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Beauty Beware

By Courtney Helgoe, Experience Life Of all the personal-care products sold in the United States, 99 percent of the chemical ingredients have never been tested for safety, despite research showing…

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15 Toxic Ingredients in Personal Care

By now we've all heard that everything from hair serum to sunscreen can be teeming with troublesome toxins and crazy chemicals, and many concerned consumers already steer clear of products made wi…

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“The Toxic 12″ Beauty Ingredients

Beauty queen-turned-activist Susan Jeske wants you to know the ugly truth about what your beauty routine is doing to your health. Breast cancer, heart disease, heart disease, birth defects, memory …

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When Good Beauty Products Go Bad

Is it possible for your favorite moisturizer or shampoo to be done with you, before you're ready to throw it into the trash? You bet. In fact, experts say it may be time to clean out your shower or me…

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Green Girl Plays Skin Deep

A couple of weeks ago (while still at home), I was in my town’s local health food store with a friend who was visiting from college. She was looking at all of the hair and body products and commentin…

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Beware of These Beauty Ingredients

If you're reading this, your bathroom is probably already stocked with products labeled natural and organic. But don't assume that tells you the whole story. Unlike food, beauty products don't need to…

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Natural Deodorants

If recent research has you thinking twice before you swipe, try switching to natural deodorants. Many conventional antiperspirants and deodorants have ingredients linked to diseases such as Alzheimer'…

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Pure Pampering, DIY Style

Between the failing economy and everything I know about the hazardous chemicals found in most beauty products, I'm thinking it's time to start using some of the great DIY formulas from our Care2 archi…

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The Dirt on “Natural” Shampoos

Choosing whether or not to go with a natural shampoo has typically boiled down to one question: How much do you like suds? Until recently, going the natural route meant living without them, because th…

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My Mom, the Breast Cancer Survivor

It was the last day of August when my sister and I were driving home from a weekend in the mountains and we got a call from my mom to let us know that they'd found something suspicious during a routin…

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