March is all about green! From St Patricks Day festivities, to budding grass peaking through winter snow. This year we’re going green with beauty! Research shows that the average woman applies as many as 515 chemicals in her daily grooming and makeup routine. These potentially toxic additives can not only harm human health, but also pose problems for the environment in the form of PPCPs (pharmaceuticals and personal care products as pollutants). Cosmetic and skin care lines are finally changing things, by organics, biodynamic farming, and biodegradable packaging. We’ve found ecologically friendly beauty products in cosmetics, skin care, and nail care. All of these products are organic, or natural, and animal cruelty free.
Obesessive Compulsive Cosmetics:
It’s no secret that this is one of our favorite lines. OCC is 100% vegan, and cruelty free. Their water based airbrush makeup is long lasting and skin healthy. Most of all their products are very highly pigmented, offering rich color payoff. They have foundations, concealers, color pencils, lip tars, loose pigments, and nail polishes. You can find their products at sephora, or on occmakeup.com
These cosmetics feel deliciously indulgent and luxurious, like a treat you give yourself. And the results are the biggest treat of all—subtle or dramatic, they're often downright transforming. Their radical concept is to use a powerhouse of plant-based oils and extracts—including Argan Oil, it’s in everything they make—to condition, purify, and nourish. JMC favors fair trade practices, sustainably harvested ingredients, and eco-friendly packaging. JMC is found at sephora.
Celebrating over 50 years of supporting beautiful skin care is an achievement of which to be proud. Creating products that are kind to the environment is even more reason for pride. Éminence is committed to being the industry leader in keeping our planet green and has always been concerned about the environment; since its inception in 1958, the company has been using sustainable farming and green practices to create organic products—long before the green movement was hot. Éminence is constantly looking for ways to reduce its carbon footprint, from the harvest and production of products to how they are packaged and, finally, how they reach spa clients. What’s even better, they plant a tree for every product you purchase. Ask us how to get eminence today!
YES TO products are always at least 95% natural, free of parabens, petroleum, phthalates and SLS, and made with recyclable materials. They have segmented skin care lines such as yes to carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, grapefruit and blueberries. We love the availability and ease of use of this line, and how it’s wallet friendly. You can find YES TO at Target, Walmart, and Meijer.
EcoTools cosmetic brushes are beautiful and show respect for the earth. They have incredibly soft synthetic bristles, sleek bamboo handles, recycled aluminum ferrules, and are 100% cruelty free.
They package our products in an eco-conscious way, including reusable pouches, post-consumer recycled paper and plastic, and recyclable packaging.