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August 28 2014

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3 posts tagged "Açai Damage-Repairing Skincare"

A Good Clean Read

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The green beauty movement has been gaining more speed recently, with a trio of Democratic lawmakers introducing the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 before Congress last week. Another conversation starter: the release of No More Dirty Looks, a new eco-guide to finding safe and clean personal care products. Authors Siobhan O’Connor, an editor at GOOD magazine, and Alexandra Spunt, a journalist and marketing consultant, decided to pen the book after getting Brazilian blow-outs and wondering which ingredient in the formula smelled so toxic that it caused their throats to burn. (The answer? Formaldehyde.) The duo set out to uncover what other chemicals might be lurking in common beauty products like shampoo, hair spray, moisturizer, mascara, bronzer, and nail polish, in the hopes of sussing out what’s safe and beneficial, and what’s probably worth avoiding. Unlike some other green beauty guides, Looks is refreshingly free of preachiness or judgment. O’Connor and Spunt seem to understand that not everyone will be game for sprinkling baking powder under their arms as deodorant or giving up highlights altogether. Instead, the book lays out all the facts and leaves it up to the reader to decide what next steps to take. Each chapter specifically focuses on your hair, your face, your body, etc., and includes a helpful breakdown of ingredients as well as recommendations for green beauty finds. Throughout the pages, eco-experts like Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients founder Horst Rechelbacher offer aha tips on topics like washing your hair backward (applying conditioner first, then shampoo) and how that’s actually healthier for strands. No More Dirty Looks might not be your typical beach read, but it’s got enough real intrigue to keep you turning the pages.

Orlando Bloom for BOSS Orange; LiLo’s Message To The Law; And More…

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Orlando Bloom has just been named the face of the new men’s fragrance from Hugo Boss’ Boss Orange line, which means that Bloom and his girlfriend, Victoria’s Secret angel Miranda Kerr, are officially in a spokesmodel-off (our vote goes to Bloom). [People Style Watch]

In a recent interview—conducted via Twitter—Elle “The Body” Macpherson admitted to using illegal powdered rhino horn, a Chinese beauty supplement. We’re going to guess that she will not be making any new friends at PETA this summer. [NYDN]

And in other news regarding actions that unendear oneself to others, Lindsay Lohan etched an expletive into her pastel nail polish at her court hearing in Los Angeles yesterday. No wonder the judge sentenced her to 90 days in prison. [Gawker]

Photo: Nick Sadler / Startraks Photo

Açai: The Comic Book Hero; The Body Shop Returns To Its Roots; And More…

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To really hammer home the fact that the namesake Amazonian berry in its new Açai Damage-Repairing Skincare line is considered a “super-powered” antioxidant, Kiehl’s has ordered up a brand site where you can create and share your own Pop Art-style comic strip. Finally, a chance to don that cape and serve up some justice, skincare-style. [Ad Week]

To prove that it is still committed to ethical business practices and a philanthropic spirit, the Body Shop has partnered with ECPAT International, which is devoted to ending child prostitution, child pornography, and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes. Besides publishing sex-trafficking progress cards on various countries, the company is selling a $10 tube of Soft Hands Kind Heart hand cream, $6 of which is being donated to the organization. Now you can do your part and combat dry, flaky skin at the same time. It’s a win-win. [NYT]

Before Megan Fox became the film industry’s resident sex pot, she was just like any other teenager and even got busted for stealing cosmetics from Wal-Mart. The makeup in question was from the Olsen twins’ range, Mary-Kate and Ashley, and she was apparently promptly banned from the store. The discounted retail chain would no doubt welcome her back now with open arms—and a strict dress code. [Carefair.com]

The beauty-inspired reality show business is booming. Last night, TLC debuted its new series, King of the Crown, which follows beauty pageant expert Cy Frakes and his team as they prep contestants for the Gowns and Crowns pageant in South Carolina. So, like Drop Dead Gorgeous, but real. Ladies, to your TiVos! [Entertainment Weekly]

Photo: Courtesy of Kiehl’s