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11 beauty products that may be ruining the planet

By: Julie Knapp on July 12, 2010, 12:22 p.m.
Man applies deodorant or antiperspirant.

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Deodorant and antiperspirant

Like antibacterial hand soap, many deodorants contain triclosan. In addition, many formulas contain a laundry list of other potentially dangerous ingredients including formaldehyde, fragrance, parabens, phthalates, aluminum, talc and petroleum distillates. Natural and organic beauty brands such as Burt’s Bees and Dr. Hauschka boast chemical-free alternatives that generally call on citrus and herbal oils to keep you smelling fresh.