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Press Release: Nano-ingredients Pose Big Risks in Beauty Products - Friends of the Earth report highlights unregulated risks of nanoparticles in cosmetics and sunscreens [refers to L’Oreal, Revlon, Estee Lauder]

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16 May 2006

Press Release: Nano-ingredients Pose Big Risks in Beauty Products - Friends of the Earth report highlights unregulated risks of nanoparticles in cosmetics and sunscreens [refers to L’Oreal, Revlon, Estee Lauder]

Author: Friends of the Earth

The report...details the extensive use of newly developed and poorly understood substances called nanomaterials in more than 116 sunscreens, cosmetics and personal care products currently on the market - despite a lack of independent safety assessment and regulation. The report also surveys a growing body of scientific research showing that many types of nanoparticles pose risks to consumers, workers and the environment.

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1 May 2006

[PDF] Nanomaterials, sunscreens and cosmetics: Small Ingredients, Big Risks

Author: Friends of the Earth

Some of the biggest names in cosmetics, including L’Oreal, Revlon and Estee Lauder, continue to sell products containing nano-scale ingredients despite growing evidence that nanomaterials can be toxic to humans...[also refers to Almay (part of Revlon), AmerElite Solutions, AmorePacific, Barneys New York, Bellapella Skin Studio, Beyond Skin Science, Cell Rx (part of Smart Skin Care), Chanel, Clinique Laboratories (part of Estee Lauder), ColoreScience, Dermadoctor, Dermatone, D-Fense, Dr. Brandt, Enprani, Estee Lauder, GlobalMed Technologies, GM Collin, Image SkinCare, Ishizawa Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson, KOSÉ Corporation, L’Oreal, La Prairie, Lancome (pat of L’Oreal), MyChelle Dermaceuticals, Nano-Infinity Nanotech, Nanover, Procter and Gamble, Royal BodyCare, Revlon, Shiseido, Sircuit Cosmeceuticals, Zelens Dermatological UK, Pureology, Raahj Skin Care, Birch Trees, Boots, Christian Dior, Crown Laboratories, Dermazone Solutions, Private Formula International, Hawaiian Tropic, NuCelle, Rosacea Care, Skin Ceuticals, Skin RX Solutions, Wild Child].

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