Microbeads to be banned in cosmetics?

Microbeads to be banned in cosmetics?

Microbeads are back in the news this week as environmental campaigners joined forces to celebrate ‘World Oceans Day’ by increasing pressure on major cosmetic companies to stop using these minute plastic particles in products ranging from body scrubs to...
Get Britain Buzzing

Get Britain Buzzing

It’s a sad fact that our native bee population is in decline – both in numbers and health. This is particularly worrying because of their essential role in pollinating our food. We wrote about the subject back in 2009 in this post “Campaign to save...
Phthalates linked to early menopause

Phthalates linked to early menopause

More research has been published which links chemicals used in popular cosmetics and household products to health problems. The latest report again highlights phthalates, and has found that exposure to this chemical can cause early menopause in women. It was published...
MI allergy on the increase

MI allergy on the increase

There have been a number of reports in this week’s national press about people suffering allergic reactions to skincare products containing MI (methylisothiazolinone). It’s used as a preservative in products ranging from body scrubs to moisturisers,...