Katherine Butler
Senior Editor, Beauty and Entertainment

Katherine Butler is the Beauty Editor of EcoSalon and currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Articles by Katherine Butler:

A Sulfate Free Shampoo for All Tress Types: 7 Best Shampoos for Dry to Oily Hair

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Nothing is better than finding the best sulfate free shampoo for your hair. Suddenly, it’s like your hair takes on its own persona. It’s a shiny, happy person bouncing around your scalp, so much so that this article deserves its own soundtrack. So let’s give it one. 

Top 5 Reasons to See ‘12 Years A Slave’

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Critics and audiences are buzzing about Fox Searchlight’s “12 Years a Slave,” which opens October 18th. Here are five reasons why you should see it.

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, sons of former slaves and sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood,” Dr. Martin Luther King expounded on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963. “I have a dream that my four little children will one …

From Dry to Sensitive to Mature Skin: 7 Best Non-Toxic Moisturizers for Fall

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I can usually tell the weather by my skin. Who needs moisturizers when there’s summer humidity to be had? When it is warm and muggy, I’m a sleek as a newborn babe. But the second the temperature drops, my skin looks like old, recycled paper that’s been run through a shredder.

There’s a reason dry, itchy, or cracked skin goes hand-in-hand with autumnal pumpkin lattes and spiced donuts. Aside from the weather, central heating, space heaters and fire places all contribute to displacing the moisture of out of the air— and your skin. Further, the hot showers of cooler nights go far in siphoning out the moisture of your epidermis. One would think that surrounding yourself in steam would be helpful—but as the Mayo Clinic shares, you’re actually breaking down the lipid barriers in your skin with too-hot temperatures.

So what moisturizers can take us through the cooling winds and drying factors of fall and winter? Check out these seven fantastic moisturizers, all of which replace toxic ingredients with high-quality moisturizing agents.

Powerful Beauty: 5 Ways to Rock Your Strengths

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You don’t have to be a corporate CEO or a rockstar to find strength in your own beauty. Here are five ways to feel strong and confident about your authentic, beautiful self.

The 7 Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

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It’s a golden age of television, and these are the 7 of the best TV shows to prove it.

I love TV. I also enjoy NPR, macrobiotic teas, and Instragramming the ingredients on natural beauty products. By all accounts, shouldn’t my TV stand now be a planter for my indoor organic herbal garden? Instead, a large flat-screen remains. Except it now streams more TV than the East River floats Doritos bags.

So when people tell me they don’t watch TV, I want to drag them to my herbal-planter-TV-stand and sit them …

The 5 Best-Looking Heroes on BBC (OK, They’re Downright Hotties)

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In a world of twerk, let us focus on more handsome and amiable interests. Here are five of the best heroes of the BBC, chosen for maximum swoonage.

Get out your best lace-pointe handkerchiefs and ready your impeccable posture. We are in some serious need of congenial sensibility, especially after the most unfortunate recent viewings of a certain young lady’s (draw the blinds and whispers) wagging tongue. Or shall we instead focus on politics, from which it is always an easy step to silence? We shall (in this case) not.

So …

7 Natural Beauty Products To Take to a Desert Island: From Dry Shampoo to Balms and Creams

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Quick! You have 20 seconds to decide which natural beauty products you can’t live without. What would they be?

You’re sailing on the South Pacific, sunning yourself on deck while Charlie Hunnam/Kerry Washington/similarly beautiful person periodically spritzes your face with purified water. Suddenly, Melville ahoy! A whale mistakes your cruiser for a play toy and you’re being flipped around deck like wind chimes in a tornado.

Charlie, regretting nothing, sacrifices himself for your safety, but not before tossing your beloved makeup bag into your arms. Just as the ship is smashed to pieces, you grasp the bag to your chest and swim to a nearby desert island. 

Amy Schumer of Comedy Central: Are Offensive Female Performers Ever Really Good?

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For female performers, over-sexualized, bawdy acts are held up to an extreme double standard. So when is a raunchy girl compelling and when is she horrible? Here’s how Comedy Central star Amy Schumer makes it work.

How do you solve a problem like Miley? Cyrus, that is, of twerking, tongue-thrusting fame. The Disney Princess recently caused the Internet to collapse into itself with her questionable performance at MTV’s Video Music Awards. Only now the screams of slut-shaming, culture misappropriation, and unfortunate foam finger abuse are starting to ever-so-slightly fade.

But …