Chicago — Actress Keke Palmer is slated to narrate a HBO documentary that explores the hidden dangers of some everyday personal care products.
The four-part series “Not So Pretty” puts the $140 billion-dollar global skincare market under the spotlight, according to Yahoo Life. Each episode features first hand accounts from people who’ve suffered hair loss, delayed speech and other issues after using some products. The documentary also gives tips on finding affordable and safe alternatives.
Palmer, who learned a lot working on the project, was proud to partner with filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering to help educate people on safe beauty products.
“I’m big on self-help, and in order to best help yourself, you need information,” said Palmer. “I can’t tell you how much I learned from working on ‘Not So Pretty.’ Each session inspired an ‘OMG I HAD NO IDEA!’ moment. And then, I became relieved to be a part of something that can help break these myths and encourage personal autonomy within the beauty industry, which can only come with knowledge. You can’t choose wisely when you don’t know what to look for! This show will illuminate that, and it’s really empowering.”
The series is streaming now on HBO MAX.