Due to the unregulated nature of the beauty industry, companies can—and do—use chemicals linked to cancer in makeup. The last several years however there has been a rise in companies creating “non-toxic” aka “safer, greener, and cleaner” cosmetics. So how do you understand which products are actually safer? And of those companies, which products actually work? […]
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It was a few short weeks ago that I met up with my online blogging friends at a conference called ShiftCon, to talk about all things related to health, wellness and the environment. It’s about shifting the conversation toward a more sane world where people’s health and the environment matter, where forward thinking brands get the love […]
You may have heard that some cosmetic and skin care products contain harmful ingredients, and that it’s perfectly legal for those said ingredients to be there. And you may have also heard that there is widespread “greenwashing” in the skin care industry, where green or natural companies claim to be safer than they actually are…so […]
What makes someone’s skin look healthy and radiant? Honestly, I don’t know. What I do know is what has worked for me over the years. You can fake a lot of things in this world, your credentials, the size of your bust, but it’s hard to fake healthy skin. After having gone through several stages of ‘overactive’ […]
Cleaning up your home from toxic chemicals in consumer products can feel daunting. I’ve outlined 13 simple steps to help you avoid toxic chemicals in your home (where possible). We need a combination of government leadership and savvy consumer choices to drastically change the market.
Last week I wrote about why ingredients used in cosmetics, 80% in fact, are untested and virtually unregulated. Our federal laws on toxic chemicals are clearly broken, but there are many companies making non-toxic beauty products. Here’s a brief overview of the issue and most important, what can we buy that’s safer? Are there hazardous chemicals found […]
The ingredients used in the products we rub on our skin, dab around our eyes, spray on our bodies, and massage into our scalp are—for the most part—unregulated. There isn’t a federal agency in charge of checking to make sure that these chemicals and finished beauty products are safe for long or short term use. In fact, approximately 80% of […]