Beauty Gone Bad

Beauty Gone Bad: Harmful Environmental Toxins in Beauty Products

By Alexa Kerprich and Callie Smith

Silhouette of beauty products. Source: SVG

Beauty products are something that we use everyday and we often do not even think twice about applying them. People often assume that the products they buy in stores are safe and that they have been regulated. However, there are many harmful toxins in these beauty products. There is a need for better regulations on the ingredients that are used in beauty products. Additionally, it is important that consumers are made more aware about the environmental and human health risks of these products.

Everyday products can be very harmful to both the user and the environment, and there is a lack of knowledge and understanding surrounding this issue. Some companies even employ greenwashing and market their products as environmentally friendly when they are not. These toxins bring up issues surrounding consumer health, environmental health, and environmental justice.




Environmental Justice

Individualization of Responsibility

Table of Contents:

Environmental Injustices

Toxins in the Environment

Toxins in Human Health

“Green” Beauty Products

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