Celebrate Earth Day today with a bevy of beautifying products that are good for you and Mother Earth.
In honor of Earth Day, it’s time to go green and au “natural” 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 2015 and in honor of Mother Earth today, check out these pretty picks that preserve and enhance your skin, hair, and body as well as protect the planet…
THE BREAKOUT-BUSTING CLAY CLEANSER…
Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Complexion Clearing Clay ($15) – cleanse away impurities and say farewell to pesky pimples with this skin clearing sponge. Boscia is the advanced beauty brand that proudly produces preservative-free, botanically-based skincare so you can enjoy beautiful skin without any harsh effects. Boscia’s Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Complexion Clearing Clay is a fabulous cleanser that’s specially formulated for blemish-prone beauties to start their am and pm skincare routine. This deluxe cleansing sponge feels pillow-soft and glides on skin to gently exfoliate dead skin cells and remove excess oil, all while helping to calm and clear away blemishes. It’s infused with green clay which has natural antibacterial properties to cleanse and clarify skin — so it clears current breakouts and prevents future outbreaks for smoother, clearer, brighter-looking skin. Boscia’s Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Complexion Clearing Clay is an easy yet effective way to wash skin and keep breakouts at bay, plus it will help you reveal clearer, smoother skin that’s bright and beautiful!
Boscia’s Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Complexion Clearing Clay retails for $15, and is available at Sephora.com.
THE DAYTIME SKIN DEFENDER…
Jurlique Nutri-Define Multi-Correcting Day Cream ($98) – treat your skin to this mega-moisturizing cream that’s packed with powerful antiaging action to help you reveal smoother, younger, and more radiant skin. Jurlique’s Nutri-Define Multi-Correcting Day Cream is the perfect daytime defense that’s fabulously formulated with Biosome5 technology which delivers five potent active ingredients — rosemary, horseradish, mulberry, peppermint and glycogen — which help to ward off wrinkles, fight fine lines, boost skin’s elasticity, and defend against discoloration, all while softening, nourishing, and firming the complexion. Plus, it contains shea butter, squalene, and silver ear mushroom which moisturize skin for perfectly balanced, smooth skin. Overall, Jurlique’s Nutri-Define Multi-Correcting Day Cream is powered by a bevy of botanicals that deliver multi-action results to help you reveal a youthful and radiant appearance.
Jurlique Nutri-Define Multi-Correcting Day Cream retails for $98, and is available at www.jurlique.com and Sephora.com.
THE OVERNIGHT COMPLEXION PERFECTOR…
Jurlique Nutri-Define Rejuvenating Overnight Cream ($110) – raise your nightly beauty routine to a new level of luxury with this multi-tasking overnight moisturizer for complexion perfection. Jurlique’s Nutri-Define Rejuvenating Overnight Cream is a night cream that features a cocktail of natural skin-transforming ingredients including, Biosome5- an anti-aging blend featuring advanced liposomal technology which penetrates deep into the skins’ layers to promote a youthful and firmer appearance, cupuacu seed butter- which improves skin’s elasticity while hydrating the skin, and artichoke leaf extract- which firms and strengthens the skin. This dream cream is your go-to all-in-one overnight treatment that’s powered by highly effective natural ingredients that will nourish, protect, and repair skin. Overall, Jurlique’s Nutri-Define Rejuvenating Overnight Cream is your go-to all-in-one nightly treatment that’s powered by highly effective natural ingredients that will nourish, protect, and rejuvenate skin so you awaken to an improved, smoother, firmer, and more beautiful appearance.
Jurlique’s Nutri-Define Rejuvenating Overnight Cream retails for $110, and is available at www.jurlique.com and Sephora.com.
THE TRESS-TRANSFORMING TREATMENT…
Agave Healing Oil Treatment ($40)- transform your tresses with THE only plant-based oil on the market that’s great for all hair types. Agave’s Healing Oil Treatment multi-tasks to give you smooth, glossy, healthy hair. This revolutionary treatment stands out from the rest of the crowd because it’s uniquely made from the Blue Agave plant which provides agave sugars, a botanical hair beautifier that delivers nourishing, color-preserving, and tress-transforming action. Plus, it’s packed with a bevy of additional natural ingredients that repair and protect hair including: wheat proteins which add shine and strengthen hair, vanilla and coconut which condition and increase elasticity, and Madagascar Baobab Seed Oil which nourishes hair’s outer layer. Overall, Agave’s Healing Oil Treatment is a multi-tasking mane changer that uses powerful botanicals to make hair soft, smooth and shiny.
