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The House Passed a Major Roll Back of Consumer Safety Laws, Let’s Stop the Senate

If you haven’t heard about one of the scariest bills moving through Congress—the REINS Act—don’t worry, most people haven’t either. Despite the quiet nature of this bill’s progress, it has the potential to roll back some of the biggest, most important consumer safety laws we have at the federal level. And for me, this is […]

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The Rise and Fall of Plastic Microbeads

Sometimes trends are a good thing (organic food, clean cosmetics, hot yoga) and sometimes trends are just short term ideas cooked up by outdated companies. Plastic microbeads clearly fall into the later category—today I’m going to give you the skinny on why you should ditch that microbead body scrub for good. The personal care industry […]

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When to Spend Money on Skin Care

It’s no secret that $600 beauty serums are a scam, there’s only so much magic that can come from a jar of lotion. But when does it make sense to drop good money on skin care products? Organic Organic ingredients in skin care products are important since you’re signaling to the market that you don’t want […]

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Which Beauty Ingredients Are Banned By the FDA?

The short and easy answer to this question is…not many. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has restricted the use of approximately 30 (find out why it’s approximate below) ingredients for use in personal care and cosmetic products. By comparison, the Canadian government has banned or restricted around 600 ingredients and the European Union over […]

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