Is the beauty industry bad for our health?
23 May 2018
Is the beauty industry bad for our health?

The clean living, body positive and no-make-up movements exemplify how perceptions of beauty are shifting to focus on wellness, inclusivity, and empowerment. But with a history of selling more hope than health and a culture obsessed with image, can the beauty sector ever be good for our wellbeing?

Samreen Tungekar

Samreen Tungekar is a journalist with over seven years of experience. Currently the assistant editor of India's first men's luxury and lifestyle magazine, Man's World India, she handles the print issue of the magazine from cover to cover, writing on several beats including food, lifestyle, fashion, dating, and mental health. She was previously with HT Brunch, the Sunday magazine of the Hindustan Times, one of India's leading English dailies.

Fiona Klonarides

Fiona Klonarides is a wellbeing and beauty journalist, and founder of the award-nominated beauty e-zine The Beauty Shortlist and the Beauty Shortlist Awards.

Shabana Ebrahem

With over 15 years of experience mapping cultural shifts and trends, Shabana Ebrahem helps brands better contextualise contemporary lifestyle and wellbeing narratives. She's a trusted industry advisor, idea curator, practitioner, and educator, skilled in trend application, research, and cultural insight. Ebrahem has designed and led pivotal foresight and market intelligence projects for leading brands in the UK and globally across industries, including beauty, supplement health, consumer electronics, and retail – making her a go-to specialist for several leading companies.