Fab Natural Beauty Products Perfect For Earth Day!

Earth Day is this Wednesday, April 22nd.  One thing I love to do for Earth Day is to try natural and organic products and products that have earth-friendly packaging.

Below are great natural skincare and cosmetics, plus a fabulous bath wash duo that includes a refill pouch.

What natural products do you like to use?  Leave a comment and let me know!

Sibu Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil
Sibu Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil

Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil ($15.95) — Sea buckthorn seed oil has long been used as a traditional beauty treatment to preserve youthful skin tone and texture. It is a secret remedy to fight wrinkles and age spots so you may (or may not) want to share it with your friends. This therapeutic grade seed oil will help restore damaged skin to its natural beautiful state.

  • Quick acting/readily absorbed
  • For all skin-types
  • Helps diminish wrinkles/age-spots
  • Promotes skin recovery and healing
  • 10 ml bottle w/ dropper tip

100% therapeutic-grade Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil for topical use on ailments. Available at http://www.sibubeauty.com.

All of Tammy Fender Holistic Skin Care’s formulas are Pure Living Energy® for the skin – a collection of pure, organic custom blended skin care products. The products are created from the energy of the earth, plant oils and beneficial vitamins and nutrients.

  • Tammy Fender Quintessential Serum: This cult classic was the first of its kind, containing only quintessential forms of natural ingredients which work together to fight the signs of aging, keep skin moisturized and strengthen skin cells. With nutrient oils and pure essential oils such as Rose Hip Seed Oil, Avocado Oil and Bulgarian Rose Oil, this serum strengthens collagen, reduces wrinkles and protects the skin from UV rays. ($175)
  • Tammy Fender Epi-Peel: For a smooth complexion, simply coat and dry your skin with this clay mask and peel it off five minutes later. Enriched with hibiscus and grape seed oils, this peel relieves irritation, promotes circulation and removes toxins from the skin. ($80)
  • Tammy Fender Antioxidant Crème Neroli & Orange: This multi-vitamin-in-a-jar is prized for its nourishing, anti-oxidant and collagen-stimulating benefits. Neroli helps heal scar tissue, improve elasticity and balance overactive sebum. Calming and grounding, sweet orange enhances the skins immunity and hydration while plant butters moisturize and naturally filter UV light. ($95)

Purchase at www.tammyfender.com.

L'Occitane Almond Shower Refill Duo
L’Occitane Almond Shower Refill Duo

L’Occitane Almond Shower Refill Duo ($87.50 USD) — Refill your Almond Shower Oil whenever you need to thanks to this duo! Reduce, Reuse, and Refill. The Almond Shower Oil  transforms, when in contact with water, into a delicate foam that gently cleanses the body. Enriched with almond oil, it respects the hydrolipidic film and leaves a subtle and mouth-watering scent of fresh almond, for a delightful skin!

This duo includes:
– Almond Shower Oil 16.9 fl.oz
– Almond Shower Oil Refill 16.9 fl.oz

Available at usa.loccitane.com

Physician's Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin BB Bigger! Better! Lashes Mascara
Physician’s Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin BB Bigger! Better! Lashes Mascara

Physician’s Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin BB Bigger! Better! Lashes ($9.95 USD) Revolutionary 100% Natural Origin multi-tasking BB formula builds Bigger, Better Lashes so you do not have to sacrifice volume for length or definition for drama. 24 hour wear. 2-in-1 multi-tasking brush. 100% Natural Origin. 70% Organic. 100% Natural color pigments. 100% Natural preservatives.

Learn more at http://www.physiciansformula.com.


Go Natural With Earth Day Products

Earth Day is very soon.  One of the ways that I like to live green is by trying lots of green beauty products.  Below are natural and/or organic products for face, hair and body.  Try one or more out and be good to yourself as well as the Earth!


Inspired by and born out of the beauty and bounty of France’s Ardèche region, Melvita was created in 1983 by beekeeper and biologist Bernard Chevilliat. Melvita – meaning “honey” and “life” in Latin – is distinguished by its brand philosophy of paying homage to the pristine elegance of the natural world. As the French pioneer in organic beauty care, Melvita offers the largest selection in the market of ECOCERT-certified products for the face, body and hair, as well as fragrances and men’s and baby collections. By responsibly reaping the best nature has to offer and giving back to the earth, Melvita delivers beautiful, expertly-formulated skincare products, enriched with only the purest natural ingredients, which are as efficacious as they are pleasurable to guarantee an incomparable sensorial experience with a clear conscience.

Above is the Melvita Rose Floral Water ($23 USD) — Rich in ingredients that naturally soothe delicate skin, Rose Floral Water is distilled from the rosa damescena petals and contains a light, refreshing fragrance. The essence also has astringent properties that help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Available at www.usa.melvita.com and through leading online beauty retailers.

Shea Terra Organics Baobab & Coconut Water Smoothing Vita-Enzyme Facial Masque

Shea Terra Organics Baobab & Coconut Water Smoothing Vita-Enzyme Facial Masque ($28 USD) Smooth dry and lifeless looking skin with a boost of vitamin rich enzymes!Taken from two of Africa’s super-fruits, baobabs and coconuts, this face masque works at a cellular level to hydrate and vita infuse skin.

