January 18, 2018
Ingredient Highlight: Iron Oxides in Cosmetics
Iron Oxides are naturally occuring mineral deposits. These compounds are used as pigments in a variety of applications. Depending on the specific Iron Oxides or mixtures of Iron Oxides used, the color will vary from o...
January 13, 2018
Burt’s Bees: Beyond Chapstiks
The name Burt's Bees has traditionally, almost iconically been associated with lipcare products made with natural ingredients. Burt's Bees was founded in summer of 1984 by Burt Shavitz and Roxanne Quimby.
June 21, 2017
Dying to Die Your Hair?
Yes, it is 2017 and still, most of the cosmetic ingredients have not caught up with the scientific discoveries regarding the health and safety of certain compounds used commonly across the consumer market, especially...
June 14, 2017
Most women don't think twice about the cosmetics they apply to their bodies,even though these concoctions may sometimes contain deadly chemicals that result in death when used over long periods of time.
April 6, 2016
The J&J Baby Powder Scandal
Earlier this year, the court ruled in favor of the family of a deceased woman, from Georgia, against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in a lawsuit claiming ovarian cancer caused by the company’s baby pow...
October 20, 2015
Endocrine Distributors In Your Nail Polish?
Want some toxins with that mani-pedi?
A new study by researchers at Duke University and the Environmental Working Group found that a common nail polish chemical and suspected endocrine disruptor called TPHP is ...
October 15, 2015
Deciphering Cosmetics Ingredients
Do you know how to read a cosmetics ingredients list? When was the last time you closely looked at the ingredient list on your cosmetics? Did you notice that concentrations are NOT typically included?
September 15, 2015
Cosmetic Fads: Active Ingredients as Marketing Incentives
The skincare and cosmetics industry is largely powered by marketing. Most companies spend far more on their promotion, advertising, and the perfect sales pitch than they do on the actual ingredients in the product the...
August 24, 2015
The Ugly Truth About Endocrine Disruptors in Cosmetics
When it comes to the means by which the human body operates, there is still much to be discovered as scientists continuously poke and prod to see what outcomes are expressed. Similarly, hormones convey messages th...
August 17, 2015
Why Hyaluroni Acid Is Important For The Skin
As we age, skin moisture can drop significantly, which makes the skin lose elasticity and expose the signs of aging on the skin. Hyaluronic acid plays a critical role in skin health with its unique ability to h...