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Estee: Moms Deserve Safe Products!
Isn't it great that mothers
get one whole calendar day dedicated to them for all
their hard work, day and night, throughout the year?
Mother's Day is the day to love and thank a mother
for all she's done for you or someone you love.
Unfortunately, some large cosmetics companies, like
Estee Lauder, use this special day to hawk their
toxic wares to moms and mom supporters across the
Estee Lauder is offering
six different cologne and body care packages for
Mother's Day- all of which are very "mom-ish," and
all contain products that score in the higher
toxicity range in the Skin Deep database. Several of
the items in the Mother's Day gift sets, like
Youth Dew Body Cream
scored over 4.0 (5.0 is the highest toxicity rating
in Skin Deep). No one wants to buy Mom a present
that contains toxic chemicals, even if it does
Estee Lauder says, "Steal
her away to the perfect summer day with four
luxuries that lift her mood and renew her spirit."
We say, "Estee, lift our moods and renew our spirits
by honoring our health and making safer products!"
Estee Lauder says, "Make
her day with the timeless fragrance of cool white
flowers and greenery." We say, "Make our day and
sign the Compact for Safe
The company's name appears
on its popular fragrances Beautiful and Pure White
Linen, and the full Estee Lauder line of
cosmetics... but their influence is even broader
than that. Did you know that Clinique, MAC, Aveda,
Prescriptives and Origins are all Estee Lauder
brands? And none of them have signed the Compact for
Safe Cosmetics. In fact, the Campaign for Safe
Cosmetics has written and/or met with senior level
Estee execs more than a half a dozen times urging
them to join with the over 500 companies that have
aligned themselves with the goals and values of the
Campaign by signing the Compact for Safe Cosmetics!
Moms everywhere should shake their fingers at Estee!
Please tell Estee Lauder that mothers deserve safe
body care products this Mother's Day and all year
round. To e-mail Estee Lauder, use
their contact form, found at
Or, give them a call at 1-877-311-3883 (after you
hear the automated message, press 4), or in New York
We've included a sample script
on our website »
Whip Up a Batch of
Safe Products for Mom!
Show your mom (or Grandma,
or your sister with three kids) your love and
affection by giving her a healthy, safe Mother's Day
present free of toxic chemicals. We recommend
putting together a gift basket using some of our
Compact Signing companies'
products. You can also use the
Skin Deep database
to check of the safety of your personal care
Or, here are some recipes
for safe, toxin-free spa products that you can make
yourself. (All moms love things that you make!)
Skin Glow Salt Scrub, Facial
Masks, Cucumber Eye Gel, Strawberry Exfoliant,
Grapefruit Sugar Scrub, Bath Bombs and more! »