According to the safecosmetics.org:
This Campaign for Safe Cosmetics uses the term “women of color” with the recognition that this includes women from a wide variety of backgrounds (including African American, Black, Latina, Native American, Asian, Asian Pacific Islander) who are impacted by their own unique cultural ideas of beauty, product preferences and beauty rituals.
However, one thing remains clear; communities of color are at a greater risk to be disproportionately exposed to toxic chemicals in the workplace, their communities and from cosmetics.
Products like skin lighteners, hair relaxers, Brazilian blowout treatments, and acrylic nails are often marketed to women of color, and contain some of the most worrisome ingredients in cosmetics.
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: April 28, 2017