Top Ten Tuesday is always an interesting post for me to do. I’m especially excited about this week’s because it’s all about products that I feel are good for you and for the earth. Earth Day has been celebrated since 1970 to celebrate support of environmental protection. What was originally unique to the United States is now celebrated world wide and not just for a day. I’ve seen many mentions of Earth Week and Earth Month. It’s terrific to remind people about this on April 22nd and beyond but it’s also important to remember to conserve and support efforts for the environment year round.
When it came to picking out products as my Top Ten I had a lot to choose from. I think this is going to be one of the most diverse Top Ten lists that our group has done. There are several brands that are known for being environmentally friendly year round like tarte and IT Cosmetics, but I’m choosing to celebrate some smaller brands that I’ve been using and loving. Reviews for most are forthcoming.
PRETTY LITTLE ELIXIR is a hair mask to be used about once a week. My hair is so incredibly soft when I use this that all I want to do is run my hands through it. What makes this particularly wonderful is that this is a creation by Phyrra and Future Derm. I bought mine from Gloss48 but I understand that there’s an upcoming sale at Future Derm for a lot less. This thick cream does a wonderful job keeping my hair in great condition. It’s 100% Vegan and Cruelty Free.
EPIC BLEND PREMIUM LIP BALM – these Canadian born lip balms are the epitome of eco. They were created to be all natural and completely healthy. There are different formulas including a vegan one. The lip balms themselves are outstanding and are cruelty free, gluten free, and all natural. A full review and giveaway will be coming up soon.
KEEP BUZZIN’ HAND CREAM – I just reviewed this line HERE and I’m so in love that even though I received some from the company, I also bought some. Not only are these Hand and Foot Creams 100% natural but they give back. From now until May 15th they are donating $3.78 out of each $10 jar to Food For The Poor. One jar alone will help feed one child 60 meals. I don’t think I can rave enough about these hand creams but what they are doing blows me away. (Check out our giveaway)
DERM ORGANIC SKINCARE – you’ve heard us rave about the DermOrganic hair care before and now I’m testing out the new line of DermOrganic Skincare. DermOrganic is perfect for this Top Ten list. It’s vegan, there’s no artificial preservatives, there’s no artificial fragrance, and there’s no animal testing.
ECO-ARMOUR – This is one of our favorite brands and you can see by the name that it an eco-friendly brand and one that should be considered for Earth Day (week/month too). My favorite product is their Bergamot & Pink Grapefruit Shave with Benefits but all of their products use botanicals that are 100% sustainable. Besides their original Shave with Benefits and Outdoor Insect Repellant they now have an Advanced Botanical Serum for your face, neck and nails as well as a Mango Butter Lip Balm.
My Top Ten Tuesday: 1. Pretty Little Elixir; 2 – 4. Epic Blend Vegan Lip Balm, Hemp Lip Balm and Moisturizing Lip Balm; 5-6. Keep Buzzin’ Hand Cream and Foot Cream; 7-9. DermOrganic Soapless Facial Cleanser, Hand & Body Moisture Lotion, Pure Argan Oil; 10. Eco-Armour Shave with Benefits. (plus all these others!!).
Join my fellow bloggers to see what products we should all be aware of. — Marcia