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 15, 2018
The Informed Consumer: Better Decision Making in Cosmetics Selection
Like many life decisions, too much information leads to confusion, while too little leaves one indecisive. When it comes to cosmetics, it's pretty much the same; too much information without clarification leads to con...
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...
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 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 22, 2015
Microbeads: The Case To Ban Its Use In Consumer Products
Microbeads have been a staple in many cosmetics for quite some time now, and research consistently supports the case for banning, or minimizing their use in consumer products. This is due to the growing concern of inc...
August 7, 2015
Co-Washing Natural Hair: Leave Out the Shampoo
Co-washing is becoming extremely popular with naturals. But why? What if I told you the best shampoo for natural black hair was NO shampoo at all? Would you believe me?
To co-wash natural hair simply means to wash ...
July 27, 2015
A Closer Look at The Chemistry Of Cosmetics
Cosmetics are not a modern invention. Humans have used various substances to alter their appearance or accentuate their features for at least 10,000 years, and possibly a lot longer.
Women in Ancient Egypt used koh...
July 13, 2015
Cryptic Ingredients: Ethanolamine Compounds Typically Founds in Cosmetics
Have you loked at the listen ingredients in the back of any cosmetic product lately? the probability of finding more thana few ingredients/cehcmicals tha dont typiay ome upi conversations is very lieky, and even thog...