Dangerous Ingredients You Should Avoid
Learn what earth-friendly buzz words to look for in your skin care, hair care and makeup ... and which harmful ingredients you should avoid on your beauty product labels
Look for: Essential OilA safer source for perfume is an essential oil derived by chemical-free steam distillation, cold-pressing or the labor-intensive enfleurage method used with delicate jasmine or tuberose flowers. Scents like Aveda Energizing Composition, $21, which are created by blending essential oils, may not last as long as synthetic perfumes, but they're just as sexy and can be repeatedly applied without giving you a chemical headache. Plus, essential oils haven't been linked to infertility like phthalates. Bonus!
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