Eco-Friendly Beauty

Ricky Gervais Launches Global Campaign to End Animal Cosmetics Testing

Ricky Gervais doesn’t think that testing cosmetics on animals is very funny. In fact, the British comedian (and three-time Golden Globes host) is using his star power to put a…

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L’Oréal, EPA Announce Partnership to Help End Animal Cosmetics Testing

L’Oréal is partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help put an end to animal testing in the beauty industry, according to an announcement on Monday. The cosmetics…

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7 Eco-Friendly (And Vegan!) Makeup Brushes for Cruelty-Free Primping

E.L.F. Comprising a complexion brush, a concealer brush, a blending eye brush, and a mini Kabuki brush, E.L.F.’s four-piece set features recycled-aluminum ferrules, ergonomic…

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Buy a Bar of "Hand in Hand" Soap, Give a Bar to a Child in Need

Just call Hand in Hand the TOMS of soap. For every bar of suds you purchase, Bill Glaab and Courtney Apple will donate a bar to a child in the developing world. Millions of children…

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6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Spring-Clean Your Beauty Routine

RUB-A-DUB-DUB There’s no time like the present to slough off that dry winter skin from your face, body, and feet. Use soft, circular motions when exfoliating your face. For your…

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Salons Still Offering Brazilian Blowout Despite Formaldehyde Danger

video platform video management video solutions video player Never mind repeated warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Occupational Safety and Health…

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Australians Ditching Sunscreen, Risking Skin Cancer to Avoid Nanoparticles

When sun-worshipping Aussies stop slathering themselves with SPF, you know something’s up. More than three out of five Australians have concerns about the health implications of…

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Avon, Estée Lauder, Mary Kay Resume Testing Cosmetics on Animals

As American firms jostle for a piece of China’s $15-billion-and-growing cosmetics market, Avon, Mary Kay, and Esteé Lauder have quietly turned their backs on 20 years of…

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Brazilian Blowout Agrees to Warn Consumers About Cancer Risks

The maker of Brazilian Blowout, a popular line of “professional-only” hair-straightening products, has agreed to warn consumers that two of its formulations emit…

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New Hampshire Considers Perfume Ban for State Employees

New Hampshire, whose state motto is “live free or die,” has a new champion in state representative Michele Peckham, who thinks that her constituents should live free of the…

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Lina Hanson's Global Face Serum Uses All Natural, Organic Ingredients

If there’s one person we’d trust unreservedly with our punim, it’s Lina Hanson, green makeup artist to the stars and Ecouterre’s resident beauty guru. It’s…

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Can You Trust That "Cruelty-Free" Label on Your Cosmetics?

In a world saturated by marketing jargon, the labels on products aren’t always easy to decipher. While the term “organic” is regulated—to an extent, anyway—phrases…

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Serenity Now! 6 Eco-Friendly Remedies For Stressed-Out Holiday Skin

HONEY-PEACH MASK 1 ripe peach 4 tablespoons of honey 2 tablespoons of natural plain yogurt Mash the peach and mix it with the yogurt and honey. Spread the paste on your face and leave…

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Hundreds of Cosmetics Companies Fulfill Compact for Safe Cosmetics

Finally, some good news to report! The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics announced Wednesday that 321 personal-care companies, from mom-and-pop operations to some of the largest names in the…

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6 Eco-Friendly Grooming Tips for Men

PRE-SHAVE Exfoliating is one of the first and most effective steps to achieving a close shave. I recommend exfoliating about twice a week to slough off dead skin cells, remove excess…

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6 Eco-Friendly Cosmetics That Are Worth Splurging On

DR. HAUSCHKA Although Dr. Hauschka is better known for its holistic skincare products, it also carries foundations, blushes, eyeshadows, and lipsticks that are just as natural and…

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Industry-Funded Watchdog Group Says Toxic Chemicals in Cosmetics Are Good for You

Think that toxic chemicals are bad for you? It’s all part of a smear campaign, according to a new report by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Washington-based conservative…

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6 DIY Pumpkin-Skincare Products You Can Make at Home (Plus 1 to Buy)

Photo by Kim Love PUMPKIN BODY SCRUB ¼ cup cooked pureed pumpkin ¼ cup brown sugar Combine the ingredients in a small bowl. Apply the mixture to your body using a damp cloth. Scrub…

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