Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act Passes in California Senate

SB 1249 makes it illegal for cosmetics manufacturers to sell any finished product or component that was knowingly tested on animals after January 1, 2020.  The bill states that “Existing law prohibits manufacturers and contract testing facilities from using traditional animal testing methods within this state when an appropriate alternative …

The importance of choosing products with sustainably produced palm oil.

Slash and burn palm oil plantations have caused huge amounts of habitat loss accompanied by many species becoming critically endangered, endangered, or vulnerable to extinction. The decrease in viable forests also decreases the absorption of CO2 which is one of the biggest factors in global warming. The importance of maintaining …

Is the product you’re looking at in the store really safe….?

How can you be sure that the product you’re considering purchasing is really safe? “A mind-boggling array of products contain chemicals that sensitize skin and trigger skin problems such as rashes, redness, acne, and other symptoms of contact dermatitis, says Malkan, who notes that doctors often misdiagnose these problems as …

Are Lavender and Tea Tree Oil Endocrine Disruptors? Lack of Evidence

There have been various reports suggesting that these two essential oils are endocrine disruptors as well as others that conclude the opposite.  My own opinion on this matter is that there is more recent and conclusive evidence that these two essential oils are not endocrine disruptors. The original study coming …

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