Earth Day is fast approaching and it’s the perfect time to stock your beauty closest with green products. And when I say green I do not mean a seaweed mask. I am talking about environmentally friendly products. I have created for you a list of some of the most amazing green products on the market. But hold your free-range horses, before you go and buy these products you might need to learn how to speak green. Here are some common green terms…
LaLicious Tahitian Flower Sugar Soufflé ($34, lalicious.com) This natural body scrub is made with the sweetest nature has to offer. It contains healthy coconut oil that absorbs quickly and easily into your skin leaving it moisturized and protected without feeling greasy. The scrub also contains pure cane sugar crystals that exfoliate dead skin cells while sweet almond and vitamin-e oils condition and moisturize. So rich that this scrub can be used as a shaving cream. Your skin will be left feeling smooth, clean and smelling like a tropical dream. No need for lotion after your done with your bath. That’s how smooth your skin will be.
ZIRH Natural Line ($20-$48,zirh.com) ZIRH’s new line of skin care products includes facial cleanser, under eye cream, shave cream, facial moisturizer, facial scrub and anti-aging cream. The line doesn’t have Parabens, Sulfates, Synthetic Fragrances or Synthetic Dyes.
In conjunction with the launch of the Zirh Natural line, ZIRH will donate 5% of all online sales during the month of April to The Elephant Sanctuary –a non-profit organization that provides a safe haven for endangered African and Asian elephants. It is located on more than 2,700 acres of land outside of Nashville, Tennessee and is home to elderly, sick, or needy elephants in need of recovery from life in circuses or zoos.
AHAVA Mineral Botanic Body Wash ($19.50, ahavaus.com) This body wash represents nature at its most luxurious. Truly decadent, Mineral Botanic is mineral-enriched bodies wash infused with Dead Sea minerals and two organic plant extracts. You can choose from one of seven deliciously scented shower creams that will please your senses and soften your skin. Each of the body washes gently clean your skin without stripping it of natural moisture. Paraben and SLS/SLES-free (harsh detergents). Enriched with natural moisturizing oils such a Macadamia and Sunflower to soften and moisturize dry skin.
Alba Hawaiian Pineapple Enzyme Facial Scrub ($12.95, albabotanica.com) This yummy scrub is made with certified organic aloe vera, and a blend of awaphui, papaya, and bromelain derived from pineapple. It gently and effectively removes surface cells. Pineapple enzymes certified organic aloe vera and gentle exfoliating granules smooth away dull tired skin and impurities for a clear and radiant complexion. Not harsh like traditional exfoliaters and it maintains your skin’s delicate pH while infusing it with healing moisture. Skin is left feeling smoother, hydrated and refreshed.
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Nordic Naturals Vitamins (Prices Range, nordicnaturals.com) Vitamins and supplements are not all created equal. Nordic Naturals uses environmentally conscious practices—in the oceans, at their offices, and in their processing facilities. And to create their DHA Vitamins they work to bring you the purest and freshest fish oils in the world, obtained through environmentally responsible fishing practices.
Nordic Naturals Vitamins contain award-winning formulas, are pharmaceutical grade, doctor-recommended and third-party tested showing they are unsurpassed in purity, freshness and taste. They are also virtually contaminant free. Nordic Naturals has been voted #1 for Purity, Freshness, Concentration, and Overall Consumer Satisfaction. They have a wide range of vitamins including DHA’s, Omega 3’s, Vitamins specially designed for women, for kids and even for pets.
Dr. Hauschka Moor Lavender Body Oil ($26.95, drhauschka.com) Most people familiar with natural skin care know the name Dr. Hauschka and the level of quality the name represents. If you’re not familiar now is your chance to find out what the fuss is all about. Moor Lavender Body Oil was designed to protect and sooth your skin and your senses naturally. It is a rich, creamy emulsion ideal for a relaxing massage, to ease muscle pain and soothe the skin. Lavender essential oil and moor (peat moss) soothe anxiety and restlessness providing a sense of comfort and well-being.
Kiss My Face C the Change Ester C Serum ($21, kissmyface.com) The serum contains potent antioxidants with organic ingredients to moisturize and help prevent the signs of aging. The formula mixes a generous amount of potent antioxidants to help revitalize skin. Ester C helps to stimulate collagen production and regenerates damaged skin. And natural and certified organic plant oils help to make the serum effective. Like Lemongrass which helps to refresh and balance the skin. Kiss My Face products always deliver and this one is no different. You can feel the difference in your skin from the moment you put it on.
Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum ($29, juicebeauty.com) Have you always believed that you had to have a bottle full of chemicals to clear up your acne? Well let this Clearing Serum shows you a different way. This antiseptic, anti-inflammatory treatment serum detoxifies the skin. It works hard to heal and prevent future blemishes. It contains Antioxidant vitamins A, C and E to help protect the skin from scarring and free radical damage. And certified organic apple, lemon and raw candy sugar blended with salicylic acid. Can be used as a spot treatment or thinly layered on entire face. Contains no Parabens, Sulfates, Synthetic Fragrances or Synthetic Dyes.
Eden Home Chocolate Macadamia Masque ($30, edenhome.com) Just smelling this decadent masque feels sinful. Something this wonderful has to be bad for you right? Wrong. This mask made with organic ingredients is great for your skin. Blended with a light milk chocolate and macadamia nut oil the ultra hydrating masque feels as good as it smells. But the real treat is when you wash it off to reveal skin that is refreshed and moisturized.
Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Fragrance in Vanilla Lavender ($56, sephora.com) This warm intoxicating fragrance infuses pure essential oils with 100 percent active botanicals for a natural fragrance that is fresh, clean and nurturing. With each spray, proprietary natural technology wraps the skin with super-antioxidants goji berry and kakadu plum for a healthy dose of 30 essential vitamins and minerals. Peaceful and serene, this clean fragrance blends Spanish lavender, rose absolute, violet leaf, and warm Madagascar vanilla. The essence is a masterpiece crafted by perfumers who use only the finest, all-natural ingredients. Smells original and familiar at the same time. A great addition to Lavanilla’s already stellar line up of fragrances.
Bare Minerals Perfect Bronze Set ($30, bareescentuals.com) Perfect for all skin tones this 100% natural lip trio will make your lips look naturally beautiful. The trio contains a bareMinerals Lipliner, Lipcolor and Lipgloss in Mauve the perfect color to create a nude lip. Each one of the products is infused with 100% pure bareMinerals and other natural ingredients. Give your lips something special this Earth Day and wrap your lips in this super hydrating and decadent lip trio. Lipgloss is not sticky and the color is super wearable for day or night. Naturally wonderful.
Physicians Formula Organic Wear 2-in-1 Bronzer and Blush ($13.95, physiciansformula.com) If you aren’t sure natural products are as good as the standard ones then this one will convince you. Naturally derived pressed powder combines bronzer and blush into one beautiful mirrored compact. Organic Wear 2-in-1 Bronzer & Blush incorporates OrganiSoy that helps to even skin tone and Eco-Olive, a natural anti-oxidant that helps shield skin from environmental aggressors. And you get an organic, asymmetrical sculpting brush for precise application of the Bronzer and Blush. Eco-friendly compact uses 93% less plastic than traditional compacts. The color pumps up your look but looks natural.
Aubrey Organics Natural Lips Sheer Tint ($7.50, aubrey-organics.com) Who says you can’t be a sexy eco-chick. This sheer lip tint says you can. And never argue with an adorable lip gloss. Natural Lips Sheer Tint adds gloss and soft, translucent color to your lips in just one stroke of the wand. It smoothes and conditions lips with organic shea butter and other rich emollients. And Aubrey Organics knows what they are doing. They were the first company to be certified organic. They buy only the purest natural and organic ingredients from fair trade sources and use them in handcrafted, all-natural products that are good for you and good for the Earth.
Revolution Organics Freedom Glow Beauty Balm ($32, qvc.com beginning April 25th) The idea behind Revolution Organics multi-tasking products like the Beauty Balm was to create a line of pure organic products that delivers more so consumers can use less. It’s that type of thinking that makes Revolution Organics products true standouts. The Freedom Glow Beauty Balm delivers an instant healthy glow anytime, anywhere. The all-in-one balm infuses lip, cheeks, eyes or décolletage with a natural, dewy radiance. Ideal for on the go touch ups it provides a hydrating hint of tint for your skin. 100% natural. 100% mind blowing.
Sundari Neem and Coconut Hair Treatment ($34, sundari.com) Sundari only uses the purest ingredients and rarest essences distilled from nature to create its holistic products. There Using the finest quality ingredients from nature they created the Neem and Coconut Hair Treatment Oil. This treatment is quickly absorbed into hair and scalp upon application. The Wonderfully fragrant essential coconut oil helps to prevent protein loss from hair. Sundari hair treatment oil is suitable for all hair types. It is dye-free and ideal for very sensitive scalp. Particularly soothing for dry, rough, or sensitive scalp by reducing inflammation and a constricting action on skin capillaries. Not only will your hair smell fantastic but it will also have a beautiful luster and look healthier.
PETER LAMAS Soy Hydrating Shampoo ($18, lamasbeauty.com) Botanically rich Pure & Natural Hydrating Shampoo with Soy is a protein-rich revitalizer and cleanser. It is designed to restore and strengthen chemically treated, dry, weak and damaged hair, roots to ends. This shampoo formula will clean hair with out stripping it of the vital moisture that over processed or weak hair needs. The Soy Protein in the formula helps reconstruct and strengthen weakened hair shafts. It is enriched with Aloe and Avocado emollients and other botanicals to detangle prevent flyaways and split ends. Hair was so soft and detangled that I would comb through it after just one shampoo.
Sexy Hair Organics Leave-In Conditioner ($15.99, sexyhair.com) Sexy Hair Organics has created an authentically green line of daily hair care products, treatments and stylers with the most organic ingredients possible. The line includes this Sexy Hair Organics Leave-In Conditioner, which is a light leave-in conditioner that provides extra moisture to hair, detangles and tames frizz. It is infused with a fragrance that contains Pureganic™ USDA Certified essential oils and a combination of aloe vera juice, organic goji berry extract, organic avocado extract and organic sunflower oil. Apply from root to tip for smooth and manageable hair. A bonus is the packaging is made of 25 to 35% post-consumer recycled material and is 100% recyclable.
Modella Bag Recycled Bottles Fitted Weekender ($13.97, walmart.com) So now that you have all your fabulous eco-friendly products where do you put them? How about this ultra-hip and eco-friendly recycled bag. The Modella Bag Recycled Bottles Fitted Weekender is a most have for anybody trying to go green. This bag has enough room to bag our favorite green products for a trip to the gym or to the office. Comes with two zipped compartments to store all your stuff and its stylish enough that you could pass it off as a handbag. Best of all it’s made out of recycled bottles. Going green has never looked better.