organic beauty

Gwyneth Paltrow, Juice Beauty Create Organic Skincare Line for Goop

FACE GOOP “Our products deliver clinically-proven results that mirror exactly what you would find from the big guys with huge R&D budgets and no ingredient…

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Bask in Gwyneth Paltrow's Organic Makeup Line for Juice Beauty

NATURAL BEAUTY Paltrow isn’t just the face of the line. As the firm’s creative director of makeup, a role she’s signed on to play for the next five years, if not more,…

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LOLI's DIY Beauty Box Promotes Fair Trade, Organic Ingredients

LOLI’s new DIY skin care kits are the new at-home beauty dream for the sustainable skin care lover out there who doesn’t always have time to get to the shops. Designed by Tina…

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Orange Harp Brings Conscious Consumption to Your iPhone, iPad

Shopping for consciously-made products can be a difficult task. Orange Harp is a new iOS app that makes ethical shopping a bit easier. Created by two women, programmer Anbu…

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LUSH to Remove Mica From Products Over Child-Labor Concerns

All that glitters is not gold. Such is the case with mica, a shimmery mineral that gives bronzers, eye shadows, lipsticks, foundations, and nail polishes their lit-from-within luster.…

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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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Hey Dudes, Men's Personal-Care Products Contain Toxic Chemicals, Too

Photo by Shutterstock Ladies aren’t the only ones who should be weary of cancer-linked chemicals in personal care products. A new study by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has shown…

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The High Cost of Cheap Clothing, Made in Midtown, "We're Animals Too"

Photo by Shutterstock Don’t celebrate the European Union ban on cosmetics testing on animals just yet, says Mark Bittman. There are still many questionable ingredients in cosmetic…

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European Union to Ban All Animal Testing for Cosmetics

Anita Roddick, late founder of The Body Shop. The end is nigh—for animal testing, that is. Starting March 11, the European Union will ban the import and sale of new cosmetic products…

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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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Wrangler's "Denim Spa" Jeans Claim to Moisturize Legs, Fight Cellulite

LEG SAVERS Other high-performance skincare ingredients, according to Wrangler, include apricot-kernel oil, passion-fruit oil, rosehip oil, and Shea butter, as well as monoi de Tahiti, a…

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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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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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Announcing the Winners of Ecouterre’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards!

Our readers have spoken! Make way for the most awe-inspiring, heart-rending, ground-breaking, game-changing, mind-boggling, and future-forward eco-fashion stories of 2012, as selected…

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Top 7 Eco-Beauty Milestones of 2012 (Vote for Most Ground-Breaking!)

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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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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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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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