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oh phooey: the make-up issue gets worse

November 1st, 2006     by Thea Lim     Comments

Last week I posted about the website SkinDeep, which makes info on what kind of chemicals go into your shampoo easier to access. Katie, a keen-eyed commenter, let me know that the horrors of make-up don’t just stop at the burning sensation your moisturiser gives you - she also posted a link to an article about mica mining on the blog Villa Villekulla. In short Mica is the stuff in your blusher, lip gloss, eyeshadow etc etc that makes your face look all sparkly. It also has to be mined from the ground, and it turns that it is often children who are stuck with this awful job, resulting in death from mine collapse, as well as asthma, bronchitis, silicosis…

(sound of Thea’s sparkly blusher going in the garbage)

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