Celebrate Earth Day this April 22 with a bevy of beautifying products that are good for you and Mother Earth.
With Earth Day just a couple of days away, it’s time to go green with organic beauty products that are powered with good-for-your-skin ingredients as well as earth-friendly elements. From breakthrough beauty products that are made with natural yet effective ingredients, “green” picks with body-boosting and skin-beautifying benefits, and strand-saving standouts that preserve your tresses and the planet — there are plenty of ways to go green while getting gorgeous both inside and out.
So in celebration of Earth Day, this Saturday April 22, 2017 check out these green and glam gatherings that preserve and enhance your skin, hair, and body as well as protect the planet.
Achieve smoother, firmer and younger-looking eyes with L’OCCITANE’s newest and highly notable eye balm that’s rich and luxurious—and aimed to combat puffiness, fight fine lines and ward off that pesky worn out appearance. Divine Eye Balm is a creamy-based balm that magically melts right into skin and is infused with L’OCCITANE’s Divine Collection “fountain of youth” formulation containing exclusive anti-aging properties from the everlasting Immortelle flower. What’s more, this Immortelle essential oil is combined with a blend of 7 plant-derived active ingredients: hyaluronic acid, nourishing and soothing shea butter, honey, myrtle, evening primrose, camelina and dark-circle defying aescin along with instant illuminating mineral-based powders so eyes appear smoother, firmer, brighter and younger. Divine Eye Balm is not only a “green” beauty must-have that instantly delivers real results, but it also works double-duty as both a balm and an eye mask, so you can use it according to your specific skincare needs. You can use it daily as a day and nighttime treatment or use it as a mask to give eyes a pretty pick-me-up twice weekly. Divine Eye Balm is a luxurious emulsion that gives eyes a heavenly dose of hydration while revealing visibly firmer, smoother, more luminous and younger-looking eyes!
L’OCCITANE Divine Eye Balm retails for $84 and is available at L’OCCITANE boutiques nationwide and online at usa.loccitane.com.
Achieve makeup mastery and a flawless face with this “green” and gorgeous gathering of eco-chic and cutting-edge brushes. Last year, e.l.f. Cosmetics officially ended its use of any and all animal hair in over 50 styles of makeup brushes (APPLAUSE)—and they have a strong partnership with PETA and continue to source sustainable and eco-friendly materials. With that being said, go “green” with e.l.f. and get your pretty little hands on their Beautifully Precise Brush Collection, a fabulously-affordable and luxurious line of premium, vegan-friendly brushes that are designed for the precise application of products, redefining the everyday beauty tool. e.l.f. Cosmetics’ Beautifully Precise Brush Collection features nine brushes that range in price from $5 to $12, and feature smooth and modern Lucite patent-pending triangular handles that are skillfully crafted so you can comfortably grip them and easily maneuver for precise application. The brushes also have super-soft and clean-looking white bristles that are made with vegan-friendly, cruelty-free hair and have cool chrome accents for an oh-so-chic look!
Here are a few of my faves (Btw, I love them all):
Multi Blender Massager ($12) – the bristles are dreamy-soft and feature a curved-shape and rounded tips for flawless foundation application. This is a must-have so make sure to add this essential tool to your beauty arsenal!
Dual Sided Eyebrow Brush ($5) – features a spoolie and an angled tip to shape and fill brows with fool-proof application that’s easy, helping to define your brows with the precision of a pro
Powder Brush ($12) – this silky and fluffy brush is your go-to that easily picks up powder and precisely distributes it for a flawless finish.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Beautifully Precise Brush Collection retails from $5 to $12, available at elfcosmetics.com.
Achieve clear skin
Purify, pamper, and perfect skin with Jurlique’s amazing detox duo containing a bevy of botanicals and natural antioxidants all aimed to deep clean and revitalize skin so your complexion is transformed to be beautiful and bright. Jurlique’s two-step Purity Specialist ritual features: 1) Purity Specialist Compress Concentrate and 2) Purity Specialist Treatment Mask—a cutting-edge combo that’s specially designed to remove pollution and product build up so skin is clean, refreshed and healthy. Jurlique Purity Specialist Compress Concentrate is the first step of the ritual that’s a liquid emulsion which is mixed with warm water and absorbed into a cloth. It treats skin with a soothing botanical blend that opens and purifies pores while also balancing and nourishing skin using Indian Cress Extract which protects skin from pollutants and premature aging, Echinacea Roots Extract that cleanses and purifies skin for a smooth and healthy complexion, and Chamomile which refreshes, nourishes and calms skin. The second step is the Purity Specialist Treatment Mask that’s a creamy Kaolin clay treatment mask that works wonders to remove impurities and deep clean, exfoliate, balance, and nourish skin. It contains natural Kaolin clay that purifies and cleans skin, Apricot seed which exfoliates and smooths skin, and Peppermint extract that refreshes skin to reveal a radiant appearance. Together, Jurlique’s Purity Specialist Compress Concentrate and Purity Specialist Treatment Mask work gently-yet-powerfully using beautifying botanicals to purify and perfect skin so your complexion is clean, clear, comfortably nourished and healthier-looking.
