POPSUGAR Celebrity

Skip the Spooky Makeup and Buy Nontoxic Brands

Oct 20 2010 - 1:00pm

Be spooked by lil ghosts and goblins on Halloween [1] night, not the ingredients used to create their costumes. All Hallows' Eve can be scary for a mama who reads the list of substances used to make face paint, nail polish, and hair spray. Most commercially sold products have been found to contain lead [2], which can impair brain development, as well as nickel, cobalt, and chromium, which can cause skin rashes and sensitization — despite advertising hypoallergenic ingredients.

While avoiding makeup all together is the best bet for keeping tots safe, here are a few other actions moms can take to keep lil ones looking like their favorite characters without exposing them to added toxins:

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