Add Some Green To Your Beauty Routine
Even though it seems as if everyone’s jumping on the green bandwagon these days, it’s always nice to have Earth Day (April 22) to remind us that this world of ours still needs a lot of help. But don’t get overwhelmed, even the smallest things can make a difference—like the beauty products you choose.
DermStore is pleased to carry fine skin care and cosmetics lines that not only keep you looking beautiful, but keep the earth looking beautiful too. Whether it’s recycled packaging, refillable containers or sustainable ingredients, you’ll be on your way to reducing your carbon footprint each time you purchase from the following eco-chic brands.
Colorescience—Waste Not, Want Not
Colorescience is known for their skin-friendly natural mineral formulas, but what makes them top our eco-chic list is their nifty refillable containers. Their popular Suncanny foundations and Sunforgettable sunscreens with built-in brushes are quick and easy to refill, and the brush is washable, allowing you to save money and landfills.
Coola—Package Me Pretty
Praised for its natural sunscreens with organic ingredients, Coola does more than protect your skin from the environment, they also protect the environment from you. Coola’s popular Face 30–Cucumber has 12 certified organic extracts that work together to tighten loose skin, stimulate tissue growth, reduce irritation and thoroughly nourish for a healthier appearance. Their streamlined recyclable packaging ensures minimal waste; their sample packs are made of 75% paper, rather than foil, and are completely recyclable; and all of their printed materials use only non-toxic inks. Coola also hosts their website with Earth-Friendly E-Commerce, a company that uses only solar power, and contributes to new trees through PlantaBillion.org.
Eminence Organics—Green From the Ground Up
Star of the organic skin care industry, Eminence Organics is one of the few companies that actually walks the walk when it comes to eco-friendly practices. In fact, from their farming to their shipping, Eminence has worked diligently to keep the earth as healthy as possible. The highlights: they grow their own organic ingredients on a 100% solar and wind-powered farm in Hungary; they use only natural compost, instead of chemical fertilizers; all products are hand-harvested, which means less carbon dioxide emissions from mechanical equipment; and their packaging and shipping materials are made from recycled materials and can continue to be recycled by you.
Staff favorites Apricot Masque and Sweet Red Rose Whip Moisturizer are formulated with organically grown, hand-picked fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables, pure spring water, essential mineral, nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants.
L’Occitane—Beauty With Sustenance
Crafted of the finest natural and organic ingredients from the fields of Provence, L’Occitane cherishes the Mediterranean’s traditional harvest by converting it into a variety of products for your skin and body care needs. High on the popularity list you'll find Shea Butter Hand Cream and Firming and Smoothing Milk Concentrate Body Cream. L’Occitane contributes to sustaining the native plants and herbs through their own farms, including an organic immortelle plantation in Corsica. The company also extends support beyond France. In Burkina Faso, Africa, L’Occitane initiated a sustainable development program for the production of shea butter, supporting its continued growth in the region.
Article posted 3/31/2009.
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