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Organic Cosmetics

Don't You Wish Your Make Up Was Cruelty Free?

Monica Engebretson | Posted 05.05.2016 | Green
Monica Engebretson

Now, if a company chooses to not test its products on animals purely because it makes good business sense, I am actually fine with that. As long as animals aren't being made to suffer and killed for a new lipstick or shampoo, I'm happy.

Being Green and Cruelty-Free

Monica Engebretson | Posted 06.20.2015 | Green
Monica Engebretson

I am campaigning with Cruelty Free International to end the use of animals in cosmetics and household product safety testing, and I find myself making the argument that caring about animals is good science and good business.

Get Clean Skin for Fashion Week

Marina Chetner | Posted 11.04.2014 | Style
Marina Chetner

New York Fashion Week attracts the boldest, the most fashionable, the daring, and the beautiful. Whether we're attending the shows or not, it's a good reminder to put our best face forward because, let's face it, a natural glow is the best accessory.

Get Some Earth Day Beauty Goodness

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson and Chanel Parks | Posted 04.22.2014 | Style

While we love to create our own personal spa days with a good DIY beauty concoction (probably involving coconut oil), we're still very much product ju...

If You Knew the Danger, Would You Buy it?

Indie Lee | Posted 07.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Indie Lee

What surprises me is that many consumers pay so much attention to the ingredients that go into their food but so little attention to what goes on their skin, their largest organ.

Can a Compliment Ever Be an Insult?

Patricia Rust | Posted 12.25.2011 | Style
Patricia Rust

I'm not sure what to think when someone recently told me that I had "good posture." Does this mean that they couldn't find anything else to compliment me on?

Is the Beauty Industry "Green-Washing" Sustainability?

Perry Romanowski | Posted 10.09.2011 | Green
Perry Romanowski

How can you tell if your beauty products are made sustainably? The answer must include some assurance that claims of sustainability are not just a form of greenwashing. Is there substance behind the sustainability claims of the beauty business?

The Organic Way To Beautiful Skin

Posted 09.11.2011 | Green

From Organic Spa Magazine: If you're overwhelmed by the amount of skin-care products out there, you're not alone. How can you wade through them all...

Eco Etiquette: What's the Best Eco-Friendly Makeup?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.29.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I've been reading your co...

All-Natural Lip Treats For Valentine's Day Kisses

Pandora Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pandora Young

However you like your lips -- drenched in gloss, dabbed with balm, or drawn into a scarlet cupid's bow -- they're sweeter to kiss when they're not covered in synthetic chemicals.

The Story Behind Cosmetics

Stephanie Soechtig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Stephanie Soechtig

Your cosmetics contain ingredients that the European Union has banned. And believe it or not, the cosmetic manufacturers themselves are responsible for their own regulation. Not a good idea.

Tata Harper's More Than Skin Deep

Amelia Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Amelia Fleetwood

Tata Harper proudly tells me to check out Skin Deep, a cosmetic safety database. Type any product in your bathroom cabinet and check out the level of toxicity, if you dare.

The Black and White on Going Green

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

I try lots of green products. Here is an overview of what has worked well -- and what hasn't.

Greenwashing: Alice in Wonderland and Organix Shampoo

Mindy Pennybacker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mindy Pennybacker

Greenwashing is not only a rip-off if you pay more for a product based on green claims, but it can be dangerous by lulling us into using products carrying precisely the kinds of ingredients we are seeking to avoid.

Bring In the Organic Police

David Bronner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Bronner

Just as America woke up to Wall Street abuses in the housing bubble, we are set to see the "organic" personal care bubble burst as well.

Erin Brockovich, Seventh Generation Launch Million Baby Crawl Campaign (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Oh baby! Seventh Generation has teamed up with Erin Brockovich and Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families in order to overthrow the old chemical legislatio...

Do 'Natural' And 'Botanical' Mean Safer?

Los Angeles Times | Rosie Mestel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Containing substances such as neem tree oil and leaf or bark extract, cinnamon oil, chamomile and calendula, these products may indeed send Johnny or ...

Online Organic Shopping Just Got Easier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Want the latest on organic sellers? Check out Etsy Organic, a team that brings together the organic sellers and promotes organic, sustainable living....

Celebrities and Green Beauty Products - a Match Made in Hollywood

Stefanie Michaels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Stefanie Michaels

Hollywood has had an ongoing love affair with the cosmetics world since the nascent celluloid years, so it's no surprise some celebrities are now creating signature green products.

Three Dangerous Ingredients to Avoid in Skincare Products

Mairi Beautyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mairi Beautyman

It's a $36.5 billion premium industry, but cosmetics, reports The New York Times,"are not subject to the [F.D.A.'s] scrutiny before they go on sale. T...

Green Beauty Guide: How To Make Your Beauty Bag More Eco-friendly

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Re-examine your beauty products, reduce your waste and the eternal quest for green beauty will be just around the corner. More companies than ever are...

Organic Cosmetics: Good For Earth

New York Times | NATASHA SINGER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

FOR Flavia Kawaja, an interior designer in Manhattan, a trip to the beauty department at Whole Foods Market comes not with a shopping list but with a ...