Having grown up as an extremely pale person — really, it’s nearly impossible to find foundation for my skin tone — I understand the desire to be tan. People used to call me Casper, Morticia, Wednesday…basically, any supernatural or superweird being with skim milk skin.
However, going gold does not have to mean harming your body. there are dozens of reasons to go sunless for your tan — these are just a few of the means by which to do it. More
I’ve written at length, several times, about my growing interest in using body care products that are as “natural” as possible. So you can imagine my surprise when I found my hippie-dippie shampoo bar from LUSH contained sodium lauryl sulfate, an ingredient I try to avoid at all costs (sulfates are a controversial chemical ingredient in the beauty world, and I’d rather not use them because I think they’re too harsh on my hair). In my quest to find a new shampoo I can feel good about using, I learned quite a bit about natural and organic shampoo: what it is (and what it isn’t), what to avoid when shopping for shampoo, and some of the best brands to try. More
Looking for a way to color your hair without using toxic, drugstore brands or exceeding your haircare budget? Try a few of these dyes and see some naturally gorgeous results. More
Something about the holiday season puts me in the mood for new beauty products. But with recent news that 55% of lipsticks contain lead, I’m suddenly a lot more careful about what products and cosmetics I’m putting on my body. All makeup is not created equal—many cosmetics contain chemicals like phthalates and formaldehyde, which are known to be toxic to humans. But luckily we found some cosmetics that are just as healthy as they are beautiful. If you’re looking for a gift for the glamourous yet earth-conscious lady in your life, here are some natural beauty products she’s sure to love. More
Like our diets, beauty products have become a huge market opportunity for companies who want to cash in on consumers’ health concerns—so is it any surprise that they’ve also become just as confusing? In the past decade, there’s been a boom in the production of “natural,” “organic,” and even “raw” beauty products, all claiming to improve your health—if only superficially. But very few of us can figure out what’s safe (let alone desirable) to smear on our faces, paint on our nails, and rub into our bodies’ largest organ: skin. What’s emerged as a moniker for smart beauty consumption is “clean beauty“—a term that we think could still use some explaining. More
Although we advocate organic and all-natural beauty, sometimes our vanity get the best of us. That’s why we love Juice Beauty, which prides itself on packing its products full of certified organic ingredients and lots of good stuff — and they deliver results. We can’t ask for much more from a beauty product. So we’re happy to share some news with you: this week, fans of our sister site TheGrindstone on Facebook can enter to win over $150 in organic beauty products from Juice Beauty, which will help you moisturize and repair your skin, eliminate wrinkles and keep you glowing. More
Organic, eco-friendly beauty products can rack up a sizable bill, but there are some products that do the job without wreaking havoc on your environment, or your budget. Here are the ten things that made it into our green shopping … More
Pamper your skin with Nature’s Gate: Five lucky Blisstree readers will win Nature’s Gate all-natural beauty products! Just leave a comment with your favorite scent of moisturizer by this Sunday!
In case you missed them, here are 10 of our favorite posts from last week, if we do say so ourselves: 1. 10 Misunderstood Naturopathic Terms Our Hunky Naturopath Explains by Dr. John Dempster 2. Health and Beauty Treatment: 10 … More
Whole Foods on “Organic” Personal Care Products: How they choose organic amidst “regulatory confusion”. (via Organic Consumer)