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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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“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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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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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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Green Girl Takes to Teens Turning Green

After my findings about endocrine disruptors in teens, I have been extra careful about what products I use. I've had an eagle eye out for chemicals, trying to find brands to suggest that my friends s…

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Green Girl Disposes of Endocrine Disrupters

I know how it goes, ladies. You wake up for your 10:30 class (so early!), roll out of bed, throw on some clothes, brush your teeth, and glance in the mirror--only to be horrified. You think, "I'll …

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Reducing Exposure to Suspicious Products Now

You might think two people addressing the same problem, looking at the same data would draw the same conclusions, but life just isn’t that easy. Special interests often have too much at stake. Tak…

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