Toronto, ON – Are you looking for the perfect holiday gift for the eco-friendly person in your life? On November 21, Environmental Defence will host its third Eco-Beauty Market, where guests can sample and shop for green cosmetic, skincare and hair care products. Green beauty experts and hair and makeup artists will be on site to give tips and tricks. And toxic personal care and cosmetics products can be dropped off for safe disposal.
Environmental Defence’s Eco-Beauty Market
WHEN: Wednesday, November 21, 2012
WHERE: Central YMCA, Auditorium, 20 Grosvenor St., Toronto
TIME:  11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
WHAT: Shop for non-toxic cosmetics that are free of Environmental Defence’s Toxic Ten; meet with health and green beauty experts; learn new makeup tips and tricks; discover great alternatives to conventional cosmetics; product samples available for media; BYOBag.
COST: Registration is free; green beauty and personal care products available for purchase; proceeds to support Environmental Defence’s Just Beautiful campaign; RSVP is required. Register here: http://environmentaldefence.ca/eco-beauty-market-registration .
PARTICIPANTS: For a list of companies and retailers that are participating in the event visit: www.justbeautiful.ca/events .
ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE (environmentaldefence.ca): Environmental Defence is Canada’s most effective environmental action organization. We challenge, and inspire change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all.
ABOUT THE JUST BEAUTIFUL CAMPAIGN: The Just Beautiful Campaign educates Canadians about the harmful chemicals that can be found in their personal care products and shows ways to reduce that pollution. We are calling upon the cosmetics industry to remove known-to-be-harmful ingredients from their products and fully disclose what’s in their products that are available for purchase. We are also working with cosmetics companies on safer alternatives.
ABOUT THE JUST BEAUTIFUL PLEDGE: Environmental Defence’s Just Beautiful Pledge exists so that consumers can make informed decisions about the products they buy and to promote the good work of manufacturers and retailers making and/or selling products that are free of Environmental Defence’s Toxic Ten ingredients. Environmental Defence has developed a set of benchmarks and tools to meet this pledge. The Toxic Ten list of ingredients to avoid can be found here:  http://www.environmentaldefence.ca/toxicten. 
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For more information, or interview requests, please contact:
Jennifer Mayville, jmayville@environmentaldefence.ca, 416-323-9531 ext. 228