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TOXIC: Before you put on lotion or makeup, watch this

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(Above: Dr. Jen shows Kaci how she makes toxin-free baby lotion, and shoots down some of the claims major skincare lines make about their products. See video below for more on the environmental impacts of using products with toxins.)

SEATTLE -- Have you ever wondered what you're REALLY putting on your skin when you do your daily skincare or makeup routine?

To be honest, Dr. Jen Dietrich never really did, either- until she stopped and read the ingredients on some of the products she had in her bathroom.

Dr. Jen, who has a B.A. in Pathogenic Microbiology, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry/Biophysics, was so horrified, she "had a nervous breakdown" and threw everything away.

What was so horrifying?

A list of what she calls "the dirty dozen", ingredients that are found in many common products that are also considered toxic. (And, moms, she also makes a toxin-free baby lotion!)

So, she did what any scientist would do: she started mixing her own products.

Now, you can buy non-toxic makeup and skincare products on her website.

Even better?

Visit her shop on Capitol Hill and watch Dr. Jen mix it up in person! To read more about her story and her products, click HERE.  And watch our video below of a segment we did with Dr. Jen AND Tom Watson, manager of the King County EcoConsumer program, to hear what Tom says are the environmental impacts of using toxic products.

 

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