To some, the beauty industry is a shallow pool of narcissism. Stories about the excessive photoshopping of celebrities in mainstream ad campaigns and schools pressuring young girls to start using makeup at earlier ages often make headlines, leading us to believe that society will always place greater importance on physical beauty over inner beauty. Don’t lose hope just yet, though; a growing group of socially-conscious cosmetic companies are striving to change the conversation regarding what beauty is all about.
There’s a good chance that one of your New Years’ resolutions revolves around eating better. While you may not be indulging in fast food for a while, that doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to something delectable.
From body lotions that’ll give your skin a wake-up call to hair products leaving your locks looking and smelling lovely, pampering yourself has never been so yummy. Just don’t start skipping dinner to eat your new products – they’re not really edible!
Aside from finding the perfect shade that’ll complement their skin tones, do-good divas look for key words on their cosmetics labels. Phrases like “not tested on animals,” “packaging made from recyclable material” and “all-natural ingredients” are no-brainers. When they scan to “fair trade,” though, most people's eyes glaze over this stamp of approval.