Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Giving the Bird to Bath and Body Works

I received a sale e-mail from BB&W this morning and went over to their site to look around. I dumped all of their products during my Paraben Purge. The majority of their products are dripping with Parabens and other nasty chemicals. They have a handful of 'organic' products, but don't list out the full ingredients on most of them.

I found this little hair gel gem that was a choice pick by Allure Magazine (who loves the Parabens!). I checked out the ingredients list:

Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Cochlearia Armoracia (Horseradish) Root Extract, Ferula Assa Foetida Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Parabens, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.

"Parabens" and MIT, MCI. But, which Parabens? This is something new they are doing. BB&W used to list out the individual paraben names on the labels. We can assume there are at least 2 Parabens in this product, but there could be up to 6. Is it unreasonable to tell consumers exactly how many dangerous chemicals they are rubbing onto their heads? Are you feeling me now?

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