This masque is vita-infused with two of Africa’s super-fruits. Wild harvested from ancient “upside-down” trees, baobab fruit contains vitamin rich enzymes that effectively break down dead skin. Young coconuts produce a nutrient water rich in electrolytes and natural sugars that makes skin glow!

Available at www.sheaterraorganics.com

Caudalie Premier Cru La Crème

Caudalie Premier Cru La Crème ($155 USD)A facial crème that contains an exclusive, highly concentrated blend of Caudalie’s 3 star ingredients to yield firmer, more radiant skin. Its packaging is recyclable and 1% of profits from all Premier Cru products purchased contribute to protecting the environment under the 1% For the Planet movement .

Ingredients include: 

Resveratrol-Oleyl – prevents Glycation

Vinefrine – prevents dark spots

Polyphenols – a highly powerful antioxidant

Available at US.Caudalie.com in March


Avalon Organics® Lavender Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner ($10.50 USD) A moisturizing shampoo and conditioner set with a calming scent and luxurious formula that is NSF certified with 70% organic ingredients – the highest organic standard in the personal care space. The products are also completely free of Parabens, Phthalates, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Myreth Sulfate and the packaging is made with 100% PCR (post consumer resin) materials.  The formulas are packed with natural extracts including Lavender Essential Oil, Wheat Protein, Aloe, Babassu Oil, Vitamin E, Jojoba Oil, and Guar that create soft, shiny hair.

Price: $10.50, available at natural food stores, Whole Foods Market and www.avalonorganics.com


Alba Botanica® Even Advanced Sea Algae Enzyme Scrub ($11.49 USD)A gentle, yet effective facial scrub designed to target discoloration and uneven skin tone while sloughing off dry and dull skin. Its formula is powered by a Marine Complex infused with sea enzymes that stimulate cell regeneration and prevent hyper-pigmentation. Free of Parabens, Phthalates, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Myreth Sulfate, all Alba Botanica® products and ingredients are made without animal testing, which is exemplified through the Leaping Bunny certification on their packaging – an internally recognized symbol for cruelty-free cosmetics, personal care and household products.

Available at natural food stores, Whole Foods Market and www.albabotanica.com


JĀSÖN® Body Washes ($14.43 USD) – These gentle washes cleanse with botanical surfactants and safely nourish with Vitamin E and Pro-Vitamin B5. The formulas are free of Parabens, Phthalates, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Myreth Sulfate and come in 30oz bottles in a variety of amazing scents to ensure that the entire family can bathe cleanly, without added harsh chemicals or preservatives.

Available (Revitalizing Citrus, Glowing Apricot, Soothing Aloe Vera, Relaxing Chamomile, Calming Lavender, Moisturizing Herbs, Invigorating Rosewater, Purifying Tea Tree, Softening Mango, Antioxidant Cranberry) at natural food stores, Whole Foods Market and www.jason-personalcare.com.

Don’t forget to enter my SeaBuck Wonders giveaway!  For more info check out https://fortyflirtyfabulous.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/top-five-mammoth-mom-myths-revealed-plus-a-fab-skin-care-giveaway/.


For Earth Day, Take Care Of Yourself And The Environment With Eco-Refills From L’Occitane

Earth Day is in a couple of days and as we are thinking about big and little things that we can do for the environment, L’Occitane has come up with a great idea for your favorite beauty products.

Their Eco-Refills are large sizes of some of L’Occitane’s best-selling products that can be used to refill your original containers.  Some of these products are:

Lavender Liquid Soap Eco-Refill ($12 USD) — Reduce, reuse and refill!  Both economical and ecological, the Lavender Liquid Soap Eco-Refill keeps hands clean, fresh and lightly scented.  With nourishing Shea Butter and soothing aloe-vera extract, this detergent-free cleanser is gentle enough for dry, sensitive or damaged skin. Refill is 13.5 fl. oz. while Liquid Soap is 16.9 fl. oz.

Immortelle Refill Brightening Cleansing Foam ($38 USD) — An economical and ecological Brightening Cleansing Foam refill for the beauty of your skin and the preservation of the environment. Lighten the complexion with this gentle face cleanser, enriched with organic Immortelle floral water and citrus fruit peel.

Almond Shower Oil Eco-Refill ($36 USD) — The economical and ecological Almond Shower Oil Eco-Refill is perfect for both the beauty of your skin and the preservation of the environment.  When in contact with water, this shower oil transforms into a delicate foam that gently cleanses the body. Enriched with Almond oil, it respects the hydrolipidic film and leaves a subtle and mouthewatering scent of fresh Almond, for delightful skin!

Aromachologie Soothing Shampoo Eco-Refill ($25 USD) — Formulated with a natural origin vegetable complex of 5 essential oils and wheat proteins, the Aromachologie Soothing Shampoo helps soothe the sensitive or irritated scalp. It also adds a genuine softness to hair, delicately cleanses and purifies the scalp and immediately eases irritations and aggressions. The scalp returns to a healthy and comfortable state, for stronger, beautiful hair. Pair with the Aromachologie Soothing Conditioner.

