Today’s Solutions: May 30, 2024

Mexico is first country in Nor

Mexico is first country in North America to ban animal cosmetic testing

Mexico becomes the first country in North America and the 41st country in the world to completely ban cosmetics testing on animals after Mexico’s Senate voted unanimously to do so. This change in legislation is believed to have been influenced by the Humane Society’s International Read More...

8 Tips for buying clean and gr

8 Tips for buying clean and green beauty products

Individuals who choose to start shopping sustainably might be surprised to find out that beauty products can be filled with unhealthy chemical additives or tested on animals. If you're looking to make your beauty routine more environmentally friendly, here are eight tips to help you distinguish Read More...

Virginia becomes fourth state

Virginia becomes fourth state to ban cosmetic animal testing

California became the first state to ban cosmetic animal testing in 2018, followed by Nevada and Illinois in 2019. Now, Virginia will follow suit thanks to the efforts of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and other dedicated animal rights advocates. Starting on the first of January 2022, animal Read More...

California moves to ban toxic

California moves to ban toxic chemicals from cosmetics

It’s been a busy week or two for the California legislature. The Golden State recently moved to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035 and passed a law that will allow the state to fight rising prescription drug prices by producing its own cheap, generic drugs. Now, California has become Read More...

The Organic Top 20

The Organic Top 20

Ode’s annual pick of products that are good for the body, the mind and the planet. Marco Visscher, Dan Schank, EmilyAviles and Gene Ruda | April/May 2010 issue { 1 } ECOlunchbox: Reusable lunch kits Many of us fill our lunches—or our children’s lunches—with individually packaged foods and Read More...

Harmful chemicals we can do wi

Harmful chemicals we can do without

Companies need to start caring as much about human health as they do about profits. Amy Domini | April/May 2010 issue When I was a child, my parents gave me a “science kit” that contained samples of rocks, minerals and metals. It was wonderful. I’d pull out a sample of quartz and memorize Read More...

Because you're worth it

Because you're worth it

Consumer power and legislation have spurred cosmetics firms to devise new ways to assess their products for safety. Welcome to the end of animal testing. Ursula Sautter | March 2008 issue In the laboratories of Skinethic, a research-and-development subsidiary of French cosmetics giant L’Oréal Read More...