Eco-Friendly Beauty

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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Carly Rae Jepsen Named the Face of Burt's Bees' "Güd" Personal-Care Line

Burt’s Bees has called on singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen to be the official face of its Güd line of sustainable body- and hair-care products —no ifs, buts, or maybes about…

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Want Acne-Free Skin? Avoid High-Glycemic-Index Foods, Dairy

Photo by Shutterstock Pimples still rearing their ugly heads? The fault might lie in your diet, according to a new study in the March 2013 issue of the Journal of the Academy of…

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Secret Scents: Are Hidden Fragrance Allergens Making You Sick?

Photo by Shutterstock That sexy scent in your shampoo or lipstick may have less-than-sexy side effects (think blisters, eczema, or problems breathing.) But that’s not the worst…

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Golden Tresses? You Can Now Dye Your Hair With Actual Gold

Photo by Shutterstock Looking to dye your lovely locks, but without the toxic chemicals? Well, you’re in luck because you could be dying your hair with gold someday. Though a…

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Oprah Draws Criticism for Endorsing Face Cream Made From Foreskins

Glen Callender and his foreskin have a bone to pick with Oprah Winfrey. The founder of the Canadian Foreskin Awareness Project has launched a protest against Winfrey, for her…

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6 Ways to Clean Up Your Beauty Routine for the New Year

Photo by Shutterstock PURGE YOUR MAKEUP BAG The new year offers the perfect opportunity to clear old, expired makeup from your cosmetics bag and dressing table. Used makeup collects…

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Yves Béhar Creates New Brand Image, Eco-Friendly Packaging for Nivea

After more than a century of pampering other people’s faces, Nivea is getting a makeover of its own. The German skincare brand tapped Swiss designer Yves Béhar, founder of…

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Are "Natural" and "Organic" Cosmetics Necessarily Better for You?

Photo by Shutterstock Navigating the beauty industry isn’t unlike watching an episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County—you’re equal parts baffled and alarmed, there…

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Could a Nobel-Winning Tech Put an End to Synthetic Cosmetic Ingredients?

Photo by Shutterstock A Nobel Prize-winning technology could soon spell the end of synthetic cosmetic ingredients. In a new twist on tapping biomass as a sustainable raw material,…

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New "Miracle" Beauty Treatment Uses Meteorite Dust to Stave Off Wrinkles

Photo by Shutterstock And you thought moisturizing with snail slime was weird. The latest “miracle” ingredient to emerge from the beauty industry? Powdered meteorite, the…

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"Good Morning America" Finds Traces of Lead in 55 Percent of Lipsticks

Photo by Shutterstock A swipe of a red lipstick may have a transformative effect like no other, but could your signature crimson pucker be responsible for less-than-desirable changes,…

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Help Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps Combat Malaria in Eastern Ghana

Dr. Bronner’s, the self-proclaimed “fighting soap company,” has declared war on malaria, a deadly disease that exacts an annual death toll of 1 million people…

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Edible "Perfume Candy" Promises to Make Your Skin Smell Like Roses

Think of Deo Perfume Candy as a breath mint for your entire body. A collaboration between Beneo, an American nutrition company, and Bulgarian candy-maker Alpi, the stink-fighting…

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Avon Claims to Fight Breast Cancer, But Are Its Products Safe?

Photo by Veronika Matejkova/Shutterstock As one of the more visible organizers of breast-cancer rallies across the United States, Avon talks a good game about “crusading”…

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Kelly Osbourne Doesn't Regret Her $250,000 Diamond Manicure

We know celebs are constantly bashed for their over-the-top extravagance, but we never thought it would be over finger nails! Kelly Osbourne’s $250,000 manicure for the Emmys has been…

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Whole Foods is First National Retailer to Mandate Certification for All Organic Beauty Products

Organic beauty lovers can breathe easy, thanks to Whole Foods. The mega eco-retailer is the first company to personally certify that all of their body care products are certified…

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PETA Buys Revlon Stock, Attempts to Uncover Animal-Testing Policies

Revlon has just gained an unlikely shareholder: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a result of the cosmetics giant’s caginess over its involvement in animal testing in…

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