Posted on 11 May 2010 by Sustainability Digest
Image courtesy of John Masters Organics
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) advises us to stay clear of triclosan, triclocarbon, and fragrance, when choosing bar soap. One of the reasons we jumped at the chance to try complimentary samples of John Masters Organics trio of organic soaps: they leave toxic chemicals where they belong–in a lab! We’re already fans of John Masters eponymous haircare line–which has scooped up our Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 27 January 2010 by Sustainability Digest
Image via Burt’s Bees.
We recently had the opportunity to try a fairly new product from Burt’s Bees within their line of acne treatments. Now all-natural acne fighting products aside, we’ve never like any sort of acne treatment. It seems to rip the oils we have left out of our already dry skin. But since we use Burt’s Bees for so many other solutions, well, we waited until a stray pimple popped up and dabbed on the spot treatment before we went to bed.
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Posted on 21 October 2009 by Sustainability Digest
Photo via Kimberly Parry Organics.
When was the last time you heard that the beauty products you just purchased were made fresh to order, just for you? With Kimberly Parry Organics this is the norm, making us feel like our purchase is an important one. Even more so when we learned that each product is formulated with the highest quality, most beneficial, and freshest ingredients that can be found….Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 06 October 2009 by Sustainability Digest
Image via: Dr. Hauschka
The new Decoratives line by Dr. Hauschka is a mineral-based line of eyeshadows and blushes that are free of parabens and phthalates. Plus they come in several natural colors that will accentuate your smoky, stunning eyes and your sky-high cheek bones. …Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 07 September 2009 by Sustainability Digest
Photo credit: ginnerobot
Chocolate may be soul food, but skin food? The concept isn’t as far-fetched as you might think. Packed with a raft of wrinkle-battling antioxidants–twice as much as that in red wine and up to three times those found in green tea, according to a 2003 Cornell University study–the decadent dessert is said to boost complexions by fighting free-radical damage, as well as softening and conditioning your skin with its high concentration of cocoa butter. With…Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 03 September 2009 by Sustainability Digest
Photo credit: Eve Organics
As brain-melting temps begin to dip, sweater boxes start getting ransacked, and wardrobe whites get aired out for one last hurrah, the eyes have it for bolder, more provocative peepers, moving away from summery teals and ultramarines to ripened ochres, wines, and aubergines.
Burgeoning beauty company Eve Organics, which launched in late 2007, has added a line of shimmery eye shadows to its mineral makeup collection, with 10 luminescent shades at less than $8 a pot. …Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 25 August 2009 by Sustainability Digest
Photo credit: A Good Night Kiss
A bath? A bath, you say? Why yes, a bath, I do declare. I’m stressed, you’re stressed, we’re all hunched over our workstations with a battalion of knots taking up permanent residence in our backs. (Glance at your 401k, lately?) There are worse ways to blow off steam than luxuriating in a tubful of warm soapy water, like kicking the crap out of helpless kittens or going on a one-person crusade to rescue the ailing retail industry with the company credit card. Green guilt may question the occasional self-indulgence, but let’s face it, you’re tak…Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 20 August 2009 by Sustainability Digest
Photo credit: Wembé
In this tough economy, launching a new biz is probably the last thing on anybody’s mind. But recession or no recession, personal hygiene continues to be paramount, right? Paraguayan company Wembé is still wet behind the ears—it officially launched last week at the New York International Gift Fair—but it’s hoping to clean up well with its nascent line of all-natural, mostly organic soaps, which fit snugly in the palm of your hand with a comfortable heft. …Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 11 August 2009 by Sustainability Digest
Photo credit: Vivesana
A radiant, bronze-goddess glow is one thing; looking like charbroiled filet mignon is quite another. But the mercury doesn’t have to shoot through the roof before you break out the sunscreen—any prolonged exposure to the great outdoors demands it. Going windsurfing? Sunscreen. Snowboarding? Sunscreen. Stalking the Himalayas searching for self-aware, supra-intelligent Yetis? You betcha Sherpa you need sunscreen.
Vivesana, which means “live healthy” in Italiano, has a couple of broad-spectrum, water-resistant products formulated to ward off damaging UV rays while bathing your epidermis with moistu…Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 07 August 2009 by Sustainability Digest
Photo credit: Priti
For years, savvy New Yorkers have been flocking to Priti’s intimate East Village enclave, one of the first all-organic spas in the country, for their mani-pedi fixes. (Orange-ginger foot scrub, take me away!) The near-institution has since shuttered its doors—another nail salon now waits hand and foot on a different clientele—but Priti’s signature nontoxic nail polishes continue to spread the gospel of fabulously painted tips without the noxious fumes.
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