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11 beauty products that may be ruining the planet

By: Julie Knapp on July 12, 2010, 12:22 p.m.
Pot of lip balm

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Lip balm

Most balms are made from petroleum-derived ingredients along with synthetic fragrances and parabens, endocrine disrupters that may contribute to reproductive and development disorders. Look for more natural alternatives that use a base of shea butter, cocoa butter or beeswax.