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The Grapes of Wrath: A Quest For Truth In The Safe Cosmetics Act

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There is a lot of controversy over the proposed Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010. While some people feel that they must pass something, actually anything, in order to create change in the production of personal care products, others agree that there should be change but not by propaganda and manipulation of the facts. The laws should be based upon truth, ie: scientific facts and not an assortment of opinions with an added hypothesis. This is why there are many companies in an uproar about this proposed legislation. These companies feel that The Safe Cosmetics Act will do absolutely nothing to make personal care products safer but make the wrong people gain more power along with tremendous financial gain. If it passes as written, it may put some of the most eco-friendly small businesses in the cosmetic marketplace out of business. Kristin Cotte is the co-founder of Personal Care Truth. She started this organization because she felt that the wrong information was being disseminated and she decided to take action. The objective of Personal Care Truth is to bring accurate, science backed information on the safety of cosmetics to consumers and industry peers. Kristin also is the President of The Grapeseed Company, which manufactures organic and natural cosmetics utilizing the by-products from vineyards. This not only has tremendous health benefits but is helping to reduce the waste that goes to landfills. Her products are 100% cruelty free, paraben, sulfate, phthalate free and they participate in PETA’s Caring Consumer Program. They have a team of willing and able human participants that eagerly test their products. The exception is their Dirty Dog Organics line, which for obvious reasons is tested on dogs. Today, on The Organic View, Kristin will talk about her journey into the cosmetics industry and why she decided to take a stand against a group that she once thought was on the right track. Her story is one you will not want to miss! Stay tuned!

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