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What Animals Are in Your Cosmetics?

What ingredients are in your makeup/cosmetic products? Chicken feet, ground up horns and hooves, chicken combs, cow dung, beetles, fish scales and animal placentas are all common ingredients used i…

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This Video Shows the Brutal Double Standard of Beauty

“This is why I have trust issues,” claims a commenter on one of beauty vlogger Em Ford’s makeup looks. Ford, of Youtube beauty channel My Pale Skin, suffers from adult acne. But that didn’t sto…

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Are You Being Greenwashed?

First things first: What is “Greenwashing”? It’s how a company positions their products on the marketplace suggesting to the consumer that a product is eco-friendly, natural or better for them, whe…

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45% of Men Find This Unattractive

To top it off, 40 percent  think you're doing it too much. I once dated a man who told me my red Chanel lipstick made me look like a clown. It wasn't that I had any clown-like features, to be exact…

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What You Don’t Know About Cosmetics’ Expiration Dates

All cosmetics and skin care products have an expiration date, which means that many old containers hang around bathroom cupboards far longer than they should. While slathering oneself with expired moi…

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Break Up with Your Makeup: It Could Be Toxic

Summer days are here, and romance is in the air. But before puckering up, you'd be wise to consider the results of a new analysis that found troubling levels of toxins in cosmetics--particularly lipst…

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How Long Do Beauty Products Last?

  All things must come to an end, including the contents of your makeup bag, your medicine cabinet, and shower caddy. Unlike food and medicine, though, beauty products don't have an expiration…

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True Beauty: Cosmetics Companies Ban Chemicals, Disclose Ingredients

Natural cosmetics, free of the most harmful chemicals, are the fastest growing segment of the $50 billion cosmetics industry, according to a report released today by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. T…

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What’s Lurking On Your Purse?

A recent post, “I Like It on the Kitchen Table,” got me to thinking about my purse and all the places it has been. One thing lead to another and soon I was immersed in a world of germs. The Germs o…

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Do You Worship Physical Beauty?

Let me make a confession right up front. I have a little streak of vanity. Put a nicer way, I take pride in my appearance. I never leave the house without some makeup and I practice a morning ritua…

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