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Giving Good Face And Hair

Published on December 15, 2013 by   ·   2 Comments Pin It
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Bet you’d love to know who the shining all-stars of our beauty arsenal currently are.  Lucky for us our mailboxes runeth over with new natural beauty products everyday.  We weed out the ‘feh’ and share the superstars with you every season.  Most are eco-friendly, vegan, natural, free from phylates, pthalates, synthetic fragrances, and organic. Their main connection is they all work — beautifully — and are all cruelty-free.

TILTH

Tilth has been a standout at GGA HQ this season.   This line is entirely vegan, cruelty-free, eco-friendly, and made in America with some of the most luxe all-natural ingredients possible. We are so impressed by the products and morals behind this company. The collection contains safe, effective, skin care technology. Each product in the luxury skin care range is formulated with supreme quality natural, botanical and cosmeceuticals ingredients. They work in concert with “Mother Nature’s abundant and abiding genius”  and claim first and foremost that their love of animals and the earth drive the ethics behind the line. The line is fantastic, though the stand out for us is the cleanser.

Anti-Oxidant Foaming Cleanser, $34 @tilthbeauty.com

Anti-Oxidant Foaming Cleanser, $34 @tilthbeauty.com

NERIUM

During advanced research on the uses of the Nerium oleander plant, an accidental discovery was made: the unique properties of Nerium oleander provided remarkable age-defying results when applied to the skin. This finding led to the formation of the NeriumAD skincare line. Nerium scientists developed a breakthrough process, NBio-PL2, to derive an extract from the Nerium oleander plant in a way that preserves its unique and beneficial properties. This patented extraction process yields the NAE-8 extract, with powerful antioxidant properties, used to formulate the first-of-its-kind, age-defying Nerium product line. This anti-aging line works exceedingly well. Stand out for us – the nighttime moisturizer.

NeriumAD Night & Day Combo $165 for the set, available at mynerium.com

NeriumAD Night & Day Combo $165 for the set, available at mynerium.com

COOLA

Coola is a line of  certified organic sun protection (!) just in time for vacation! With the most pure, eco-conscious products possible, this line is organic, sustainable and locally sourced, much like the foods we prefer to eat. Green, yet still luxurious, these products will protect and nourish your skin with vitamins, natural-protectors and age-defying antioxidants. In addition to being solar powered™, they also incorporate farm to face™ which describes their sourcing policy for local ingredients and vendors. In 2012 Coola introduced plant protection™ after revolutionizing the use of plant stem cells and plant phyto-protectors to boost sun protection naturally.  We believe and hope this company continues to pave the way in the suncare industry, wouldn’t it be great to pop in to CVS last minute and grab actually organic sunscreen?!  And because the company produces in limited quantity batches in sunny and cool San Diego, they’re able to reformulate often, taking advantage of new developments in sun science. Stand out for us? The easy (for Mama and baby!) spray sunscreen options which won’t waft you in a stink of chemicals!

Coola Story

Coola Suncare Line, $12-36 @coolasuncare.com

MAYRON’S GOODS

Melanie Mayron won an Emmy for her role on the groundbreaking ABC drama “thirtysomething.”  12 years ago, she and her pharmaceutical pro father “set out to develop a diaper cream. I wanted something natural. Nobody was talking natural back then.” With noo DEA, no Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, and 99.8% natural – these cruelty-free products smell really lovely and feature some innovative applicators, like the moisturizing chap stick in a deodorant shape used for anywhere you are dry (those do, however contain beeswax, so that product is out for vegans.)  The stand out for us? The baby wash which smells so lovely.  It doesn’t lather, so if you are someone who needs to see bubbles, it’s not for you.  The line also has some lovely adult offerings, and a plethora of cute baby gifts for the new green Momma in your life.
Gentle All Over Body Wash, $7.50 @mayronsgoods.com

Gentle All Over Body Wash, $7.50 @mayronsgoods.com

SURYA

This line just keeps improving their offerings of Amazonian Organic ingredients.  We are particularly partial to their new face and body scrubs made with 100% natural exfoliants from Coconut bark and organic Buriti, which remove dead cells and impurities. Amazonian White Clay enhances the exfoliation power, and a high concentration of organic Aloe Vera juice provides intense hydration. It leaves skin silky, smooth, soft and hydrated. No ethyl alcohol, sulfates or silicone. But best of all, it smells like a sexy day on the beach. The smell will make you feel happy and summery, even if you are depressed and snowed in. This line certified vegan, organic, and eco.  It doesn’t get much better than that.  With NO sulfates, NO parabens, NO BHT, NO EDTA, NO synthetic fragrance, NO mineral oil, NO GMOs, NO phthalates, NO alcohol, NO silicon — we say YES.

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EO: EVERYONE BY EO
The EO EVERYONE line is for the practical, value conscious consumer that seeks healthy, natural and organic alternatives to what is in the market today.  Meaning, maybe you don’t have $100 for a moisturizer, but you totes want a healthy face! This line keeps adding fantastic new products to their line up. Our current favorite? Their hand soaps made with pure essential oil blends which cleanse and moisturize and leave your paws smelling gorge.  And the prices cannot be beat with under $5 for a massive hand soap pump!
Everyone Hand Soap Lavender + Coconut, $4.99 @eoproducts.com

Everyone Hand Soap Lavender + Coconut, $4.99 @eoproducts.com

AURA CACIA 

Aura Cacia makes aromatherapy easy with their extensive selection of high quality essential oils and aromatherapy products for all ages and spaces.  Most of which are organic.  We are just mad for their newest release – their Geranium essential oil line which yields a balancing aromatherapy benefit that helps modify emotions that are in a state of flux.  Who couldn’t use this? The main reason we love it — it just smells so darn sweet.

Comforting Geranium Body Oil, $8.15 @auracacia.com

Comforting Geranium Body Oil, $8.15 @auracacia.com

HAIR ESSENTIALS

If you’ll try anything (natural) grow thicker, fuller hair growth, Hair Essentials™ is the product for you.  It’s a supplement that repairs damaged follicles, stimulates new hair growth, promotes thicker, fuller, faster-growing hair, is effective for all hair types and is 100% drug free. This herbal supplement is vegetarian, gluten-free, and non gmo.   If you read the list of ingredients, you’ll be excited that someone put together your ultimate list of perfect skin and hair growing herbs in a once daily capsule.

Hair Essentials, $39.99 @hairessentials.com

Hair Essentials, $39.99 @hairessentials.com

LULU BLOSSOM

Lulu Blossom Skin Care  is a vegetarian beauty and bath  line that manufactures all natural skin care products for the face and body. An American made, female owned business based in Chicago, IL, Racheal Kash started making these natural skin care products in her kitchen in Chicago’s East Rogers Park  free of parabens, sulfates, glycols, dyes and animal fats, but also fun and affordable for everyone. They never test on animals or use animal fats in their products, they are vegetarians and pet owners! They are also sulfate-free, paraben-free, glycol-free, and  petroleum-free.  The cute pin up picture on the bottles is adorable.  The scents are barely noticeable, so this line is good for someone who prefers a fragrance-free product.

Lulu Blossom Line, $5-37 @lulublossom.com

Lulu Blossom Line, $5-37 @lulublossom.com

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Readers Comments (2)

  1. Georgette says:

    What a fantastic display of cruelty-free options. I hadn’t heard of any of these – thanks GGA!!!

  2. Clara says:

    Thanks needed these suggestions




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