Monday, April 22, 2013
By Julie Wiegan
In honor of Earth Day, we picked out some of our favorite eco-friendly products that will clean up your beauty routine!
LaLicious, an all natural bath and body line has teamed up with Save Our Shores (SOS), the oldest marine conservation group in the Monterey Bay region, for a second year by donating 20% of all Sugar Reef sales during the month of April from their website to SOS. Try the Sugar Reef Sugar Soufflé Scrub, which has pure cane sugar crystals to exfoliate the body and coconut oil to moisturize. LaLicious.com, $34.
The weather isn’t quite warm enough to get a nice glowing tan, so why not do it safely at home with the Melvita Prosun self tanning gel cream. This natural, DHA-free formula, contains Erythrulose, a plant-based bronzing agent that is derived from cane sugar to give a gradual and even tan. Melvita.com, $32
Worried about hair loss? Then check out the Bio Follicle™ Hair Support System (HSS) to help reduce shedding for both normal and dry hair. Their secret ingredient is organic jojoba oil, whose molecular makeup has similar characteristics to the natural oil glands of the scalp (sebum) to help prevent dry hair and scalp conditions while stimulating hair re-growth. The best part is that it comes with a money back guarantee! BioFollicle.com, Prices start at $49.99.
Southeast Asians have long relied on tamanu oil to achieve blemish-free, wrinkle-free, and moisturized skin. In fact, ageless supermodel Carol Alt swears by it. This oil has also been used to alleviate joint pain, skin infections, and as a hair serum for added shine and softness. Apteka Naturels’ 100% Certified Organic Unrefined Tamanu Oil, AptekaNaturel.com, $42.25.
Skincare line emerginC has expanded the “buy one, plant one” efforts with Plant-It 2020 to every emerginC product. This campaign plants a tree for every emerginC AND Scientific Organics retail sized product sold. Try the emerginC scientific organics phytocell detox mask, a French-green-clay-based mask, for all skin types that leaves skin brighter and healthier. emerginC.com, $50.