Eco-Friendly Beauty

The Body Shop to Reduce Use of Oil-Based Plastic Packaging by 70%

Photo by MA Photography/Shutterstock The Body Shop is launching a new global initiative to reduce the use of oil-based plastic packaging by 70 percent by 2020. In an announcement on…

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H&M Debuts "Conscious Beauty" Line of Eco-Friendly Skincare

CONSCIOUS BEAUTY All packaging is recyclable, according to H&M. In addition, the plastics in the primary containers are made of recycled material. Conscious Beauty is certified by…

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6 Eco-Friendly Exfoliants That Are More Effective Than Microbeads

Photo by Shutterstock SUGAR Janice Cox, author of Natural Beauty at Home (2002, Henry Holt and Company) swears by a simple raw-sugar scrub that sloughs off dead surface cells while…

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Bask in Gwyneth Paltrow's Organic Makeup Line for Juice Beauty

NATURAL BEAUTY Paltrow isn’t just the face of the line. As the firm’s creative director of makeup, a role she’s signed on to play for the next five years, if not more,…

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L'Oréal Debuts UV-Monitoring "Smart" Skin Patch at CES

Cosmetic giant L’Oreal’s latest foray into wearable technology is surprisingly not an amped up lipstick or eye shadow, but instead a UV tracking sticker that could help prevent skin…

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Actress Amy Smart Leads Animal-Testing Support Group in New PSA

Photo by DFree/Shutterstock Finding cruelty-free and ethical cosmetics and household items is even easier now, thanks to Leaping Bunny’s new mobile app and extensive website relaunch.…

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Fire Retardants Might Be Entering Your Body Through Your Nail Polish

Photo by Shutterstock A new study from Duke University and the Environmental Working Group has revealed the presence of endocrine-disrupting chemicals in popular nail polishes.…

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Your Favorite Wrinkle Cream Might be Raising Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Photo by Shutterstock America’s obsession with youth has consumers crazed for anti-aging products, but new studies reveal what could be slowing down your wrinkles, could be linked to…

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Love Goodly: An Eco-Chic, Cruelty-Free Subscription Box With a Cause

Justine Lassoff and Katie Bogue Miller may have sold off their “Gilt for eco-fashion” a year after its inception, but that hasn’t stemmed their desire to spread…

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Former MAC Model Pamela Anderson Blasts Firm for Animal Testing

Photo by Tinseltown/Shutterstock Actress and model Pamela Anderson wants MAC Cosmetics to get their act together. The former Viva Glam spokesmodel is calling out the beauty retailer in…

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Inkbox's 100 Percent Organic Temporary Tattoos Support Indigenous Livelihoods

Want to get inked but not ready for a lifelong commitment? Temporary tattoos are not only inexpensive and ouch-free, but they also fade into nothingness in a matter of days. For those…

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All the Cool Kids Are Weaving Tapestries Into Their Hair

Photo by CrossxStitch Hair chalking, dyeing with rainbow colors or lightening ombre style has been all the rage for the last year, but what if you’re feeling a bit more splashy? Hair…

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LOLI's DIY Beauty Box Promotes Fair Trade, Organic Ingredients

LOLI’s new DIY skin care kits are the new at-home beauty dream for the sustainable skin care lover out there who doesn’t always have time to get to the shops. Designed by Tina…

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"Flo" Lets Girls in Developing Countries Wash, Dry, Carry Reusable Sanitary Pads

GO WITH IT Designed by Mariko Higaki Iwai, Sohyun Kim, and Tatijana Vasily from California’s Art Center College of Design, Flo is a toolkit that helps girls living in poverty to…

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PETA Strikes Victoria's Secret Off Its List of Cruelty-Free Brands

Photo by Sorbis/Shutterstock People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ has stricken Victoria’s Secret from its list of cruelty-free companies after the lingerie giant…

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Lola's Subscription Service Delivers All-Natural Tampons to Your Door

Feminine hygiene has just become safer and more transparent, thanks to Lola, a sustainable and safe tampon manufacturer. After hearing the toxic shock horror story of model Lauren…

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Burt Shavitz, the "Burt" of "Burt's Bees," Dies at 80

Burt Shavitz, the scruffy-faced, train-engineer-capped namesake of Burt’s Bees, died on Sunday in Bangor, Me., at the age of 80. The cause was respiratory complications, according…

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Life-Saving Dot: A Bindi That Delivers Vital Nutrition to India's Women

The bindi, a common ornamental mark that many women in India wear, is now helping save lives. Women in rural India often suffer from many illnesses and nutritional deficiencies, one of…

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