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Did you know?

The average consumer uses between fifteen and twenty-five personal care and cosmetic products everyday. Those products may contain more than two hundred synthetic chemical compounds, which may cause harm with repeated exposure.


89% of the 10,500 chemical ingredients used in personal care products have never been tested for safety.


Unlike food or drugs, cosmetics are not monitored by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and require neither testing nor adequate labeling.


One in three personal care products contain one or more ingredients classified as a possible human carcinogen or reproductive toxin. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health found that 884 chemicals used in personal care products and cosmetics are known to be toxic.

Chemicals banned in US vs. Europe

The European Union has banned over one thousand chemicals. The US has only banned nine.


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