Wednesday, June 17, 2009


I think that for most people the idea of greening their beauty routine is followed by thoughts of all the money they’ve spent on the products they have (and love), the assumed lack of options out there in the eco-beauty market and most of all, what difference does it really make? I know, I’ve been there.

The investment factor is a reasonable one, but if you actually get rid of makeup and skincare products as often as you really should, it would mean that in about a years time you’d probably need to recycle a ton of jars and bottles anyway. This doesn’t have to be an all or nothing proposition. You can ease your way in, one product at a time.

Starting with four products we use often, here are just a few brands out there that are better for you and the environment. Not only is there variety but something to fit every budget . Window shop at some of the sites below (average prices under $15 I call drugstore, over $15 department store):

Department Store: Korres Natural Products, John Masters Organics, Ojon
Drugstore: Burt's Bees, Giovanni Hair Care, California Baby

Department Store: Tarte, Dr. Hauschka, Josie Maran
Drugstore: Juice Organics, Burt’s Bees, Kiss My Face

Department Store: Demeter Vintage Naturals, LUSH
Drugstore: Pacifica, Whole Body at Whole Foods for essential oils

Department Store: L’Occitane, Jurlique, Carol’s Daughter
Drugstore: Alba Botanica, Weleda, Juice Organics

I’ll be back next time to discuss why eco-beauty matters, along with some fabulous resources and a little DIY eco-chic. xo a.


sarah said...

i loveeeeee this post! alex is so very well informed! xoxo, Sarah

Anonymous said...

I agree! Love these posts!

Valerie said...

Burts Bees is like my coffee! Ha! Love this post, too! For your fabulous fix, follow me at !

Julia said...

I LOVE Juice Beauty! They use a certified organic juice base in all their products so they can acheive the highest organic content possible. Plus, their products are super yummy and effective. I have so many fav's but I LOVE the Green Apple Peel.

The Green Apple Peel is Kate Hudson's favorite product too!

Julia said...

I LOVE Juice Beauty. I just learned that my favorite product is the same as Kate Hudsons!!! She was featured in Self Magazine this last month saying that Juice Beauty was her favorite and she Loves the Green Apple Peel.

Juice Beauty is organically awesome!

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