Jul 6, 2009 12:43 PM
The more we read about how untrue the 1950’s adage, “Better living through chemistry,” is, the more we’re inspired to live as organically as possible. We’ve told you about eco-friendly furniture, cleaning products, food, fashion… but what about our beloved beauty products? Didja know that there’s awful stuff like lead, coal tar, and 1,4 dioxane in the stuff we scrub and slather on every day, and that (surprise, surprise) those things can cause cancer, birth defects, and infertility? Uh-oh. Stacy Malkan's book Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry has opened our baby blues to the shocking side of beauty. Buy it, and you’ll read all about the injustices perpetrated in the name of smoother skin and longer lashes, and what products you can buy that are safe for you and the environment.