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This Guide demystifies the issue of the safety in cosmetics, explains the logos and certifications, the hazards of the fake bio, shows what to avoid, how to read labels, what resources are available to the costumer to analyse the products available on the market and especially provides healthy and environmentally friendly alternatives. It identifies, based on their safety, over 500 products with no danger for children, men and women available in the Quebec and Canada market. All the products have been scrutinized, analysed one by one and ingredient by ingredient using scientific tools that are explained in the Cosmetology Portal.
I became interested in cosmetology following an illness and after several years of impassioned research my efforts led to a book: The Guide of non-toxic hygiene, beauty care and cosmetics products. As the manuscript did not find any takers amongst the French editors in Québec, the Guide was published for free on this site in the form of a “flip book”. The success of the book was as frank as its spirit because, today, after plenty of works, articles and publications warning against the potential dangers contained in the ingredients of certain cosmetics, people want to know what to do, which solutions are available and which initiatives they can take to counter and minimize the risks.
It pleases me to share with you on this new, more congenial and more practical website, all the contents of the Guide, the tools and the information likely to help you reduce your toxic body load and thus to guide you, I hope, towards a safer consumption, respectfully of the human body and nature, less polluting, less aggressive, less toxic, less chemical, more authentic, more ecological, a consumption which distinguishes publicity from reality, between opportunistic organic fake and a true quality product.
My initiative is supported by several responsible ecological foundations and organizations of which I am a member, such as the David Suzuki Foundation , the Réseau des femmes en environnement (Network of women for the environment), l’ Association Ressources et Référence en Santé (Association for Health Resources and Reference) and the Réseau Québécois des groupes ecologistes (the Quebec Network of ecologist groups).
I personally verify each ingredient of every product offered on this site and I guarantee you complete objectivity in the choice of the products, the first criterion of selection being their harmlessness, meaning the absence of ingredients harmful to health and environment.
Let us stop polluting our bodies and the environment! There are solutions which enable us to remain healthy and beautiful!
Sign the petition “ Just Beautiful ” of Environmental Defence to The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health: We ask the Federal Government to prohibit the dangerous substances and to ensure us that we know all the ingredients in our cosmetics so that we can all be Just beautiful.