If you happen to haven’t seen it already, HBO’s streaming service HBOMax has just lately added a brand new documentary collection in regards to the hidden chemical compounds in magnificence merchandise. Not So Fairly is the product of two-time Emmy award-winning and Academy award-nominated investigative filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering and is narrated by actress Keke Palmer. The 4 episodes within the collection every deal with a special a part of our magnificence routines: make-up, nails, skincare and hair.
Whereas a lot of the knowledge within the documentary might be frequent information for Sally’s weblog readers, we’re actually excited that a complete new viewers might be uncovered to the hazards sitting on vanities or in showers. Listed below are just a few factors from the third episode on skincare that we need to remind our readers about:
Phthalates are dangerous. We’ve been warning our readers about phthalates for years, and just some months in the past we reposted our weblog in regards to the dangers of phthalates. They’re low cost to make, assist merchandise maintain their perfume, and are in nearly every thing you should buy within the magnificence part of a grocery store or huge field retailer. It might be nice in the event that they had been banned right here within the US as they've been in Europe and different elements of the world, however till then it’s as much as us to be sure that the merchandise we use are phthalate-free. And as we talked about just a few months again, Sally B’s merchandise include no phthalates. We use pure components that mimic their properties (maybe it could be extra correct to say that phthalates mimic the results of our pure components!). That’s why we’re one of many few skincare firms to earn EWG certification.
Talking of “perfume”... Not So Fairly does an awesome job of highlighting the cosmetics business’s use of “perfume” as an ingredient and the hidden risks behind that phrase. As a result of the large firms have satisfied the federal government that these fragrances are commerce secrets and techniques, producers aren’t required to checklist the person components within the compounds. A few years in the past, we discussed the same issue right here on our weblog.
Packaging waste. Within the documentary, the creators point out the large quantities of plastic waste attributable to cosmetics and skincare packaging and so they point out the hazards of BPA. Relaxation assured that our packaging is BPA-free after we do want to make use of plastic, and glass in any other case (which is extra simply recyclable). This isn’t a brand new initiative for Sally B’s; we wrote about our planet-friendly packaging method again in 2014!
Whereas the documentary does a very good job of highlighting these components, however it makes you surprise what else is lurking in your private care merchandise. Utilizing entire, plant primarily based components additional insures you can keep away from most of the nasties hanging out in conventional merchandise.
We agree with the creators of the weblog that the following technology appears to have a a lot better consciousness of the chemical compounds they’re offered and the need of planet-friendly choices. If you happen to haven’t already, contemplate a Sally B’s set as a commencement reward. It’ll give you a chance to share the Sally B’s story with somebody whereas additionally sharing merchandise which might be good for them and good for the planet!