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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:

  1. Procter & Gamble
  2. Johnson & Johnson
  3. Unilever
  4. Estée Lauder
  5. L’Oréal

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!

Tell cosmetics companies to remove all toxic chemicals.