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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Halloween makeup is fun to wear, but can be hard to take off after a great evening of trick-or-treating or partying with your friends. Below I’ve listed a few of my favorite ways to remove makeup, using simple and safer options! But first, a little background on the safety of some Halloween face paints and makeup kits. […]
Mark my words, in the next 6-12 months everyone will be talking about collagen and scooping it into their morning smoothie. It’s the new coconut oil, quinoa and kale. As I outlined in this article about the health benefits of collagen, this food is one of the best kept secrets to firm skin, strong nails, […]
When I first heard about the issue with toxic chemicals in consumer products, I asked, How are we exposed? And the answer I received made me smirk. One of our biggest routes of exposure is through the dust in our home…Really? Dust is so… harmless. Since that moment of skepticism, I have delved into over […]
Heavy metals are commonly found in color cosmetics. Find out how heavy metals are ending up in cosmetics & what you can do.
We should think not sweating is disgusting.” That’s one of my favorite lines from the new book Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World by Bruce Lourie and Rick Smith. We have deodorant, perfume, wipes for your face, body and nether regions. There are shame inducing commercials of people afraid to raise their […]
My good friends were kind enough to let me stay at their home a few weeks ago and we inevitably started talking about toxic chemicals in their home. They know a lot about toxic chemicals and is already running a scent-free home, uses non-toxic cleaners etc. I offered to go through their house for an […]