Eco-Friendly Beauty

Next-Generation Camouflage Makeup Shields Soldiers From Bomb Blasts

Photo by Shutterstock Camouflage makeup can do more than hide soldiers from their enemies. Scientists have developed a next-generation face paint that also shields their faces from the…

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For China's Beach-Goers, Sun-Protection "Ski Masks" Are All the Rage

We’ve heard of the Chinese expression “saving face,” but these photos of a new swimwear trend sweeping the country takes the saying to a frighteningly literal level.…

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Ingredient Widely Used in Antibacterial Soap May Impair Muscle Function

Photo by Shutterstock Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but an ingredient widely used in antibacterial soaps is far from heaven-sent. A new study from the University of California…

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Would You Use a Comb Made from Human Hair?

Now here’s a thought that will get your mind into a tangle: Would you comb your hair with another person’s mane? That’s the question Italian designer Giorgia Zanellato…

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Strawberries Could Protect Your Skin Against Ultraviolet Radiation

Photo by Shutterstock Strawberries aren’t just a delicious fruit, they could also protect your skin from the DNA-ravaging effects of ultraviolet rays. In a joint study by…

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LUSH Launches Vegan-Friendly "Emotional Brilliance" Makeup Line

LUSH’s new “Emotional Brilliance” line of makeup is a conscious coquette’s wet dream—at first blush anyway. The color-wheel’s worth of liquid lip…

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6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Beat Common Summer Skin, Hair Complaints

PROBLEM 1: GREASY SKIN “If you have oily skin, try not to over cleanse your face, as this leads to dehydration, sensitivity, and potentially more acne,” Mendelson tells…

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Can Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs Increase the Risk of Skin Cancer?

Photo by Shutterstock That big ball of incandescent gas in the sky isn’t the only source of harmful ultraviolet rays. Stony Brook University scientists say that UV radiation can…

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Give Yourself a Virtual Makeover With M&S's Online Beauty Counter

Know the feeling you get when you take a bottle of nail polish home from the store and then realize the color is all wrong for your skin tone? Marks & Spencer wants to spare…

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"Hair Chalking" Gives Your Mane Temporary Color Sans Harsh Chemicals

Photo by The Private Room Feeling a little wild today? Why not work a colorful streak (or two, or three) into your mane without the commitment—not to mention toxicity—of…

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Paul McCartney Wants to End "Unimaginable Pain" of Animal Testing

Photo by Mary A. Lupo/Shutterstock Sir Paul McCartney is calling for an end to the “unimaginable pain and suffering” of animal testing for cosmetics. The former Beatle is backing…

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Fighting Skin Cancer Could Soon be as Easy as Slathering on Moisturizer

Photo by Shutterstock A $2.99 tube of moisturizer from your neighborhood drugstore could soon deliver gene-regulation technology for treating skin cancer and other ailments, according…

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LUSH Cosmetics Launches £250,000 Prize to Help End Animal Testing

LUSH Cosmetics is serious about stamping out animal testing. So serious, in fact, that the natural-beauty firm will offer £250,000 ($389,675) every year until the practice is banned…

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Isabella Rossellini Plays "Burt" of Burt's Bees in Pollinator Week PSAs

THE BUZZ The three-minute films open with the real Burt Shavitz, a beekeeper who co-founded Burt’s Bees 25 years ago on a homestead in Maine. He’s soon replaced, however, by…

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TerraCycle Will Recycle Your Old Flip-Flops, Used Cosmetics Packaging

You don’t have to wait for Earth Day to find a recycling program for your used flip-flops or cosmetics empties. Old Navy and Garnier have partnered with the waste-reducers at…

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Spray-Tanning Could Cause Cancer, Warns New Report

Photo by Shutterstock Contrary to popular wisdom, a spray tan isn’t less dangerous than exposing yourself to ultraviolet rays. In fact, it might actually be worse. A panel of…

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Goodebox Delivers Eco-Friendly Beauty Samples to Your Door Every Month

Sometimes it’s hard to see the green through the greenwash. Goodebox cuts through the claptrap with a monthly service that delivers boxes of pre-screened beauty and personal-care…

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Gross or Glorious? Kerry Howley Turns Human Hair into Intricate Necklaces

ATTRACTION/AVERSION Piqued by these dueling emotions, Howley wanted to see if she could make discarded follicles attractive again. Each of the five resulting necklaces, inspired by…

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