The High Price of Beauty in Documentaries on Makeup
The risks to people who use cosmetics and supply the raw materials are the focus of RTD’s documentaries on makeup. Mica gives cosmetics a glittering shine. The biggest producer is India, where illegal mining is rampant. The Ugly Face of Beauty investigates allegations of children involved in mica mining and processing. In Senegal, lighter skin is seen as more beautiful. The film Beauty and the Bleach examines why women risk their lives with lightening products that are banned in the rest of the world.