Green your beauty routine!

Friday, April 22, 2011
By Sara Moore
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The Painted Nail has 18 gorgeous nail lacquers that are certified organic, cruelty and carcinogen free with celebrity branded shades such as Hilary Duff’s wedding inspired Secret Engagement (a flirty pink) and Teri Hatcher’s homage to her name, Hatched (a gorgeous golden yellow). The brand will also star on the new TV Guide Network show The Nail Files, which will premiere this summer and will follow the salon’s owner Katie Cazorla and her staff as they treat and pamper the rich and famous in Hollywood. ThePaintedNail.com, $12.50 each.


Grow lashes naturally with Talika Lipocil Expert. The treatment contains 12 plant extracts including nettle, hamamelis and apple to extend lashes by up to 36%, darken up to 50%, and add curl by up to 50%. Available at Sephora stores, $55.


Get glowing skin fast with Dr. Perricone Super 3-Minute Facial with Ginger. This at-home facial is made in the USA, and is free of parabens, sulfates and synthetic dyes, and the packaging is made from 80 percent post-consumer recycled fiber. Available at Sephora stores, $50.


Well, if you color your hair, then you know the damage you’re doing. Save color-treated and over-processed hair with Biolage colorcarethérapie Delicate Care system. The line has a fade-fighting formula that includes fair trade super-antioxidant Açai Berry and conditioning Argan Oil from Morocco to rejuvenate hair for a smooth texture, a sulfate-free shampoo, a hydrating masque, and a paraben-free and silicone-free conditioner. Available at fine salons, Matrix.com for salon locator, $18-$24 each.


Urban Decay Good Karma Brushes has eleven eco-friendly brushes that can be used to apply face powder, blush and eyeliner. The soft brush hairs are made from recycled PET bottles and the gunmetal brush handles are made from recycled aluminum. Available at Macy’s stores, $20 – $39 each.


Cover up those unsightly dark circles with Therapy Systems Better Than Cover. This creamy organic concealer comes in two shades and is made with acai, green tea and raspberry leaf. TherapySystems.com, $24.


Carry around Sula Beauty Organic Shea Butter Balm for all of your beauty needs. This multi-purpose balm comes in three scents, Neroli Blossom, Rosa Damascena and Bergamot and can be used to condition cuticles, moisturize chapped lips, and tame unruly eyebrows. The small tin is so easily portable that you’ll never want to leave home without it. SulaBeauty.com, $9 each


The emerginC Scientific Organics Kombucha Cleanser is gentle enough for all skin types that it helps remove environmental pollutants, excess oil and make-up without drying the skin. The cleanser also includes natural ingredients such as grape stem cells, spirulina, green tea, white tea, and aloe vera. EmerginC.com, $34.


Desert Essence daily essential de-puffing eye cream contains a rich blend of hibiscus, lavender, and pomegranate extracts to revive tired eyes, organic acerola to smooth skin, and jojoba oil and vitamin E to help fight free radical damage. DesertEssence.com, $15.99.


Get soft and shiny hair with Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Penetrating Oil. Apply a small amount to damp or towel dried hair to cut drying time, fight frizz and moisturize brittle hair. The argan oil also helps protect hair from UV damage and the product is packaged in an eco-friendly bottle manufactured from materials containing recycled post-consumer resin, while the label is printed using environmentally-friendly ink and compostable label film made from annually renewable resource corn. Available at drugstores nationwide, $7.99 each.


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