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How to decode cosmetic labels

When it comes to understanding what exactly goes into your cosmetics products, it can sometimes be difficult to see the forest for the trees. When it comes to labels in the cosmetic industry, things can be confusing to say the least. Deciphering the tiny, mysterious symbols mandated by EU Law can be challenging at best and cryptographic at worst, so we’d like to shed some light on the subject for

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How to avoid topical steroid addiction

Since the late 1940’s topical corticosteroids (steroids) have been giving quick and effective relief to sufferers of eczema, dermatitis and many other skin conditions. They come as an ointment, cream or solution and are available via prescription or over the counter. Many validate their use and celebrate them for the significant improvements in life quality. However decades of misuse has lead to a phenomenon known as topical steroid addiction (TSA).

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An Omnivore Goes Vegan for a Week

I never ever ever even thought about becoming a vegan, cheese-lover that I am. I was a vegetarian for a good 5 years with relative ease, with eggs and dairy being my main indulgences anyways. Since then I have become an omnivore who eats quite healthfully but without any strict restrictions. However, one fateful day several weeks ago, two of my colleagues and I made a pact: that we would

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Office Faves: Absolutions Cosmetics

In the world of fashion and beauty, all things French evoke chicness and this is especially true for the hyped status of French skincare. While French cosmetics may have achieved a cult status, very few lines are natural or organic. The brand Absolution marks a change in this. All of their products are unisex and are made from a cocktail of wild flowers, minerals and vitamins. This August their products

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Guilt Free Lingerie: Amoreze

If you’re a regular reader of ours, I think it’s safe to assume that you dream in green. What I mean is: that you try to follow a relatively ecologically-minded lifestyle. Maybe you shop at the organic grocery store and regularly frequent our humble natural cosmetics company. But being friendly to the environment doesn’t just go skin deep, it also covers what you use to cover up. Shopping ethically doesn’t

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