ecostore New Zealand Blog

Look out for polyethylene in the ingredients list
Saving our seas from the microbeads in face and body scrubs

Microbeads are tiny little plastic beads that are added to products like body washes, cleansers and facial scrubs, to help exfoliate your skin.

By Melanie Rands
March 6th, 2014
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Malcolm Rands on TV3 talking about Cocamide DEA in shampoo
Common shampoo ingredient deemed dangerous (video)

We recommend you look at the label of your hair and body products and make sure they’re free of cocamide DEA.

By Melanie Rands
September 26th, 2013
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Walmart HQ
Walmart phasing out 10 nasty chemicals

In 2013 Walmart prioritised 10 chemical ingredients for ‘continuous reduction, restriction and elimination’ and planned protocols to monitor and carry out regular reviews of ingredients.

By Melanie Rands
September 27th, 2013
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What are unacceptable levels of chemicals in our lives?

One of the first steps to protecting the health of our families and our homes is to be better informed about safe chemicals and to take a precautionary approach to anything that could be harmful to our health.

By Melanie Rands
July 18th, 2012
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Colmar Brunton Research shows that Kiwi's don't know enough about the potentially harmful ingredients in the products we use everyday in our homes
New research into the potentially dangerous chemicals we put on our skin

Colmar Brunton reveals that many of us don’t know what could be harmful in terms of the ingredients we use on our skin everyday, including things like Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES).

By Melanie Rands
July 13th, 2012
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SLS and SLES are commonly used ingredients in dishwashing liquid.
What is SLES doing in your dishwashing liquid and shampoo?

SLS is used in many cleaning products, yet it’s a known skin irritant.

By Melanie Rands
July 13th, 2012
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How safe is BPA?

Campbell’s Soup has announced recently that it will stop using bisphenol-A (BPA) in the linings of its cans, despite the…

By Malcolm Rands
April 12th, 2012
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