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H&M Is Breaking Into Beauty

The beauty industry racks up tens of billions of dollars in the US alone, and H&M is looking to get a bite of that: starting in September, the fast-fashion retailer will begin carrying house brand beauty products, spanning everything from primers to lipsticks to nail polishes with an initial launch of 700 pieces,… » 5/12/15 11:30am 5/12/15 11:30am

Finally, a Body Scrub That Doubles as Pretzel Dip

Haven’t you always wanted a body scrub that would wash away your belly button filth and make a serviceable dip for your pretzel sticks? Because that’s the direction the odiferous beauty industry is sloshing in right now — edible lotions, salves, oils, and scrubs that you can use to get into a guilt-free 9 ½ Weeks… » 5/23/13 10:00am 5/23/13 10:00am

Men Keep Their Skin Dewy Fresh Because Their Jobs Depend On It

In the beginning of the last decade there were dozens of trend pieces about how men were starting to use beauty products, but the industry was never really able to make "metrosexual" happen. The word was thrown around a lot by the media, but it didn't translate into many men stocking up on facial cleansers. But… » 12/22/11 11:10am 12/22/11 11:10am

Every Time You Eat A Doughnut, An Orangutan Dies

The adorable apes you see at left may be homeless because of your junk food habit or your hair conditioner. The problem? Palm oil. As Glenn Hurowitz explains in the Los Angeles Times, palm oil "comes from the disappearing, ultra-carbon-rich rain forests of Indonesia and Malaysia, of which a whopping 25,000 square… » 5/19/08 3:20pm 5/19/08 3:20pm