18 Foods that Help Make Beautiful, Healthy Skin

You are what you eat. I know this is something we all heard, probably when you were a child and your parents were trying to get you to eat your vegetables.  Well, it is even truer as adults. Your health and diet reflects on your outer appearance. A building block to beauty and healthy looking […]

Organic Skin Care Oils Sourced from Around the World

Aura Cacia introduced five new essential oils into their line of aromatherapy products. According to Aura Cacia, the oils have been sustainably sourced from around the world and are certified organic through the USDA’s National Organic Program. The five products include: Argan oil, extracted from the nuts of a native desert tree in Morocco, is […]

Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 Could Put an End to Harmful Ingredients

The Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act of 1938 set guidelines for the FDA and provided limited authority to regulate U.S. cosmetics, resulting in a largely unregulated industry. After 73 years, congress has finally decided to update federal cosmetics laws with the introduction of the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011. On June 24, 2001, Rep. Jan […]

Eco Vision Biodegradable Cosmetics Jar Awarded U.S. Patent

Eco Vision, a biodegradable and sustainable packaging manufacturer, was awarded a U.S. patent for its biodegradable cosmetics jar. The patent, issued by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, is the second one received by Eco Vision in two years, the first was for the Eco Tube. The company aims to provide manufacturers with eco-friendly packaging […]

Natural Beauty Retailer Removes all Harmful Ingredients from Product Range

Gotham Beauty, an online retailer for natural beauty products, is taking a stand against “green washing” and giving the boot to all suppliers who can’t prove the safety and natural origins of their products. The recently launched ecommerce site labels themselves as New York City’s go-to retailer for the natural beauty conscious and sells selected […]

Top 7 Eco-Friendly Daily Deal Sites

Get Daily Discounts on Eco-Friendly Products & Services One thing is for sure, everyone loves a great deal. And now more than ever, people are shopping online looking for just that – discounted products and services. It’s no surprise Internet flash sale and group coupon sites like Groupon, LivingSocial and Gilt Goupe are growing in […]

List of Mislabeled Organic Personal Care Products

Last week, the Center for Environmental Health (CEH), a California based environmental watchdog, filed a lawsuit against 26 personal care companies who mislabel their products “organic” – a violation of California law.  California law requires that any product using the term “organic” on the front of the package must contain at least 70% organic ingredients. […]

Lawsuit Filed Against Mislabeled Organic Personal Care Manufacturers

Dozens of shampoos, lotions and other personal care products sold by national retailers are labeled “organic” despite containing few or no organic ingredients, according to the Center for Environmental Health (CEH), a public health watchdog group. The lawsuit filed last week in Alameda County Superior Court, California, accuses 26 companies of mislabeling their products as organic […]

FDA Announces New Rules for Sunscreen

After 33 years of consideration, the FDA has issued new guidelines for sunscreen labeling which have been designed to give consumers more information to help reduce the risk of skin cancer and early aging. The regulations will aim to prevent companies from making false promises about the levels of protection they provide. The new rules […]

North American Natural & Organic Personal Care Market Exceeds $5 Billion

The North American market for natural and organic personal care products recorded sales in excess of US $5 billion in 2010, according to a new report by Organic Monitor. After recovering from the financial crisis of 2009, market growth rates have rebounded to pre-recessionary levels as consumers continue to demand ‘chemically-clean’ cosmetics and toiletries. The […]