These can be purchased at usa.loccitane.com.  Enjoy!

In Honor Of Earth Day, Try A Natural Beauty Product

These days there are so many fantastic natural products for face, hair and body these days. In honor of Earth Day 2011, here are some suggestions for great ones to try:

Lavera Natural Liquid Foundation ($20.00 USD) — This hydrating foundation blends easily and hides imperfections, creating a porcelain-smooth canvas. Free-radical fighting argan oil, organic blossom butter and vitamins A, C and E protect, rejuvenate and nourish skin. This product is vegan. www.lavera.com

EOS Everyday Hand Lotion ($3.99 USD, drugstores near you, www.evolusionofsmooth.com) — Leave your skin feeling touchably soft for hours with this natural, fast-absorbing hand lotion. Designed to fit in your purse, your pocket, or on your desk, eos looks as good as it feels on your skin. Infused with moisturizing shea butter, oat extract, and a generous helping of antioxidants and vitamins C and E, eos hand lotion will leave your skin feeling soft, supple and radiantly healthy long after you apply it. This 97% natural formula is paraben-free, phthalate-free, lanolin-free, dye-free, dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic.

Ultra Rich Lip Balm ($19 at www.clarksbotanicals.com) – As if natural moisturizers like Shea Butter, Aloe Leaf Extract, Jojoba and Sweet Almond Oil were not enough, this lip balm also features Marine Collagen Microspheres that act like miniature water reservoirs. Together, these ingredients deliver intense, long-lasting hydration. Vanilla Planifolia and Jasmine Extracts add a delectable flavor that will have you re-applying—even when you don’t need to. It’s also a great lipstick primer, preventing feathering.

All of the products in Clark’s Botanicals (www.clarksbotanicals.com) feature Jasmine Absolute, a precious essential oil derived from nocturnally blooming flowers. Naturally antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and immuno-stimulating, this extract works to calm, balance and heal a broad spectrum of skin types, from young to mature, oily to dry, and normal to sensitive.  “Clark’s Botanicals is an organic part of me and my recovery,” says founder Francesco Clark, “everything about this line has a purpose and reason for being, from the ingredients to the packaging to the contribution to medical research, it’s an expression of who I am in its purest form.”

Genuinely natural from head to toe, the Davines Authentic Collection ($26-46 at www.davines.com for salon locations) contains the first and only hair care products designed not only for hair, but also face and body. Gentle enough for even the most delicate skin and effective enough to thoroughly cleanse and condition hair, the breakthrough Authentic collection features 98% to 100% naturally-derived ingredients. The four-product collection trades in synthetics like SLS, SLES, sulfates, parabens, artificial colors, silicons, mineral oils, PEG and etoxilates for sustainable formulations including biodegradable surfactants and organically cultivated actives like shea butter and sesame, jojoba, sunflower and carthame oils.

Other great brands to check out are Josie Maran, tarte and Korres for makeup, Jurlique for skin, Phyto for hair and Pacifica for fragrance — all available at Sephora. And of course ecoTOOLS for makeup brushes and bags. Enjoy shopping green!

Ole Henriksen Alter-Eco Challenge for Earth Day

Ole Henriksen Alter-Eco Challenge

On this Earth Day, skincare guru Ole Henriksen is asking customers to take recycling to the next level and come up with a creative way to reuse your Ole Henriksen product containers.  Whether it is finding a new use for your jars and bottles, or turning them into a sculpture, all ideas are welcome.

There is no limit to the number of containers you can use to build your creation.  To enter, submit a photo of your “Alter Eco” with a statement of 250 words or less at OleHenriksen.com, explaining how you repurposed your Ole Henriksen containers.

Participants and visitors to the Ole Henriksen website will be able to vote for their favorite entry.

There will be one grand prize winner who will receive a $150 online gift certificate to OleHenriksen.com plus a $100 online gift certificate to justgive.org to make a donation to a charity of their choice.  There will be two runners-up winners who will each receive a $75 online gift certificate to www.OleHenriksen.com.

Contest begins on April 22nd and will run through May 22nd, 2010. Good luck!

Thymes New Ambersweet Orange Collection, Plus Free Earth Day Giveaway!

Thymes is such a cool company, making botanically-based bath and body products that smell fantastic and that are such great quality. They are also biodegradable and eco-friendly, perfect for Earth Day shopping!

They have recently introduced the Ambersweet Orange Collection.  This scent is a warm blend of orange blossom, tonka bean, vanilla, nutmeg, sandalwood and cardamom. There is a huge range of products in this collection, including soaps, lotions, a fantastic candle and a great Sink Set ($30.00 USD) that includes hand wash and hand lotion and a pretty silver caddy.

EARTH DAY GIVEAWAY Only on Thursday April 23, 2010:

Enjoy for one day only a FREE Clean Slate Experience Kit with any $100 purchase.   Also take advantage of free shipping on orders of $50 or more until Wednesday, May 5th, 2010.  Visit www.thymes.com to purchase these fab products and to get your free gift in honor of Earth Day. Enjoy!