toxin-free cosmetics

  • 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
  • Faux Naturale?

    The green revolution has hit the beauty aisle: Sales of natural and organic skincare topped $600 million in 2008, according to market research firm Mintel. Now many mainstream cosmetic companies want a piece of the green pie—and several have begun to dig in.

    As Big Beauty goes green, here’s how to tell who’s really cleaning up their act.
    By Elizabeth Marglin