Top Retailers Driving Chemical Policy Adherence With ‘Clean Beauty’ Seals
What exactly is “clean beauty”? At Target and Sephora, it means phasing out many traditional preservatives, among other commonly used but “unwanted” ingredients, and getting prominent placement and the retailers’ “Clean” stamps of approval in return.
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