Sunday, 31 August 2008

Greenwash #2: Children's Face Paint

I've just been looking online for children's face paint which is eco-friendly and non-toxic. The only one I can find advertises itself as eco-friendly because of the following:
  • Manufactured in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practice, governing the manufacture of cosmetic products.

  • Water-soluble make-up.

  • Skin colours are dermatologically tested.

I'm not sure this is quite enough to warrant calling it eco-friendly?

I also came across some recipes for making your own face paint with cornflour and food colouring. It sounds like a good solution if you are playing with children at home, but I'm not willing to take this on as an en masse solution - does anyone know a good brand?

No comments: