Down to Earth: More Eco-Friendly Hotness
Alright gals, by now you already know that Earth Day is fast approaching and, at SickaThanAverage.com, we've been holding you down with the 411 on all the best eco-friendly products in the market. So, without further ado, here's a few more reasons why you should embrace environmental activism.
Kiehl's 16 oz. Superbly Restorative Argan Body Lotion Limited Edition Label Art Series, $55. Visit Kiehls.com
To commemorate the launch of its 16 oz. Superbly Restorative Argan Body Lotion, an incredibly hydrating moisturizer made with fairly-traded organic Moroccan Argan Oil and Argan Leaf Extract, Kiehl's enlisted the help of four celebrities to create a Limited Edition Label Art Series. Wanting to tap notable personalities in various realms, Kiehl's called upon singer Erykah Badu (I'm particularly fond of her Medusa-esque self-portrait), actor Adrian Grenier (star of HBO's Entourage), pro surfer Kelly Slater and three art students enrolled at the Parsons The New School for Design. Proceeds from the Limited Edition Label Art Series will benefit the Waterkeeper Alliance, which is dedicated to keeping our water safe from pollutants.
Side note: this is honestly, hands-down one of the greatest lotions I've EVER tried. It's extremely hydrating and it soothes the skin, healing wounds, making any redness or bumps virtually disappear, and making you feel like you've shed your shell to reveal a smoother, silkier you.
Kiss My Face Brightening Day Cream, $23. Visit KissMyFaceWebstore.com
With a 74% organic make-up, this lightweight cream is a great alternative to chemical-laden moisturizers. Algae extract and Alpha Arbutin brighten and even the skin's tone, while titanium and zinc provide SPF 4 protection.
The Limited "Eco Chic" Capsule Collection Blouse, $39.50. Available starting today, April 15th, at The Limited stores and at TheLimited.com
Right in time for Earth Day, The Limited is unveiling its new Eco Chic capsule collection, which includes pieces that incorporate organic cotton and which feature a color palette that references the rich natural landscape (such as this cap-sleeve blouse with its abstract olive-and-cream print).
Weleda Wild Rose Facial Care Kit, $15. Visit Weleda.com
Want to introduce someone to the wonders of Weleda's Wild Rose collection? Then gift them with this starter kit, which includes the most essential products for a new facial skincare regime: a 0.35 oz. Wild Rose Cleansing Lotion bottle, a 0.35 oz. Wild Rose Facial Toner, a 0.35 oz. Wild Rose Moisture Cream , a 0.33 oz. Wild Rose Night Cream, and a facial care brochure.
All of these products are formulated using organic rosehip oil, which is packed with antioxidants and fatty acids that promote skin renewal and restore moisture to the skin. And, of course, the kit is packaged in a box made of 100% recycled paper.
Adara Organic Coconut Virgin Oil, $30, and Travel Size Adara Organic Coconut Virgin Oil with Green Tea, $12. Visit Amazon.com
Made using 100% organic coconut virgin oil, Adara Organic Coconut Virgin Oil is a lightweight, watery, incredible refreshing moisturizer that can be applied to any areas of the face, hair, or body that need a surge of hydration. As you apply the product, your mind will wonder off to a tropical paradise thanks to the succulent scent, which feels as pure as what you'd experience if you cracked a coconut open. I particularly recommend using it on dry locks, as it will restore a smooth and silky texture to your mane.
These intricate pieces feature hand-sewn and hand-embroidered silk-soutache cords embedded with Swarovski crystals and mother-of-pearl beads to create a majestic, Middle Eastern motif. By painstakingly creating these pieces by hand (and enlisting artisans from Tel Aviv, Israel, to assist), Dori Csengeri minimizes her carbon footprint and thereby does her part to maintain a healthy environment while also providing artisan employees with fair wages and benefits.
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Kit, $24.50. Visit US.LizEarle.com
This creamy botanical cleanser, formulated with cocoa butter, rosemary, chamomile, hops and eucalyptus (among other ingredients), helps to gently dislodge any impurities from your pores and remove any make-up, dirt and dead skin cells. When you dab the cleanser onto the muslin cloth, you gently polish your skin to reveal a more radiant, youthful visage.
Burt's Bees Fabulously Fresh Peppermint & Rosemary Body Wash, $8. Visit BurtsBees.com
This refreshing, plant-based body wash relies on peppermint oil to invigorate your senses, relieve any aches and pains, and leave you feeling clean and energized.
Pur Minerals Pur Rocks, $22.50. Visit PurMinerals.com
Sweep your brush over these solid, rock-like micronized minerals in their lush garnet, ruby, and pink zircon shades and add a nice shimmer to your eyes or cheeks. Pur Rocks is fragrance-free and contains no artificial dyes — any colors you see are derived from the minerals themselves.
Ojon Batana Body Cream, $40. Visit Ojon.com
This paraben- and preservative-free, ultra rich body cream features the company's trademark Batana oil (the word for Ojon oil among the Tawira tribal people of Central America), as well as beta carotene- rich Buriti, Ananto, Copaiba and Swa oils, antioxidant-heavy Açai extract, and nourishing Brazilian Murumuru butter. This fragrant cream (which smells like a combination of nuts and vanilla) instantly replenishes the skin's hydration levels by up to 51% and protects it from environmental damage.
Calypso Studio's "Trend" by Robin Roderick S.H.O.P. Totes, $20. Visit CalypsoStudiosInc.com
In January, Richmond, Virginia-based eco-fashion company Calypso Studios introduced its new line of reusable S.H.O.P. (Start Helping Our Planet) Totes. Designed by such artists as Lori Siebert, Emma Hand, Robin Roderick, Tina Higgins, and Andrea Tachiera, the collection offers a variety of sturdy totes in bold prints. You can purchase three bags (all of which can be rolled up into a convenient 2" x 3" size) at a time and tuck them inside a small carrying case which can be worn as a wristlet. Calypso Studios is currently holding a giveaway in celebration of Earth Day (the drawing will take place on April 22nd), so log on to CalypsoStudiosInc.com and register for a chance to win.
SIMPLE Shoes Green Toe Collection "Mistletoe" Shoes, $85. Visit SimpleShoes.com
Made of organic cotton these sweet little slip-ons feature an innocent and ultra girly floral eyelet pattern and a rounded toe.
Lavanila Laboratories Vanilla Lavender Fragrance, $56. Visit Sephora.com
The latest addition to the Lavanila fragrance collection, the Vanilla Lavender Eau de Parfum Spray combines the understated but sensual essence of vanilla with the calming aroma of lavender (notes of violet leaf and rose absolute round of the scent). Like all of Lavanila's scents, this one is made using all-natural ingredients and contains no parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, artificial dyes or petrochemicals. Even better, the fragrance is packed with antioxidants like goji berry and kakada plum , all of which nourish the skin upon contact.