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Is Singapore ready for the truth about the toxic beauty industry?

In the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, active campaigns against toxic chemicals in skincare and household products have been running for several years. In a large beauty consumer market as Asia however, these campaigns are few and far between.

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April 1-7 is Asbestos Awareness Week

Asbestos Awareness Week starts Tuesday, and it spotlights the dangers of asbestos exposure, which can lead to potentially fatal illnesses such as asbestosis and mesothelioma. Banned in more than 50 countries, asbestos is still used in countries like India. In Singapore, asbestos has been banned since 1989, but it is still present in buildings constructed up to that point.

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Book review – Green Tea Living: A Japan-Inspired Guide to Eco-friendly Habits, Health, and Happiness

This book looks at applying the traditional Japanese way of living in a sensible way that improves our wellbeing, lifestyle and impact on the planet. The author, Toshimi A. Kayaki, introduces eco habits of the Japanese that include the various uses of green tea, as well as a gentle, healthy and non-toxic way of living.

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Five organic vegetable delivery services in Singapore

If you love your veggies fresh, organic, local, and with minimal packaging, it makes perfect sense for you to get a box of veggies delivered instead.

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Eco beauty goodies in a box!

You can now get the latest eco beauty products delivered to your doorstep every quarter! Launched by LOHASIA, Box by LOHASIA contains eco-conscious products and is now accepting sign ups.

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The Green Singapore Sale is back!

The Green Singapore Sale is back for a second year with a month of eco-friendly, sustainable and ethical shopping beginning 28 June 2013. Besides deals and discounts, what’s new this year is a weekend baazar showcasing a wide variety of green products from 24 local retailers.

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Improve your indoor air quality

With the transboundary haze a current and recurring issue in Singapore, it is time to talk about indoor air quality. Haze or not, we spend more than 12 hour a day indoors, and so we felt it was fitting to piece together an indoor air quality toolkit on our SaferSkin Pinterest page.

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Book review: Awakening Beauty the Dr Hauschka Way

Awakening Beauty the Dr Hauschka Way by Susan West Kurz, with Tom Monte, talks about holistic beauty inside and out, where the focus is good health and wellbeing, which then shows as external beauty.  How this book stands out from the others is in its philosophy about beauty, and how we must heal ourselves with healthy food, body and beauty practices, and be in tune with our inner rhythms.

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The Eco Sex Singapore campaign: An interview with Dr. Martha Lee

Dr Martha Lee launched Eco Sex Singapore campaign to encourage Singaporeans to live green from the bedroom and beyond. We recently conducted an email interview with her to find out more about this campaign and what Singaporeans can glean from it.

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Singapore Skincare Discussion!

Organised by LOHAS Asia and Green Drinks Singapore, the Singapore Skincare Discussion is the first public, open discussion on the health and safety of household-name personal care and cosmetic products, as well as what all consumers need to know about skincare products.

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Organic pampering treats by NEOM for new or soon to be mothers

Cocooning – NEOM’s new Pregnancy & New Mums Collection is a lovely gift set containing body oil, bath oil and a candle, featuring a blend of soothing scents of mandarin, ylang-ylang, and chamomile to alleviate tiredness, nausea, and mood-swings.

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Workshop: Detox Your Skincare

The inspiring Green Living ladies, consisting of Militza Maury of Little Green Dot and Delphinia Tam-Lower of Four Cow Farm are hosting a workshop this Saturday on what’s in your skincare products, how to read beauty ingredient labels, and best of all, how to make your own.

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Ways to naturally care for straight, wavy and curly hair

Your hair type is the way it is because of your genes, lifestyle, diet, stress levels, and the climate, so how can we take better care of it?

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How to moisturise your skin naturally

We are often warned about toxic ingredients used in personal care products, but it gets tiring to keep look out for them, especially if you are part of the population that does not speak the language of chemistry. To top that, buying organic products all year round can be expensive. Yet, your skin needs the attentive care it deserves.

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Giveaway: max and me body oils

Go beyond organic to the energetic virtues of these body oil blends from Austria. max and me body oil blends treat body, mind and soul as a complete entity for the purpose of making your skin glow with beauty. Available online at Pure Tincture, we have five miniature bottles of max and me body oils up for grabs, all you need to do is answer the question at the end of this article.

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Why you should think twice about your deodorant

Living in a warm and humid climate such as Singapore means that most people are likely to use deodorants and antiperspirants. But have you ever questioned what makes these products so “effective”?

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How safe is your nail polish?

Many of us enjoy and even look forward to that manicure appointment. Adding a dash of style to our nails is always fun and exciting. However, it is important to note that it can come at a cost. The odour you are exposed to in nail salons is not only strong, but also rather toxic.

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