Cosmetics

Skin Care Inspiration

Peace Is A Beautiful Thing

Peace activist Jody Weiss is attempting to build a bridge between women and children in a land of plenty and those whose lives are mired in poverty and oppression. And she’s doing it one lipstick and nail polish at a time.

The founder of Peacekeeper Cause-metics, Weiss, 50, has found cosmetics to be surprisingly potent weapons in her social justice arsenal. They’re also helping her to battle demons from her own past. In short, she’s found ways to use cosmetics for higher purposes than ornamentation of the body.

Skin & Body Care

The Natural Way

The use of chemicals in cosmetics has been increasing over the last several years and although some natural alternatives to these chemicals exist, many cosmetic companies won’t use them because they are more costly and less readily available.

Toxins in Cosmetics

News Note

According to the environmental group Coming Clean, chemicals known as phthalates are in a number of everyday consumer products, including cosmetics. This harmful plasticizer is used as a softening agent in vinyl products, including, feeding bottles, teethers, perfumes, soaps, lotions, shampoos, and more, and can be absorbed through the skin, inhaled or ingested. In animal studies, phthalates have been known to cause organ damage, reproductive problems and developmental inadequacies.