Between washing your face and making use of your basis to styling your hair and making use of nail polish, it’s probably your magnificence routine is considerably on autopilot. These seemingly easy steps and important merchandise are so mundane you probably don’t suppose twice about making use of them or restocking after they run out. That stated, HBO Max’s newest docuseries Not So Fairly is aiming to make you suppose twice about your magnificence habits. Simply ask the present’s narrator Keke Palmer, who claims her make-up and skincare routines have been eternally impacted by her participation within the exposé.
“So many magnificence merchandise usually are not effectively investigated upon,” says Palmer to TZR on the ZOEasis occasion at Coachella on April 16. The actor explains that there aren’t many guidelines within the U.S. that implement transparency within the magnificence trade. “You actually should do numerous analysis, which is the purpose of Not So Fairly — to assist individuals who could not have the time or know all these items to get knowledgeable in a enjoyable however academic approach.”
Certainly the four-part collection expose a few of the extra frequent substances in magnificence merchandise that may be dangerous to the physique. Talc, for instance, is a well-liked presence in every little thing from child powder to face make-up. However, the ingredient is commonly sourced subsequent to the poisonous mineral asbestos (which may trigger mesothelioma, lung most cancers, and different cancers), resulting in cross-contamination. “You all the time see these commercials about mesothelioma,” says Palmer. “And plenty of of those substances in make-up merchandise are an enormous explanation for it. Clearly numerous it’s so particular and there’s numerous authorized to it. However I believe discovering out about talc, asbestos, and their connection to ailments, and to understand it’s in one thing you’ll by no means guess like make-up is simply insane.”
In Not So Fairly, which debuted on HBO Max on April 14, actual testimonials are captured of people who’ve skilled the unfavourable and typically life-altering impacts of the dangerous chemical substances present in on a regular basis magnificence merchandise. “I used to be shocked,” says Palmer. “In fact, I’ve had pores and skin issues all these years. On prime of no matter stress and private issues I would wrestle with, these [toxic ingredients] can irritate [my skin] extra. I simply beloved being a component [of the project] and studying. If I can work and be taught, that’s all the time the perfect state of affairs.”
Since engaged on the mission, Palmer says she’s grow to be way more “considerate” about her personal make-up and skincare regimens. “I positively am conserving issues extra condensed,” says the actor. “I’m rather less keen to strive newer issues, as a result of I do know what works and I do know what doesn’t. I used to be type of that approach earlier than, having actually delicate pores and skin.” Palmer has been very open about her experiences with pimples as a doable symptom of polycystic ovary syndrome — PCOS — a hormonal imbalance that have an effect on one in 10 ladies.
However, the actor explains that many of those unregulated merchandise and substances do extra than simply influence the feel or state of your complexion. “That is a good larger problem of [overall] well being,” says Palmer. “As a result of it’s not simply what you set in your face. It’s what you set in your scalp, what will get into your pores and skin, what will get into your blood. It could actually actually be a well being problem, particularly for girls who could wish to have youngsters. It simply made me much more considerate.”
Not So Fairly is now streaming on HBO Max.