A Coalition Led by Passionate Young Women: Our mission is to educate the public about existing toxic chemicals found in cosmetics and personal care products, to advocate for legislation that protects our right to health and to inspire teens across the nation to work together and create change within their communities.
In collaboration with the National Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, teen campaign members played a key role in the passage of SB484, The California Safe Cosmetics Act in October of 2005. Thanks to their 11th hour lobbying efforts in Sacramento, California's Governor signed the bill, on tap for veto into law.
Once more, the teens went back to Sacramento to lobby for the Toxic Toys Bill this past September. The bill was to ban phthalates from children’s toys and baby nipples. The Governor was set to veto this bill and the teens, also fighting to ban phthalates from cosmetic products, changed his mind. The bill became law in October 2007.
“With the Precautionary Principle as our guiding tenet,we seek to inspire and engage our peers, empowering ourselves and others to change the world.”
-National Teen Advisory Board
EDUCATE the public to make safe, healthy and more informed choices when purchasing personal care and cosmetics products.
ADVOCATE for policy change to eliminate toxic chemicals from personal care products and demand that government and industry be accountable for protecting our right to heatlh.
EMPOWER the community to support greener alternatives and utilize their buying power to influence change. The teens are active lobbyists for policy change working with state legislators and moderate forums in schools and in the community to help educate for change around an issue that impacts their health and well being.
In 2002 it was revealed that Marin County breast cancer rates had risen an alarming 60% in eight years. When asked what was being done, the response was there wasn’t enough funding to do the necessary studies. Judi Shils, formed the Marin Cancer Project (currently known as the Search for the Cause) with hopes of better understanding the risk factors in our lives that may be causing our cancer rates to spiral. The Teens for Safe Cosmetics Campaign (T4SC) is a program of SFTC that was inspired by a group of teens who wanted to examine the toxic exposures in their lives that may potentially contribute to cancer and work together to eliminate them.
We collaborate with scientists, researchers and business owners to research and share information on what chemicals to avoid, and also what products contain and do not contain these chemicals. We’ve created the Dirty Dozen Plus and Greener Alternatives lists to leverage our buying power and to support only those businesses that develop products without toxic chemicals.
As current research continues to link chemical ingredients in personal care products to cancer, T4SC works to educate the public at an early age to reduce their exposure to these chemicals over a lifetime. Many types of cancer are cumulative – meaning that repeated exposure to these toxins can have unhealthy consequences.
The teens are active lobbyists for policy change; they work with state legislators and moderate forums in schools and in the community to help educate for change around an issue that impacts their health and well being. With statistics like 1/3 of all men and 1/2 of all women will have cancer by 2050, we must continue to identify risks and encourage healthy lifestyle choices for this and future generations.
Our 3 step approach to reducing one's risk:
1. Identify the source
2. Establish the consequences
3. Eliminate or reduce the source
*WHAT WE DO*
EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH: Campaign members travel to schools and organizations across the country to present the “Safe Cosmetics 101” seminar. The purpose of this seminar is to educate students, teachers and community members about safe cosmetics and to inspire them to be advocates for their right to health. We work with interested schools and organizations to help form new chapters of the campaign and to provide guidance, leadership and tools. If you are interested in having a Teen Advisor present at your school, please click here.
EVENTS: We host events to get the word out about this issue, to fundraise for continued support and to create opportunities for potential members to learn more about the campaign. Check out the most recent benefit events hosted by T4SC:
- Teens for Safe Cosmetics National Summit
- Green Spa
- Project PROM
- Safe Cosmetics 101
- Green Glitz & Glam Ball
- Rock SAFE: Battle of the Teen Bands
CAMPAIGN KICK OFF / LAUNCH, MARIN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA - Teens meet together for the first time to discuss campaign objectives, actions and goals.
TEEN SURVEY LAUNCHED ON THE WEB - Results compiled to investigate chemical ingredients found most consistently in products used by teens. Information became the basis for creating the Dirty Dozen & Greener Alternatives.
SAFE COSMETICS BILL OF RIGHTS PRESS CONFERENCE, SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA – Held at the Marin County Supervisors Chambers, the press conference for political leaders, press, and community members introduced the structure of the campaign and demands of policy makers in the fight for our right to health.
