Eco-Friendly Beauty

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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LUSH Cosmetics Sues Amazon Over Alleged Trademark Infringement

LUSH is taking Internet giant Amazon to court following claims of trademark infringement. The British beauty company, well known for their stance against animal testing, are suing the…

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Aveda Honored by Cradle to Cradle Institute for Sustainability Efforts

Aveda has something new to crow about. The natural beauty firm received the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute’s first “Legacy Leaders” award for its…

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China Plans to Abolish Mandatory Animal Testing on Domestic Cosmetics

Photo by Shutterstock The fight to end animal testing has won another victory as China has announced it will remove its mandatory animal testing requirements. This will apply to all of…

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Your Feminine-Care Products Might Be Trying to Kill You, Says Study

Photo by Shutterstock The Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) have issued a new report that uncovers potentially dangerous chemicals in common feminine products. The Chem Fatale report…

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Indonesian Spa Claims "Python Massage" Boosts Metabolism With Fear

SNAKES IN A SPA Pythons, which vary in length from 23 inches to a whopping 33 feet, are part of a group of snakes known as constrictors. Instead of poisoning their prey with venom,…

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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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