Wednesday, April 4, 2018

New Arrival! The Organic Pharmacy

This Under-the-Radar Green Beauty and Wellness Brand Counts Gwyneth Paltrow, Kim Kardashian as Fans

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From left: Gwyneth Paltrow, Kim Kardashian and Lady Gaga

The Organic Pharmacy offers an array of natural organic skincare products, fragrances, cosmetics, facial and body treatments, herbal remedies and supplements.

The dangers of toxic chemicals in cosmetics and other products we slather on and ingest is a common topic of lunchtime convo in L.A., where green beauty and wellness elixirs abound. A search is always on for the next best clean beauty destination. Yet one hush-hush Hollywood hot spot, The Organic Pharmacy, has been quietly attracting the likes of Lady Gaga, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba, Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Natalie Portman, John Travolta and Lily Collins to its unassuming store at 453 N. Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills for a while now.
The London-based company (it counts Madonna and Claudia Schiffer as fans across the pond) opened the doors of its L.A. outpost in 2008, where it offers an array of natural organic skincare products, fragrances, cosmetics, facial and body treatments, herbal remedies and supplements, and even health assessments, based on a galvanic body scan.
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Lady Gaga (known to have a green thumb in her Malibu gardens) favors The Organic Pharmacy’s Carrot Butter Cleanser ($82.50) and protects her fair skin from the sun with the company’s natural titanium dioxide and zinc oxide based Cellular Protection Sun Cream ($69). Both Gaga and Paltrow are fans of the natural Self Tan ($69), which creates a healthy glow from a sugar beet derivative—Paltrow sells this and more from the line at goop.com. Earlier this summer, a certain A-list celeb personally ordered 1,000 bottles of Self Tan in one swoop.
In August, a customer visiting Beverly Hills from the Middle East scooped up $15,000 worth of The Organic Pharmacy’s all-natural perfumes (the limited-edition versions are infused with real 24-karat gold, $279 for 100 ml.) as gifts for his family and paid in cash, generously tossing in an extra bottle for each of two sales associates.
On Aug. 5, we spied Lily Collins disappearing into one of the Beverly Hills treatment rooms for a facial; she purportedly reaches for the Rose & Bilberry Toning Gel ($99), Peppermint Facial Wash ($67) and Honey & Jasmine Mask ($74).
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Kim Kardashian has mentioned using the Rose Facial Cleansing Gel ($85). Green beauty advocate Jessica Alba has been known to stock up on the brand’s Organic Glam makeup and homeopathic remedies. And Katy Perry and Natalie Portman are devotees of the nontoxic Organic Glam nail polish ($18.90 each), a top seller in Los Angeles.
As of June, The Organic Pharmacy is selling select products at the Hotel Bel-Air Spa, where manicures and pedicures using the Organic Glam lacquer are now available, as is the company’s signature Green Coffee Resculpting Body Treatment ($100 for 60 minutes) and an exclusive Rose Renewal Body Treatment that incorporates lotions and potions from the line.
The Organic Pharmacy has one store in Los Angeles located at 453 N. Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills.
Courtesy of The Organic Pharmacy
The Organic Pharmacy has one store in Los Angeles located at 453 N. Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The TRUTH About Skin Care Shelf-Life




The food in your fridge seems to scream out when it’s time to toss it, but what about the beauty products that live in your bathroom? Sure, it seems like if they are still working, they are still worth hanging on to…but is that really the best rule to live by? Not necessarily. 

Here’s the most important thing you need to know to make sure your products aren’t past their shelf-life prime:


Guidelines Are Voluntary

The FDA does not require cosmetic manufacturers to print an expiration date on their products. However, most products are recommended to be tested for three-year intervals. Companies like to print premature expiration dates on their products so that the consumers buy more of their products. 



Sunday, March 18, 2018

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Government Report Finds Amazon and Walmart Are Selling Counterfeit Products—Including Cosmetics Containing Toxins

You can find this article at: https://www.newbeauty.com/blog/dailybeauty/11999-counterfeit-beauty-products-amazon-walmart/

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Government Report Finds Amazon and Walmart Are Selling Counterfeit Products—Including Cosmetics Containing Toxins

