beauty standards

  • Face the Makeup

    Don’t ditch your safe beauty standards this Halloween—or for any occasion that calls for major makeup. Eye shadow, lipstick, and especially face paint can be packed with skin irritants and neurotoxins—even lead, according to recent Campaign for Safe Cosmetics reports.

    By Melaina Juntti
  • World Beauty

    From volcanic glacial clay in Iceland to rainforest super berries in Brazil, “backyard” elixirs offer the secret to true beauty for women in all corners of the world. How society defines “beauty” changes across cultures, of course, but tending to one’s appearance has always been a special preoccupation for women.

    Time-tested skin secrets from Fiji to France
    By Lindsey Galloway
  • Label Lowdown

    When that little green-and-white organic label began appearing on food, everything seemed so simple. After all, if we could have organic milk, wouldn’t it just be a matter of time before we could luxuriate in an organic milk bath? And if eating an organic strawberry pie messed up our makeup, surely we’d be able to repair the damage with an organic strawberry lip gloss?

    What you see isn't always what you get.
    By Vicky Uhland