After two years of intense lobbying, New Zealand’s members of Parliament unanimously voted on Tuesday to ban animal trials for cosmetics products in the country—the first in the Australiasian region to do so.
You might not think about your skin when you’re typing away on your laptop or staring at your phone screen, but how you use your favourite devices can be taking its toll on the youthfulness of your skin.
Cruelty-free cosmetic company LUSH knows that the fashion industry’s obsession with fur is heightened as colder months creep up upon our Northern neighbours, so the ethical retailer has launched a new campaign called #MakeFurHistory.
China has taken another important step towards ending cruel animal testing for cosmetics. From June 30, animal testing for ordinary cosmetics produced and sold inside China will no longer be legally mandated.
You might think that if you purchase eco-friendly makeup you don’t need to worry too much about its expiration date because it contains natural ingredients. But this is not the case.
Stem cells have been praised by medical researchers who study their ability to regenerate and form almost any type of cell in the body. This can be beneficial in the treatment of various chronic diseases. Now, stem cells are also appearing in skincare products.
Squalene (or squalane) is found in many beauty products. But its origins are not pretty. It’s one of those names that you might see on a skincare product and not really know what it is. Squalene sounds like the other ingredients that we don’t even think twice about – but we should.
International ethical cosmetics giants LUSH have come out in support of equal love in the lead up to Valentine’s Day, by promoting their campaign for LGBTQ rights with All Out – the global movement for love and equality with over 1.9 million members.
L’Oreal, the world’s largest beauty and cosmetics company has pledged to obtain its renewable raw materials, including palm oil, soya oil, and wood-fiber-based products, from 100 percent “zero-deforestation” sources by 2020, according to Ecouterre.
This Christmas Vivenne Westwood has designed eco-friendly gift wrapping for Lush Cosmetics in the form of two limited edition “Climate Knot-Wraps”.