• Here’s a hot tip from the original beauty icon, Cleopatra: Make olive oil a central part of your skincare routine. Well before the insights of modern science, the Queen of the Nile knew bathing with olive oil would give her softer, brighter skin. Now, centuries later, research backs up Cleopatra’s beauty philosophy and presents additional benefits not even Cleo saw coming. If you have any doubts about whether olive oil...

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  • We all seem to have a thing for plastic. Did you know Americans throw away 35 billion plastic water bottles each year while plastic accounts for around 10 percent of the total waste we generate? This has a ripple effect. 44 percent of all seabird species, 22 percent of cetaceans, all sea turtle species and a growing list of fish species have been documented with plastic in or around their...

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  • The beauty industry isn’t as pretty as you think. Behind glossy packaging and vibrant shades lay silent killers. Unregulated by the FDA since 1938, nearly 20% of personal-care products contain at least one chemical linked to cancer. A 2004 study found parabens, a cancer-causing substance commonly found in beauty products, in 18 out of 20 samples of human breast tissue. Parabens are also in almost 100% of drugstore skincare products...

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  • Le Lores creates natural bath and beauty products that surpass purity standards, all with a joyful French indulgence. They deliver pure, natural, and organic products made entirely in France and formulated by French pharmacists and biologists specializing in developing natural products. According to Le Lores Founder/CEO Harvey Jia, “We work hard not only to avoid toxic chemicals but also to maximize the percentage of natural and organic ingredients in each...

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  • We have a crisis on our hands. A cosmetic crisis. What we put on our bodies has as big an impact as what we eat, yet our cosmetic products are filled with filth. For example, according to U.S. researchers, industrial chemicals make up one in eight of the 82,000 ingredients used in cosmetic products. This includes carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxins, and hormone disruptors. Many products also include plasticizers (chemicals that...

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