Celebrate Earth Day 2014 by getting behind these earth-friendly beauty brands. These all natural beauty treats nix the harmful chemicals, without sacrificing effectiveness.
The Scientific Organics collection from emerginC is paraben-free, petro-chemical free and synthetic fragrance-free, with a minimum of 70% organic ingredients in every item. Products come with a packet of USDA organic seeds, so that consumers can start their own vegetable gardens and for every product sold, emerginC will plant a tree through the non-profit foundation Plant-It 2020.
In Lips We Trust Super Antioxidant Lip Balm nourishes, soothes and protects with 100% natural plant oils, butters, waxes, Vitamin E and super antioxidant astaxanthin. Perfect for after-sun exposure and nighttime use this balm protects from free radical damage while softening lips. ($24)
Grape Stem Cell, White Tea + Seaweed Body Butter nourishes and softens the skin to combat roughness, even skin tone and fight the appearance of aging skin. Contains grape stem cells, spirulina, algae, green and white teas, shea butter, jojoba seed oil, vitamins A, C and E, palmaria palmate and pine bark extract.($45)
Available at leading spas and online via www.emerginc.com.
ZERO White by Whitening Lightning fights yellowing without the dangerous chemicals, messy trays, unpleasant taste or sensitivity. Its key ingredients include baking soda and pomegranate extract. The brand is completely gluten-free, cruelty-free and never tested on animals.
ZERO WhiteTM Teeth Whitening System
The chemical-free ZERO WhiteTM product line contains a botanical based solution specially formulated in Whitening Lightning’s private lab. The whitening system contains no peroxide and will not cause sensitivity. The completely painless system restores teeth, crowns, veneers and caps to a natural white using all-natural botanical whiteners. See results of seven to ten shades lighter in 14 days. ($115)
Available via www.whiteninglightning.com.
Yu-Be Lip Therapy is formulated WITHOUT parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petro-chemicals and
phthalates. Based on the formula for the #1 selling medicated, vitamin-enriched skincare cream in Japan today, Yu-Be is
safe and effective for the entire family.
Yu-Be Lip Therapy
Yu-Be Lip Therapy is an all-natural lip balm used to protect and treat normal, dry, or severely chapped lips. The ingredients
are based on the original, 50-year old Japanese Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream formula which includes glycerin, vitamin E, and camphor. It soothes, moisturizes, and protects dry, painful, chapped lips and replenishes lost moisture from exposure
to heat, cold, and wind. ($5)
Available at Sephora stores nationwide and online via www.sephora.com.
Sublime Beauty has a number of products that are developed with and from certified organic ingredients – free of sulfates, parabens and GMOs.
Skin is assaulted by various weather climates and interior temperatures throughout the year. The pure ingredients in the new
Daily Body Oil are a superior way to hydrate and nourish the skin without feeling greasy.
Daily Body Oil
"We designed the Daily Body Oil after researching qualities of hundreds of oils," says Kathy Heshelow, founder of Sublime Beauty.
"The oils have various complimentary qualities and help the skin look and feels its best. We used no chemicals, additives or fragrances."
Included are sweet almond, aloe, argan, jojoba and sesame oil plus Vitamin E. Oil possess a wealth of vitamins and minerals that are helpful for good skin health. Several can help skin produce more collagen. The oils included also contain anti-inflammatory properties,
anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties, moisturizing and hydrating qualities. ($22)
Available via www.amazon.com.