Toxic chemicals in cosmetics and personal care products are one of my biggest beefs. You can find my compiled list of toxic chemicals to avoid in a previous post. Endocrine disrupters and carcinogens are often found in our personal care products. Environmental Defence has recently released a report on the Canadian cosmetics industry, and the “Big 5” cosmetics companies in Canada were ranked based on:
- Whether they have a plan for getting rid of toxic ingredients;
- How they are addressing concerns about chemicals in their products;
- Whether they disclose fragrance ingredients on their product labels.
Here’s how they ranked:
- Procter & Gamble
- Johnson & Johnson
- Estée Lauder
Download the full report to see the report card on these companies.
We can all do our part to help make a difference in what is in our cosmetics and personal care products. Take a few minutes to join Environmental Defence in lobbying for change. Let’s get toxic chemicals out of cosmetics!