By Shelly Goldman, Paula Conway, Alyssa Tognetti
Originally posted on NYDailyNews.com
Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Line
We are positively over the moon about the new Organic Wear® 100% Natural Origin CC Curl + Care Mascara from Physician’s Formula ($9.95), and the CC Color + Correction SPF 20 ($14.95).
Mascara: the packaging is glamorous and the do-good ingredients in the mascara create naturally curled and cared-for lashes that will leave your suitors swooning. The blend is propriety, 100% natural, and results in curve and fullness. There’s also some aloe, cucumber and tapioca starch to nourish and condition lashes. The 100% recyclable sculpting brush features the perfect curl to grab every lash for all-day volume and curl.
The CC Color + Correction Cream delivers soft smooth, lightweight coverage with a natural glow while helping to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pores. Skin-loving ingredients include Organic Blue Agave, a powerful hydrator to draw moisture close to the skin, Red MicroAlgae, which helps reduce the tone and appearance of redness from irritation.
Mass retailers nationwide and physiciansformula.com.
Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics
There’s a reason why Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow love Youngblood. The makeup is vegan, paraben-free, and cruelty free. It is also made from the highest quality mica available and does not contain zinc, which can make mineral makeup appear dry and cake-y.
Our favorites: Loose Mineral Foundation ($44), Liquid Foundation ($49), Mineral Primer ($41), and Jessica Alba’s favorite orange lipstick, Tangelo ($19).
Available at ybskin.com, and Henri Bendel.
This 100% vegan line of beauty products includes amazing eyeshadow palettes, mascara, CC cream, lip gloss and lip butters that are positively addictive. We love the natural waterproof eye pencils ($11.00) with buttery smooth texture that glides on effortlessly with rich color that lasts.
The Jojoba oil nurtures the skin around the eyes and Shea Butter helps keep the eye area moisturized. The Vitamin E has natural anti-aging benefits, which means reduced appearance of fine lines – and who doesn’t want that? The ultra-creamy lip butters ($10.00) are 100% natural color and deliver deep hydration. They’re also sweetened with Stevia for lip-licking flavor. pacificaperfume.com.
Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Deodorant
The long-lasting odor protection makes this a must-have item, but what you’ll get hooked on are the fresh scents and how it good it feels going on. No aluminum, parabens, propylene glycol, and no harsh chemicals. Available in vanilla, lavender, pure vanilla, vanilla grapefruit, vanilla coconut and fresh vanilla lemon. $14.00, lavanila.com
And finally, a gluten-free line of personal care products. With more than 20 million American’s suffering from gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, one cannot do enough to make a safe gluten-free environment and this includes personal care. From body wash and shampoo to soaps and cleansers from head to toe, JASÖN’s got you covered with this very comprehensive line of certified gluten-free personal care products. In addition to being gluten-free, all of the products in the line are free of parabens, sodium, lauryl/laureth sulfates, petrolatum, artificial colors, fragrances or phthalates.
We also love the Hydrating Hemp Hand & Body Lotion ($9.30), as well as the Energizing Vanilla Hand & Body Lotion ($9.30). The gluten-free line ranges in price from $9.49 – $15.49 and is available natural food stores, Whole Foods Market and at jason-personalcare.com.
AHAVA Natural Dead Sea Body Mud
Someone dug deep for this miracle mask. The clay body mask mud is sourced from the Dead Sea and loaded with minerals to give your skin the ultimate moisture boost and remove impurities. More amazing is the fact that the mask relieves tension in the muscles and joints, a great go-to after an intense workout.
For amazing results, warm the mud in the microwave prior to rubbing all over your body, then spread generously and leave on for 7-15 minutes before rinsing with warm water. $16.00, available at department stores, pharmacies and specialty stores, or at ahavaus.com.
Balanced Guru is a green company on steroids. All of their bottles and jars are made with post-consumer resin (PCR), which means they are recycled and 100% recyclable, and the boxes are made with 100% recycled paper and are also 100% recyclable. The same applies to all marketing and shipping materials, and all formulations are 100% biodegradable, free of chemicals and toxins, safe for our bodies and our planet.
As if that is not enough to love, love, love, try amazing Seva Amazon body oil with Baobab, Jojoba, and Lavender. Skin is soft and smooth and never feels oily and the nurturing scent lingers all day – you smell positively delicious morning to night. $55, balancedguru.com.
KORA Organics Luxurious Rose Hip Body Oil
Noni Extract and Organic Rosehip provide the skin with Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s), critical in preventing damage to skin tissues. The oil hydrates the skins moisture levels and improves skin tone and texture. You will both see and feel the difference immediately. $64, koraorganics.com.
VMV Hypoallergenics Know it Oil
Know It Oil is an incredible moisturizer for both face and body that absorbs quickly and won’t clog the pores. It also helps improve cell wall saturation and helps reduce inflammation. It’s so pure you can cook with it or even gargle with it (to fight off a sore throat).
$40, available at the VMV Skin Specialist Boutique on Mott Street, or at vmvhypoallergenics.com.
Fun, eco-friendly and affordable, this children’s organic hair and body care line is mother’s best friend. Created by British celebrity hair colorist and organic beauty pioneer Daniel Galvin, Jr, the entire line is free of parabens, SLS, mineral oils and animal ingredients and is entirely skin loving.
A percentage of the proceeds are donated to the Prince of Wales foundation, a US-based organization that raises funds for grants in the areas of sustainable development and environmental initiatives as well as education, arts and cultural programs.
Products retail for $4.99, available at Target stores nationwide.
Your kids are cute, but boy do they stink! Funky smells have met their match with Fresh Kids, a gift to parents everywhere. These personal care deodorants were designed just for kids, formulated with no harmful aluminum, no drying alcohol, and no parabens. It’s all about good, clean body care, suitable for vegans and safe for sensitive skin too. $4.99, wekeepitkind.com/us
COOLA Organic Suncare Collection
It’s not too early to start stocking up on your summer sunscreen, but not before taking note that you can do so while also doing something good for both the environment and your skin.
COOLA sunscreens contain the latest FDA approved non-mineral actives at less than 1/7 the competitor’s levels, achieved through the use of natural phyto-protectors, derived from ingredients like plankton. They are the EWG’s highest-ranking non-mineral lotion and spray sunscreens and water resistant up to 80 minutes. $32, coolasuncare.com