Eco-Friendly Beauty

10 Ridiculous "Pinkwashed" Products That May Actually Cause Breast Cancer

THINK BEFORE YOU PINK Before you open your heart—and more important, pocketbook—to pink-ribbon tie-ins, Breast Cancer Action’s Think Before You Pink campaign urges you to pose…

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Swallowable Parfum's "Edible Perfume" Emits Fragrance Through Your Pores

Ever eaten too much garlic, then smelled it wafting through your pores hours later? Imagine then, imbibing a concoction that produces the scent of aromatic flowers, herbs, or spices,…

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6 Affordable Eco-Friendly Cosmetics You Can Find at the Drugstore

PHYSICIAN’S FORMULA ORGANIC WEAR If you’re looking for quality natural makeup that won’t empty your bank account, the Organic Wear range by Physician’s Formula…

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Get Soused in the Shower With Beer Soap by Brooklyn Brewery

Luxuriate in your favorite lager with soap from NYC’s own Brooklyn Brewery. Lovingly crafted on the brewery’s wind-powered premises, each two-ounce puck comprises a…

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7 Affordable Eco-Friendly Skincare Lines You Can Find at the Drugstore

YES TO CARROTS This affordable line of natural products is completely free of parabens, phthalates, petroleum, and sodium laureth sulfate. In addition to products that smell amazing,…

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Sunscreen in a Pill? Coral-Reef Secret Could Make It Available in Five Years

Never mind the goopy, streaky mess that sunblock leaves in its wake; a pill that prevents sunburn could be available in as little as five years, according to British scientists. The…

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6 Bad Beauty Habits You Need to Break Now

SLEEPING WITH MAKEUP ON Leaving your makeup on night can clog your pores and cause acne. If you absolutely cannot wash your face before bed, make sure you use a facial cleansing wipe to…

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Get Actress Frieda Pinto's Red Carpet Look, Naturally

STEP ONE Start any makeup look by moisturizing your face with an all-natural moisturizer or face serum. This way, the makeup will go on much smoother and blend better. Serums are great…

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Is Snail Slime the Latest "Miracle" Ingredient in Anti-Aging Skincare?

From bird-poop facials to human-placenta hair serums, the astonishing lengths people will go to thwart the aging process knows no bounds. The latest miracle ingredient being touted?…

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6 Toxic Ingredients You Should Avoid in Cosmetics

TOXIC BEAUTY 1. Talc 2. Parabens 3. Propylene glycol 4. Mineral oil 5. Sodium lauryl sulfate 6. Phthalates …

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BirdProject's Bird-Shaped Soaps Remind Us Gulf Spill Cleanup Isn't Over

When the Deepwater Horizon oil spill happened over a year ago, Brooklyn resident Tippy Tippens was confronted with horrifying images of the animals caught in its wake. Her background in…

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Dr. Alkaitis's "Organic Skin Food" is Skincare That You Can Eat

We’re not exaggerating when we say that Dr. Alkaitis is good enough to eat. The skincare company concocts its certified-organic cleansers, toners, crèmes, and face masks out of…

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4 Myths About the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011

MYTH-BUSTING THE SAFE COSMETICS ACT Myth 1: The bill will harm small businesses Myth 2: The bill will require companies to test every ingredient Myth 3: The bill will require impossible…

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Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011: What It Means for the Beauty Industry and You

Photo by clarita The beauty industry is one of the few industries where harmful ingredients such as formaldehyde, heavy metals, and lead are allowed as ingredients. This current trend…

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5 DIY Skincare Recipes You Can Make Using Kitchen Ingredients

HOMEMADE SKINCARE Peppermint Lip Balm Lemon-Mint Face Toner Brown Sugar Body Scrub Tomato Face Mask Acne Spot Treatment…

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Tarte for “True Blood” Eco-Makeup Line Gives You That Just-Bitten Look

FANGTASTIC Tarte uses only natural mineral pigments and fruit extracts, so its cosmetics contain no parabens, synthetic fragrances, phthalates, or Triclosan. An infusion of mint in the…

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Watchdog Group Sues Skincare Brands for Mislabeling Organic Products

THE DIRT ON ORGANICS While erroneous labeling is at the heart of the lawsuit, the issue goes much deeper. Besides not containing a minimum of 70 percent organic ingredients, some of the…

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6 Eco-Friendly Beauty Essentials for Summer

FUN IN THE SUN For a faux glow: Park Avenue Princess Bronzer by Tarte For sun-kissed lips and cheeks: Lip & Cheek Stain by 100% Pure For dramatic eyes (that won’t smear!):…

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