Green Fashionista

One woman's quest toward green fashion, green design, green work, and green living

Green Star: Josie Maran Cosmetics May 24, 2010

Filed under: affordable,green star,make up,organic,skincare — Anne @ 4:46 pm

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

Filed under: beauty,make up,organic,skincare — Anne @ 11:05 pm

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)





Aveda, Shape, and plastic bottle caps March 23, 2008

Filed under: beauty,skincare — Anne @ 12:35 am

Aveda and Shape Magazine have partnered to raise awareness that plastic bottle caps are not recyclable and can have a negative impact on the environment and marine animals. Check out their campaign and how you can get involved.


Solace in Kiss My Face February 19, 2008

Filed under: organic,skincare — Anne @ 5:03 am

After being knocked out with the flu and then strep throat in the last two weeks, I wandered over to my favorite and nearby Green Earth dry cleaning station – only to discover that it had closed!  To visit the dry cleaners now, I need to drive about 30 minutes from my house!  Argh.

Since moisturizing makes me feel better, I’ve been seeking solace in slathering on my Kiss My Face Ultra Moisturizer in Peaches and Creme, as well as my new Eyewitness Eye Cream.  I have really sensitive skin, but the Eye Cream doesn’t make me itch and glides on smoothly.  And it was less expensive than the creams I usually use!

(BTW, it might be gone by the time you read this, but the Kiss My Face President’s Day web site was really fun!)


Find eco-friendly products January 14, 2008

Filed under: make up,skincare — Anne @ 6:12 pm

B-Glowing has a concierge for finding globally-conscious bath, body, and cosmetic brands on their site.  Check out the eco-friendly list.


Organic vs. hypoallergenic vs. … January 2, 2008

Filed under: beauty,organic,skincare — Anne @ 4:13 pm
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I have incredibly sensitive skin and, over the years, have tried a number of organic face creams. Every once in a while, I have an allergic reaction to one of the organic ingredients in the creams despite them being organic. I now also look for the hypoallergenic label and unscented products. Every once in a while, I still get an allergic reaction – particularly if I use the cream for a long period of time – but the reactions are more rare. That being said, WebMD has a good article discussing that the term “hypoallergenic” is not federally regulated in the U.S.