Last week while I was at Target to get a birthday card for a friend, I discovered that the aisle that used to contain natural cosmetics (and the sort-of natural cosmetics) is completely gone. My local Target doesn’t have so much as a single Burt’s Bees lip balm right now. I shop in many places for natural products, and Target was never my go-to because most of the “natural” products on the shelf weren’t natural enough to pass muster with me, but I appreciated that someone who was new to using natural products might stumble upon that aisle, realize there is such a thing as a natural shampoo or body oil, and do some investigating…a sort of mainstream gateway to researching the ingredients in his or her cosmetics. And now that it’s gone, I’m surprisingly sad! No more Shea Moisture body oil from Target for me.
Here are my favorite links of the week:
- The state of California fined the makers of the Brazilian Blowout $600,000 because they labeled their product “formaldehyde-free,” when it actually releases the gas during the application process. (Big props to the gals at No More Dirty Looks for the part they played in this process!)
- Another new study links parabens to breast cancer. There’s no cause-and-effect relationship at this point, but it’s getting increasingly obvious that parabens needs to be studied in a much bigger way.
- No More Dirty Looks shared the details about washing your hair in reverse, and I’m going to try it!
What are you reading+enjoying this week? —Aleigh