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Occo: a natural success

Ruth Styles

30th March, 2011

Inspired by Croatia’s natural loveliness but made in the UK, Occo’s blend of Balkan beauty know-how and British practicality is one that will do wonders for your skin more...
green beauty

Green pioneer: Laura Rudoe

Ali Thomas

29th March, 2011

Laura Rudoe, founder of organic beauty brand, Evolve, discusses superfoods, synthetics and greenwash with Ali Thomas more...
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Blooming marvellous: Pai's Rosehip BioRegenerate

Matilda Lee

23rd March, 2011

Pai's new rosehip-rich moisturiser packs a real punch, says Matilda Lee more...

The smell of success? Lynx vs. Lush

William McLennan

16th March, 2011

Two fragrances, both designed with getting the girls in mind. So could the green choice, Lush’s Dirty, beat the Lynx Effect? William McLennan put it to the test more...

Review: Skin Nectar 'The Balancer' Radiance Oil

Ruth Styles

9th March, 2011

It smells gorgeous and is 100 percent organic but does Skin Nectar’s Radiance Oil live up to its billing? Green Living editor, Ruth Styles, tried it out more...

Spring beauty: the green way

Ruth Styles and Lou Dartford

3rd March, 2011

Lou Dartford, make-up artist and green beauty blogger, shows how it's done more...

ecoTOOLs: Greener Brushes

The Ecologist

2nd March, 2011

Plastic handles and fur bristles have made cosmetics brushes some of the least eco-friendly products in your make-up bag, but that could all be about to change with the UK launch of American brand, ecoTOOLs
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Top 10…essential oils

Venita Machnicki

25th February, 2011

Essential oils have long been a medicine cabinet mainstay. Venita Machnicki, aromatherapist and founder of organic beauty company, Skin Nectar, rounds up the most useful
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Biodegradable Beauty

The Ecologist

23rd February, 2011

From championing animal rights to making natural normal on the high street, the new biodegradable shower gels from the Body Shop are just the latest in a long line of eco friendly innovations
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Scents and sustainability: the Green Grocery's organic scent

The Ecologist

16th February, 2011

Combining rose, sandalwood and jasmine essential oils, the Green Grocery’s Love Letter perfume is organic, eco-friendly and utterly gorgeous
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PICK OF THE DAY: naked bounce shampoo and conditioner

The Ecologist

9th February, 2011

Washing your hair might not sound like the most obvious way to help people in need, but with 25p from each bottle of Naked’s Bounce shampoo and conditioner going to support Oxfam’s Shinyanga Project, that’s exactly what you’ll be doing

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PICK OF THE DAY: MuLondon Organic Lavender Moisturiser

The Ecologist

2nd February, 2011

Handmade, 100 per cent organic and PETA approved, MuLondon’s organic lavender moisturiser is perfect for dry skin
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Beat the Winter Beauty Blues

Karen Drake

1st February, 2011

Whether it’s dry skin or chapped elbows, Sophyto founder, Karen Drake, has the solutions to your winter beauty woes more...

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...

Green business: Lush

Eifion Rees

17th November, 2010

Cosmetics company Lush is a zero-packaging pioneer on the high street. In the first of our new 'Green business' series, founder Mark Constantine discusses gourmet consumerism, dream factories and why his ethical creation is a work in progress more...

The Story of Stuff: Cosmetics

Matilda Lee

27th October, 2010

Annie Leonard is back with another installment of the Story of Stuff - this time taking an in-depth look at the cosmetics industry and how we are dying to be beautiful more...
Rose

Perfume: how natural are you willing to go?

Laura Sevier

9th February, 2010

In a world of synthetic fragrances it's important to remember that there are natural alternatives. Here's where to buy them, what to look for and... how to go beyond patchouli more...
Glass of water

Ecologist guide to detox

Laura Sevier

7th January, 2010

It's easy to dismiss 'detox' as a fad, as some product claims are exaggerated. But detoxing, as a practice, has been around for centuries. more...
Winter eco skincare

Winter skincare: top ten eco picks

Matilda Lee & Laura Sevier

10th December, 2009

Clean, green beauty products for the holiday season more...
Green beauty

The Green Beauty Bible: fighting skincare greenwash

Laura Sevier

22nd October, 2009

Jo Fairley and Sarah Stacey explain how they've made it their mission to wade through 'ethical' cosmetics, sorting the good from the bad more...
Eco Beauty Roundup

Summer eco beauty round-up

Matilda Lee and Laura Sevier

3rd August, 2009

The Ecologist's top picks for the holiday season features mineral suncream, a soap with 18 uses, natural insect repellent and more... more...
How to make your own skincare products

How to make your own skincare products

Laura Sevier

10th July, 2009

DIY skincare can be as easy as grabbing some ingredients from the fridge or kitchen cupboard. Laura Sevier offers recipes and tips from the experts more...
natural beauty

'Natural' and 'organic' beauty to be standardised

Matilda Lee

26th June, 2009

The Soil Association hopes that Cosmos, the new natural cosmetics standard, will lead to cleaner, greener ingredients in mainstream beauty products more...
Salt

What type of salt is best?

Pat Thomas

1st Mat 2009

A little bit of natural seasoning won’t kill you, it’s what gets added – or taken away – that matters. Pat Thomas explains why refining and demonising salt is such a crude response more...
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Oxfordshire beauty spot saved from becoming a waste coal ash dump

Ecologist

21st January, 2009

It has been a long and bitter struggle. When locals who had for years enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of Thrupp lake at Radley, Oxfordshire, learned that it was to be filled with fly-ash from Didcot power station, they assumed that a small but vocal protest would help see off the plans. more...

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