SB 484 MEETING WITH GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER, SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - Teen Campaign members met with the Governor’s aide to encourage his passage of SB484. Engaged student populations to write letters to Governor to encourage him to pass SB 484.
SAFE COSMETICS ACT OF 2005 WAS PASSED BY THE GOVERNOR, CALIFORNIA - Thanks to their 11th hour lobbying efforts of the Teen Campaign in Sacramento, California's Governor signed a bill into law that was on tap to be vetoed. This unprecedented passage occured due to lobbying and meetings with leaders by campaign members.
1st ANNUAL SAFE COSMETICS NATIONAL TEEN SUMMIT, MARIN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA - 40 girls from all across the country came to Marin for the weekend to acquire the tools to start a campaign in their own schools and local communities.
BENEFIT BALL, ROSS CALIFORNIA - In the same weekend as the Summit, we hosted a ball with a fashion show and dinner to get engage hundreds of teens from the local area.
ALICE RADIO’S “SUMMER THING CONCERT” GREEN SPA, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - Forged a partnership with top Bay Area rock station, Alice Radio, and set up first “Green Spa” for hundreds of people to sample green products in Golden Gate Park. The booth featured campaign members educating teen & adults about safer products and professional make up artists and estheticians doing mini facials, mini makeovers, and hair styling.
HOLLYWOOD BRIEFING & OPT ACTION, SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - In partnership with the National Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, teens participated in an action to demand that OPI reformulate without toxic chemicals. The media attention from the event persuaded OPI Nail Polish to remove phthalates from their US products.
2nd ANNUAL SAFE COSMETICS NATIONAL TEEN SUMMIT - Invited teens from all across the country.
GREEN, GLITZ & GLAM BENEFIT BALL - 350 attendees, sustainable clothing fashion show, organic dinner, and music and dancing featuring a local band.
Project PROM, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - For the event in Union Square, which centered around prom season, teens dressed up in prom dresses and combat boots to fight for their right to health and stand up against the multi-billion dollar cosmetic industry. Hundreds of people came to hear political leaders and scientists speak. The Green Market, sponsored by Whole Foods Market, and The Iredale Mineral Cosmetics Green Spa featured free makeovers, samples, and an informational booth. This also marked the launch of the “I Perfume” co-branded with Teens for Safe Cosmetics and EO Products.
TEEN BODY BURDEN STUDY - In collaboration with EWG and Teens for Safe Cosmetics, 20 teen girls from across the county, two from the Bay Area chapter, had their blood and urine tested for levels of chemical compounds found in cosmetics. Results will be announced in the winter of 2007.
LOBBYING IN SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - The teens went back to the state capital to lobby for the Toxic Toys Bill.
PASSAGE OF THE TOXIC TOYS BILL, CALIFORNIA - The bill, to ban phthalates from children’s toys and baby nipples, was set to be vetoed by the Governor. But the teens, also fighting to ban phthalates from cosmetic products, changed his mind. The bill became law in October 2007.
October 26, 2007
The Teens for Safe Cosmetics Campaign launched its New York City chapter at Whole Foods Market Bowery to a packed house where six incredible panelists shared their wisdom and expertise and answered a variety of questions.
Click here for more information and pictures of the event:
We will continue to build the campaign in New York with many of the high schools. Let us know if you want to get involved!
November 11, 2007
GREEN FESTIVAL, SAN FRANCISCO - Campaign members spoke to over 400 people to educate the public about harmful ingredients in their daily use products. The teens will be joined by State Senator Carole Midgen and Author, Stacy Malkan excerpting from "Not Just A Pretty Face," her recently published book about the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.
*PROJECT IN ACTION*
We are currently working with Senator Carole Migden, the National Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, California Environment and a coalition of other organizations on drafting a piece of legislation that will protect nail workers and consumers from the toxic chemicals associated with nail polish and to force oversight on indoor air quality in the state of California.
November 13, 2007
CONGREGATION RODEF SHOLOM, MARIN COUNTY - Teen campaign members present “Safe Cosmetics 101” to a group of 75 + congregants. Following will be a discussion and sampling opportunities.
November 19, 2007
NATIONAL CHARITY LEAGUE CONFERENCE, MARIN COUNTY - Teen campaign members present “Safe Cosmetics 101” to a group of 50+ women. Following will be a discussion and sampling opportunities.
