Campaign for Safe Cosmetics co-founder, the Environmental Working Group, analyzed
cosmetics and personal care product ingredients against definitive
government, industry and academic databases of hazardous chemicals and
found that more than 1 in 5 personal care products contain chemicals
linked to cancer, 80 percent contain ingredients that commonly contain
hazardous impurities and 56 percent contain penetration enhancers that
help deliver ingredients deeper into the skin.
The chemicals in any one consumer product alone are unlikely to
cause harm. But every day we're exposed to chemicals from many
different sources, including cosmetics and personal care products. Get
the science about cosmetics ingredients and health right here.