As NBC News recently reported, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $72M of damages to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was linked to her use of the company’s talc-based Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for several decades. But this isn’t the only instance of a personal care products company being called out for harmful ingredients. In fact, with so many [...]
New to natural and organic beauty? Want to change the products you use but not quite sure where to start? We don’t blame you. Sure, with skincare, it’s not hard to find some great natural alternatives – beautiful face serums, floral toners, shampoos and hair oils, for example. But when it comes to makeup, it can be trickier to navigate which products are most toxic and should be organic,[...]
A simple Google search for “organic hair color” will likely introduce you to countless hair color brands that tout themselves as “organic” or “natural”. And it’s not surprising.
According to market research, the organic and natural personal care market is predicted to explode to $22 billion by 2024. So, it doesn’t come as a shock that many brands are suddenly putting [...]
We all know and love Grapefruit for its delicious, pink flesh – not to mention the numerous health benefits it brings. While the fruit itself is an incredible health warrior, not many of us know that its peel is packed with more nutrients than the fruit.
Grapefruit Peel or Citrus grandis contains many vitamins vital to our hair’s health, such as vitamin A, vitamin C, pantothenic acid, [...]
It doesn’t matter whether it’s for the face, body or hair: the fact is that natural cosmetics are of increasing importance to consumers around the world. Statistics prove this beyond a doubt: global demand for organic personal care products was over $7.6 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $13.2 billion by 2018, according to Beauty Press.
Consumers are more and more aware of the [...]
Like a true art form, applying mineral makeup gets better with practice. Since it’s a different texture and consistency than typical liquid or packed powder makeup, if applied incorrectly, mineral makeup can look patchy or uneven.
Don’t let the idea of loose mineral products intimidate your inner makeup artist. You can achieve a flawless, natural finish that will have your skin looking [...]
When you’re working behind the chair, you’re probably not thinking about your state’s license review committee or the threat of deregulation. But unfortunately, the industry is in the spotlight more and more with many states seeking to deregulate cosmetology licenses, meaning that anyone who wanted to be a hairdresser could simply be one without any training requirements.
A new [...]
It’s one of the most ubiquitous ingredients in shampoos, conditioners, toothpastes and shower gels. But here’s a dirty little secret: sulfates are basically the cheapest and nastiest of chemicals.
The most notable sulfates are probably Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) – go ahead and check your shampoo labels right now, bet you find these ingredients [...]
No matter who you are or how flawless or flawed your skin may be, everyone has concerns when it comes to their complexion. We’ve all experienced ups and downs with the skin on our face: dry spots, flaky spots, brown spots. Or maybe you have large pores, or an oily T-zone.
And, as we get older, it doesn’t stop there: dark circles, puffiness, hormonal dryness and breakouts alike combine [...]
Myth – If it’s for sale at a supermarket, drugstore or department store cosmetics counter, it must be safe.
Fact – The Food and Drug Administration has no authority to require companies to test cosmetics products for safety. The agency does not review or approve the vast majority of products or ingredients before they go on the market. FDA conducts pre-market reviews only of certain [...]