Eco-Friendly Beauty

China Relaxes Animal-Testing Rule for Some Cosmetics

Photos by Humane Society International More than 50 animal-rights campaigners, wearing bunny ears and carrying life-size rabbit cut-outs, took to the streets of Dailan, China, on Monday…

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Humane Cosmetics Act Receives "Unprecedented" Corporate Support

The Humane Cosmetics Act is inching closer to be a reality, as 133 cosmetics companies pledged their support this week. If passed, The Act, started by Representative Jim Moran, would…

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Nail Salons of the Future Will Offer Wearable-Tech Manicures

No need to strap a smart watch on your wrist to track activity when you can embed all the necessary sensors on your nails. Integrated into you body, wearable tech nail devices could…

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Plastic "Microbeads" From Beauty Products Are Polluting Waterways

Your face scrub may be great for your skin, but the plastic beads found in many products are causing serious damage in our nation’s waterways. The tiny plastic pieces are small enough…

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Student Self-Administers Temporary Tattoo...Using 1,000 Bed Bugs

Photo by the Coloradoan Colorado State University Student Matt Camper has a new temporary tattoo- made entirely from bed bug bites! The creepy tat was made with a homemade jar…

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UC Davis Scientists Use Bacteria to Make Eco-Friendlier Artificial Scents

Photo by Shutterstock From perfumes to paints and artificial flavorings, most chemicals produced on an industrialized scale are derived from oil and gas. To bring commercial scents and…

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Ricky Gervais Urges Americans to Support the Humane Cosmetics Act

British actor and comedian Ricky Gervais is getting behind the Humane Cosmetics Act, which was introduced to Congress earlier this month. The federal bill calls for the United States to…

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Is Procter & Gamble Bringing Rainforest Destruction Into Your Bathroom?

You and your family may count on Head and Shoulders shampoo to get your scalps flake-free, but a new study by Greenpeace has shown that the dandruff shampoo is linked to massive…

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LUSH to Remove Mica From Products Over Child-Labor Concerns

All that glitters is not gold. Such is the case with mica, a shimmery mineral that gives bronzers, eye shadows, lipsticks, foundations, and nail polishes their lit-from-within luster.…

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Federal Bill to End Cosmetics Testing on Animals Introduced in Congress

Photo by Shutterstock Another step has been made in the fight against cosmetic animal testing in the US this week as a new federal bill was introduced in Congress. The Humane Cosmetics…

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Cosmetics Firms Avoid Toxins Disclosure by Filing "Trade Secret" Status

Photo by Shutterstock Twenty-two cosmetics companies are attempting to foil the new California Safe Cosmetics Program Database by applying for trade secret status to cover up revealing…

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Get the Perfect Valentine's Day Look, Plus Win an EcoTools Glamour Kit!

We’ll announce the winner in our newsletter on Wednesday, February 19. The deadline to enter is 12 midnight ET on Tuesday, February 18, so ENTER NOW for a chance to win! ABOUT…

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L'Oreal Commits to "Zero Deforestation" by 2020

L’Oreal has its eye on the tiger. The world’s largest beauty and cosmetics company has pledged to obtain its renewable raw materials, including palm oil, soya oil, and…

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New Mascara-Testing Procedure Uses Protozoa Instead of Rabbits

Photo by Shutterstock Scientists at the University of Liverpool have developed a reliable method to test the irritability of mascara, using tiny protozoa.  Since rabbits are commonly…

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Penn. Lawmaker Wants to Ban Axe Body Spray From Schools

Legislators in Pennsylvania schools want allergy-prone kids to experience a fragrance-free educational experience by banning scented products from school. Headed by State Representative…

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Make Meow Meow Tweet's DIY Clementine-Nutmeg Body Scrub

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES 2 organic clementines 1 cup demerara sugar ½ cup cornmeal ¼ coconut or sunflower oil ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes 1 nutmeg or ½ tsp ground nutmeg ½…

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Juniper Ridge's Wild-Harvested Fragrances Capture Nature in a Bottle

Photo by Lori Zimmer for Ecouterre With a belief that fragrances should not be fake, Juniper Ridge is the world’s only wild fragrance company. Each of Juniper Ridge’s products are…

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Your Anti-Dandruff Shampoo Could Be Harming Aquatic Life, Says Study

Photo by Shutterstock Battling dandruff is enormously unpleasant, but it turns out the remedy for an itchy, flaky scalp is far more damaging than the presence of snow drifts on your…

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