The ‘go green’ movement has swept through most industries, and cosmetics and skin care are no exception, but some ‘green’ products may be greenwashed instead, says Kathryn Murray Dickinson of AILLEA, a new curated e-tailer site that makes it easier for us all to be green.
“Green washing is what happens when companies use sleight of hand to make you think a product is clean and green when it’s not,” she says. Perhaps it’s pretty packaging with tree leaves for decoration or the free use of words like ‘organic’, ‘natural or ‘pure botanical,’ she says. There’s no legal definition of ‘natural’ or “organic” and the US Food and Drug Administration doesn’t re
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Don’t satisfy your pumpkin cravings just by sipping a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. Applied topically pumpkin dissolves dead skin cells, making it a gentle chemical exfoliant, skin brightener and allowing the rest of your skincare products to be absorbed more efficiently. Pumpkin contains powerhouse ingredients like vitamins A, C, E and K plus potassium, iron, zinc and magnesium so it’s an ideal skin slougher, soother, nourisher, healer and protector. And, it’s worth a mention…pumpkin smells amazing!
Here are 9 new favorites for the season:
Burts Bees Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm ($3.29 )
It’s National Cocoa Day today, December 13, and time to celebrate the yummy cold weather treat’s beauty benefits as well as soul warming flavor. Derived from the cocoa bean, cocoa butter is rich in antioxidants and moisturizing benefits, and has been used for years to prevent stretch marks.
While the verdict is still out on its effectiveness in fighting stretch marks, cocoa butter is supremely moisturizing and soothing, especially on winter chapped lips and skin. Here are a few new and classic cocoa products to help keep your skin soft and hydrated.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil for the Face (ARV $12.99): The granddaddy of all cocoa butter lines, Palmer’s has j
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Following the announcement of the Cosmetic Executive Women CEW (Cosmetic Executive Women) Beauty Awards winners, many of our readers have been asking if CEW will once again partner with Birchbox to issue a special limited edition box. Well, we are happy to report that the answer is a resounding—YES!!
The Birchbox for CEW Beauty Awards Collection is available now and comprises two separate boxes: Prestige Headliners ($18) and Mass Appeal ($12). Each box contains CEW Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards nominees.
The Prestige Headliners box contains six products with a total value of $64. It includes:
JULEP™ Essential Cuticle Oil
JULEP™ Nail Color
IT Cosmetics® Brow Power™ Univ