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Chemistry: II. Chemistry and Cosmetics


Topics and questions to consider while researching:

  • Green chemistry and cruelty-free alternatives in cosmetics (effectiveness, pros and cons)
  • What types of skin reactions are due to cosmetic chemicals
  • Is it right for cosmetic companies to test their products on animals even though the FDA doesn't require this to be done?
  • Are the risks posed by breathing harmful chemicals worth the risk for nail salon workers & consumers?



Currated Resources: Chemicals in Cosmetics

Currated Resources: Animal Testing in Beauty Products