Category: Beauty

Clean Cosmetics: What To Look For in ‘Eco’ Beauty and the Toxic Ingredients You Really Should Avoid

Clean Cosmetics: What To Look For in ‘Eco’ Beauty and the Toxic Ingredients You Really Should Avoid

With today’s marketing lingo, it can be really confusing to work out what products are genuinely eco-friendly. It’s a topic that continually stumps me, and I often get it completely wrong. I’m not expecting my shampoo to suck up greenhouse gases, I just don’t want to add any further harm to the environment. Last year, I decided...

This Green Beauty Company Uses Olive Oil To Make Your Skin Gorgeous

This Green Beauty Company Uses Olive Oil To Make Your Skin Gorgeous

Stealing ingredients from the pantry for your skin, hey if it’s good enough for eco-babe Isabelle Cornish then we’ll give it a try. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is used in most natural home remedies, a completely pure form of olive oil meaning it is full of all the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that benefit our...

13 Australian Cruelty-Free and Vegan Cosmetics, Skincare and Beauty Brands

13 Australian Cruelty-Free and Vegan Cosmetics, Skincare and Beauty Brands

Cosmetic and beauty products are evolving. They are healthier, more natural, less toxic… and vegan. Many widely-available cosmetic products contain dead animal ingredients in their formula. These includes ingredients such as insect extracts, the uric acid of cows, and beeswax, among others. Vegan beauty and cosmetic products on the other hand are free from animal...

9 Low-Tox, Eco-Friendly Perfumes for Natural Beauty Enthusiasts

9 Low-Tox, Eco-Friendly Perfumes for Natural Beauty Enthusiasts

It’s hard to find eco-friendly replacements for common (but toxic) beauty products, particularly at the very beginning when you’re trying to make better sustainable lifestyle choices and trying to work out which is the most relevant ‘eco’ option. One product that women find especially difficult to replace with a better alternative is perfume, as women...

Gift Guide for the Green Beauty Queen

Gift Guide for the Green Beauty Queen

More often than not women will be accused (mostly by men) that they are difficult to shop for. There are times when these allegations are true, but if you know your lady, or your bestie, you will certainly be able to come up with a gift that is thoughtful, personal and one that she will...

Ms & Mrs Earth Australia Pageant 2017

Ms & Mrs Earth Australia Pageant 2017

I’m going to be a part of a beauty pageant. I know what you’re thinking: Jen, seriously, YOU are going to be in a beauty pageant? Aren’t you a feminist? First, let me be clear, I’ll be a part of it, NOT taking part in it. I’ll be a judge on the panel, not a...

New Year’s Resolution: Adopt a Green Beauty Routine

New Year’s Resolution: Adopt a Green Beauty Routine

Have you ever wondered how your beauty routine affects the planet? The cosmetic industry impacts the environment more than you probably assume: from harmful chemicals to non-reusable packaging, it does leave a significant footprint. Most people don’t put much thought into picking eco-friendly products. Instead, they focus on getting the best possible results for a...

Eco Beauty: 7 Day No Makeup Photo Diary Challenge

Eco Beauty: 7 Day No Makeup Photo Diary Challenge

Could you take a makeup free selfie for 7 days? When Hanna Barbor, designer and founder of stylish ethical brand Soleta started her #sotelaeverydaywoman 7 Day Makeup Free Instagram Photo Challenge, I decided to join in. I really dislike overly styled images on Instagram because it lacks the real authenticity I look for. I tire of this...