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Tried & tested eco-cosmetics

April 26th, 2013

by Hazel Sillver

Avoid cosmetics that cost the earth – today’s eco makeup is much better quality anyway, says Hazel Sillver. more...

Union: the British perfume that’s boosting biodiversity

Ruth Styles

1st June, 2012

State of the Union: the British perfume that’s boosting biodiversity Making the most of the UK’s bountiful flora, Union’s four fragrances are an olfactory celebration of the British countryside, says Ruth Styles more...

Review: Backache Therapy Massage with Ozone Steam

Ruth Styles

21st May, 2012

dr wakde Combining stress-busting know how with Ayurvedic tradition, Dr Wakde’s Natural Health Clinic is the place to go when you need a natural solution for stress and aches, says a revitalised Ruth Styles more...

Tried and tested: mineral make-up

Thea Byrgesen

9th May, 2012

Tried and tested: mineral make-up With synthetic and chemical free formulas, and a colour range to rival Monet, modern mineral make-up is skin and planet friendly. Thea Byrgesen rounds up the best more...

Review: Aromatherapy Associates Aroma Radiance facial

Ruth Styles

2nd May, 2012

Review: Aromatherapy Associates Aroma Radiance facial Aromatherapy Associates newest facial delivers an all-natural anti-ageing punch, reports a fresh-faced Ruth Styles more...

Lush launches anti-animal testing campaign

Mark Briggs

25th April, 2012

Lush launches anti-animal testing campaign To coincide with World Day for Laboratory Animals, Lush turned their Regent Street shop window into a human testing zone to highlight the plight of the millions of animals worldwide who suffer at the hands of the beauty industry more...

Tried and tested: lip balm

Ruth Styles

25th April, 2012

Tried and tested: eco-friendly lip balm High on petrochemicals and low on efficacy, it’s time to swap your Vaseline for something a little greener. Ruth Styles puts the planet-pleasing alternatives to the test more...

Natural make-up: why it’s giving MAC a run for its money

Matilda Lee

18th April, 2012

terre d'oc Matilda Lee meets the Estée Lauder of natural make-up, Terre d’Oc’s Valerie Roubaud, to find out why natural cosmetics are ready to take on the conventional kind more...

Death by jasmine: why organic perfumery is under threat

Ruth Styles

17th April, 2012

perfume Is real jasmine really worse for you than the synthetic version? It might sound crazy but that's exactly what the International Fragrance Association believe – and it’s making life tough for organic and natural perfumers. Ruth Styles reports more...

The Ecologist meets… Korres co-founder, Lena Korres

Ruth Styles

13th April, 2012

The Ecologist meets… Lena Korres Greece might be in dire financial straights but for the country’s best-known natural beauty brand, things have never been better. Ruth Styles caught up with Lena Korres to find out why more...

Heavenly honey: why the golden stuff is good news for your skin

Ruth Styles

4th April, 2012

Heavenly honey: why the golden stuff is great for your skin A natural moisturiser packed with antioxidants, honey is a sweet treat that can make a big difference to your dermis more...

The Ecologist meets… Tsi-La founder Annie Morton

Ruth Styles

21st March, 2012

tsi la The organic perfumier chats to the Ecologist about why organic is best and what IFRA’s latest legislation means for the natural fragrance industry more...

Tried and tested: Mother’s Day beauty gifts

Ruth Styles

16th March, 2012

Mother's day Done with daffodils? Treat your mum to some gorgeous natural beauty goodies instead. The Ecologist has some suggestions more...

How to get fit, healthy (and slim) the natural way

Phoebe Doyle

7th March, 2012

natural fitness Thanks to celebrity mums, the pressure to shape up post birth has never been higher. But don’t succumb to extreme diets; as the Ecologist’s natural fitness experts explain, slow and steady wins the race
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Top 10...tips for a natural labour

Holly Jeffery

7th March, 2012

natural labour Whether it’s raspberry leaf tea or a spot of stretching, pregnancy massage specialist Holly Jeffery suggests some all-natural ways to keep labour pain at bay more...

Organic beauty decoded: the truth about your favourite natural products

Bethany Hubbard

7th March, 2012

ORGANIC BEAUTY Baffled by the growing number of claims made by organic and natural beauty companies? The Ecologist reveals the truth behind the myths more...

Make mine a massage: how the power of touch can give you better health

Ruth Styles

6th March, 2012

massage Not just a luxury, massage can reduce stress, tension and immune system baddie, cortisol. But not everyone can afford a weekly back rub so the Ecologist joined the students at Neal’s Yard Remedies to find out how to do it DIY style more...

Five of the best… natural ways to quit smoking

Ben Martin

29th February, 2012

Five of the best… natural ways to quit smoking Trying to quit, but can’t face puffing on e-cigarettes or chewing Nicorette? With National No Smoking Day coming up, we take a look at some of the natural, sustainable alternatives more...

Natural antiseptics: safe for your skin and the environment

Bethany Hubbard

24th February, 2012

Natural antiseptics: safe for your skin and the environment Essential oils and plant extracts can zap zits without causing lasting damage to your skin or the planet more...

Naturally gorgeous: it’s time to swap conventional skincare for the natural alternative

Bethany Hubbard

22nd February, 2012

Naturally gorgeous: it’s time to swap conventional skincare for the natural alternative It’s ‘Paraben Amnesty Week’ at Neal’s Yard Remedies, so if you haven’t already made the switch to natural skincare, now is a good time to start more...

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