The list (on the right) of companies that make products that are better for you and the environment came from me just surfing around and reading about different products. It is by no means a particularly exhaustive list of the possible companies you could use. There is a directory of companies that have signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics on the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics site. From that site: "These companies have pledged to not use chemicals that are known or strongly suspected of causing cancer, mutation or birth defects in their products and to implement substitution plans that replace hazardous materials with safer alternatives in every market they serve. Several major cosmetics companies, including OPI, Avon, Estee Lauder, L'Oreal, Revlon, Proctor & Gamble and Unilever have thus far refused to sign the Compact for Safe Cosmetics." (emphasis and color added) I suggest you take some time and look at that site. They have excellent information, good links, up-to-date news and, of course, the list of signers. It's an important site -- bookmark it. That's how a self-righteous asshole makes a suggestion.
Also, I've mentioned Guide to Less Toxic Products before, but it's pertinent here because in each section, i.e., personal care, household, etc., they list companies that are safer. It's another excellent site that is worth returning to again and again. It has some very useful links -- like to sites for making your own make-up. Hmmm.
None of these companies know that I made this list; they're not paying me.
I've bought products from FragranceFree Body Products and like them a lot. They weren't expensive, they have almost no odor to them at all and they feel great. I tried their face cleaner powder, skin lotion, skin balm and soap. Yummy. Otherwise, I have no recommendations. Please let us know your experiences with various companies. If you find products you like, let us know; if a company is lying, tell us!

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