sustainable cosmetics

"Organic" Cosmetics Industry Riddled With Bogus Claims, Says Report

Photo by Alice Achterhof/Unsplash A new study has found that many cosmetics labeled as “organic” may also carry unsafe toxins. The Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep database…

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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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Actress Amy Smart Leads Animal-Testing Support Group in New PSA

Photo by DFree/Shutterstock Finding cruelty-free and ethical cosmetics and household items is even easier now, thanks to Leaping Bunny’s new mobile app and extensive website relaunch.…

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Former MAC Model Pamela Anderson Blasts Firm for Animal Testing

Photo by Tinseltown/Shutterstock Actress and model Pamela Anderson wants MAC Cosmetics to get their act together. The former Viva Glam spokesmodel is calling out the beauty retailer in…

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Almay's "Simply American" Campaign Not so American, Says Watchdog

Drugstore cosmetics line Almay’s “Almay Simply American” campaign has advertising sleuths Truthinadverting.org (TINA.org) up in arms, as the line largely fails to be in fact…

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H&M Breaks Into the Beauty Market With (Fast) "Fashion for the Face"

H&M is making over its beauty aisle. The Swedish retailer announced Tuesday the pending arrival of a new 700-piece collection of cosmetics, body products, and hairstyling tools,…

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New Zealand Bans Animal Testing for Cosmetic Products

Animal-rights advocates have gained a powerful new ally: Middle Earth. After two years of intense lobbying, New Zealand’s members of Parliament unanimously voted on Tuesday to ban…

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Gwyneth Paltrow to Co-Develop Organic Makeup With Juice Beauty

Photo by Andrea Raffin/Shutterstock Gwyneth Paltrow…organic cosmetics mogul? After endorsing a gamut of beauty brands for companies such as Estée Lauder, Hugo Boss, Max Factor,…

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PETA's Bunny Logo for Cruelty-Free Products Gets a Sleek Update

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ has unveiled a new take on its “cruelty-free bunny” logo. The new “Beauty Without Bunnies” mark, which existing…

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Smartphone App Tells You If Your Makeup Was Tested on Animals

Beauty mavens with a penchant for cruelty-free products can now shop easier, thanks to a new smart app called Cruelty-Cutter. Developed by the Beagle Freedom Project, the app works by…

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Humane Cosmetics Act Receives "Unprecedented" Corporate Support

The Humane Cosmetics Act is inching closer to be a reality, as 133 cosmetics companies pledged their support this week. If passed, The Act, started by Representative Jim Moran, would…

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Avon to Phase Out Toxic Chemical Triclosan From Cosmetics

Avon announced this week  that it will begin to phase out triclosan from their roster of products. The antimicrobial agent can be fond in many health and beauty products, and has been…

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Ricky Gervais Urges Americans to Support the Humane Cosmetics Act

British actor and comedian Ricky Gervais is getting behind the Humane Cosmetics Act, which was introduced to Congress earlier this month. The federal bill calls for the United States to…

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China Plans to Abolish Mandatory Animal Testing on Domestic Cosmetics

Photo by Shutterstock The fight to end animal testing has won another victory as China has announced it will remove its mandatory animal testing requirements. This will apply to all of…

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Target Launches New Standard to Promote Cosmetics Safety

First it was Walmart, now retail giant Target will be addressing toxic chemicals in the products that line their shelves. Thanks to consumers around the country advocating for safer…

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Cosmetics Makers Back Off FDA Plan to Tighten U.S. Safety Regulations

Photo by Shutterstock The future of cosmetics in the United States may not be as safe as hoped. The Personal Care Products Council, which includes some of the world’s biggest cosmetic…

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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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Jane Iredale's Eye-Shadow Compact Supports Breast-Cancer Survivors

October is nearly upon us, which means it’s time to batten down the hatches for the deluge of breast-cancer-awareness products that inevitably follows. Despite the pink-ribbon…

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