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Target Launches New Standard to Promote Cosmetics Safety

First it was Walmart, now retail giant Target will be addressing toxic chemicals in the products that line their shelves. Thanks to consumers around the country advocating for safer…

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Cosmetics Makers Back Off FDA Plan to Tighten U.S. Safety Regulations

Photo by Shutterstock The future of cosmetics in the United States may not be as safe as hoped. The Personal Care Products Council, which includes some of the world’s biggest cosmetic…

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Demystify Cosmetics Labels With "Think Dirty" Smartphone App

Buying safe cosmetics has never been easier, with the help of your smartphone. The new Think Dirty app by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics takes the guess work out of buying safer health…

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Jane Iredale's Eye-Shadow Compact Supports Breast-Cancer Survivors

October is nearly upon us, which means it’s time to batten down the hatches for the deluge of breast-cancer-awareness products that inevitably follows. Despite the pink-ribbon…

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Walmart to Ban 10 Toxic Chemicals From Personal-Care Products

Photo by Shutterstock Mega retailer Walmart is setting a precedent for all discount stores in the nation, by removing cosmetics and cleaners with a list of ten toxic chemicals from…

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Wearing, Rather Than Eating, Broccoli Could Protect Against Skin Cancer

Photo by Shutterstock The latest weapon in the war against skin cancer is lean, green, and universally abhorred by small children. We’re talking about broccoli, of course. The…

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Buying Nail-Polish Remover? CVS Wants to Make Sure You're Not Cooking Meth

Prepare to be carded the next time you pick up nail-polish remover from CVS. Not only is the drugstore chain requesting identification from its customers, but it’s also limiting…

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"Walking Dead" Actor Norman Reedus Calls for Ban on Animal Tests for Cosmetics

Norman Reedus is spoiling for a fight. The television actor, who plays crossbow-wielding zombie-killer Daryl Dixon on AMC’s The Walking Dead, has joined Cruelty-Free International…

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Drinking From Water Bottles Can Cause Premature Wrinkles, Experts Warn

Photo by Shutterstock Did you ever think that drinking water can cause wrinkles? Experts are issuing a warning that drinking from water bottles could be the cause of unsightly premature…

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Supermodel Lily Cole Exposes Use of Shark Liver in Skincare Products

Photo by cinemafestival/Shutterstock Model and actress Lily Cole has become the forerunning spokesperson advocating against the use of shark liver oil in face and skin creams. Labeled…

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Seventh Generation Launches "Boosts" Line of Botanical Facial Serums

Seventh Generation is making a play for your punim. The venerable natural-products firm, best known for its environmentally friendly household cleaners and laundry detergents, is…

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Aveda's "Full Circle" Recycling Program Saves Packaging From Landfills

Next week, eco-friendly beauty care giant Aveda will kick off its new Full Circle recycling program. Coinciding with their Cradle-to-Cradle design philosophy, the program will invite…

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India Bans All Animal Testing for Cosmetics And Their Ingredients

Photo by Shutterstock India has taken the historic step of banning all animal testing for cosmetics, the first South Asian nation to do so. After extensive campaigning from the People…

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MCMC's Brooklyn-Crafted Fragrances Benefit Volunteer Groups in Need

Although the inspiration for her scents comes from all over Anne’s life, she is especially inspired by volunteer experiences.   Anne explains that “this drive led me to create…

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Hey Dudes, Men's Personal-Care Products Contain Toxic Chemicals, Too

Photo by Shutterstock Ladies aren’t the only ones who should be weary of cancer-linked chemicals in personal care products. A new study by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has shown…

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How Much Lead is in Your Lipstick? FDA Study Uncovers Worst Offenders

Photo by Shutterstock The quest for the perfect red pucker may not be all that cracked up to be. In a recent investigation of lip products commonly found in drug and department stores…

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Actor Peter Dinklage Calls for U.S. Ban on Animal Tests for Cosmetics

Peter Dinklage wants to see an end to cosmetics tests on animals in the United States. The Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning actor, who plays charismatic antihero Tyrion Lannister on…

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Restore Dull, Tired Locks With LUSH's DIY Avocado Hair Mask

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES 3-4 ripe avocados 2 lemons 3½ tablespoons olive oil 3½ tablespoons honey Handful of rose petals 1 cup millet flour STEP ONE Take a handful of rose petals and…

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