Skin Deep

Exciting news from the Environmental Working Group – the Skin Deep Cosmetics Database is now an App for your phone!

Now the site that allows consumers to rate and review the safety of 80,000 personal care products is on-the-go once you download the new App. Check out products before buying and know if what you are about to put on your body is safe for you to use.

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How rock bottom became my stepping stone

Rock bottom-Jennifer Arce

Very few people have the luxury of waking up wanting to go to work each day, but I am one of those fortunate people. I’ve been a hairstylist now for twenty years and still to this day…. I love what I do!

It’s an incredible feeling being able to transform how a person looks and feels about themselves. We build connections with clients when they sit in our chair, it’s a place for them to relax, they feel safe and trust us.

It’s important for us to always learn new techniques and stay on top of the latest trends. When I heard of a new service that Continue reading

Happy Anniversary!

Welcome to the “Pretty Toxic Happy Anniversary Contest!”

You’ve been there from the start, reading about our journey across the miles, to the steps of Capitol Hill and beyond. You’ve read our blog entries, clicked our links, shared our news articles, engaged with us on Twitter and Facebook, and helped us in our fight for safer cosmetics.

You’ve been proactive, signing petitions and spreading the word. And most of all, you’ve been supportive. And we want to thank you! Continue reading

Think Dirty!

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has just released an iPhone App called “Think Dirty” that you can use on your hunt for safer products to use!

Scan your personal care products (either at the store or what you already have at home) to see how clean or toxic they really are. If your product is dirty, there are safer alternatives that are recommended from the App.

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Toxic Chemicals in Brazilian Blowout and Other Salon Products Increase Risk of Cancer

Really excited to have made it into EcoWatch.com today! Check out this great article to see what harmful chemicals can be avoided in salon products. They may cause short-term effects such as headaches, dizziness and skin irritation, but may also increase risk for cancer, reproductive harm and organ damage. Click here to read the story!

Thank you Eco Watch and Women’s Voices for the Earth for including us in the story!

Salon Products with Toxic Chemicals – Staying Informed

WVEWhen it comes to toxic chemicals in salon products, it’s not just the stylists who are affected, but the clients, as well. Consumers and stylists are encouraged to work together in an effort to remove harmful toxins from salons, starting with the types of products that contain the most harmful ingredients. Continue reading

Like it or Not, You’re Affected

Hair stylists, clients and salon owners in the United States may be included in the Brazilian Blowout Class Action Settlement against their knowledge. What does this mean? For starters, affected stylists and clients looking to sue the company can not do so unless they exclude themselves from the settlement before the pending deadline. The problem with this? Chances are, you may qualify to be part of the settlement right now and do not even know about it.

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