sustainable personal care

FDA Bans Antibacterial Soaps, Says "No Scientific Evidence" They Work

Photo by Corbis It’s time to wash our hands of antibacterial soaps. In a final ruling on Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it’s banning the sale…

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The Body Shop Wants to be the World's Most Sustainable Business

To celebrate their 40th birthday, The Body Shop is launching a new commitment to become the world’s most ethical and sustainable business. The vigorous commitment will include…

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Cora: An Organic-Tampon Subscription Service That Helps Girls in Need

Don’t be fooled by Cora’s sleek designer packaging. The tampon subscription service is more than a good-looking way to deal with “that time of month.” For one…

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The Body Shop to Reduce Use of Oil-Based Plastic Packaging by 70%

Photo by MA Photography/Shutterstock The Body Shop is launching a new global initiative to reduce the use of oil-based plastic packaging by 70 percent by 2020. In an announcement on…

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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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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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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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DIY Your Own Dry Shampoo With Common Kitchen Ingredients

Photo by Shutterstock Wash and dry your hair every morning? Ain’t nobody got time for that. Enter dry shampoo, a follicle cleanser that soaks up oil and refreshes your tresses…

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Is Procter & Gamble Bringing Rainforest Destruction Into Your Bathroom?

You and your family may count on Head and Shoulders shampoo to get your scalps flake-free, but a new study by Greenpeace has shown that the dandruff shampoo is linked to massive…

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L'Oreal Commits to "Zero Deforestation" by 2020

L’Oreal has its eye on the tiger. The world’s largest beauty and cosmetics company has pledged to obtain its renewable raw materials, including palm oil, soya oil, and…

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Penn. Lawmaker Wants to Ban Axe Body Spray From Schools

Legislators in Pennsylvania schools want allergy-prone kids to experience a fragrance-free educational experience by banning scented products from school. Headed by State Representative…

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Your Anti-Dandruff Shampoo Could Be Harming Aquatic Life, Says Study

Photo by Shutterstock Battling dandruff is enormously unpleasant, but it turns out the remedy for an itchy, flaky scalp is far more damaging than the presence of snow drifts on your…

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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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