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Crop Natural Just Launched The First COSMOS-Certified Line Of Cosmetics

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Truly green beauty

Australian beauty brand Crop Natural has been serving us with green skin care since launching in the U.S. last November. And now? It’s introducing an organic line of cosmetics.

Earlier this afternoon, the first three products dropped: six shades of the Bio Metal Eyeshadow, a liquid eyeshadow with a metallic finish that is infused with olive oil, avocado oil, and macadamia oil to hydrate and protect for $24 each; six shades of the Intense Matte Lipstick, a moisturizing matte finish lip color that’s infused with sweet almond oil, shea butter, and apricot kernel oil for $26 each; and, last but not least, four shades of the Smooth Glide Lip Gloss, a non-sticky gloss formulated with rice water, jojoba oil, and shea butter for $24 each. More products are in the works to roll out in the coming months.

Not only is the line completely organic and non-toxic, but it’s also the first to be COSMOS-certified. What's COSMOS, you ask? It's a private international organization that oversees the way a product is developed, from where a raw ingredient is sourced and farmed to each step in the production process—basically, it's the gold standard in certifying whether a product is truly "natural" or not. Working in partnership with international regulating organizations such as EcoCert and Soil Association, every part of the product supply chain is audited each year, ensuring that the product is not only as safe, organic, and natural as possible, but also that it's clean and produced sustainably.

Needless to say, it’s a strict standard and getting certified isn’t easy—and ultimately guarantees that Crop Natural’s products use the most premium, raw ingredients with the most sustainable and eco-conscious production practices.

The best part about the products (other than, you know, being non-toxic, organic, and natural)? They’re actually good—something that can’t always be said for green cosmetics.

You can shop the full collection starting today at CropNatural.com. Take a closer look at the first drop, below.

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Crop Natural, Bio Metal Eyeshadows, $24 each, available at Crop Natural.

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Which one, though?

Kim Kardashian is suing fast fashion retailer Missguided, claiming that the brand uses her image to spark interest in and sell its clothing. This lawsuit comes a few days after a theory, that she may be selling her own vintage clothing designs to fast fashion brands so that they can rip them off, made its rounds on the internet.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kardashian's attorney Michael Kump writes that "Missguided systematically uses the names and images of Kardashian and other celebrities to advertise and spark interest in its website and clothing." Other celebrities that the brand has tagged on its Instagram include Cardi B and Dua Lipa, along with the other members of the Kardashian-Jenner family.

Kump uses the example of the Yeezy dress that Kim posted to Instagram, which was ripped off by the brand within a couple of hours. "Recently, for example, after Kardashian posted a photo on Instagram of a dress that was made for her... Missguided quickly responded with its own Instagram post... boasting that it would be ripping off the design within 'a few days,'" Kump continues. "Missguided purposefully inserted Kardashian's Instagram username (@KimKardashian) into its post to capitalize on her celebrity status and social media following in promoting the sale of its upcoming product."

Kump also draws attention to the fact that the brand uses Kardashian's name so much that it may lead others to believe that she works with the brand, which, he wants to make clear, she does not: "Missguided's U.S. website has included entire pages that are devoted solely to the sale of clothing inspired by Kardashian, and on which Kardashian's name and likeness are prominently used without her permission to promote the products."

Some are noting that it's suspicious that Kardashian is not suing Fashion Nova, as well, since the brand most recently ripped off a vintage Mugler gown that Kardashian wore. Though it may be harder for Kardashian to make any claims since timestamps have revealed that the dress was made before Kardashian premiered the dress.

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He previously claimed to be a victim of a hate crime

According to reports, actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested by the Chicago Police Department. As CNN outlines, he's facing a felony charge of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false report. If found guilty, he could face up to three years in prison.

The Empire star previously claimed that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic hate crime on January 29. He alleged that two masked men attacked him, tied a noose around his neck, poured bleach on him, and yelled, "This is MAGA country!" Brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo were eventually arrested and brought in for questioning, during which news broke that one appeared on Empire and the other worked as Smollett's personal trainer. Now, according to both men and reports, it's being said that Smollett paid them to "orchestrate" the attack.

Smollett's attorneys, Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson, have issued a statement regarding their client's defense. "Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked," they told Deadline. "Given these circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount an aggressive defense."

If this is all true, this unfortunate turn of events should in no way take away from the fact that there is an abundant number of racially and sexually motivated attacks happening all of the time. They also still remain vastly underreported, so it's essential to listen to alleged victims, always.

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