Propylene glycol: is it really safe?

Propylene glycol: is it really safe?

The use of industrial chemicals in cosmetics and drugs is a cheap way for companies to improve their products’ appearance, and to maximize their efficacy and shelf life. Propylene glycol is one of those chemicals.

Triclosan: a dangerously common ingredient?

Triclosan: a dangerously common ingredient?

What if the toothpaste or soap you use on a daily basis contains some of the same ingredients found in pesticides? Unfortunately, this isn’t a hypothetical question. One of these chemicals has been right under our noses all this time: Triclosan.

Brush off conventional toothpastes

Brush off conventional toothpastes

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The main difference between natural toothpastes and conventional toothpastes is the ingredients they contain. And these little things can make a big difference. Let’s take a closer look at some of these potentially harmful ingredients.

Microbeads: Tiny plastic, huge problem

Microbeads: Tiny plastic, huge problem

Microbeads, those small plastic beads used in so many personal care products are having a serious negative impact on our fragile ecosystem. It’s even ending up in some of our food. So, why are these little plastic beads creating such a big problem and why should we care?

Why you should avoid artificial fragrances

Why you should avoid artificial fragrances

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We’ve been avoiding artificial fragrances for nearly 20 years. We cringe every time we walk through the perfume section in department stores or cosmetic counters in pharmacies. That’s our body telling us that artificial fragrances are not quite agreeing with us.