MIRROR FACE FACT CAMPAIGN LAUNCH - The teens will hang Face Facts on the mirrors of the bathrooms at schools throughout the Bay Area educating students about the issues and promoting the Nation Summit in February.
COMMUNITY PANEL, BRANSON SCHOOL, MARIN COUNTY - Moderated dialogue with authors, Stacy Malkan ( Not Just A Pretty Face) and Mark Schapiro ( Exposed ) for teens and adults focusing on the beauty industry. The goal is to educate around safer and healthier choices and their impact on our personal lives and our environment.
February 1-2, 2008
3rd ANNUAL TEENS FOR SAFE COSMETICS NATIONAL SUMMIT, MARIN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA - Join us for a fantastic weekend of education and fun. Learn from other teen, tremendous panelists, and then start a campaign in your own school. Hosted and facilitated by Campaign members, the Summit is for high school students from across the country. Visitors will be a part of panel dialogues led by experts including green business owners, non-profit and political leaders, journalists and visionaries - and join together with the panelists to develop a blueprint with strategies and actions that will be implemented as the campaign grows and expands into communities all over the country. This year we are partnering with the National Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, and together will reach out to health, environmental and social justice organizations around the country to help sponsor teens to attend the summit.
April 26, 2008
TURNING GREEN: A WAY OF LIFE, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - see description below
TURNING GREEN: A WAY OF LIFE, NEW YORK
This spring, Teens for Safe Cosmetics hosts bi-coastal events called “Turning Green!” The ‘green events of the season’ will present an innovative and unique opportunity to raise “green” to new heights, by educating, informing and inspiring awareness around living the green life. This generation embraces a revolutionary vision of life beyond harmful chemicals with shared responsibility for thoughtful consumption and mindful lifestyle choices. A world where green is the standard and not the alternative and where our planet can thrive and as we work together aspiring toward a healthy sustainable future.
The evening is comprised of three elements that will drive the message of a world turning green led by a generation of teens. The event in New York will take place at Parson’s School of Design (March ’08) and in San Francisco at Fort Mason (April 08 ).
GREEN PANEL will feature esteemed leaders in the green beauty and fashion industries.
GREEN SPA will feature green, organic and eco-conscious products from a variety of companies.
GREEN DAY: A RUNWAY SHOW is an interactive event staged on a runway featuring the story of a day in the life of an eco-conscious teen girl. It is played out though a series of informational and visual vignettes as she is confronted with many choices working to embrace the green the way of life. Each of the vignettes will feature teen models on the runway highlighting products, items and information to inspire the audience to take a similar journey in their own lives. The backdrop will be a giant projection screen punctuating this unique presentation. The goal, to offer step-by-step advice so turning green can be a simple to achieve.
ROCK SAFE: BATTLE OF THE BANDS, SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA - Teen bands from the Bay Area competed for a series of prizes and a chance to record a CD at a local studio at the local Marin Youth Center (MYC). They were also the featured band at our 2007 Green Glitz and Glam Teen Benefit Ball.
GREEN SPA / SAFE COSMETICS 101, CORTE MADERA, CALIFORNIA - A make over event at the Bay Club Marin to reach out to students from the Bay Area to become aware of the Campaign and to sample greener alternatives. The Safe Cosmetics 101 presentation engaged group of about 40 teens. Teen attendees received makeovers from professional estheticians, as well as having before and after head shots taken by a professional photographer.
TEENS FOR SAFE COSMETICS SECOND ANNUAL SUMMIT, MARIN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA - A weekend summit at the Marin Art & Garden Center, hosted and facilitated by teen campaign members for teens from across the country. The goal was to educate participants about the campaign so they could return to their respective schools and help expand this effort into a national forum. Teens attended panel dialogues led by experts from green businesses, political leaders and the media to learn about the strategies for building an effective advocacy campaign. Visiting teens worked together to create a blueprint for actions and next steps that will be implemented as the campaign moves forward.
GREEN GLITZ & GLAM BENEFIT BALL, ROSS, CALIFORNIA - The evening featured a “green” fashion show with teen models wearing clothing and carrying accessories made from organic, recycled and sustainable materials that follow fair-trade practices. The Ball at The Branson School included an organic buffet dinner and dancing to a live teen band. Goals were to educate attendees in greener lifestyle choices and to attract new members.
