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Emma Grady

Emma Grady
Living / Culture
July 15, 2011

Slash the Harmful Chemicals From Your Cosmetics

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Whoever would have guessed the word natural could be so abused? And nowhere does the concept of natural take more of a beating than in the world of cosmetics.

Even products that look safe or have a 'natural' label in the health food aisle have hidden and not-so-hidden chemicals that could be harmful for long-term use. Take a look at your favorite 'natural' brands in the Environmental Working Group's (EWG) Skin Deep database, which rates products on a 0-10 scale (10 being the ones to avoid).

Read the full story: Detox Your Make-Up Kit: 10 Ways To Avoid Cosmetic Chemicals

Photo: Erth Minerals