Jurlique’s Detoxifying Purity Specialist Set retails for $84 (a $105 value). Sold separately, Jurlique Purity Specialist Compress Concentrate retails for $50 and Jurlique Purity Specialist Treatment Mask retails for $55. All available at Jurlique.com.
Experience beauty sleep
Get a good night’s rest with this therapeutic treatment made using 100% pure essentials oils to naturally lull you to sleep so you get your beauty rest, without any worry of harmful ingredients or negative effects. L’OCCITANE Aromachologie Relaxing Pillow Mist is a fabulous and fragrant spray that’s all-natural and infused with essential oils of lavender, bergamot, mandarin, sweet orange, and geranium guaranteed to promote wellbeing, soothe your body and calm your mind—and it smells pleasant and comforting as if you’re unwinding at a spa retreat. And best of all, it works magically, simply mist in your bedroom and lie down as the pure aromas pacify you. L’OCCITANE Aromachologie Relaxing Pillow Mist is the perfect and natural way to experience a soothing sensation, conducive to a peaceful, relaxing night’s sleep.
L’OCCITANE Aromachologie Relaxing Pillow Mist retails for $20 for 3.4 fl. oz. Available at L’OCCITANE boutiques nationwide and at usa.loccitane.com.
Cleanse and strengthen your strands with this energizing, botanically-based shampoo that’s not only great at removing product buildup but also remarkable at giving you stronger, thicker hair. PHYTOLOGIST Shampoo is the new counterpart to PHYTOLOGIST leave-in scalp treatment so you get a double-dose to boost hair for luscious, healthy locks! PHYTO PHYTOLOGIST Shampoo is a refreshing and natural way to prevent hair thinning thanks to a potent concentration of botanical active ingredients including, cacao extract that soothes the scalp, red algae extract which coats the hair fiber for thicker strands, guarana extract which energizes tresses, and horsetail which is enriched in minerals to strengthen hair. PHYTO PHYTOLOGIST Shampoo really refreshes the scalp and energizes your hair (and uplifts your haircare routine)—and is the perfect natural remedy to stimulate the scalp, coat and plump strands, and boost hair’s strength and volume for healthy, fuller hair.
PHYTO PHYTOLOGIST Shampoo retails for $29, available at PHYTO.com.
Elevate your hair routine with ease, efficiency, and salon-quality expertise with Olivia Garden’s Eco-Friendly Brushes, ECOceramic Thermal Brushes and Healthy Hair Brushes, two earth-minded and luxe lines that are made entirely with eco-friendly materials, while offering the same high-performance benefits you desire to manage and style your strands. Olivia Garden is the ‘mane-changing’ brand that hails from Belgium and offers a wide variety of innovative and salon quality hair styling tools that gently yet effectively brush through wet or dry hair without tugging, breaking or damaging it. What’s more, Olivia Garden’s ECOceramic Thermal Brushes and Healthy Hair Brushes deliver a stroke of genius not only because they are eco-friendly and “green” but also because they help you manage tangles and finesse styles thanks to the wide variety of brushes available for all hair types, ranging from fine to thick, soft or course, straight or curly. What’s more, Olivia Garden’s Healthy Hair Brushes are must-haves to add to your beauty routine because they preserve the planet thanks to their stylish and sturdy bamboo construction and 100% natural boar bristles that naturally add shine to your hair, all while showing your strands some TLC!
Olivia Garden Brushes are available at Ulta.com.
Go green while on-the-go with these easy-to-use and effective cleansing wipes that will wipe away makeup and impurities in a flash, leaving skin fresh and balanced—and all without water or rinsing! Avalon Organics Intense Defense Detoxifying Towelettes come in a convenient and compact pouch that you can take with you wherever you wander so you stay fresh and pretty thanks to a powerful medley of antioxidants including, Vitamin C, Lemon Bioflavonoids and White Tea which fight free radicals while naturally boosting collagen and elastin production. And, these towelettes are not only a great way to cleanse and care for your skin while on-the-go, but they’re sustainably-sourced, biodegradable cloths saturated with pure botanical cleansers so you get gorgeous, all while being “green”.
Avalon Organics Intense Defense Detoxifying Towelettes retail at $6.99 for a 30 count pack. Available at AvalonOrganics.com.
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