Don't Greenwash Me! Sign the Petition
From the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics: Greenwashing: when a company makes "green" claims to appeal to consumers even though the product, company or ingredients is not truly healthy or sustainable. But they can't fool us!
Some products from Aveeno (owned by Johnson & Johnson) contain mystery "fragrance" ingredients and chemicals linked to cancer (1), reproductive and organ toxicity (2).
Herbal Essences (owned by Procter & Gamble) claims to be "inspired by nature," but the line contains a dozen synthetic chemicals, including sodium laureth sulfate, diazolidinyl urea, fragrance and others linked to health problems (3).
St. Ives (owned by Alberto-Culver) now touts its "100% NATURAL MOISTURIZERS" and "natural ingredient glossary," but uses synthetic surfactants, preservatives and fragrance (4). St. Ives says it no longer uses parabens and phthalates, which is a great first step but not 100%.
Tell these greenwashers that we want cosmetics that are really safe, not just marketing!