Project PROM, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - A rally on Union Square with hundreds of Bay Area teens to make an important statement about the fight for our right to health and seek a ban on toxic chemicals used in cosmetics. Attendees were dressed in prom dresses and tiaras to tie into Prom season, a time where teens use many products, and combat boots to symbolize the fight against toxic chemicals. Partners included San Francisco Department of the Environment, National Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, Pesticide Action of North America (PANNA), Marin County Dept of Supervisors. Our presenting sponsors were Whole Foods Market & Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, with support from many other green vendors. We also featured a Green Spa that enabled attendees to learn about and sample greener alternatives. The action gained impressive coverage in broadcast and print media.
Project PROM: PART II, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - Teen Campaign members return to Union Square dressed in prom attire and combat boots in follow up to the April 24th action. Their goal was to visit each of the beauty department managers for the Union Square department stores with a letter to engage their support for the teen’s right to health as it relates to the toxic ingredients in the products sold at their counters. They want to make them aware that the FDA does not regulate the beauty industry and inform them about the chemicals that are in their products linked to cancer, reproductive problems and other health. We hope that with education and pressure, the stores will eventually integrate greener alternatives into their stores.
Throughout the months of April and May teens tabled at events and farmer’s markets around the bay area to get the word out about Project Prom.
Project PROM: MAKEOVERS, SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA - Throughout the month of May, Whole Foods Market offered free green makeovers to teens attending prom, in partnership with the Teens for Safe Cosmetics - showing that teens don’t have to choose beauty over health on any night.
BAY TO BREAKERS RACE, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - A green spa in Golden Gate Park also featured a table to gather signatures for a petition, educate about greener alternatives and sample products.
August 25, 2007
FIRST MEETING OF THE 2007-2008 SCHOOL YEAR, MARIN COUNTY CALIFORNIA -
Old and new members will begin strategizing for the upcoming year’s calendar of events. New members include teens from our partnering organization in San Francisco, the SF Dept. of the Environment as well as teens from Marin and Sonoma Counties. We will also partner with all of the North Bay Whole Foods Markets on this effort as we build toward the 3rd Annual National Safe Cosmetics Teen Summit in February which they will co-sponsor.
September 14, 2007
SERENITY GREEN SPA AT THE VILLAGE AT CORTE MADERA - The evening featured a variety of products from green companies for guests to sample. Makeup artists and estheticians along with educators introduced the public to these fabulous green alternatives.
September 23, 2007
NOW & ZEN FEST WITH ALICE RADIO - Teens for Safe Cosmetics (and Search for the Cause) was the beneficiary non-profit partner of the largest outdoor concert in the Bay Area - attended by 15,000 people. Teens for Safe Cosmetics hosted “The Green Spa” for the second year in a row (last year was a great success) which featured a collective of green companies with make up artists and estheticians applying products. They were also educated about the importance of turning green.
October 19-21, 2007
BIONEERS CONFERENCE, MARIN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA - Brower Award winner and Teens for Safe Cosmetics Campaign President, Jessica Assaf presented to conference attendees. Materials and product samples were distributed to guests.
October 24, 2007
BROWER AWARD DINNER, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - Brower Award winner and Teens for Safe Cosmetics Campaign President, Jessica Assaf presented to conference attendees. Materials and product samples were distributed to guests.
October 25, 2007
BREARLEY SCHOOL ASSEMBLY, NEW YORK - New York Campaign Members and Teens for Safe Cosmetics Director presented at an all school assembly with "Turning Green" as the topic. Samples were distributed to 350 middle school and upper school students.
November 2, 2007
YOUTH PEER SUMMIT, MARIN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA - Teen campaign members facilitated a workshop for hundreds of middle school students surrounding the topic "Turning Green" and making safer and healthier choices in personal care and cosmetics products. Offered green samples to try.
RALLY: A public gathering to Rally for our Right to Health featuring a Green Spa, Green Market, and speakers to engage a crowd.
SAFE COSMETICS NATIONAL TEEN SUMMIT: A weekend Summit highlighted by guest speakers featuring experts from business, politics, media and non-profit organizations. The goal of the summit is to teach participants about the campaign so they can return to their schools/communities and engage their peers in establishing local chapters.
