The fight to end hair discrimination

The fight to end hair discrimination

What’s being done to address the racist policies and unfair judgements targeting Black people for wearing their natural hair? With issues such as criminal justice reform currently dominating political discourse, confronting hair discrimination may seem inconsequential to some. What it represents, however, is another hurdle to overcome in our quest...

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Do we really need gender-specific skincare products?

Do we really need gender-specific skincare products?

For decades, skincare routines and other beauty regimes have been viewed as rituals carried out solely by women.  But as the boundaries of gender become further blurred, gender-neutral skincare products are increasing in popularity. Was the concept of gender-specific skincare ever legit to begin with? Despite the fact that most straight men still recoil when being convinced to get a tidy-up mani-pedi (trust me, I’ve tried), the promotion of...

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How is the beauty industry prioritising transparency online?

How is the beauty industry prioritising transparency online?

As the industry continues exploring digital spaces, community-centric platforms that allow the vetting of cosmetics and skincare products in real time are proving the most popular. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, but online consumer engagement has become a top priority for the beauty industry. Anyone who’s been paying attention over the last decade or so will have noticed many leading beauty brands rapidly shift their focus onto online...

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Stella McCartney wants to create a genuinely sustainable skincare market

Stella McCartney wants to create a genuinely sustainable skincare market

As more brands adopt sustainable practices in favour of environmentally damaging ones, the beauty industry looks to be on the cusp of foregoing greenwashing, a tactic that continues to hinder progress in our fight against the climate crisis. This week, designer and sustainability champion Stella McCartney – who has, over the last two decades, built her reputation on being a pioneer of conscious fashion through her utilisation of fabrics...

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How California’s plastic ban will challenge the beauty industry

How California’s plastic ban will challenge the beauty industry

The Golden State has announced a new bill that will ban the sale of single-use plastics by 2032. What does this mean for the hundreds of beauty brands that create and sell their products in California? Plastic is arguably the world’s most convenient synthetic material, but it has become an indestructible double edged sword that harms the wellbeing of humans and the natural environment. Decades of dependency on sturdy plastic bottles,...

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