Interconnectedness: The Forgotten Lessons

In the final instalment for our Animal Instincts issue, Chantelle Candice Brown delivers a poignant piece of writing about our our interconnectedness with nature, and asks the all important question…which side of history will you be on?

Interconnectedness:     The Forgotten Lessons

Biomimicry: How We Borrow Our Beauty from Nature

To kick off UNTAINTED’s newfangled approach to talking about #beautyequality and highlighting the UN Sustainability Goals, our latest article for our Animal Instincts issue explores biomimicry. Not only the relationship beauty has with nature but also other fascinating products and processes found in everyday life. Written and researched by Khandiz Joni

Biomimicry: How We Borrow Our Beauty from Nature

How To Sleep Like A Koala

Issue 8 - Animal Instincts - explores the similarities we share with animals. Sleeping happens to be one of these common denominators with us and non-human animals. In this feature article we explore the science of sleep, how much sleep is required and the importance of sleep for our beauty regime so we too, can wake up looking as cute as a koala.

How To Sleep Like A Koala

Living Coral : Pantones' 2019 Colour of the Year

Pantone’s Colour Institute revealed this week, the 2019 colour of the year. With its ‘animated and life-affirming hue”, bolstered by golden undertones that are meant energise and inspire - the colour of the season is undoubtedly Living Coral! We take the opportunity to learn more about the incredible animal that is coral, and all the things it can teach us humans.

Living Coral : Pantones' 2019 Colour of the Year

Everything You Need to Know About Vegan Beauty

Vegan beauty is on the rise, but is it the best choice for you? This article looks at both sides of the vegan beauty debate and examines if conventional beauty brands are really all showing compassion for animals and wildlife in the bigger picture, or if its simply our human-instincts being catered too.

Everything You Need to Know About Vegan Beauty

Rapunzel, Rapunzel…Let down your Hair

For us ladies, with fine, limp hair, who doesn’t dream of thicker, fuller looking hair? Wigs.com share 6 hair hacks for Rapunzel-worthy hair and we share our favourite untainted alternatives to achieve it.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel…Let down your Hair

Bedtime Stories

Recommended reading for conscious beauty lovers and other curious minds.

Curious about the perils of toxic chemicals lurking in your beauty products but overwhelmed by the folklore and fairytales available? Here is my recommended reading list of ‘bedtime stories’ to help you on your journey.

Bedtime Stories

Kingdom : A Fable

A fable about perseverance, tenacity and triumph. Inspired by Afroz Shah who started Versova’s beach clean up in Mumbai, India. With a little folklore & fairytale twist for our 7th issue. Shot on location on Versova Beach, as a testiment to all the incredible work Afroz and his team of volunteers.

Kingdom : A Fable

DIY Beauty : Friend or Foe?

Has the rise of the beauty influencer as led us into a Pied Piper reality. A land where influencers, not experts, are providing beauty-lovers with part facts, half truths and some down right dangerous DIY beauty advice.

DIY Beauty : Friend or Foe?

Garden of Girls

So what does mental health and stories have in common? Our latest article touches on how modern day storytelling through social media can have a negative impact on our mental wellbeing and artist Ameera Mian share three wonderful illustrations and a short story about enchanted womanhood - with 50% of profits from sales of the illustrations and other artworks going towards Mind charity.

Garden of Girls

The (Active) Cosmetic Ingredient Low-Down

It can be a minefield trying to figure out the most beneficial products for your skin and how their combined ingredients can combat your skin concerns. Luckily, the leading skincare experts at Zo Skin Health have debunked some of the top skincare ingredient buzzwords so you know exactly what to adopt into your skincare routine and we share our favourite untainted alternatives!

The (Active) Cosmetic Ingredient Low-Down

A Single (use) State of Mind

It’s time for a radical change…in our thinking. It’s inspiring to see so many people wake up to the plastic crisis, in no small part thanks to Blue Planet II, but what about all the other single-use items we use on a daily basis? Have you ever stopped to consider them? If there is one article you read on this website, I implore you that this be it.

A Single (use) State of Mind

Why Good Package Design Matters.

This article debunks some myths around cosmetic packaging and lets you learn a little more about the pro’s and con’s of plastic, paper and glass. Also, discover the untainted brands that understand the importance of good packaging design to meet their sustainability goals.

Why Good Package Design Matters.