Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Failures in Cosmetic Labeling

Nail polish seems to be the current product in the spotlight. There's news about the dangers of nail polish through various organizations, including the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, and, as seen with the link below, KQED Radio.
Toxic Chemicals in Nail Polish

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Current News

From my research, I learned that there are numerous online and print sources out there, they just need to be found. For example, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has a current, up-to-date website on news coverage of the cosmetic industry.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Bringing Awareness

Now that I've done a lot of research through literature and the internet, I'm beginning to brainstorm ways that I will be able to create an awareness campaign for my message. I came across a website with some great examples: Awareness Campaigns

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Story of Cosmetics

Video link below:
The Story of Cosmetics

Not Just a Pretty Face

"This book should be read by women and men who have trusted, for too long, the companies whose products get inside their bodies and their minds, to the detriment of their health" Ralph Nader, consumer advocate

I just finished reading Not Just a Pretty Face by Stacy Malkan, the Communications Director of Health Care Without Harm and cofounder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is a national coalition working to eliminate hazardous chemicals from personal care products.

Friday, March 23, 2012


"Boutique for Ladies, Moms, and Babies" as the sign reads for Heroine. The perfect spot to target young women who would be interested in the health effects on babies in the womb. I placed a pile of surveys near the window hoping some customers will help me out.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Skin Cosmetic Database

I am excited to meet with Leeann Brown tomorrow. She is the press secretary at the Environmental Working Group, Oakland. As stated on their website, Skin Deep Cosmetics Database: "It's our mission at Environmental Working Group to use the power of information to protect human health and the environment. EWG's Skin Deep database gives you practical solutions to protect yourself and your family from everyday exposures to chemicals."