MakeChange — 4 Healthy Beauty Tips

4 Gross Things You’re Probably Putting on Your Face, Hair, or Nails Every Day, February 2018

Not only is the cosmetics and skin care industry massive—valued at nearly $130 billion dollars—it’s largely unregulated, which makes it a minefield to navigate for people avoiding hazardous ingredients and animal testing.

According to the Humane Society, everyday products such as lotion, soap, and nail polish can contain chemicals and carcinogens such as BHA and coal tar. And it’s estimated that 500,000 mice, guinea pigs, rats, and rabbits still suffer and die in cosmetic and personal care testing every year.

Here’s a guide to four major beauty categories, to help you avoid the nasty stuff and figure out what to use instead.

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