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. 

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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Ethical Shampoo

How to find an eco-friendly, cruelty free or vegan brand of shampoo.

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 77 brands of shampoo

We also look at tax avoidance, palm oil, 'no poo' alternatives and give our recommended buys.

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Ethical Soap

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 58 brands of soap bars, liquid soaps and handwash. 

We look at whether bars or liquids are more environmentally friendly, vegan and cruelty-free soaps, organic soaps, palm oil, plastics, which brands contain toxic chemicals, 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 62 brands of make-up

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

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Nappies

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 24 nappy brands.

We also look at disposable, biodegradable and reusable nappies, cotton sourcing, toxic chemicals and timber sourcing, shine a spotlight on Procter and Gamble (who own Pampers) and give our recommended buys. 

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Over the counter medicines

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 71 over-the-counter medicine brands, like painkillers and cough and cold remedies.

We also look at animal testing and tax avoidance, shine a spotlight on the ethics of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) 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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Sanitary Products

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 39 sanitary product brands.

We also look at cotton sourcing, tax avoidance and animal testing, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Lunapads 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 61 shower gel brands.

We also look at animal testing, toxic chemicals, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Lush 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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Sunscreens

We investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 32 sunscreen brands

Chemical versus mineral sunscreen, vegan suncream, eco-friendly and reef-safe sunscreen, non toxic sun lotions, the SPF labelling system, and our recommended buys. 

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Toothpaste

In this guide, we investigate, score, and rank the ethical and environmental record of 38 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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