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What's Really in Our...?

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Broadcaster:  Mediaworks

Hot on the heels of the hit series What’s Really in Our Food?, Petra Bagust opens up our bathroom cabinets to get the lowdown on some of the most ubiquitous products used in our everyday lives. We spend a fortune on personal care products – but are we choosing the products that are best for ourselves and our families, or just buying into the marketing hype?

The average person uses 10 to 25 cosmetic products before they leave the house in the morning, exposing their hair, skin, and mouth to hundreds of chemicals before breakfast. From sunscreens to moisturisers, toothpaste to hair dye, Petra investigates how our favourite products work, if they work, and whether there are toxic dangers lurking in our homes. Speaking to the experts, including leading scientists and medical professionals, she uncovers the good, the bad and the ugly truths about our daily creams, gels and pastes.

What’s Really in Our…? looks into the popular myths and misunderstandings surrounding personal care products, asking what the fuss is about sodium lauryl sulfate and parabens; whether any anti-ageing products actually work; whether there really is lead in lipstick; whether mouthwash can give you cancer; whether aluminum in deodorants is dangerous; and whether ‘natural’ is any better than ‘synthetic’.

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