Tag: Beauty

  • CBD shows promise as potent topical antibiotic, killing resistant superbugs

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    New research presented at the the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology has demonstrated a novel topical formation containing cannabidiol (CBD) is effective at killing bacterial infections in the skin. The formulation was also found to kill certain antibiotic-resistant bacteria. We have known for some time that certain cannabinoids found in marijuana display impressive […]

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  • How to have a sustainable and eco-friendly beauty routine

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    It’s been a long time coming, but people are finally realising that it’s cool to give a crap about the planet we live on. From ethical fashion brands to upping our recycling, most of us are being a bit more conscious about our lifestyle choices and wastage. ‘As consumers, I think we’d all like to […]

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  • how cannabis became chic

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    CBD (and THC) is having a huge moment in mainstream media. But as cannabis becomes more fashionable, its space in the luxury market also becomes more problematic. There’s nothing we like more than a good makeover. Whether it’s Rachael Leigh Cook falling downstairs in that red dress in She’s All That, or the slightly abusive computer who forced people to […]

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  • Countdown to Christmas: Your step-by-step guide to looking incredible this party season

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    Now that Halloween and Guy Fawkes Day are well and truly over, it’s time for Christmas to shine. Our bodies couldn’t be more ready for mulled wine, cheese platters and plenty of partying, but as we’ve learnt from previous years, it’s a marathon, not a sprint. And the key to surviving the silly season (other than getting your Secret Santa […]

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  • US-China trade war: Deal agreed to suspend new trade tariffs

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    US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have agreed to halt new trade tariffs for 90 days to allow for talks, the US says. At a post-G20 summit meeting in Buenos Aires, Mr Trump agreed not to boost tariffs on $200bn (£157bn) of Chinese goods from 10% to 25% on 1 January. […]

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  • What Do The Symbols On Your Beauty Products Mean? Those Little Logos Are Actually Pretty Useful

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    With the rise of non-toxic beauty, people are spending a little more time checking out the packaging of their cosmetics. You may be paying stricter attention to ingredient lists and the like, but what about the symbols on your beauty products? These handy illustrations often signify pretty important things, like how long you should keep a […]

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  • Cruelty-free beauty buys for the holiday season

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    The beauty industry is currently undergoing something of a transformation in its approach to animal testing, with several major brands cutting back on or eliminating the process from their retail models this year. In honor of the shift in attitude, here are five cruelty-free beauty treats that are ideal for giving this festive season. Kat […]

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  • Covergirl awarded cruelty-free status

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    The Coty-owned cosmetics giant has been awarded the Leaping Bunny cruelty-free certification, following an audit of its supply chain and ingredients by the organization Cruelty Free International. The Leaping Bunny certification is globally recognized as one of the most rigorous. It requires regular independent supply chain audits. As a consequence, the Leaping Bunny logo will […]

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  • How are your favorite beauty, cosmetic products contributing to the global issue of plastic pollution?

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    As you unwrap the latest batch of goodies from your most recent beauty, cosmetic and personal care shopping spree, much of the packaging containing your favorite items, from shampoos to moisturizers, consists of some form of plastic. If those empty containers aren’t recycled properly, they’ll most likely end up joining the 13 million tons of plastic dumped […]

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  • The New Beauty Is From Everywhere and Nowhere

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    Social media is shaping a new global beauty aesthetic, and we’ve never looked more alike Carefully cradling my head in latex-gloved hands, the doctor asked me what my ethnic background was. After replying, the jigsaw that is apparently my face fell into place and became easier for him to fix. My chin needed a lot […]

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