Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Mary Kay - Responsible Shopper Profile

Mary Kay makes popular cosmetics and what it calls "powerhouse skin care," but the company's products may have more effects than consumers bargain for.
  • ~~> Mary Kay has not signed onto the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, which is an industry effort to eliminate the use of carcinogens and otherwise harmful ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products.

~~> The company does not include a comprehensive list of ingredients on its Web site, leaving consumers in the dark about potential dangers in products used to enhance beauty and care for their skin.

~~> Bottom line: Support the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and tell Mary Kay to address cosmetic and personal product safety.
-- Profile Updated 09/12/2006

About Mary Kay
Mary Kay is the maker of more than 200 cosmetics and other beauty products. The company is second only to Avon in the cosmetics world, having sold $1.8 billion worth of cosmetics and personal care products in 2003. In addition to its 3,600 employees, Mary Kay utilizes approximately 1.3 million independent sales people to distribute its products.

Contact Mary Kay
Mary Kay 16251 Dallas Pkwy.

Addison, TX 75001
USAPhone: 972-687-6300
Web: www.marykay.com

Current Campaigns
Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Everyday products such as shampoo, deodorant and make-up contain chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects and other serious health consequences. Cosmetics manufacturers are allowed to use almost any chemical as an ingredient without government approval; however, some leading companies agree that cosmetics should be made with safe, non-toxic ingredients. Over 300 companies have signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, a pledge to make safe products and the campaign is calling for all cosmetics companies to do the same. http://www.safecosmetics.org/

source: Co-op America

No comments:

Blog Widget by LinkWithin