The Ultimate Guide to Green Beauty

The Ultimate Guide to Green Beauty

Curious about whether your makeup really is organic? Wondering about product labels? Here’s where to find the answers to all your cosmetics questions.

How do I know if a product is really ‘natural’ or ‘organic’?

Unsure about a beauty product’s claim of being ‘natural’ or ‘organic’? Beauty editor Rhonda Rovan finds out what these labels really mean.

The truth about animal testing

The beauty industry has been moving away from using animals to test the toxicity of products. Here’s the latest on Canada’s progress, and how to understand what a “cruelty-free” label really means.

The truth about cosmetic preservatives

Do you wonder about the ingredients in your cosmetics? Find out just how safe cosmetic preservatives really are.

The truth about petrolatum

Petrolatum cuts a wide swath in skin care. So why are many companies choosing not to use it?

The truth about sulfates

Confused about whether this foaming agent is safe? Here’s what you need to know about sulfates.

The truth about silicones

Silicones play a major role in our cosmetics and personal care products. So why are some companies opting not to use them?

Parabens: What are they, and are they really that bad?

Parabens are a common cosmetic ingredient’and, lately, the object of much vilification. Find out what they really are and whether you should be seeking out paraben-free products.

Do you know what’s in your cosmetics?

Here’s your guide to some of the most commonly used chemical preservatives, including safety information.