The EU bans more than 1,300 harmful chemicals from cosmetics. The U.S. bans only 11. A look at what you’re putting on your face: Read more
While the tiny microbeads in your face wash may make a great exfoliant, they have been proven to have a harmful effect on the environment, particularly aquatic wildlife. In the wake of growing evidence about their negative effects, The Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015 has been passed which bans intentionally added plastic “microbeads” from cosmetic and health products.
Each new year comes with it’s own set of beauty trends but which will stay and which will go this year? Top makeup artists weigh in on which ones they’d like to see left in 2015. See full article here.
Can’t say it enough – you’ve got to read the labels on your products! Read more
You may be familiar with the cute little micro beads found in many face washes, toothpastes and soaps available at your local drug store but what you may not be aware of is their full ecological impact once they begin their journey down the drain. It has been discovered that these tiny beads of plastic are causing considerable environmental damage and polluting the waterways, among other things. This why New York politicians have been pushing for legislature to ban these micro beads from your hygiene and beauty products. It’s time to find an all-natural substitute for your daily exfoliant! Click here to read the full article
With natural make-up becoming more readily available on the mass market, it may be time to ask yourself – is it worth going green? I think you know what our answer would be! Health & Fitness magazine offers great tips for knowing what to look for when buying “green”.
As an rms beauty fan, you are probably already aware of the industry’s “green washing” of beauty products and the toxic ingredients that may be lurking in seemingly harmless bottles. With so many cosmetics and personal hygiene brands eager to get on the “green wagon”, it’s important to know the difference between marketing and actual safety. There are a few popular buzz words that you may see emblazoned on your beauty products that are meant to signify that they are safer, greener, or healthier. However, you may be surprised by how little these words have to do with the actual ingredients contained in the pretty packaging. Harper’s Bazaar has broken it down by a few of the common words you will come across and what they really mean.
For more information on ingredients to watch out for, click here.