Beauty

Clean Beauty Under Attack – Where To Go From Here?

The “clean beauty” industry has lately been under attack for fear mongering among consumers, for banning ingredients on their “no” lists that others claim are fine to use, and for spreading mis-leading terminology like “chemical-free”.    Clean beauty has been a significant achievement as it has supported an awakening among consumers to be more aware …

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5 Ways to Donate to Reduce Waste and Ensure Reuse

I still cannot believe it’s been over a year (pre-pandemic times, oh my!) since I volunteered with sorting items to be processed and priced at Goodwill. One by one, I went through clothing donations, inspecting their condition and evaluating each piece, making the call on what could be sold in-store.  Although this experience sometimes feels …

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Our 6 Favorite Clean Sunscreens for Summer 2021

One of the most vital and often underrated bag stuffers for the whole year –especially summertime– is an SPF that works to actively protect your beloved skin. We find it extremely important to have a go-to sunscreen that can be trusted inside the bottle and out. This year we’re searching for mineral-based formulas that block …

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Shampoo and Conditioner Bars: Low-waste Life Alternatives

It’s becoming more and more evident that we have reached a point of no return regarding the amount of discarded plastic entering our environment, 50% of the 380 million tons produced a year are single-use plastics, entering our world with a purpose that lasts seconds, and then entering the ocean forevermore and killing 1 million …

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Beauty’s Dirty Secret; The Plastic Problem in the Beauty Industry

As beautiful as the beauty industry can be, unfortunately, it leaves behind a massive plastic footprint. The industry’s mess, often masked by inspiring imagery and hushed realities, is a massive carbon and pollution footprint sourced from packaging, laminations, and ingredients containing harmful microplastics. Just the packaging alone adds up to a global impact of 120 …

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