Dioxin, hydantoin, and imidazolidinyl are:
A) Industrial-strength pesticides.
B) Weapons of chemical warfare.
C) Ingredients commonly found in beauty products.
The answer? C (as in carcinogenic). Which is why we swear our cosmetic allegiance to R (as in Roots Rose Radish).
The brainchild of herbalist/wildcrafter Christian Toscano, this all-natural skin care line is based on the simple notion that you shouldn’t put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t put in your mouth.
Toscano’s concoctions not only smell delicious (and in the case of the honey pecan face cleanser, taste awesome), they really deliver the goods: best-selling Calendula Geranium Body Butter gives parched skin a mega boost of moisture; nutrient-rich Blue Chamomile Face Cream fights against fine lines; and Rose Lip Balm offers the perfect dose of pigment.
There’s also a line of solid perfumes (vetiver and lemongrass, jasmine and clary sage) packaged in comely, polished shell compacts.
Toxic beauty products?
Photo: Dawn Blackman / Courtesy of Roots Rose Radish