HuffPost: The Surprising Ways Your Makeup Is Harming The Planet

Women are using an average of 12 cosmetic products daily that contain nearly 170 different types of chemicals, while men use an average of six products a day that contain 85 unique chemicals.

In the latest installment of HuffPost’s Sustainable Self, an original series that connects the small choices we make in our everyday lives to the huge impact they have on Earth, we address how these chemicals are taking a major toll on the environment by contaminating our water, creating packaging waste — and even posing serious health risks to the consumer.

Watch the full video here for more, including the small changes you can make to how you buy cosmetics that will go a long way in making sure you and the world look beautiful.

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