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  • Ethical labels are confusing beauty consumers
  • Ethical labels are confusing beauty consumers
    Lauren Hammond (2015) ©

Ethical labels are confusing beauty consumers

As ethical terms like 'organic' and 'Fairtrade' increasingly make their way into cosmetics and make-up, how many ethical labels is too many? With European consumers already confused by such labels, slapping more of them on tubes and bottles is creating greater uncertainty.



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    From local produce to lip-gloss, consumers are looking for organic options everywhere. We know that Gen Y are obsessed with health, but what else is causing sales of organic products in all categories to soar? And what can others learn from the success of organic brands?

  • Article image Missy Lui: manicures for eco-friendly Aussies

    Getting a manicure is a regular treat for many Australians, but are chemical-filled acrylics no longer cool? Since 2012, the number of organic beauty salons has increased 20%. Missy Lui is Australia’s first vegan certified nail salon. But when it comes to getting a mani and pedi, do people really care about the nasties hidden in their polish?

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    With patchy growth in the US and Europe, sales of organic food and drink have been shaky in the past few years. New research from Ireland finds that's because only 37% of organic shoppers are actually engaged with the values behind the brand. So why do people buy organic?