Would you put Teflon on your face? Did you know some L’Oréal anti-aging creams and face powders use the same chemical that creates a nonstick surface on some cookware to create a smooth finish to makeups and lotions?
That’s a recipe for concern, because PTFE can be contaminated with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) -- a toxic chemical linked to cancer, endocrine disruption and reproductive harm. PTFE is the same chemical known by the trade name Teflon.
A recent report published by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and the Breast Cancer Fund found PFOA in over one-third of the personal care products we tested including:
- L’Oréal’s Garnier Fructis Ultra-Lift Transformer Anti-Age Skin Corrector
- L’Oréal’s Garnier Fructis Ultra-Life Anti-Wrinkle Firming Moisturizer
In recognition of October, Breast Cancer Awareness month, please join us in demanding that L’Oréal stop marketing anti-aging products to women with chemicals linked to breast cancer.
Read our report to learn more about the problem of PFOA contamination in cosmetics, and what you can do about it.
Targets: Frédéric Rozé, President & CEO, L'Oréal USA
Dear Mr. Rozé,