THE GREEN SPA: The Green Spa is a mobile makeup and skin care salon. Visitors can sample green products and receive makeovers from professional estheticians and make up artists, and learn first-hand the importance of making thoughtful, educated purchases in skincare. The Green Spa has been featured at concerts, health clubs, county fairs, festivals and schools.
ACTIONS / ADVOCACY PROJECTS: Campaign members engage in action to create positive change in the cosmetics industry working to eliminate toxic chemicals found in cosmetic and personal care products. Through dialogue, petitions and public actions, campaign members work with policy makers on legislative change that protects the health and well being of our population. Because of the size and influence of California, changes here can lead the way for national change.
LOBBYING: Through meetings, trips to state capitols, conversations with politicians, letter writing, and petitioning, teens can be hugely instrumental in the passage of legislation.
VISUAL PRESENTATIONS: Visuals are crucial in presenting information to crowds at events, meetings, Safe Cosmetics 101, and any other public display. PowerPoint presentations, documentaries, interviews, PSAs, and YouTube or internet viral videos are among the many mediums.
Elevated rates of cancer, reproductive problems, early onset puberty, learning differences, and many other chronic health problems are on the rise. While a range of factors, from lifestyle to heredity, may contribute to these problems, scientific evidence suggests that harmful chemicals may play a significant role.
Trying to stay on top of what is potentially harmful and what is not can be challenging. To address that, we have compiled the Dirty Dozen + and Greener Alternatives as resources to help you become more informed.
Did you know? - The average consumer uses between fifteen and twenty-five personal care and cosmetic products everyday. Those products may contain more than two hundred synthetic chemical compounds, which may cause harm with repeated exposure.
Untested - 89% of the 6,000 chemical ingredients used in personal care products have never been tested for safety.
Unprotected - Unlike food or drugs, cosmetics are not monitored by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and require neither testing nor adequate labeling.
Toxic - One in three personal care products contain one or more ingredients classified as a possible human carcinogen or reproductive toxin. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health found that 884 chemicals used in personal care products and cosmetics are known to be toxic.
Chemicals banned in US vs. Europe - The European Union has banned over one thousand chemicals. The US has only banned nine.
Chemistry - An expanding body of evidence has linked pollutants and man-made chemicals in the environment and in consumer products to cancer, birth defects, and declining sperm counts among other health problems in a population.
Breast Cancer and Women - The incidence of breast cancer has increased alarming over the past sixty years: 1940 - one in twenty women, 1994 - one in nine women, 2004 - one in seven women
Damage to Men - Sperm count among men throughout the industrialized world has decreased by 50% over the last 50 years
Early Onset of Puberty - Girls get their first periods today, on average, a few months earlier than did girls 40 years ago, but they get their breasts one to two years earlier. Over the course of a few decades, the childhoods of U.S. girls have been significantly shortened.
The Dirty Dozen is a list of 17 chemical ingredients that may be linked to cancer. Many have been banned by the European Union on suspicion of their toxicity. What you may not know is that many of the biggest manufacturers of these products reformulate without these chemicals for the European market, but continue to manufacture with these potentially dangerous chemicals for the US market. Our hope is that you will use this list to help navigate your new purchases, and use your buying power to protect your right to health and a healthy world.
This list was compiled by T4SC based on a survey of over 1,500 teens who named the products and brands they were using daily. In collaboration with a chemist, the ubiquitous chemicals were investigated for their potential harm to our health. Here are the results of our findings:
(click to view list)
The Greener Alternatives is a list of companies who make products with pure and organic ingredients and that employ mindful business practices that honor employees, community, and the Earth. We collaborate with companies that are green businesses and use certified organic ingredients. We also support those working in that direction. We read the labels on all ingredients and use our Dirty Dozen + resource as our benchmark.
We work with companies that:
- formulate their products using clean, organic and non-toxic ingredients
- clearly disclose all ingredients on products or packaging
- engage in fair labor practices
- integrate environmentally thoughtful and sustainable business practices including manufacturing, waste disposal, packaging, marketing & advertising
- create a minimal ecological footprint
- give back to their communities
- are eligible for a stamp of approval from our National Teen Advisory Board.
