Eco-Friendly Beauty

Fish Pedicures Could Cause Serious Bacterial Infections, Warns CDC

Photo by Shutterstock It’s official: Fish pedicures aren’t just a bizarre beauty ritual with shady animal-welfare considerations, they’re also downright dangerous to…

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Genuine Mink-Fur Eyelash Extensions Are Now a Thing

Photo by Shutterstock Once the province of well-heeled celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, and Madonna, mink-fur eyelash extensions are now sweeping through both sides of…

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Make Your Own Natural Cosmetics With Herban Crafts' DIY Kits

If you’ve longed to make your own beauty products but don’t care for the hassle of hunting down pages of ingredients, Herban Crafts will do the legwork for you. The…

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Under PETA's Guidance, China to Approve First Non-Animal Cosmetics Test

Photo by Shutterstock Thanks to the efforts of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the scientists it funds, Chinese officials are in the final stages of approving the…

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Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles in Sunscreen Could Increase Skin Cancer Risk

Photo by Shutterstock Lifeguards brandish their white-streaked noses like badges of honor, but the same sunscreen ingredient designed to protect us from skin cancer could in fact be…

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Elroy Klee Transforms Lego Bricks Into Fashion-Forward Wigs

Don’t expect any flyaways when you wear one of Elroy Klee‘s crazy wigs. Designed for a high-fashion shoot, the Dutch artist’s “Mindplay” series consists of…

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Copper-Infused "Anti-Aging" Shapewear is Now a Thing

Depending on how badly you want to believe, Cass & Co.’s copper-infused luxury shapewear is either an anti-aging “revolution” or more pseudoscientific…

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Say What? Neon Nail Polish is Technically Illegal in United States

Photo by Shutterstock Neon manicures aren’t just controversial, they could also be illegal—and we don’t mean in the “crime of fashion” sense. The reason?…

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LUSH Cosmetics Fights Animal Testing by "Torturing" Human Subject

REAL-LIFE HORROR Although cosmetics testing on animals was banned throughout Europe nearly two decade ago, the sale of animal-tested products is still permitted in the United Kingdom…

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Alicia Silverstone, Juice Beauty Launch Vegan, Organic Cosmetics Line

Actress-turned-vegan-guru Alicia Silverstone has linked arms with Juice Beauty to launch a capsule collection of certified-organic makeup and skincare products. The “Alicia…

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FDA Proposes New Guidelines for Nanoparticles in Food, Cosmetics

Photo by Shutterstock Nanomaterials wield the promise of amazing technological advancements, yet we know precious little about its effects on the human body. In response to mounting…

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6 Natural Acne-Busting Treatments You Can Make at Home

Photo by Shutterstock STRAWBERRY SCRUB Strawberries are a natural source of salicylic acid, which is found in a lot of anti-acne products. To make a zit-busting scrub, simply mash…

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Calif. Regulators Find Dangerous Chemicals in "Nontoxic" Nail Polishes

Photo by Shutterstock Your so-called three-free nail polish may not be all that cracked up to be, according to California state regulators, who discovered that many polishes claiming…

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Industry Dominated Historic Congressional Hearing on Toxic Cosmetics

Photo by Shutterstock The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee may have convened the first Congressional hearing on cosmetics safety in more than 30 years, but the…

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Guess What? Crushed Red Bugs Are in Your Lipstick, Too

Photo by Shutterstock Ground-up bug carcasses aren’t unique to Starbucks Strawberries & Crème Frappuccinos and red velvet whoopee pies. Cochineal extract, derived from the…

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6 Ways to Eat Your Way to Gorgeous Skin, Naturally

Photo by Shutterstock VEGETABLES Looking to zap those zits? Try noshing on leafy greens like kale, spinach, and sprouts. Veggies aren’t just packed with anti-inflammatory…

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10 Bizarre Natural Beauty Treatments That Freak Us Out Big Time

SNAKE VENOM Simulated viper’s venom may be a bit of a fake out in the natural beauty stakes, but it’s by no means any less mind-boggling. “Syn-Ake” is the key…

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Congress to Hold First Hearing on Cosmetics Safety in Over 30 Years

Mercury in face creams. Formaldehyde in hair products. Lead in lipstick. It’s about time lawmakers paid attention. For the first time in 30 years, the House Energy and Commerce…

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