Cosmetics

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  • Hundreds of Lipsticks Contaminated With Lead

    According to a new report, the Food and Drug Administration reveals that the use of lead in lipstick is worse than previously reported. The recent study found up to 7.19 parts per million of lead in most of the 400 lipsticks tested—more than twice the levels reported in a previous FDA study.

  • Gluten-Free Beauty

    Stomach pains, digestive problems, and headaches are just a few symptoms of what most people would characterize as gluten intolerance. But, did you know that your skin, or even your hair, could be trying to tell you something about a possible food allergy, as well?

    You may be surprised that gluten can find its way into your body through your cosmetics.
    by Cara Lucas
  • 3rd Annual Beauty with a Conscience Awards

    Deciding what goes on your body in the form of lotions, potions, perfumes, hair products, cosmetics, and foot creams can be an overwhelming task—especially if you are a health conscious consumer who looks out for tricky ingredients that can actually damage your body rather than enhance it.

    The best in natural beauty products
  • The Pretty Pill

    A  pill a day just may keep the wrinkles away—and the doctor, too.

    Oral supplements encapsulate nature's most beautiful ingredients.
    By Cara Lucas
  • Grooming for Guys

    No matter how rugged your guy, his skin is just as sensitive as yours—perhaps even more delicate. Male hormones, such as androgen, trigger increased production of sebum, the skin’s natural oils, which encourages bacteria and fungus overgrowth. Ironically, these conditions lead to dry, irritated skin, says Cindy Angerhofer, PhD, executive director of botanical research at Aveda.

    Help him choose and use safe, natural products.
    By Joel Warner
  • Sunscreen Primer

    Choosing the best sunscreen can be tougher than finding the perfect swimsuit. With hundreds of options available, should you reach for a product labeled “nano-free,” “all-day protection,” or “SPF 700”? Plus, terms like SPF, UVA, and UVB can have you swimming in a sea of acronyms before you even hit the water.

    What you need to know to have a burn-free summer.
    By Lindsey Galloway
  • The Beauty Bar: Glutathione

    By Jolene Hart Although its name may not ring a bell, glutathione could be among the most important antioxidants your body produces—and a key antiaging weapon. “Glutathione enhances the body’s ability to eliminate toxins and preserve vitamins C and E,” says David Perlmutter, MD, of the Perlmutter Health Center in Naples, Florida.

    By Jolene Hart
  • Coming Clean

    If you’ve used natural shampoo or organic deodorant, you know that nontoxic personal care products don’t always work like their conventional counterparts. Sure, pure shampoos lack harsh detergents that strip your hair’s natural oils, but they can leave locks limp and lifeless.

    Why natural beauty doesn't always deliver - and how to make it work for you
    By Lindsey Galloway
  • Beauty for Tween Scene

    Many young girls today are swaddled in organic cotton, fed organic fruits and veggies, and bathed with pure products practically since birth. Even so, daughters of natural-minded parents soon skip home from playdates wearing drugstore nail polish and pleading for beauty products of their own.

    Preteen years are tough. Luckily, going natural is easy.
    By Jolene Hart
  • Beauty for Tween Scene

    Many young girls today are swaddled in organic cotton, fed organic fruits and veggies, and bathed with pure products practically since birth. Even so, daughters of natural-minded parents soon skip home from playdates wearing drugstore nail polish and pleading for beauty products of their own.

    Preteen years are tough. Luckily, going natural is easy.
    By Jolene Hart
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