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    Today’s Action - Environmental Working Group’s Action Fund

    A $5 bill can buy cucumbers for homemade face masks, a jar of cheap funky face cream, or a painful pore extraction from an unlicensed self-named beautician desperate for latte money. Put that fiver to prettier use by donating it to Environmental Working Group’s Action Fund — an eco-benevolent gesture that’ll earn you a free copy of the nonprofit’s “Quick Tips for Safer Cosmetics” shopping guide. The wallet-sized, easy-to-carry-around pamphlet will be the gift that keeps on giving by guiding you to make the best beauty product purchases.

    (Source: gathergreen.com)

    — 2 years ago

    #safe cosmetics  #beauty  #chemicals  #health  #smart shopping 
    Did You Know? - Beauty Treatments and Chemicals

    An eco-luxe beauty treatment is often an effective environmental campaign, because the resulting prettiness attracts new green advocates and admirers alike. If you’re scared of the strange chemicals found in many common so-called beauty products, you’re not alone. Current laws allow companies to put chemicals that could harm your health in products blithely sold on drugstore shelves and high end beauty stores alike. Help close this dangerous loophole by getting behind the Safe Cosmetics Act, which would make beauty products safer — and the enviro-movement prettier too.

    (Source: GatherGreen.com)

    — 2 years ago with 2 notes

    #beauty  #chemicals  #Safe Cosmetics  #enviroment 
    Did You Know? Brazilian Blowouts Bad

    Tumultuous romances — like Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock or vodka and Red Bull — look pretty only briefly. Add formaldehyde and beauty-seekers to that list of divorcing duos, because the toxic ingredient — used in popular hair straightening treatments — is making would-be pretty people look and feel bad. The authors of No More Dirty Looks describe the aftermath of a Brazilian Blowout: “The shine had gone matte, our ends were decimated, and we had crowns of flyaways that were most certainly not there before.” Now the FDA’s warning salon workers about the potentially dangerous health effects of Brazilian Blowouts. Want to look and feel good? Go truly formaldehyde-free.

    (Source: gathergreen.com)

    — 2 years ago with 10 notes

    #toxic  #brazilianblowouts  #beauty  #health  #cancer 
    Act - The Beauty Bus - Glam for the Sick

    Being pampered feels great, especially since it’s a rare treat for most people due to money and time. In some cases, illness gets in the way and those suffering from disease are unable to leave their homes even for much needed TLC. That’s why The Beauty Bus Foundation was created - two women wanted to bring glitz and glam to chronically or terminally ill patients and their caregivers, free of charge. They provide many types of glamorous grooming - including hair, hand and facial care - to most locations in Los Angeles County. If you’d like to be involved, consider donating money, products, time, or services - any contribution will be beautiful in and of itself.

    (Source: gathergreen.com)

    — 2 years ago with 3 notes

    #beauty  #caregiving  #chronicdisease  #terminallyill  #nonprofit 
    Act - The Beauty Bus

    Being pampered feels great, especially since it’s a rare treat for most people due to money and time. In some cases, illness gets in the way and those suffering from disease are unable to leave their homes even for much needed TLC. That’s why The Beauty Bus Foundation was created - two women wanted to bring glitz and glam to chronically or terminally ill patients and their caregivers, free of charge. They provide many types of glamorous grooming - including hair, hand and facial care - to most locations in Los Angeles County. If you’d like to be involved, consider donating money, products, time, or services - any contribution will be beautiful in and of itself.

    (Source: gathergreen.com)

    — 2 years ago

    #beauty  #care giving  #non-profit  #facial  #hair  #health 
    Act - Breast Cancer Fund

    Optimists know not to cry over spilled milk; pragmatists know not to spill tasty almond milk in the first place. For environmentalists who’ve learned it’s easier to prevent an eco-disaster than to organize an emergency clean-up with slow-to-act governmental agencies, Breast Cancer Fund is a popular nonprofit. Unlike many organizations that focus on finding cures for cancer, Breast Cancer Fund’s working to eliminate the environmental causes of breast cancer — so fewer women get breast cancer to begin with. The nonprofit takes issue with chemicals in cosmetics, which is linked to rising breast cancer rates. Help Breast Cancer Fund by donating to further its research and education work.

    (Source: gathergreen.com)

    — 3 years ago with 17 notes

    #cancer  #breastcancer  #nonprofit  #causes  #cosmetics  #halth  #beauty 
    Did You Know? Current Laws aren’t Pretty

    An eco-luxe beauty treatment is often an effective environmental campaign, because the resulting prettiness attracts new green advocates and admirers alike. If you’re scared of the strange chemicals found in many common so-called beauty products, you’re not alone. Current laws allow companies to put chemicals that could harm your health in products blithely sold on drugstore shelves and high end beauty stores alike. Help close this dangerous loophole by getting behind the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011, which would make beauty products safer — and the enviro-movement prettier too.

    (Source: gathergreen.com)

    — 3 years ago with 4 notes

    #eco  #cosmetics  #beauty  #chemicals  #health 
    Heroines for the Planet: Holistic Nutritionist to the Stars Kimberly Snyder

    Kimberly Snyder is a holistic nutritionist for many of the entertainment industry’s top celebrities and has worked with clients on some of Hollywood’s biggest film sets.

    But what’s more impressive than her roster of celeb fans is her holistic approach to nutrition and her appreciation and connectedness to the earth and the people she meets. A three year odyssey trekking around the globe gave Kim a unique and fresh perspective on health and beauty which she shares in her bestselling book The Beauty Detox Solution. 

    by Lindsay E. Brown, Read More at:  Brown Loves Green

    — 3 years ago with 10 notes

    #holistic  #nutrition  #beauty  #detox  #heroine 
    Act - Support Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database

    Naive beauty-seekers still get fooled by green-tinted product packaging — then burst into innocent tears when they find out that “natural” printed on a paper box isn’t actually a promise of eco-purity. Don’t let carcinogen-tainted mascara run down your face. Consult the Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database, which lets you get safety scores on thousands of makeup and skin care products so you can make the greenest choice. Skin Deep’s service is free, but for the price of a bar of soap, you can donate to help support this valuable database.

    (Source: gathergreen.com)

    — 3 years ago with 8 notes

    #cosmetics  #beauty  #green  #safety  #health 
    Did You Know? Green Beauty Salons Keep Salon Workers Healthy

    If eco-luxe beauty treatments make you feel too extravant, comfort yourself with the knowledge that your self-indulgence also benefits salon workers. How so? Conventional salon services expose aestheticians and stylists to toxic chemicals on a daily basis, putting them at great risk for cancer and other scary health consequences. Choose a green salon, and you’re supporting better environments for salon service providers too — a beauty win-win.

    (Source: gathergreen.com)

    — 3 years ago with 3 notes

    #beauty  #health  #green