Although the Minnesota ban won’t go into effect until 2017, it’s possible that manufacturers will begin to phase out the questionable ingredient before then.
Editorial Intern, Casie Leigh Lukes, on washing her face with coconut oil and making natural bug repellant.
Listen in as Experience Life senior editor Courtney Helgoe discusses safe cosmetics with Stacy Malkan.
Photo courtesy of Flickr As a teenager, I bought all my clothes at the Salvation Army, and all my shampoo at Aveda. I could handle holes in my jeans and skirts hiked up with safety pins, but the smell of my products was non-negotiable. It had to be plant-based perfection or nothing. It might come… Read more »
Many antibacterial/antimicrobial soaps contain a chemical called triclosan, which was created as a surgical scrub for hospitals several decades ago. The safety of triclosan is currently under review by the FDA and the EPA because: Several studies have shown that it may alter or disrupt hormone regulation in the body. Additional studies have found that… Read more »