Target: Performer Nicole Scherzinger
Goal: Stop endorsing Herbal Essences, a product by Procter and Gamble.
Nicole Scherzinger was the lead singer of the multi-platinum group The Pussycat Dolls and is also a TV personality. But apparently her performing career doesn’t keep her busy enough because she also endorses Herbal Essences. Herbal Essences is a division of Clairol, which is owned by Procter and Gamble. Procter and Gamble is one of the worst offenders when it comes to cruel animal testing and using toxic chemicals in its products. Ask Nicole Scherzinger not to endorse products by this corrupt company.
Procter and Gamble has a long history of cruel animal testing practices. Animal testing is an outdated and unnecessary form of finding out whether or not products may be harmful. Technological advances have made it possible for scientists to test products on virtual and artificial human “skin” and “eyes” that imitate the body’s properties. This means that it is no longer necessary to drop chemicals in animals’ eyes and pump chemicals into their stomachs to make sure products are safe. But maybe if Procter and Gamble wasn’t using toxic chemicals in its products, it wouldn’t need to test them for safety at all.
There is hardly anything “herbal” about Herbal Essences. The product line’s shampoos, conditioners and body products contain long lists of ingredients that can’t be pronounced-meaning they’re chemicals, not herbs. One chemical, propylene gyycol, is derived from petroleum and can cause liver, brain, and kidney abnormalities. It’s used in anti-freeze and hydraulic fluids. Another non-herbal ingredient in Herbal Essences products is benzyl alcohol, a neurotoxin which can cause allergic reactions, liver damage, coma and death in animals. Disodium EDTA is a neurotoxin made from formaldehyde and is found in virtually all Herbal Essences products. The list goes on.
It’s time for celebrities to stop blindly accepting whatever endorsement deal comes their way. They have the opportunity to influence the public and they need to start doing so consciously. The environment is polluted enough thanks to industry and so are our bodies. There is absolutely no good reason for a celebrity to try to convince people to buy even more of the products that are causing this damage. Ask Nicole Scherzinger to stop endorsing Herbal Essences, a toxic product made by Procter and Gamble.