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Not Quite Natural: Johnson’s Natural Line

Mar
27th
2012
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As finicky as I am about the ingredients in my health and beauty products, I can only imagine what I'll be like one day when a baby is thrown into the mix.  Big companies like Johnson & Johnson are notorious both for greenwashing and for allowing some pretty shocking ingredients to make their way into personal care products, so why should their natural line for babies be any different? The Johnson's Baby website provides a long list of the ingredients their natural line is formulated without: No Parabens No Dyes No Animal...

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Not Quite Natural: güd by Burt’s Bees

Mar
8th
2012
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Nice try, Burt's Bees. Your (sort of) new line of bath and beauty products almost won me over. The phthalate-free scents are lovely, and the branding is nice and clean. But wait! Let's have a closer look at the ingredients, shall we? Floral Cherrynova Natural Softening Conditioner-water, cetearyl alcohol, fragrance, ceteareth-20, glycerin, phenoxyethanol, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, hibiscus sabdariffa flower*, mentha piperita (peppermint) leaf extract*, salvia officinalis (sage) leaf extract*, thymus vulgaris (thyme) leaf extract*, urtica dioica (nettle) leaf extract*,...

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Not Quite Natural: Cover Girl’s NatureLuxe Collection

Jan
24th
2012
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Cover Girl's NatureLuxe Collection came out last year in the spring, but I only recently became aware of its existence since I tend to avoid this brand like the plague. I happened to see a display on a recent trip to the store with my grandmother, and I immediately made a mental note to do some research. The green packaging (I'm speaking only in reference to the color and not Cover Girl's environmental awareness or impact) was a clever move on their part, since most of us associate green with all things natural....

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Not Quite Natural: Sephora’s Natural Seal

Oct
27th
2011
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So here's the thing... I like Sephora. I've shopped at Sephora countless times, online and in store. However, during my many trips to their store and website, I've noticed something about the standards of Sephora's natural seal: they aren't very high. Today I'll be discussing a few questionable brands that Sephora sells and has deemed "natural." Now, in ignorance, I'm sure I've used my fair share of hazardous products in the past. I've probably even reviewed several of them (possibly positively), but I'm trying my best to remain informed and turn over a new leaf. As I'm sure many of...

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Not Quite Natural: Ross Revisited

Sep
29th
2011
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The following products were found at Ross, a store whose personal care section is becoming more and more of a disappointment with each trip.

This product might be sulfate free, but it's also full of petrochemical derivatives like propylene glycol and PEG-40 almond glycerides, as well as the ever-elusive fragrance.

Don't be fooled by fancy words like "green tea" and "dead sea." Sulfates and parabens...

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A New Monthly Feature: Not Quite Natural

Aug
30th
2011
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While browsing the health and beauty section in Ross recently, I came up with what I think is a pretty fun idea for a new feature on the blog called Not Quite Natural. So here's the deal- once a month or so I'll post a few pictures of products I've either seen while out or read about online whose ingredients aren't quite as safe as the product's brands/labels/packaging make them seem. I'm the worst about quickly skimming ingredient lists of products that boast the words "natural" and "organic" and doing little research before making a purchase. Hopefully these posts will...

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