The Story of Cosmetics, released on July 21, 2010, examines the pervasive use of toxic chemicals in our everyday personal care products, from lipstick to baby shampoo. The seven-minute film reveals the implications for consumer and worker health and the environment, and outlines ways we can move the industry away from hazardous chemicals and towards safer alternatives.
This is the official description from the film’s website or IMDb page.
“According to the short 2010 documentary film, The Story of Cosmetics, created by The Story of Stuff Project, words like ‘herbal,’ ‘organic,’ and ‘natural’ have no legal definition in the United States (which, as you probably know, exports a great deal of personal care products to other countries). Therefore, they can be slapped on any label.” – Erica Roberts, The Mindful Word
“A new animation video from The Story of Stuff Project, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and Free Range Studios deals a devastating blow to the chemical industry with a straightforward, hard-hitting and entertaining look at the toxicity of cosmetics and personal care products.” – Mike Adams, Natural News
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