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The internet can be a bit of a Wild West situation when it comes to purchasing beauty products. Not getting what you paid for is never a plus but, as a new report released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office this week suggests, there may be some much bigger risks involved in the road to ripoff.
According to the report, which can be read in full here, the investigators purchased a total of 47 products from third-party sellers from AmazonWalmart, eBay, Sears Marketplace and Newegg. The items were all sold by sellers who, on average, had customer ratings above 90 percent and all were shipped from U.S. addresses. All products were also billed as “new.”
You May Also Like: Study Confirms Your Face Creams May Not Be Doing What They Say They WillOut of the 47 items, 20 proved to be counterfeit, “according to testing by the products’ rights holders”—including Urban Decay cosmetics purchases (the agency bought 13 UD items in total and 

Government Report Finds Amazon and Walmart Are Selling Counterfeit Products—Including Cosmetics Containing Toxins

ALL were uncovered as counterfeit). Even more extreme, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says that seized counterfeit cosmetics have been found to “contain hazardous substances, including cyanide, arsenic, mercury, lead, urine, and rat droppings.”
“The main danger posed by counterfeit beauty products is the heightened potential to put harmful ingredients on or in your body,” says Kelly McCarthy, partner at San Francisco–based Sideman & Bancroft, an intellectual property and brand protection group that works with beauty lines like Fenty Beauty and Kat Von D Beauty to protect against counterfeits.
“Most beauty brands put significant consideration into the ingredients they use in their products and the industry is guided by safety standards set by the FDA and other organizations. Authentic products are manufactured in facilities with strict quality control. Customers are accustomed to the high-quality of a brand they love and expect that each time they refill their makeup bag, they will be getting those products. Obviously, there are no such standards for counterfeit products. Counterfeit manufacturers can, and do, use anything to make their products in the cheapest way possible. You may think you are purchasing your favorite vegan, plant-based, vitamin-enriched lipstick when, in fact, you are buying a product with heightened amounts of heavy metals or chemical elements like lead or arsenic.”
McCarthy says the best advice she can give to consumers is to avoid third-party sellers or unauthorized retailers and to find out where the brands you use are sold by authorized dealers. “For example, if you know your favorite skin care line is sold on the company’s own website and in a specific department store, make the effort to purchase it in those places. By doing this, you can be assured that the products are authentic. Avoid the temptation to purchase it from more convenient online locations as you have no idea how the product made it to that marketplace or where it came from in the first place. Also, if you see a ‘deal’ on beauty products and the sale is not happening in a store that you know is an authorized seller, you are definitely raising your risk that the product is fake. If the pricing looks too good to be true, it probably is.”
Besides posing a risk to consumers, counterfeiting can be devastating to a brand’s reputation. Many retailers want to avoid the sale of counterfeit products and want to work with brands to clear their marketplaces of these items—especially when health and safety issues are in play.
“A big problem is when consumers purchase counterfeit products but don’t realize it,” McCarthy says. “The only thing they know is they are not happy with a product’s performance and then just assume that the quality of the brand is not good or has gotten worse from the last time they purchased. Those are likely customers that the bands cannot get back because they have no opportunity to educate the customer. We see this frequently in the form of feedback left on the online marketplaces. Customers will say things like ‘the smell of the perfume doesn’t last as long as it used to’ or ‘the lip gloss didn’t go on smoothly and the brush is very low-quality.’ In many of these cases, the customer has purchased counterfeit products and has no idea.”
Spokespeople for Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Newegg and Sears Marketplace told CBS News they “have stringent procedures in place and that counterfeit products and sellers found to be selling fake items are removed from their marketplaces.” A spokesperson for Amazon, specifically, shared this statement with us: "Amazon makes significant investments in innovative machine learning and automated systems in order to anticipate and stay ahead of bad actors. On an ongoing basis, Amazon’s systems also automatically and continuously scan numerous data points related to sellers, products, brands, and offers to detect activity that indicates products offered might be counterfeit. Customers are always protected by our A-to-Z guarantee, whether they make a purchase from Amazon or a third-party seller. If ever the product doesn’t arrive or isn’t as advertised, customers can contact our customer support for a full refund of their order. We take this fight against bad actors very seriously and will not rest.”
In addition, L’OrĂ©al, parent company of Urban Decay, said in a statement: “Consumer safety is our absolute priority. Not only are counterfeit products low quality and ineffective, but they use ingredients of unknown origins which can also be potentially harmful to consumers. Led by former federal law enforcement employees, we implement a robust anti-counterfeiting program to mitigate the presence of counterfeit products on the market. Urban Decay products are available only at Urban Decay stores, UrbanDecay.com and through authorized retail partners found at UrbanDecay.com/store locator.”