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Lip Gloss and Laptops is the thinking woman's health, cosmetics, and beauty podcast. Hosts Airdrie and Kerry Anne are from Vancouver, Canada. [Read more...]

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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Episode #60 - Holistic Beauty

Check out Episode 60 (MP3 file)!

Sales of natural and organic beauty products have skyrocketed, and for good reason. Our skin absorbs all those products we put on it, so why not treat it with a little respect and incorporate some healthy, holistic products into your beauty routine.

This episode we talk about the lack of regulation in the North American beauty industry, animal testing, misleading labels, treatments you can whip up in your own kitchen and more! We also mention a few companies we think are doing a great job of using safe, natural formulations in their products, and choosing not to test on our four-legged friends.

Holistic Home Treatments

Homemade Beauty Recipes from All Natural Beauty

Recipes from Kitchen Cosmetics

Cosmetic Safety
All Natural Beauty - Reading Room
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Environmental Working Group - Skin Deep (searchable database to find if your cosmetics may be harmful)

Animal Testing

Cosmetics Testing article from wikipedia

The Leaping Bunny from the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics
Caring Consumer lists companies that do and do not test on animals
PETA - looking good cruelty free

Brands of Note
Jo Wood Organics
Aubrey Organics
Lush cosmetics
Balm Balm - winner of the Best Organic Beauty Product at the Soil Association Awards
Kiss my Face
Juice Beauty
Cargo - Plant Love Lipsticks
Stella McCartney's CARE Line
Suki Pure Skin Care
Burt's Bees
Tom's of Maine
Dr Hauschka
Dr. Bronner’s Organic Soap

For the latest "green" fashion and beauty news, check out TreeHugger.

"You can tell how high a society is by how much of its garbage is recycled." —Dhyani Ywahoo (Native American)


Blogger vivian said...

Thanks so much for this episode! I am trying hard to live a "green" lifestyle and this episode was full of products for me to explore.

Tue May 29, 05:32:00 PM  

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