Article - Opt out of products with nasty chemicals - heartwarming support for our cause

Opt out of products with nasty chemicals - heartwarming support for our cause

It may surprise you to know that many skin and body care products contain potentially harmful ingredients including chemicals like triclosan, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulphate and synthetic perfumes and dyes. To help raise awareness of this issue we ran a campaign last year called ‘I’m not a guinea pig’ in which we encouraged people to be more aware of the ingredients in everyday products and to opt out of using those with questionable safety. We invited participants to show their support by entering the competition on our ecostore facebook page which involved creating their own ‘I’m not a guinea pig ‘e’ billboard and to help spread the word by inviting as many of their facebook friends as they could, to join in.

We were really heartened by the number of responses and would like to share a little 3 minute video of the special moment we shared with the winner of our opt out competition - Sara Mason, below. Sara has now joined ecostore’s staff as partnerships and community manager.

Avoid products with nasty chemicals. Use the EWG’s website for checking out ingredients in your body care products.

To find out more about nasty chemicals to avoid take a look at the nasty chemicals index on our website.


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