Category: <span>Beauty</span>

Can Vegans Get Botox?

Can Vegans Get Botox?

As a lifestyle philosophy that goes beyond what’s on our plates, veganism also extends to our wardrobes, our travel plans, our home décor and our beauty routines. The latter have in recent years commonly come to include so-called ‘tweakments’ – injectables such as Botox and fillers being among the first to come to mind. These...

Why You Should Be Using Vegan Makeup Brushes

Why You Should Be Using Vegan Makeup Brushes

As opposition against animal testing for cosmetics continue to soar, choosing cruelty-free makeup is a given for most consumers, and brands are scrambling to label their products vegan and/or free from animal testing. But ethical beauty concerns more than the product itself. The tools used to apply it are also a factor, and not everyone...

New Survey Reveals Growing Australian Demand for Natural Products

New Survey Reveals Growing Australian Demand for Natural Products

An OmniPoll survey commissioned by Nourished Life has found that a growing number of Australian women are buying natural products, with more than a third of women claiming to “sometimes” or “regularly” purchase natural products across skincare, hair care, make-up and cleaning categories. The survey results show the propensity to purchase natural products has increased...

5 Ways to Support Veganuary Through Your Hair Care Routine

5 Ways to Support Veganuary Through Your Hair Care Routine

Launched in 2014, Veganuary is a global challenge encouraging people to go vegan by trying out this lifestyle for the month of January. Meat and dairy production are known for negative environmental impacts, with around 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions being produced by these industries. While many focus on transitioning to a vegan diet, the point...

Before Ditching Shampoo for the “No Poo” Method, Read This

Before Ditching Shampoo for the “No Poo” Method, Read This

So one of your new year’s resolutions is to embrace sustainable living and one choice you’re considering making is opting for the “no poo” sustainable haircare method. But before you ditch shampoo entirely, let’s dig deeper into shampoos and the benefits and effects on your hair so you can make a more informed decision. What...

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...