(click to view list)
*TIPS FOR BUYING GREENER ALTERNATIVES*
1. Educate yourself about chemicals that are in many commercial brands by reviewing our Dirty Dozen list
2. Take our Greener Alternatives list to the store with you to help you shop for clean brands.
3. READ LABELS and don’t be fooled by companies that market themselves as natural!
*WHERE TO BUY GREENER ALTERNATIVES*
We applaud all retailers who are making the decision to providing green options to their customers.
Whole Foods Market
Longs Drugs, Target, CVS & Walmart are slowly integrating cleaner products onto their shelves
BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA:
Good Earth Natural Foods
Mollie Stone's Markets
*THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE*
“Better Safe Than Sorry” - Our core values and underlying guidelines are based on this principle. It is a willingness to take action before scientific proof is fully established and take precautionary action when an activity poses environmental or human health risk on the grounds that further delay will prove costly to society and nature, which in the long term is selfish and unfair to the future generations.
The formal definition: “When an activity raises threats of harm to the environment or human health, precautionary measures should be taken even if some cause and effect relationships are not fully established scientifically” – Wingspread Statement on The Precautionary Principle, January 1998.
A selection of resources related to safe cosmetics, green living and other similar topics:
National Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Breast Cancer Fund
Environmental Working Group
Breast Cancer Action
Silent Spring Institute
Pesticide Action Network of North America
National Resources Defense Council
Children’s Health Environmental Coalition
Organic Trade Association
Center for Science in the Public Interest
“Not Just A Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry” by Stacy Malkan, 2007
“Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power” by Mark Schapiro, 2007
“The Precautionary Principle in Action: A Handbook” by Joel A Tickner, 1999
We have the materials to provide you with to start your own campaign:
Dirty Dozen +
Brochures & Collaterals
*PRESS / ARTICLES*
Many articles have been written about the health hazards linked to chemicals in our environment and products. We will continually post articles and offer new information as we learn of it.
New York Times
By Virginia Sole-Smith
Published: November 1, 2007
“Buying Green May Be Better For Your Health”
Aired: November 12, 2007
Youth Noise / YouTube
"YouthNoise interviews Teens for Safe Cosmetics"
Posted: April 27, 2007
Teens for Safe Cosmetics PSA / YouTube
"Teens for Safe Cosmetics, Project: Prom"
Posted: April 19, 2007
What Kids Can Do
"California teens fight carcinogens in beauty products"
By: Joanna Klonsky
New York Times
"Should You Trust Your Makeup? "
By: Natasha Singer
Published: February 15, 2007
By: Jancee Dunn
Published: October 2006
*NON-PROFIT & GOVERNMENT PARTNERS*
National Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Pesticide Action Network of North America (PANNA)
San Francisco Department of the Environment
Senator Carole Migden
Supervisor Hal Brown
Assembly Member Jared Huffman
Environmental Working Group
Our sponsors are not just donors to our cause, but true partners in the effort to raise awareness about the imperative need for safer and healthier products. If you are not already a sponsor, please consider becoming one.
And please support our business sponsors by learning more about their products and services - and tell your friends, too! We are able to do the work that we do because of our wonderful, supportive sponsors. Thank you!
Whole Foods Market, Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, Axion Design, Dr. Bronner’s, EO Products, John Masters Organics, Pomega 5, Duchess Marden, Lafe’s Natural & Organic, Jurlique, Weleda, Natracare, Organic Essentials, Seventh Generation, Grateful Body, Pangea, Benedetta, Josie Maran Cosmetics, EcoFabulous.com
The teen campaign members bring along the savvy, strength, resilience, passion and knowledge to lead this campaign. They are supervised by and collaborate with adults comprised of a board of directors, staff, volunteers, teens, and experts from non-profits and a multitude of professional fields. This collective group brings wisdom and vision to help steer the campaign as a strong and visible force.
NATIONAL TEEN ADVISORY BOARD
- Erin Schrode
- Jessica Assaf
- Carly Wertheim
- Kate Alper
- Kate Smith
- Danielle Littman
- Hannah Gross
- Mattie Kahn
- Anne Baldwin
- Natalie Whelan
- Darya Watnick
- Judi Shils, Executive Director
- Lisa Wertheim, Development and Program Director
- Chiara Calanchini, Office Manager
Teens for Safe Cosmetics
PO Box 1146
Ross, CA 94957
2330 Marinship Way
Sausalito, CA 94965