Health and Beauty

The impact of the booming market for make-up is far from pretty, we look at hidden toxic ingredients and the prevalence of animal testing in the sector. 

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Issues

We have focused on three major issues that crop up in this industry; the controversial sourcing of Mica, the use of toxic ingredients and animal testing.

There has been an explosion of green beauty brands. We celebrate these brands and help you avoid the greenwash:

Product guides

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Deodorant

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 45 brands of deodorants

We also look at the problem with parabens, animal testing, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Unilever and give our recommended buys. 

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Make-Up

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 33 brands of make-up

We also look at toxic chemicals, animal testing, shine a spotlight on the ethics of L'Oreal and give our recommended buys. 

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Perfume & Aftershave

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 71 brands of perfume & aftershave brands.

We also look at toxic secret ingredients, animal testing, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Chanel and give our recommended buys. 

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Perfume Shops

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 13 perfume retailers

We also look at toxic chemicals, animal testing, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Boots and give our recommended buys. 

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Razors & Shavers

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 13 brands of Razors & Shavers

We also look at conflict minerals, toxic chemicals, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Gillette and give our recommended buys.

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Shampoo

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 53 brands of shampoo

We also look at palm oil, 'no poo' alternatives, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Procter & Gamble and give our recommended buys.

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Shaving Gel & Foam

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 32 brands of shaving foam and gel

We also look at animal testing, toxic chemicals, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Procter & Gamble and give our recommended buys.

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Shower Gel

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 35 shower gel brands.

We also look at animal testing, toxic chemicals, shine a spotlight on the ethics of L'Oreal and give our recommended buys.

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Skincare

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 70 brands of skincare products

We also look at toxic chemicals, vegan and organic options, shine a spotlight on the ethics of L'Oreal and give our recommended buys.

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Soap

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 58 soap brands

We also look at toxic chemicals, animal testing, palm oil, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Unilever and give our recommended buys.

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Sunscreens

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 27 sunscreen brands

We also look at the SPF labelling system, chemical sunscreens, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Boots and give our recommended buys. 

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Toothpaste

In this guide, we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 30 brands of toothpaste and mouthwash.

We also look at toxic ingredients, vegan brands, spotlight on Colgate-Palmolive and give our recommended buys.

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