Monday, August 15, 2011

Disgusting: Used and Stained Lingerie Sold as New

I wanted to state that this report was originally released in March of 2010. Obviously it's a dated topic and hopefully the mentioned retailers have changed their habits since the report's release date. But after watching this video, it had me thinking about how women need to be more aware of the product they purchase.

If you are a YouTube beauty community addict (like me) you'll know reviews and tutorials are a big deal. What's an even bigger deal to me, is how women suggest product to other women that is laden with preservatives or harmful chemicals. But, I won't digress, because I don't want to go into too much detail about parabens or paraffins, since Jessica and I want to devote an entire article to the topic.

And if you are trying to be more aware of the product you buy, don't be afraid to ask questions (let your inner gumshoe out!). In this particular case, if you are buying undergarments just make sure to wash them with warm water prior to using (or returning) to kill any potentially harmful bacteria.

In the meanwhile, check back with us for an article about harmful chemicals in cosmetics you should be aware of. It will even include a list that you can print out, or you can bring Evergreen and Aperture along with you as you shop on your mobile device!

- Emily

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1 comment:

  1. "That's a private area of your body, you don't want grossness near there, especially if it's foreign grossness!"

    Thank you for posting this video. I had never heard of this ill-reputed practice before, and am thoroughly disgusted, though not at all surprised. Many people just don't care about strangers. I'm sure, however, if that were to happen to someone they were close to that they would be outraged.

    People need to learn compassion and to care for others outside their bubble. Until people learn to live in some semblance of unity, we're going to keep heading down the path to hell in a hand basket.