Category: <span>Beauty</span>

Everything You Need to Know About Transitioning to Vegan Beauty Products

Everything You Need to Know About Transitioning to Vegan Beauty Products

From leather to lipstick, vegan living beyond food is becoming mainstream. Among the growing movement for environmental consciousness in the beauty industry, interest for vegan beauty is growing: sales of beauty products labelled “vegan” grew by 38% in the UK in 2018, with global sales expected to reach $20.8 billion by 2025. The GrandView report that...

The Beginnings of a Clean Beauty Brand: Meet Emma Lewisham

The Beginnings of a Clean Beauty Brand: Meet Emma Lewisham

Having written about clean beauty before and also understanding the green washing that comes with the industry, it’s often hard for consumers to get it right when purchasing products. There are loopholes that beauty brands can jump through and buzzwords that can greenwash and often natural skincare products are anything but.  Which is why a...

Black-Owned Vegan Brand Black Girl Sunscreen Secures $1 Million Investment

Black-Owned Vegan Brand Black Girl Sunscreen Secures $1 Million Investment

In the world of venture capital, only 2.2% of funding goes to women-led startups. It’s even harder for women of colour (WOC) founded businesses. According to ProjectDiane, a biennial demographic study of Black women founders, Latinx women-led startups raised 0.04% of the $424.7 billion in total tech VC funding raised since 2009, while Black women raised...

Environmental Corporate Social Responsibility: Why Beauty Companies Must Consider the Environment

Environmental Corporate Social Responsibility: Why Beauty Companies Must Consider the Environment

By Indiana Lee Corporate social responsibility comes in two forms. The well-advertised side is the company’s attempts to set themselves apart from their competitors through their choice of ingredients and materials, or business practices. But the quieter side often deals with regulation. In the United States, the beauty and cosmetics industry sits in a funny...

Australia’s Leading Eco Store Biome Launches Highest Standard of Cruelty-Free Cosmetics with New Palm Oil Free Range

Australia’s Leading Eco Store Biome Launches Highest Standard of Cruelty-Free Cosmetics with New Palm Oil Free Range

Australia’s pioneering eco store Biome has just launched the world’s highest standard of cruelty-free cosmetics with the release of its palm oil free range, offering customers budget-friendly ‘eco’ makeup that doesn’t compromise on performance or animal welfare. Biome founder, Tracey Bailey, believes products marketed as cruelty-free must also be palm oil free if it is...

Toxic Beauty: A Documentary Film About How Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Are Making Us Sick

Toxic Beauty: A Documentary Film About How Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Are Making Us Sick

Top researchers worldwide have the hard science to answer the question ‘Are cosmetics and personal care products making us sick?’ When headlines about a U.S. class action lawsuit against the $347b pharmaceutical behemoth Johnson & Johnson linking talc in baby powder to ovarian cancer made national news, Toronto-based writer, director and producer Phyllis Ellis knew...

Ban the Microbead: More than a Dozen Countries Have Banned these Hidden Plastics from Beauty Products. Has Yours?

Ban the Microbead: More than a Dozen Countries Have Banned these Hidden Plastics from Beauty Products. Has Yours?

The promise of deep cleansing that gently and thoroughly removes skin impurities is what encourages us to purchase beauty products that contain microbeads. We buy into this simple exfoliating solution as it’s more affordable than spending big bucks for a skin treatment at a derm clinic or spa. All we need to do, the packaging...

A Guide to the Best Eco-Friendly Hair Removal Options

A Guide to the Best Eco-Friendly Hair Removal Options

With the warmer months in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere, and for those in the Southern Hemisphere hopefully a European vacation, we have you covered for the best eco-friendly hair removal ways should you be inclined to go hair free. Now of course the most eco-friendly way to manage body hair is to go...

5 Beauty Brands Tackling the Industry’s Plastic Problem

5 Beauty Brands Tackling the Industry’s Plastic Problem

Selfies and social media shots are becoming such a normal part of a girl’s daily life, that they’re becoming pros in looking so fab and oh so fine. With commonly used hashtags #nofilter or #wokeuplikethis indicating a return to makeup free beauty, others are opting for alternative ways to ‘natural beauty’. An app can be...

Asia’s Obsession with White Skin and Lightening Products Runs Deeper Than You Think

Asia’s Obsession with White Skin and Lightening Products Runs Deeper Than You Think

No matter how much we empower women to stay true to their own skin, billboards, magazine ads, commercials and social media influencers featuring thin, traditionally beautiful models with fair complexion far outweigh women representing diverse beauty, shapes, sizes – flaws and all. Here in Asia, one would think that our obsession with having a flawless...

10 Quick Tips for Transitioning to Sustainable Beauty Products

10 Quick Tips for Transitioning to Sustainable Beauty Products

You can live sustainably by recycling items or purchasing your produce from local farmers instead of opting for fruits and vegetables that get shipped from other countries. It’s also smart to think about how your beauty regimen could become more sustainable. Here are nine easy ways to start the transition. 1. Think about your top...