The Toxic Truth about Everyday Cosmetic Ingredients with Author Stacy Malkan

June 30, 2011

Beauty Remedies

On “Feel and Look Fabulous” Health Talk for Women Radio Show, Stacy Malkan, co-founder of the national Campaign for Safe Cosmetics joined women’s health talk radio show host Irina Wardas

Holistic Beauty Remedies Topic for Discussion: How to Find Safe Cosmetic Products to Avoid 500 Toxic Chemicals in Make Up and Cosmetics

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Stacy Malkan"Radio is author of the award-winning book, “Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry,” and also a co-founder of the national Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a national coalition of non-profit health and environmental groups that are working to give the beauty industry a safety makeover. As the communications director for the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, Stacy has been working with the nation’s top researchers and advocates in the field of environmental health since 2001.

The campaign recently launched a film, The Story of Cosmetics with Annie Leonard, and is also celebrating the recent introduction of the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 which was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives on July 20.

Suggested Interview Questions:

You were a make-up diva as a teenager – what led you to write a book about the ugly side of the beauty industry ?

What are the worst toxic cosmetics – take us through some of the worst cosmetics and cosmetic makeup ingredients.

The Safe Cosmetic Act was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives in July. The bill is the first major attempt to overhaul cosmetic regulations in more than 70 years — tell us about the safe cosmetics bill and what it will do.

It can feel really overwhelming to hear about all the toxic cosmetic chemicals in the makeup products we use every day. What is your advice for people about dealing with these cosmetic ingredients, and what can people do to protect themselves from cosmetic toxicity.

What does a healthy beauty and cosmetics industry look like…

Breathe, smile and be happy.

P.S. Try super simple detox as a way to detox your body from harmful chemicals.

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