sustainable skincare

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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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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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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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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H&M Debuts "Conscious Beauty" Line of Eco-Friendly Skincare

CONSCIOUS BEAUTY All packaging is recyclable, according to H&M. In addition, the plastics in the primary containers are made of recycled material. Conscious Beauty is certified by…

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6 Eco-Friendly Exfoliants That Are More Effective Than Microbeads

Photo by Shutterstock SUGAR Janice Cox, author of Natural Beauty at Home (2002, Henry Holt and Company) swears by a simple raw-sugar scrub that sloughs off dead surface cells while…

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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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Your Favorite Wrinkle Cream Might be Raising Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Photo by Shutterstock America’s obsession with youth has consumers crazed for anti-aging products, but new studies reveal what could be slowing down your wrinkles, could be linked to…

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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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This Marker Ink Changes Color When Your Sunscreen Stops Working

Piling on the sunscreen is a great habit to get into to protect yourself against harmful ultraviolet rays, but what happens when your sunscreen stops working? The innovative new Suncayr…

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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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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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Make Meow Meow Tweet's DIY Clementine-Nutmeg Body Scrub

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES 2 organic clementines 1 cup demerara sugar ½ cup cornmeal ¼ coconut or sunflower oil ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes 1 nutmeg or ½ tsp ground nutmeg ½…

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LUSH Cosmetics Sues Amazon Over Alleged Trademark Infringement

LUSH is taking Internet giant Amazon to court following claims of trademark infringement. The British beauty company, well known for their stance against animal testing, are suing the…

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Aveda Honored by Cradle to Cradle Institute for Sustainability Efforts

Aveda has something new to crow about. The natural beauty firm received the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute’s first “Legacy Leaders” award for its…

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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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Wearing, Rather Than Eating, Broccoli Could Protect Against Skin Cancer

Photo by Shutterstock The latest weapon in the war against skin cancer is lean, green, and universally abhorred by small children. We’re talking about broccoli, of course. The…

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Drinking From Water Bottles Can Cause Premature Wrinkles, Experts Warn

Photo by Shutterstock Did you ever think that drinking water can cause wrinkles? Experts are issuing a warning that drinking from water bottles could be the cause of unsightly premature…

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