sustainable makeup

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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Burt Shavitz, the "Burt" of "Burt's Bees," Dies at 80

Burt Shavitz, the scruffy-faced, train-engineer-capped namesake of Burt’s Bees, died on Sunday in Bangor, Me., at the age of 80. The cause was respiratory complications, according…

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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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Crayola Wants You to Stop Using Its Products as Makeup

Photo by Shutterstock An alarming trend of doubling Crayola colored pencils as face makeup could leave beauty mavens with irritation and infection. Popularized by DIY beauty bloggers…

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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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Everyday Chemical Exposures May Lead to Early Menopause, Says Study

Photo by Shutterstock Concerned about early menopause? Endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in everyday personal-care and household products, such as soap, nail polish, and perfume,…

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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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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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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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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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Walmart to Ban 10 Toxic Chemicals From Personal-Care Products

Photo by Shutterstock Mega retailer Walmart is setting a precedent for all discount stores in the nation, by removing cosmetics and cleaners with a list of ten toxic chemicals from…

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India Bans All Animal Testing for Cosmetics And Their Ingredients

Photo by Shutterstock India has taken the historic step of banning all animal testing for cosmetics, the first South Asian nation to do so. After extensive campaigning from the People…

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Vaute, Farm Sanctuary Host "Fashion Loves Animals" Vegan Runway Show

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre VAUTE Couture made yet another appearance at Fashion Loves Animals to celebrate and raise awareness about the benefits of vegan fashion. The fashion…

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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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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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