What Lurks Within

Do you know what’s in your lipstick? How about your face cream, moisturizer, foundation, and blush? Ick alert here: research has found 287 chemicals in the cord blood that have transferred from mom to newborn, some of them carcinogenic, contained in items we slather on our faces and bodies every day. Even products labeled “organic,” “natural,” “safe,” and “pure” may have toxic ingredients and chemicals hidden under the category “fragrance.”

Ava Anderson products contain no PEGs, no phthalates, no parabens, no SLS, no 1,4 dioxane, and no “fragrance.” There is a full six-piece facial line (moisturizer, cleanser, toner, eye make up remover, exfoliator, and lip scrub) as well as a makeup line (foundation, blush, lip balm, lip gloss, and lipstick) ranging from $8.95 to $36.95 for individual products or $73.80 to $108.70 for sets. Available online via North White Plains resident Amy Marx.