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Green Makeovers and Non-Toxic Manicures!

Lead in lipstick? Dioxane in baby shampoo? The beauty industry needs a makeover!

Did you know: Popular brands of shampoo, lotion and make-up contain chemicals linked to cancer, infertility and skin damage. Find out what’s in your favorite products and discover the secret to safer alternatives at a free event Saturday, July 19, 12-2 at the San Francisco Library. Arrive early for a chance to win free non-toxic manicures and green makeovers!

WHO: MC’d by Alexa from Movin’ 99.7, featuring Stacy Malkan, author of “Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry,” Sarah Janssen, MD, PhD, MPH, science fellow, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC); and Jessica Assaf, Teens for Safe Cosmetics. Sponsored by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and MOMS (Making Our Milk Safe). Makeovers by celeb make-up artist Yvette Beebe and non-toxic manicures by Acquarella.

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday July 19, 12-2; San Francisco Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street, conveniently located right across from Civic Center BART

Learn more about the beauty industry’s toxic secrets: www.NotJustaPrettyFace.org

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4 comments for “Green Makeovers and Non-Toxic Manicures!”

  1. i want to learn all about this. but so far my problem is that with some particular items, the natural choices have been less effective. chapstick for one. and cuticle cream. i want to use these brands [won't name them] but they need to work. my other products are fine- shaving cream, hair products, face & body moisturizer are no problem. sigh!

    Posted by SwanDiamondRose | July 17, 2008, 12:46 pm
  2. I know what you mean. It’s hard to make the transition! Thanks for commenting. :-) Hope to see some of you Saturday.

    Posted by Kezia | July 18, 2008, 11:20 am
  3. I think this is a very real concern, and it’s great that you’re talking about it. To play devil’s advocate, though: Keep in mind that some “toxic” substances are only toxic at higher concentrations than are legally present in consumer goods. (Vitamin A is a good example of this.) And just because something is “natural” doesn’t make it’s safe. Our best defense is to keep educating ourselves, and to seek information from a variety of reputable sources. (So ends the lecture from the science teacher…)

    Posted by Beth | July 18, 2008, 12:30 pm
  4. you’re right- natural absolutely doesn’t equal safe. what i find especially troubling is the cumulative effect of toxic chemicals from products in the body. most people use a lot of products every day.

    Posted by Kezia | July 18, 2008, 1:00 pm

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