Medias

What’s in that shower gel you use every morning? Does your lipstick really contain lead? Should you be suspicious of « natural » cosmetics? The composition of beauty products has given rise to many concerns over the last few years. Do we need to be afraid of our creams and lotions? Is this just chemical phobia or a real concern? The risks linked to the use of cosmetics unleash passions and controversy. Caught between the desire for beauty and the fear of being sicked, we no longer know what to think, nor whom to believe. While maintaining a critical objectivity, this documentary will reveal many little-known aspects of cosmetics. In its search for answers, the film will lead us to scientists' and manufacturers' laboratories, pharmacists' offices and meetings with environmental activists, while introducing us to the world's biggest Beauty Fair. We will discover that cosmetics are part of a debate that extends beyond the simple formulation of beauty products. Going beyond an investigation that will take us to Montreal, Toronto, New York, California and Paris, the documentary invites us to reflect on the importance of beauty in our society.

Duration: 
1 x 60 min
Producer: 
Vivavision
Themes: 
Society
Category: 
Docs
VOD
Available rights: 
Worldwide
Version: 
English & French
Year: 
2009
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