I was just reading the current issue of Allergic Living Magazine
, and there's a brief article about how new labeling laws for cosmetics go in to effect in Canada on November 17th. Basically ingredients have to be in plain English after that date, so "lactis lipida" becomes "milk lipids", etc. (apparently everything's currently in Latin, which afaik was never the language of the common people!). You can read more about the new regulation in this Health Canada pdf
What really caught my eye though, was the following statistic: "...each Canadian, on average, uses between six and 12 cosmetic products every day..." Holy Crap! That doesn't say each Canadian woman
, but each Canadian. Let's see, I use deoderant each day, and shampoo, and soap. So if I'm using 3, someone out there is using at least 9, just to get to the lowest average number. What are you people doing to yourselves!!!!!