The Fairest of Them All: Green Beauty Products

By Debbie Bateman,
Posted on Sunday 19th April 2009

The field of personal care products continues to grow as we as consumers constantly increase our demands for smooth-, shiny-, silky-, supple-, and softness. Be it our hair or our heels, we love products that promise to give us that newborn baby freshness. But what cost are we willing to pay in order to achieve these perfect standards? Every day more body care products are introduced to the market, and every day more risks are introduced to our bodies and our planet.

At GREENandSAVE, we make the planet and all of its inhabitants our top concern. That is why we would like to share with you some earth-friendly options that you can incorporate into your beauty regimen.

First things first, toss all of those harsh environmentally damaging products that you currently use. A vast majority of personal care products contain harmful chemicals and synthetic ingredients that seep into your skin, hair, and airways. Many of these products contain carcinogens that can lead to a number of undesirable long-term side-effects. Short-term risks tend to include rashes and irritation. Say goodbye to toxic products forever and say hello to a whole new line of safe beauty products that are gentle on your body and the planet.

As knowledge and awareness of green living continues to penetrate the masses, companies everywhere are going green. The number of eco-friendly products available is resulting in monumental changes for the cosmetics industry. The new all natural alternatives are safe, healthy, and equally or more effective than their abrasive counterparts. We would like to highlight our top choice personal care companies whose early environmental efforts have left market leaders green with envy.

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care offers a line of safe and effective skin care products to meet the needs of any skin type. These products are proven to moisturize, restore, calm, repair, and soothe skin using only the best ingredients. What are the best ingredients? Dr. Hauschka’s line of skin care products source the majority of their ingredients from life-supporting organic plants and minerals. The company’s ecological and ethical mindset has resulted in a methodical selection process. The extracts that they use are looked at individually, collectively-as part of their healing recipes, and on a global scale to determine the impact that they will have on the earth.

GREENandSAVE adored the Dr. Hauschka Lip Care Stick. Not just your standard lipstick, this moisturizer is made from plants and bees wax to deliver intense hydration to your pout. The combination invigorates, protects, and prevents future chappedness without making your lips dependent. Other all natural ingredients include jojoba wax, shea butter, and carrot and athyllis extracts. Just a few swipes and say hello to irresistibly kissable lips.

The next on our list of favorites is the Dr. Hauschka hand cream. Our team sampled this and was extremely impressed with its healing effects. We offered the product to collegiate rowers who reported immediate improvement in the softness, feeling, and appearance of their palms. They also admired that no oily residue was left behind. Dr. Hauschka’s hand cream sources plant oils and beeswax along with kalanchoe extract- an anti-inflammatory with wound healing effects. The delicious exotic aroma will leave you reaching for more.

John Masters Organics covers a large line of products including hair care, skincare, body care, and even pet care. The company places prime importance on the relationship between the individual and the earth. We are all familiar with the notion, “You only get one body.” Well at John Masters, they remind us that we also only get one planet. The company’s emphasis is on treating both with honest, healthful luxury. Not only are all of John Masters’ products organic, they are also cruelty free. Give your pets more reason to make you their best friend by checking out these animal and earth-friendly options.

John Masters Organics Shine On is made from organic kelp. The kelp combined with the organic six plant extract mixture delivers a shine so fine that you will not be able to keep your hands off your strands. The best part is, your soft shimmering locks will not fall flat by midday or look greasy. The recipe promises gorgeous glowing hair with locked-in lightweight moisture all day long.

Who does not want to look younger? Our favorite skin care product from John Masters Organics is the Vitamin C Anti-aging Face Serum. This serum uses an amino acid formulation that hydrates well below your skin’s surface working to plump fine lines and minimize the appearance of aging. Collagen promoting sea algae and rosebud extracts along with antioxidants reduce the appearance of wrinkles and the effects of UV rays, returning your skin to a healthy youthful glow. The serum is absorbed quickly leaving you with a fresh clean feel.

So long harsh hand creams and synthetic shampoos. We have introduced you to a whole new world, a healthy happy world, of all natural proven-effective personal care products. Do your body and your planet good by giving your vanity a facelift. You may get your own all natural facelift in the process. is a free resource for anyone that wants to save energy, money, and the environment. The articles, product reviews, online tools, and return on investment calculations are researched from a diverse range of public and private sector sources. Overall, the company is passionate about saving money as well as creating healthy homes, offices, and lifestyles.

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