The winter cold dryness can take a toll on the moisture and suppleness of your skin. There are many products out there that claim to hydrate your skin however they include chemical perservatives that actually perpetuate skin irritations and dryness and have been linked to several other health issues.
The good news is that there are several affordable all natural and ethically sourced options that can be used. Two great lines to look for are Yes To Carrots and Live Clean. Both of these lines work hard to provide greener products at affordable price points, their products are paraben free, sulfate free, and petroleum free. But do they work?
Living in Toronto, the weather has been going up and down and it has made both my hair and skin lose a great deal of moisture. I immediately felt the difference when using the Yes To Carrot shampoo and conditioner, it’s been 2 months and my hair’s shine is restored and I actually don’t see any split ends coming, even though I’m due for a haircut. I am also using the Live Clean – Exotic Nectar that includes Argan Oil, and I have noticed my skin is not as dry and irritated after showers. These are great solutions to preserve moisture in your skin and hair and the prices are great too; the shampoo and conditioner combined was under $20 and the body wash was under $10. Another trick I discovered by accident is the Live Clean Argan Oil, I didn’t realize it was for hair and I put it on my body like a lotion right after my shower at night, it worked so well that I didn’t even need to re-moisturize the next morning in February! (keep in mind I have really really dry skin especially in the winter)
EcoLuxe London, the bi-annual ethical luxury fashion exhibition, opens on the 17th/18th of February 2013 (Sunday 12:30pm-8pm and Monday 9am-8pm) at London’s Kingsway Hall Hotel, 66 Great Queen Street, WC2B 5BX, Covent Garden, London, UK.
Created by ethical designers for ethical designers, EcoLuxe London promotes high end, sustainable fashion and brands and is open to press and fashion buyers who are looking for high quality and exclusive brands with a conscience.
Ecoluxe London, launched by Miriam González Durántez – in September 2010, is a not-for-profit organisation promoting sustainable luxury and is the leading ethical fashion platform in the UK.
The 6th Ecoluxe London exhibition gathers eco-conscious brands and artists from all over the world to showcase their work
It’s that time again to refresh your skin for summer, and what’s the best way to do it? Eco Beauty Market this Wednesday May 30th from 11 am – 7pm at the Spoke Club, 600 King St West, Toronto, Ontario
Register online today.You can get tips and samples and even get rid of your old toxic junk for new healthy eco-friendly products!
Gill Deacon, author of There’s Lead In Your Lipstick, will be on hand to sign books and chat from 5pm – 6pm.
Talk, shop and sample products from these Just Beautiful Pledge Companies:
Alma Natural Quick Spa
Awaken My Senses Organics
Clinical Luxury By Nature – By GRAYDON
Keeki Pure & Simple
Maiga Shea Butter
Eye-liner is a must in my make-up bag, so when I recently ran out and went into total panic mode, I found something new and great! At the nearest Sephora they had this Buxom Eye Duo, a black eye-liner and gray eye shadow for just $30. I put it on in the morning, on the way to work, and after a long day of work and meeting up with friends after, I came home looked in the mirror and was shocked. For the first time ever, my eye-liner looked the exact same as when I left in the morning! THIS NEVER HAPPENS
Of course immediately after this, I had to check if it’s an ethical product. Turns out, Buxom is from Bare Escentuals. PETA has sited on their site that they do not test on animals. But does it stop there? – Nope
They also have a social compliance policy where they comply with the California Transparency in Supply Chain Act. They specifically address issues of fair wages and human trafficking. They also are involved in several philanthropic initiatives.
On the BE site it states “Bare Escentuals is dedicated to conducting its business with integrity and the highest standard of ethics and seeks the same level of integrity and ethical standards with its vendor and supplier partners. Bare Escentuals will continue to assess all risks and opportunities to ensure that its approach will prevent any injustice or violation of human rights within its supply chain.”
So the verdict – this Eye-Duo package holds more value than meets the Eye