Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Not So Pretty in Pink: Marketing Toxic Makeup to Young Girls

Companies market makeup to girls as young as 3, exposing them to toxic chemicals and early puberty.

Lipstick, eyeliner, mascara, perfume: Jessica Assaf applied them all, and more, before she hit 12. By her midteens, she estimates, she was using 15 to 20 beauty products a day. Like many girls, Assaf was indoctrinated into beauty culture at a young age, with makeover-themed birthday parties as early as kindergarten and trips to the nail salon starting in grade school.

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