I’ve been hearing about Josie Maran’s cosmetic line, which predominantly uses 100% organic argan oil, for many years. I’ve been reading about the moisturizer’s high vitamin E and essential fatty acid content. With products ranging in price from $12 to $60, the line is actually reasonably affordable. And the product selection is great – from make-up to creams to hair products.
Green and gold all over June 23, 2008
With summer season in full swing, I’ve been looking for eco-friendly alternatives for self tanning. One I’ve found sounds particularly appealing (although I have yet to try it, so I can’t promise it won’t glow or streak or smell kind of funny…):
Lavera Sunless Tan ($27.50) – it’s won an innovation prize in Europe and many European women have glowing skin, so it sounds like a good product :0)
Buy a lip gloss, plant a tree April 4, 2008
For every item sold from its new Green Room collection, Smashbox will plant a Moringa tree in a developing country by Trees for the Future (the trees are a source of nutrition for locals). In addition, the collection is made with environmentally-friendly ingredients and the packaging is biodegradable or recyclable. For now, the collection consists of lip glosses and bronzers. I’d definitely pick up the lip gloss in Pink Lilly.
I think that the line would also make a great gift, since I’ve planted trees as gifts for friends’ birthdays and weddings and the lip gloss would be a neat bonus to planting a tree for a good cause.
Ingredients I can pronounce March 8, 2008
I recently came across Nubar’s nail polish collection, with amazing colors and without toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate. I like Hot Pink (left) for my toes and Apricot Silk (center) for my fingers (I don’t like matching the nail polish on my fingers and toes). At $6 each, I might also get Hot Orange (right) for a spring getaway!
Find eco-friendly products January 14, 2008
B-Glowing has a concierge for finding globally-conscious bath, body, and cosmetic brands on their site. Check out the eco-friendly list.
Go Green! with Tweezerman December 31, 2007
While waiting for my haircut today, I saw this cute pair of Tweezerman tweezers ($10).
Tweezerman gives $1 of the proceeds to the National Arbor Foundation and plants a tree for every Go Green purchase.
What lurks in your makeup jar… December 2, 2007
The Environmental Group’s Skin Deep web site is a fascinating (and sometimes frightening) foray into the dangers of using beauty chemicals on your body. The site reviews thousands of products, although they are still adding new ones to their database. Check out how your makeup ranks – you might be surprised!