This St. Patrick’s Day, try wearing “green” cosmetics and beauty items. Research has found that some ingredients in these products may be linked to cancer and other disease. In addition, natural and organic products don’t contain harmful chemicals and are Earth-friendly.
Here are a few of our favorite new “green” products to try. (You just might decide to wear “green” every day.)
The jane iredale hydration sprays were recently awarded ECOCERT Natural and Organic Certification. These refreshing sprays include POMMISST, Balance, and D2O.
Each spray provides different benefits for your skin. The POMMISST spray contains pomegranate extract, a powerful antioxidant and UV protector, while the Balance spray balances your skin’s oil production and pH. The D2O spray hydrates and calms your skin with the help of ylang ylang flower extract and other organic ingredients. www.janeiredale.com
Give your nails a fresh look without harmful chemicals with Pacifica 7 Free Nail Polish. This polish is not tested on animals and is available in 25 different shades.
Pacifica’s Body Butter is another product in their all-natural line that includes mango and shea butters, kukui nut and rose hip seed oils and cucumber. This rich butter nourishes your skin and leaves it glowing. www.PacificaBeauty.com
Both jane iredale and Pacifica focus on creating products containing renewable ingredients with Pacifica also using recycled packaging.
Another great line to try is juice Beauty. Their entire line is free of parabens, petroleum, pesticides and use only USDA certified organic ingredients. Their Conditioning Lip Color is one that we loved. This age-defying makeup product contains organic antioxidant-rich acai and goji berries, minerals, and sweet orange. Available in Pink or Fig, this lip color will complete any look, keeping your lips looking beautiful and healthy. www.juiceBeauty.com
Indie Lee launched her collection of natural beauty products after conquering a life-threatening brain tumor. After Indie learned that environmental toxins were linked to cancer, she created an eco-friendly collection of natural beauty products.
Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser washes away impurities, removes makeup, and moisturizes your skin. The Rosehip Cleanser is another beauty essential that removes makeup as well as soothes your skin to slow the signs of aging and reduces any redness or irritation. This is a great cleanser for people with sensitive skin.
Indie Lee has also developed a COQ-10 Toner to balance your skin’s pH level, while it hydrates, helps wrinkle reduction, and provides protection from UV rays. Excellent for all skin types, this toner is a beauty must-have.
Other products in this luxurious line include moisturizing oils for the body as well as a must-have facial oil moisturizer derived from olives, Squalane Facial Oil. For those who love to have complete treatment sets tailored for a specific skin issue, Indie Lee also carries a Clear Complexion Kit and Anti-Aging Set. www.IndieLee.com