My Daughter Went to A Birthday Party and All She Got Was A Bottle of Poison

31 May

By Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Rachel is Founder of

My eight-year-old daughter went to a birthday party recently and came home with a bag full of goodies inspired by the  “spa day” theme. Now, most moms might see a little bag full of lipgloss and bubble bath and thank their lucky stars their daughters grew out of the Webkins phase. To me, finding a bag full of tween beauty products in my daughter’s overnight bag is like discovering she’d brought home a stash of poison.

Because that’s what they are, these beauty products designed to capture a tweenager’s heart by convincing her that using them is a first step towards womanhood. 


Don’t just take my word for it. Take a look at a recent study by the Environmental Working Group and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. They analyzed 17 of the market’s most popular perfumes—from Chanel’s Coco to Bath & Body Works’ Japanese Cherry Blossom—and found that they contain, on average, 14 hazardous chemicals that aren’t listed on their labels. According to the EWG, these chemicals can cause allergic reactions, reproductive damage and hormone disruption.

Believe you me, hormones are not something you want to disrupt in a teenage girl.

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