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The A to Z of beauty goodies

The Ecologist A to Z of beauty goodies

Priyanka Mogul

3rd February, 2012

You’ve learned to avoid parabens and sulphates but what should you be using instead? The Ecologist takes a closer look at the natural beauty ingredients that can make a positive difference to your skin more...
Five of the best… natural quick fixes

Five of the best… natural beauty quick fixes

Ruth Styles

1st February, 2012

Whether it’s tiredness, stress or winter skin, Green Living Editor Ruth Styles has some super speedy suggestions – and no chemicals involved more...
Into the wild: getting to grips with primal fitness

Wild at heart: getting to grips with primal fitness

Hazel Sillver

24th January, 2012

Fed up of slaving in the gym? Wild Fitness’ emphasis on natural movement of the sort our ancestors would have used could be just what you need. Get in touch with your inner caveman more...
The Ecologist meets…Dr Fabrizio Mancini

The Ecologist meets… Dr Fabrizio Mancini

Ruth Styles

18th January, 2012

The concept of ‘self-healing’ might sound like mumbo jumbo but it’s actually a sensible way of giving our lifestyles a healthy overhaul says Dr Fabrizio Mancini - starting with organic food, plenty of sleep and lots of exercise more...
Cosmetic surgery: is it safe?

How safe is cosmetic surgery?

Ruth Stokes

17th January, 2012

In the wake of the PIP implant scandal, the Ecologist examines the cosmetic surgery industry and asks what impact it is having on the health of patients and the environment more...
Future perfect: organic beauty in 2012

Future perfect: organic beauty in 2012

Ruth Styles

12th January, 2012

From natural facelifts to slow beauty, Ruth Styles takes a look at the trends, products and brands set to hit the big time this year more...
Beat the January blues

How to...beat the January energy slump naturally

Liz Parry

6th January, 2012

It’s the afternoon and you can feel that familiar energy slump kicking in. Forget coffee or chocolate, try a healthier alternative, or give yoga, massage or aromatherapy a go instead more...
good shopping guide

The Good Shopping Guide (10th Anniversary Edition)

Mark Newton

22nd December, 2011

Did you know that Green & Black's aren't quite as ethical as they'd like you to think? Nor did Mark Newton until the Good Shopping Guide came his way more...
Frankincense and myrrh

Frankincense and myrrh: an ethical nightmare?

Sophie Laggan

14th December, 2011

Frankincense and myrrh are prized for their fabulous scent and are an essential ingredient in beauty products. But with 90 per cent of the global supply originating in war-torn Somalia, just how ethical can they really be?
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natural healing

Herbal medicine: can natural remedies really see off winter colds and flu?

Sophie Laggan

9th December, 2011

Although controversial amongst advocates of mainstream medicine, herbs and spices can help keep us healthy, says Sophie Laggan more...
Madara skincare

Madara: the luxury skincare range with social and environmental ethics

Matilda Lee

7th December, 2011

'Deeper than skin' is the motto of ethical green beauty and skincare brand Madara which has received accolades from WWF more...
eco beauty heroes

Eco beauty heroes 2011

Ruth Styles

29th November, 2011

From the brands making strides towards reducing packaging to the nail polishes made without toxins, Green Living Editor Ruth Styles salutes the beauty brands who have gone further for the planet this year
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Africology

Review: Africology Intonga Amasatchi Experience

Ruth Styles

24th November, 2011

If you’ve got some serious knots that need sorting out, then the Intonga Amasatchi Experience is for you. What’s more, says Ruth Styles, Africology’s wonderfully natural approach to beauty makes it a brand to watch more...
DIY BEAUTY

DIY beauty products: do they really work?

Sophie Laggan

16th November, 2011

With no harmful ingredients and no packaging to recycle, DIY make-up is definitely good for the planet. The big question though, is does it do the job? more...
green shampoo

Five of the best…eco friendly shampoos

Ruth Styles

27th October, 2011

All are surfactant, pollutant and paraben free but which eco shampoo is best? Ruth Styles put them to the test more...
Geraldine Howard

Q&A: Geraldine Howard

Ruth Styles

19th October, 2011

Aromatherapy Associates founder, Geraldine Howard, discusses naturals, synthetics and why certification schemes need an overhaul with Ruth Styles more...
Aromatherapy Associates boutique

Aromatherapy Associates launches London store

Ruth Styles

19th October, 2011

More than 30 years after it launched, Britain’s leading aromatherapy brand finally has a store of its own. Ruth Styles reports more...
The Holistic Beauty Book

The Holistic Beauty Book

Ruth Styles

13th October, 2011

The idea of DIY beauty products is a nice one, says Ruth Styles. But as some of Star Khechara’s recipes proved, they don’t always work more...
bubble bath

How safe is your bubble bath?

Ruth Styles

12th October, 2011

Thought bubble bath was basically liquid soap? Wrong. Not only is it completely different, it contains a hefty dose of dodgy chemicals to boot. Ruth Styles has more more...
West Papua Campaign

The Smell of Freedom: Lush gets behind the Free West Papua campaign

Ruth Styles

11th October, 2011

West Papua is one of the world’s forgotten conflicts, where human rights violations are endemic. Now Lush has taken up the cause. Ruth Styles has more more...
Pai Skincare

Pai: the eco favourite taking the beauty world by storm

Ruth Styles

6th October, 2011

Pai has been bubbling under the radar for a while now, but with the launch of its new BioAffinity toner, it’s one brand about to hit the big time, says Ruth Styles more...
eco lipsticks

Hello Hauschka! The green skincare brands making a bid for your make-up bag

Ruth Styles

28th September, 2011

OK, so Dr Hauschka’s cosmetics range isn’t really news, but the goodies coming out of Haushka and NATorigin HQ are well worth spending a few pennies on. Ruth Styles puts them to the test more...
dangerous beauty

The A to Z of beauty baddies

George Blacksell

20th September, 2011

Confused by chlorobutanol? Baffled by bronopol? George Blacksell has the skinny on beauty’s nastiest additives more...
bee

Bee Lovely: the hand cream standing up for insects

Ruth Styles

14th September, 2011

Britain’s bees are in big trouble, but Neal’s Yard Remedies have come to the rescue with a campaign and limited edition hand cream. Ruth Styles put it to the test more...
SURFBOARDS

Surfing: a greener way to get fit?

Phoebe Doyle

14th September, 2011

Bidding farewell to summer doesn’t mean turning your back on outdoor sports, says Phoebe Doyle. When it comes to surfing, autumn’s where it’s at more...

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