• Know What You’re Putting on Your Face!

    by  • February 24, 2010 • Community Sherpa, Freelance Writing Samples, Writing

    Our culture’s emphasis on beauty is a driving force behind the billion dollar cosmetics industry. Television, movies and magazines extol an image that’s hard to achieve. And one that may be just as hard on your health.

    guideNational Geographic’s TheGreenGuide.com site has a fascinating, interactive graphic that unveils the truth about the chemicals used in cosmetics and beauty products.

    You’ll be surprised by what makes up the makeup women rely on every day. Do you really want to put hydroquinone, phenylendediamine, diethanolamine or coal tar on your face? Especially if you don’t know what they are?


    Michael has been writing professionally for print, television and the internet for thirty years. As a Senior Producer at CNN International, he examined the future of technology with dozens of brilliant scientists, philosophers and entrepreneurs on the acclaimed series Future Summit. Before that, in the CNN International newsroom, he helped lead the production of award winning coverage of news like the 9/11 attacks, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the devastating 2004 tsunami in Asia. As a director, he has created a dozen short films in the last seven years. He lives with his wife, dog, four cats and two horses in the suburbs of Atlanta.