Agave Healing Oil Treatment retails for $40 and is available at Sephora.com.
THE BEAUTIFYING BRONZER…
Tata Harper Limited-Edition Love Potion Iridescent Revitalizing Body Oil ($95) – get beautiful bronzed skin with this fan-fave that features a fresh formulation — Tata’s original Revitalizing Body Oil but with a bronzing shimmer effect and the Love Potion scent. Tata Harper is the eco-chic brand committed to creating 100% natural targeted products that are of the highest quality, gentle-yet-effective, and featuring transformative results — and free from toxic chemicals, generic fillers, and pre-made bases. Tata Harper’s Limited-Edition Love Potion Iridescent Revitalizing Body Oil hydrates skin from head-to-toe while giving it a beautiful sun-kissed glow. Its concentrated formula moisturizes and revitalizes skin, infusing it with essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients for an overall radiant appearance — so you can bare beautiful bronzed skin this summer and beyond!
The Tata Harper Limited-Edition Love Potion Iridescent Revitalizing Body Oil retails for $95, and is available at TataHarperSkincare.com.
THE PLANT-BASED PEEL…
Boscia Exfoliating Peel Gel ($34) – pamper yourself pretty with this gentle yet effective peel that delivers a triple action treatment to help you reveal bright, beautiful skin, all in one-easy step. Boscia’s Exfoliating Peel Gel is one skin- and planet-friendly product to add to your beauty routine because it’s a lightweight and refreshing treatment that’s powered by good-for-your-skin and non-irritating ingredients including, antioxidant-rich multi-fruit AHA’s that penetrate deep to purify and cleanse skin, and Pomegranate Enzymes which firm and brighten skin. And it incredibly works in three ways to give you a glowing, gorgeous complexion: as a physical peel to remove the outer layer of dead skin, as a chemical peel to penetrate deep into skin for in-depth exfoliation, and as a treatment to firm and brighten for a healthy complexion.
Boscia’s Exfoliating Peel Gel retails for $34 and is available at Sephora.com.
THE GOOD-FOR-YOU GREENS…
ALOHA’s Daily Good Greens (DGG) – drink your way to beautiful skin and a strong, healthy body with this green juice mix that’s packed with two servings of fruits + veggies containing high quality superfoods, including 14 Daily Good Green ingredients sustainably sourced from around the world which energize, hydrate, boost and detoxify.
Stacey Sude, Herbalist and Plant-Based Nutrition Specialist on the board of advisors from ALOHA explains ALOHA’s skin- and body-beautifying benefits:
- Vitamin A: One packet contains nearly half of the daily value recommended for Vitamin A which helps maintain skin’s moisture and protects it from sun damage
- Vitamin D: One packet contains at least 800IU of whole-food vitamin D naturally occurring in mushrooms which promotes a healthy brain and boosts your immune system — plus Vitamin D has a beautifying benefit which helps renew, firm, and repair skin
- Antioxidants: ALOHA’s DGG contains fruits and powerful antioxidants which help preserve a youthful appearance by reducing oxidative stress, soothing inflammation and protecting skin cells
- Daily defenders: ALOHA contains spirulina and other greens that protect and support your waste-removing organs (the liver and kidneys) as they process and remove toxins resulting in a healthier outer glow!
So raise a glass to holistic goodness and go green with ALOHA! ALOHA retails for $19 for a Trial pack containing 2 Original Blend, 2 Berry Blend, and 2 Chocolate Blend packets, or $45 for a 15-pack of your selected blend, available at www.aloha.com/shop/daily-good-greens.
THE POST-SUN PROTECTOR…
PHYTO PHYTOPlage Sublime After Sun Hair & Body Oil ($40) – give your body and strands some after-sun love with this botanical blend of precious oils that’s sure to refresh and nourish you for a youthful, radiant appearance and healthy hair. PHYTO’s PHYTOPlage Sublime After Sun Hair & Body Oil is a 98% natural treatment containing luxurious botanical oils including perilla, buriti, annatto, and camellia oils, all free of sulfates, silicones, mineral oils, and harmful toxins. This perfect post-sun potion helps hydrate and renew hair while rejuvenating and moisturizing your skin from head-to-toe for a healthier and radiant appearance. Furthermore, it helps nourish skin to keep it supple and smooth — so you can enjoy and extend your beautiful after-sun shimmer.
PHYTO’s PHYTOPlage Sublime After Sun Hair & Body Oil retails for $40, and is available at Sephora stores and Sephora.com.
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