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Toxic Beauty

Do you know what you’re putting on your skin?

Cosmetics and personal care products are an often over looked source of exposure to toxic chemicals.

Weaving through the supermarket aisles and trying to discern between product labels promoting natural and pure or organic and environmental can be a stressful task even for the most health conscious Moms and Dads.

Sustainable North Grenville is pleased to announce an evening with make-up artist Lyz Plant from Plant Empire (formerly Pink Ginger) to be held at the branch restaurant on Monday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. Lyz has been a freelance creative makeup artist in Toronto and has worked with Jay Manuel of America’s Next Top Model, handled makeup duties for the Munk Debates, and for the past 11 years has been a member of the L’Oreal team during Toronto Fashion Week. Lyz is passionate about the beauty and fashion industries and is excited that consumers are starting to demand better labelling and healthier choices. However, she realizes that making healthier choices for your family can be confusing.

Lyz will discuss with attendees:

  • What is cosmetic ‘green-washing’ and what should consumers be on the look-out for?
  • Which substances should you absolutely avoid and what are their associated risks?
  • What alternatives are there for consumers?
  • What resources are available to consumers to verify product safety?

A Fun, Free and Informative Evening – Just in Time for Mother’s Day!

Doors open at 6:30, presentation at 7:00 p.m. Buffet by donation and cash bar.

This event is for men and women but to honour Mother’s Day, all women will receive a Safe Cosmetics Wallet Guide (source EWG) and be eligible to win a door prize of a free 60 minute natural make-up consultation with Lyz Plant.