that bans lead, a known neurotoxin, in lipstick. Senate Bill 1712, authored by State Sen. Carole Migden, passed the California Senate on a vote of 22-17 on May 29.
|Book About Toxic Beauty Products Wins Independent Publishing Award|
June 4th, 2008
"Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry" by Stacy Malkan, which tells the inside story of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, received a 2008 Silver Medal IPPY in the category of Health/Medicine/Nutrition from the Independent Publisher Book Awards.
|CVS Joins Retail Push for Non-toxic Personal Care Products|
May 7th, 2008
Responding to consumer and shareholder pressure, CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) will remove chemicals linked to adverse health outcomes from its house-branded products and will replace them with safer alternatives.
|Whole Foods Raises Bar for Natural Personal Care Products|
February 29th, 2008
In March, Whole Foods Market will introduce a new “Premium Body Care” seal that will help raise the bar for natural body care products. The new seal is the first private standard for personal care products created by a major retailer in the United States.
|Chemical Linked to Reproductive Harm Is Getting into Babies from Shampoo, Lotion and Powder, New Study Suggests|
February 4th, 2008
The use of powder, lotions and shampoo on infants markedly increased the levels of phthalates found in the babies’ urine, according to a new study by University of Washington researchers published today in the journal Pediatrics.
|SENS. KERRY, BOXER AND FEINSTEIN CALL ON FDA TO ESTABLISH MAXIMUM LEVEL FOR LEAD IN LIPSTICK|
December 3rd, 2007
Three U.S. Senators are urging the FDA to test a wide range of lipstick brands for the presence of lead and to limit lead in cosmetics.
|AVON, L’OREAL AND PROCTER & GAMBLE CHALLENGED OVER LACK OF COSMETICS SAFETY |
November 9th, 2007
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics took out a full page newspaper ad today that highlights concerns about the safety of chemical ingredients used in cosmetics products, and challenges major U.S. companies over their use of ingredients suspected to cause cancer or birth defects.
|L'OREAL: GET THE LEAD OUT|
October 18th, 2007
Women’s, health and environmental groups today called on L’Oreal to reformulate its lipsticks to remove lead.
|NEW PRODUCT TESTS FIND LEAD IN LIPSTICK|
October 11th, 2007
Toys made in China aren’t the only products laced with dangerous heavy metals: lipstick manufactured in the United States and used daily by millions of American women also contains surprisingly high levels of lead, according to new product tests released today by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.
|NEW BOOK EXPOSES THE UGLY SIDE OF THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY|
October 2nd, 2007
A new, just-off-the-presses book by Stacy Malkan – "Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry" (New Society Publishers, October 2007), reveals the toxic truth about the personal care products used daily by women, men, teenagers and children.
|FDA, COSMETICS INDUSTRY LOCK OUT CONSUMER, PUBLIC HEALTH GROUPS FROM MEETING|
September 26th, 2007
As FDA officials and the cosmetics industry prepared to huddle behind closed doors without input from outside groups to discuss "regulatory obstacles" between countries, Environmental Working Group (EWG) released the results of a new investigation that found literally hundreds of cosmetics sold in the U.S. contain chemicals the industry itself has determined to be unsafe even when used as directed.
|SKIN DEEP 3.0 REVEALS INGREDIENTS IN 25,000 PRODUCTS|
May 15th, 2007
Most people think that the ingredients in personal care and cosmetic products are safety tested before they are sold. But there is no such requirement in federal law.
|LEADING NAIL POLISH MANUFACTURER REMOVES TOXIC INGREDIENTS|
March 29th, 2007
Facing pressure from consumers as well as health and environmental groups, top nail polish manufacturer OPI Products, Inc. announced that it has begun removing toluene, a hazardous solvent, from its products. This follows announcements from the company that it would no longer use dibutyl phthalate or formaldehyde.