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The Ecologist Top Ten... organic skincreams

Matilda Lee

25th November, 2010

Beauty advice for the winter season: get enough sleep, eat well and never stray far from a good jar of organic skincream. From Neal's Yard to Weleda, here are the Ecologist's top ten picks... more...
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Can I trust my 'natural' or 'organic' body cream?

Laura Sevier

5th August, 2010

What does it take for a company producing skincare or haircare products to be truly 'natural' or 'organic'? Laura Sevier sorts fact from fiction in the health and beauty stakes more...
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Wild work out: Green Gyms

Nicolette Loizou

21st January, 2009

Tired of the treadmill? Bored of the exercise bike? Nicolette Loizou discovers a greener way to get fit more...
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Cancer and how to avoid it

Laura Sevier

29th May, 2009

We all carry cancer cells, but we also possess natural defences. Laura Sevier meets Dr David Servan-Schreiber, author of 'Anticancer: A new way of life' to find out more more...
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Behind the Label: Pantene Pro-V Style

Pat Thomas

10th April, 2009

Farah brought us the flick. Jennifer gave us the ‘Rachel’. Madonna made ‘blonde ambition’ a desirable thing – at least for a while. And Britney? Well, she got fed up and shaved all hers off. more...
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Behind the label: Tainted love

Pat Thomas

7th February, 2009

Love doesn’t have to be a dirty business – unless, of course... This Valentine’s Day Pat Thomas makes a heartfelt plea for a little non-toxic lovin’ more...
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Behind the label: Fairy Liquid

Pat Thomas

5th February, 2009

The bird is now bones, the gravy glue, the roast veggies are on their way to becoming a source of winter fuel and as soon as everyone’s dinner has gone down a bit, it will be time to do the washing-up. If you are one of the 64 per cent of households in the UK that doesn’t own a dishwasher, chances are there will be a trusty bottle of Fairy Liquid by the sink to get the job of washing-up done. more...
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Behind the label: Antibacterial handwash

Pat Thomas

29th January, 2009

Hand washing is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of infections. Nevertheless, in the hygiene stakes, antibacterial soaps are a ridiculous form of ‘overkill’. more...
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Behind the label: Listerine teeth and gum defence

Pat Thomas

13th January, 2009

A little mouthwash to make your tongue and gums feel fresh and clean? Beware, you may be swilling a mouthful of chemicals that will give you more to worry about than bad breath. Pat Thomas reports more...

Read The Label: Emulsifiers

Pat Thomas

14th December, 2008

Many mainstream toiletries’ incompatible ingredients require chemicals to bind them together. Pat Thomas considers the alternatives to this unholy alliance more...
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Behind the Label: Head and Shoulders classic clean

Pat Thomas

1st July, 2008

It’s time to come clean, says Pat Thomas – anti-dandruff shampoos are nothing but advertising puff and chemicals more...
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Behind the label: Recycled Toilet Tissue

Pat Thomas

22nd May, 2008

Your recycled loo paper may be soft, strong and very, very long, but is it really all that green? Pat Thomas gets to the bottom of an issue of convenience more...

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Read the label: Detergents

Pat Thomas

7th February, 2008

No one should have to choose between looking good and being healthy, which is why each month we will be taking a critical look at the active ingredients in personal care products and asking why manufacturers continue to choose toxic ones over safer alternatives. more...
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Behind the label: K-Y Jelly

Pat Thomas

24th October, 2007

Want to make sex more sensual and fun? Having difficulty conceiving? Don’t reach for a lubricant to boost your love life, says Pat Thomas, it could harm your health and fertility more...
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How to be healthy: Insomnia

Pat Thomas

4th July, 2007

Sleep deprivation is a worse malaise than most people realise. Pat Thomas explains some of its causes, effects and remedies more...
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5 mens products you should steer clear of

Pat Thomas

26th April, 2007

Metrosexual man cares about his appearance. He uses body sprays, hair gel, and fragrances. He maybe even eats salads. Does he give any thought as to what social norms have forced onto his skin? more...
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5 beauty products you should avoid

Pat Thomas

19th April, 2007

Beauty products. Few items are sold to us with more reassurances that they will be good for our health, appearance and well-being. Few items are so drastically misnamed. In this collection of 'Behind the Label' articles, we select five beauty products that shouldn't feature on your bathroom shelf... more...
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Five beauty products you should avoid

Pat Thomas

19th April, 2007

Beauty products. Few items are sold to us with more reassurances that they will be good for our health, appearance and well-being. Few items are so drastically misnamed. In this collection of 'Behind the Label' articles, we select five beauty products that shouldn't feature on your bathroom shelf... more...
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Behind the label: Nicorette nicotine patches

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2007

We all know that smokers should quit the habit. But does nicotine replacement really help? Pat Thomas investigates more...
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Love: batteries not included

Pat Thomas

1st November, 2006

Relationships, like so many other aspects of modern life, are increasingly subject to the pressures of commercialisation. ‘Buy this and you’ll be happy’, suggests the marketing. And one recent product, both intimate and as impersonal as can be imagined, boasts particular success… more...
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Behind the label: Maybelline Superstay 16-hour lip colour

Pat Thomas

1st May, 2006

What goes on your lips can go into your mouth – and it may be far from palatable. Pat Thomas investigates more...
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Behind the Label: Garnier's Ambre Solaire Gloss Bronzer

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2006

If you’re one of the millions of people using fake tan to look attractive and healthy, be wary: they are full of chemicals that can cause damage to your skin. By Pat Thomas more...
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Behind the label: Blistex lip salve

Pat Thomas

1st November, 2005

Warning! Kissable lips may endanger your health. By Pat Thomas more...
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Baring your soles

PAT THOMAS

1st July, 2005

Why pay £60 for an almost barefoot experience, when you can kick off your shoes and get it for free? more...
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Behind the label: Nivea Moisturising Lotion

Pat Thomas

1st June, 2005

Are we being naïve about nivea? By Pat Thomas more...

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