The beauty industry – the industry that’s destroying our communities and our health, that’s killing our families – is killing the very communities that it’s supposed to help.
In the eyes of some, the industry is an industry that kills families.
In others, it’s an industry of people who make a living from exploiting vulnerable people and children.
But in both cases, we can see the industry driving the deaths of our children and families.
“We are all children of the industry,” says Eliza, a mother of two.
“When you go to the store, you’re not looking for something to help you, you are looking for a product that will make you feel good and look beautiful.
But when it comes to the children and their families, the product is just a shell of the real thing.”
The industry is in crisis, and the truth is out there.
The numbers reveal that the vast majority of beauty products marketed to children in Canada are sold in the United States, which has an infant mortality rate three times higher than Canada’s.
The Canadian industry, which employs nearly one-quarter of the country’s beauty industry workers, spends about $3.4 billion on advertising annually, according to a report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information.
As part of the $1.3-billion-plus in federal and provincial subsidies that were recently announced to help address the beauty crisis, the government will begin a new campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of the beauty business, including highlighting the work of the Canadian Cosmetic Institute, the world’s largest consumer of cosmetics and a leader in developing the industry’s research and product development.
“I think it’s a shame that we are doing this advertising campaign, but it’s the right thing to do,” says Fourniers mother, who has worked in the industry for 22 years.
“There are so many children and young people in our country, and there are so few jobs.
And this is a way to try and save lives.”
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“It’s a horrible situation,” she says.
“This is the second year in a row that we’ve been able to see a drop in sales, and that’s terrible.
When I heard the news about the industry and the people working there, I started crying.
And I was crying because the reality is that I work for a company that is in a very dangerous situation, and it’s not right.”
Fourniers husband, Paul, is the co-founder of the Cosmetic Institute.
He’s the man behind the company’s research, development and marketing programs.
“I don’t know how they manage to have a business that’s profitable,” he says.
He says the company is “on the forefront of what’s happening to our children.”
“They’re working on a product called ‘Panda’, which is a baby oil.
It’s a product they are trying to make for children and people under six.”
The problem with it is that it can only be sold in China.
It has to be approved by the Chinese government.
“He says Panda, which is supposed to be the only product for children under six years old, has already been banned from China because it contains petroleum-based ingredients.”
Panda’s very dangerous,” he adds.”
It can kill children in the first month of life.
It can be dangerous to the skin.
It does not work.
And it’s been banned in the U.S. too.
“Formalized beauty sales are still going strong in Canada.
But the industry says its bottom line is the same in Canada as it is in the US: profits.”
Our profits are at $1 billion annually, and we have about $2 billion in the bank. “
The number of products that we make in Canada has gone down significantly in the last five years, but our sales have gone up, too.”
Our profits are at $1 billion annually, and we have about $2 billion in the bank.
But we are struggling to compete against what we have in the marketplace.”
The cosmetics industry’s decline began with the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The global beauty industry collapsed in the 1990s and 2000s due to the ravages of pandemic pandemics and the rise of China’s middle class.
The industry collapsed even more dramatically when the U-2 spy plane dropped a bomb on the Moscow International Airport in 2000, killing more than 20,000 people.
In response, the Canadian government began a government-wide ban on all cosmetics products.
The ban included cosmetics like eye make-up, body make-ups, skincare and hair treatments.
It also included cosmetic products that were marketed as health products.
After the ban was lifted