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...
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.
September 20, 2016
Skincare: Beauty from Within
The largest organ of the human body, although sometimes greatly overlooked and mismanaged is the skin. The skin can be a canvas for artistic expression or a reflection of the internal state of a person's health. Blem...
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 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...