Paltrow Uses Junk Science to Sell Her Cosmetics

news_views_icon“Gwyneth Paltrow Whips Up Consumer Fears to Promote New Organic Cosmetics Line,” by Center for Accountability in Science.makeup_a
Gwyneth Paltrow isn’t exactly known for giving the best health advice. She advocates “detoxing” by severe diet restrictions, saunas, and colonics to “flush out” toxins—treatments that are at best useless (as Frank Sacks, MD, of the Harvard School of Public Health says, the idea that you need to help your body get rid of toxins has “no basis in human biology”) and at worst dangerous (colonics can cause bowel perforations, dehydration, and infections). Now, Gwyneth is telling consumers the cosmetics they’re using are “unregulated” and her certified organic cosmetic line is a safer alternative. Read more.

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