What is clean beauty?
Clean beauty are brands and products that consider their ingredients, packaging, animals and the environment at large in the creation and manufacture of their products.
How long do your issues run for?
As of July 2018, our issues will run for three months.
Can I use makeup from conventional cruelty free brands for submissions/commissions?
No. While we applaud conventional beauty brands who have truly gone cruelty free, the idea behind UNTAINTED MAGAZINE is that we showcase brands and products that go beyond just a cruelty free approach.
What about vegan brands?
Provided the vegan brands aren't filled with other unnecessary synthetic chemicals, then absolutely.
Do you pay for submissions?
No. While our intention is to build a publication that supports and pays creatives for their work in due course, at this moment in time, we are still an independent publication without funding or advertising revenue, and therefore cannot pay for submissions.
Can I submit a fashion story?
No. That would defeat the purpose of a directional beauty publication.
Do you supply "pull letters"?
We can supply pull letters for stylists and product requests from PR. Please send us a moodboard of your concept as well as they theme you are submitting to and we will gladly write one up for you.
Do you only feature certified brands?
No. We don't believe that certification is the be-all and end-all of guarantees. Certifications can be expensive and come with their own set of pro's & con's. We will feature brands that claim to be natural and /organic / ethical, provided they have a fully accessible and transparent ingredient list available on their websites.
How do you vett the brands you feature on UNTAINTED?
We do a lot of research into the brands and products we choose to feature and review on this site. The brands must have made a public commitment to using safe ingredients, not testing on animals as well as limiting their impact on the environment. We will feature brands that have a fully transparent ingredients list, allowing us and you to have the right to choose what goes onto your skin and potentially into your body.
Are all the brands and products features in untainted magazine vegan?
No. While we love clean vegan brands, the products we feature are from suppliers who may use some animal products in their ingredients list, however we check that these ingredients are sustainably sourced and do not harm any animals in the making of their product. eg: Certified honey and beeswax.
What if I can't achieve my ideas with only clean beauty products?
The idea behind UNTAINTED MAGAZINE is to encourage artists to push the boundaries of what can be achieved with clean beauty. We encourage you to think differently, and push yourself out of your comfort zone.
If there is a small number of items you cannot live without to create your beauty story, please get in touch, and we will consider it on a case by case basis.
Can I submit a grooming story?
Absolutely! You can submit a story about any race, creed, sexual orientation, etc, etc - provided it is related to makeup, on theme and using products within the confines of 'clean beauty.'
Where can I see what the upcoming issues are going to be?
Easily! Head on over to our "The Future" page where you can see a list of of next three upcoming issues.