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organic labels

Ask Ruth: what do the different eco-labels mean?

Ruth Styles

13th September, 2011

The Ecologist's Green Living Editor finds answers to your ethical dilemmas. This week she’s looking at eco-labels more...
anniversary pack

Weleda marks 90 years of organic beauty

Ruth Styles

1st September, 2011

Pioneering natural brand Weleda will see in its ninth decade this year. Ruth Styles reports on the birthday celebrations more...
Nature Girl

Flower power: Nature Girl launches in the UK

Ruth Styles

25th August, 2011

Organic perfume brand Rich Hippie's skincare sister, Nature Girl, is to launch in the UK. Ruth Styles gets a sneak peek more...
holding

Ten of the best…British wild swimming spots

Rosie Spinks

19th August, 2011

Thought you couldn’t swim in the Thames? As Rosie Spinks discovered, London’s waterway is one of the UK’s top locations for a natural dip more...
luxury eco-beauty

Eco chic: why organic beauty is giving the luxury market a run for its money

Ruth Styles

17th August, 2011

Beauty’s new eco-luxury brands with their emphasis on organic ingredients combined with wrinkle-busting efficiency give you the best of both worlds, says Ruth Styles more...
OUTDOOR FITNESS

Ten of the best...ways to boost your fitness outside

George Blacksell

12th August, 2011

From Nordic walking to tai chi, George Blacksell rounds up ten great ways to take your workout into the great outdoors more...
happy baby

Five of the best...eco-friendly babycare products

Gervase Poulden

10th August, 2011

Good for adults, but even better for babies: Gervase Poulden rounds up five chemical, phosphate and paraben free products that will really make a difference to your children’s skin
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L'OREAL PROFESSIONEL

Behind the Brand: L’Oréal

Peter Salisbury

10th August, 2011

It is the biggest beauty company in the world and owns numerous ethical brands including The Body Shop and Pureology, but do its own ethics stand up to close scrutiny? Peter Salisbury reports more...
grateful body

Review: Grateful Body

Ruth Styles

3rd August, 2011

With greener-than-grass credentials and created by a man with a lifetime’s worth of herbal lore in his head, Grateful Body’s eco-conscious range is a good choice for those with sensitive skin, says Ruth Styles more...
popping pills

Beauty supplements: are they worth it?

Robert Phillips

26th July, 2011

Supplement is the latest beauty industry buzzword but just how effective are beauty power pills? And just how green? Robert Phillips takes a closer look more...
anti-ageing

Natural anti-ageing: Melvita versus Tata Harper

Ruth Styles

20th July, 2011

Claiming to combine anti-ageing efficacy with green credentials is nothing new but in the case of Melvita and Tata Harper, those claims could be justified. Ruth Styles put them to the test more...
stress

How to beat stress naturally

Phoebe Doyle

19th July, 2011

Stressed? Tired? Don’t turn to medical anti-depressants. As Phoebe Doyle discovered, natural stress-busters can be just as effective more...

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Review: Lush Validation Facial

Ruth Styles

30th June, 2011

Tucked away underneath the King’s Road store is the Lush spa, where, as Ruth Styles discovered, you’ll find a soothingly green approach to beauty treatments more...
perfume

Ask the Ecologist: can I wear perfume and still be green?

Ruth Styles

30th June, 2011

Green Living Editor Ruth Styles answers your eco-lifestyle dilemmas. This week, we're taking a closer look at fine fragrance more...
grooming

Clean and green: Top 10…eco-friendly grooming products

Henry Gass

17th June, 2011

Whether you’re trying to get to grips with the concept of serum or just want a decent shampoo, Henry Gass has the lowdown on the eco-friendly grooming products that will do the trick for you and for the planet more...
festival beauty

Six of the best…eco-friendly festival beauty essentials

Ruth Styles

15th June, 2011

From sunscreen to insect repellant, Ruth Styles rounds up the products that will see you through festival season more...
eco lipsticks

Mineral magic: five of the best natural lipsticks

The Ecologist

25th May, 2011

Being green doesn't have to mean adopting a soap-and-water approach to beauty: these fabulous eco lipsticks are as sustainable as they are stylish more...
on the beach

Feel the burn: Lavera's aftersun gel put to the test

Valentina Jovanovski

18th May, 2011

An organic aftersun with no nasties and excellent moisturising properties: sound too good to be true? Valentina Jovanovski put Lavera’s aftersun gel to the test more...
grooming

Review: Bulldog skincare

Edward Taylor

11th May, 2011

Bulldog says its products are natural, hassle-free and great for keeping male skin in tip-top condition. Edward Taylor put their claims to the test more...
flower girl

Review: Love+Art

Ruth Styles

4th May, 2011

Organic, Fairtrade and ultra-effective, there’s plenty to love about Love+Art, says Ruth Styles more...
neal's yard remedies

Neal’s Yard Remedies: making your own beauty products

The Ecologist

27th April, 2011

Want more control over what you put on your skin? The ‘Create & Make Your Own’ range from Neal’s Yard Remedies could be just what you’re looking for more...
sunscreen

Five of the best... eco-friendly sun creams

Ruth Styles

22nd April, 2011

With April temperatures hitting record highs, it pays to invest in a decent sunscreen. Ruth Styles rounds up some of the greenest more...
pretty feet

Fishy business: could fish therapy be the green alternative to the pedicure?

Ruth Styles

20th April, 2011

Chemical free and ultra natural, Ruth Styles put Aqua Sheko’s fish pedicure to the test more...
perfumes

Top 10…eco-friendly perfumes

Ruth Styles

8th April, 2011

Synthetics free and all the better for it; the latest crop of green fragrances are good enough to appeal to even the choosiest of fragrance fans. Ruth Styles spritzes on some of the best more...
dr bronner's

Dr Bronner’s: the activist's beauty brand

The Ecologist

6th April, 2011

Not only are its own products Fairtrade and organic, beauty pioneer Dr Bronner’s is taking on big business to get to the truth about how organic their ranges really are more...

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