Category Archives: Brands

Spotlight: Marina Cosmetics

It’s all about the pout for Marina Cosmetics. One of the most vulnerable areas of the face, your lips have no oil glands, and no natural defense against dryness, which means they’re one of the first places to show signs of aging. Enter Marina Cosmetics, which founder Kristen Null-Croner created out of a desire for natural, hydrating, anti-aging care for lips.

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Spotlight: Revolution Organics

Take just one look at Revolution Organics and you’ll never be able to think of organic makeup as ho-hum. From the chic, sleek packaging to the rich, bright colors, this isn’t your grandmother’s makeup—but we’re pretty sure she’ll love it as much as you will. What we tried: Revolution Organics Beauty Balm (in blushed and […]

Spotlight: Afterglow Glow Kit (Light)

We’ve tried mineral make-up before, from the specialty brands to the drugstore brands, so we were intrigued to do an Afterglow Cosmetics review; we took the Glow Kit for a test drive to see how it would compare. Afterglow Cosmetics founder Kristen Adams is allergic to (almost) everything, and therefore demands that her makeup be […]

Beauty Q&A with Sarah Gibbs, Trilogy

Founded in 2002, New Zealand-based Trilogy is the brainchild of sisters Sarah Gibbs and Catherine de Groot (pictured, left), who stumbled upon a fantastic item—certified organic rosehip oil—and made it the key ingredient in most of their skin and hair care products. Sarah calls it “pure plant goodness,” and it works for every skin type […]

Spotlight: Suki

Suki’s 100% natural skincare and cosmetics line is beloved by celebrities (Hayden Pannetiere, Jennifer Garner, Julia Roberts and Katherine Heigl, to name a few), and it’s easy to see why—it’s hard to go wrong when so much attention is paid to the process. All of the products in Suki’s line get their start in the […]

11 Organic Beauty Experts Who Tweet!

If you’ve been avoiding the Twitter craze, here’s a great reason to reconsider: there are a lot of great, green-minded companies, celebrities, and people that are using Twitter to connect with each other. Why not follow some fellow eco-friendly people and get a peek into their lives? We’ve put together a list of 11 top […]

Natrue-ly Yours?

Leading Swiss and German brands Weleda, Dr. Hauschka and others, representing 2/3 of Europe’s natural cosmetics sales, joined together in 2008 in response to slow progress on the pan-European Cosmos standard and formed rival non-profit association Natrue in an effort to set an industry-specific European cosmetics standard. Now the standard is live, has published its first certified […]

Spring Flowers Natural Powers

Spring is a time of renewal and rediscovery, rebirth and re-energizing. So it’s not surprising that many of our favorite flowers also play a starring  role in natural skincare and organic cosmetics. Here are just a few of our favorites, along with a summary of their relevant powers and a couple of popular products that […]

Get Green & Clean Together This Valentine’s Day

    It’s Valentine’s Day and why not have some good clean fun! Here’s a simple way to spend time together, getting green and clean.   The Get Green and Clean Together Kit 1.      Sharing a bath is both greener and sexier. Set the mood by lighting a redflower italian blood orange candle to get things […]

Green Histories Past and Present

It’s been a while – almost one month, to be exact, since my last post. I have been preoccupied by various family issues, notably a very ill father, but am now back on the blog, so to speak. Several things happened in the interim: New Year, New President; The Inauguration ; New Organic Beauty Magazine […]