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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
5 Gluttonous Things You Can Do For Yourself to Find A Little Calm
The new year has gotten off the ground and already seems to be running away with me. As part of my ongoing life resolutions, finding a balance between my functioning-multitasking-state and my need to recharge, taking time for myself is something that is paramount for the balancing act of life. Here are my top five favourite past-times when I am needing to be a little more gluttonous with my time.