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Look for These Safer Preservatives in Your Skin Care

Many people, including myself, want to avoid preservatives in our food products, but it’s important to note that they are necessary for our skin care products. To make matters more confusing, some preservatives are safer than others and they all have complicated sounding names. So what is a savvy consumer supposed to do, who doesn’t want to […]

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4 Ways to Spot Greenwashing

Finding the truth behind labels on your favorite household cleaner, beauty product or health food isn’t always easy. Now that the consumer marketplace sees the trend towards more natural, safer and non-toxic products, companies are using just about every label possible to entice consumers to buy their products. Buyer beware. “Greenwashing” is a term that’s […]

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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are a good thing (organic food, clean cosmetics, hot yoga) and sometimes trends are just short term ideas cooked up by outdated companies.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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