TOXIC BEAUTY

Following the class action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and the plaintiffs; women fighting for justice in a race against time.

Each morning we spritz and slather ourselves in over 100 different chemicals – yet the cosmetics and personal care industry in North America is not required to prove an ingredient is safe for human health before it is on the shelves. So when we run a bath, lather cream for a shave, carefully apply our makeup or deodorise our underarms, we could be exposing our bodies to myriad toxic chemicals.

Hormonal disruption in baby boys, developmental delays, ADHD, low sperm count in men – the cosmetic industry isn’t pretty. Toxic Beauty is a documentary feature that follows the class action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and the plaintiffs; women fighting for justice in a race against time.

"Powerful, alarming and will almost certainly send at least a few people straight to their bathrooms to dump the contents of their makeup bags." TORONTO STAR
"Engrossing... will make you rifle through your medicine cabinet." NOW TORONTO
"Thoughtful and thought provoking." VOGUE

DURATION

1 x 90-minutes (1 x 78-minute and 1 x 52-minute versions also available)
Available in UHD

YEAR OF PRODUCTION

2018

PRODUCED BY

White Pine Pictures

COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION

Canada

Director

Phyliss Ellis

Producers

Barri Cohen, Stephen Paniccia

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