Happy Earth Day chicklets!
Earth Day is a day to appreciate and raise awareness about the Earth’s environment. What better way to appreciate both the environment and ourselves than with a round up exciting products with green friendly packaging and ingredients.
How are you celebrating Earth Day?
Jump for a peep at some fun Earth Day Beauty Picks!
- Cake Beauty www.cakebeauty.com
Cake Beauty’s goal is to create brilliant little products that are 90-95% high quality, natural ingredients plus a 100% paraben-free formula. Read more about Cake Beauty’s dedication to good for you beauty by visiting www.cakebeauty.com
- Lush Cosmetics www.lush.com
Lush has always been dedicated to strong green values including never testing on animals! This Earth Day stop by your local Lush and check out the new Knot-Wrap. Just in time for Earth Day (and Mother’s Day) Lush has replaced it’s traditional gift wrap in stores with a new Knot-Wrap station that will use stylish, reusable scarves to wrap up your goodies!
A Japanese Furoshiki-inspired technique, Knot-Wrap ($6.95) uses LUSH-ious scarves, either made of recyclable materials or vintage fabrics, to package your products in a fashionably and environmentally-friendly way. These scarves can be used and reused in a variety of ways (purse, grocery bag, décor, etc.) and can be wrapped (in origami-style) to carry products of all shapes and sizes.
- Lumene Skincare www.lumene.com
Lumene Finland recently introduced a new line called Excellent Future, which takes a natural approach to anti-aging. The line features the exclusive Applexcell™ technology, which combines modern Apple Stem Cell Extract from a rare and endangered apple species known as Uttwiler Spätlauber with hydrating Arctic White Peat. The products are over 85% natural and deliver impressive results for less than $30, whereas competitive products offer similar technology for $250+.
Beyond offering premium skincare products that are composed of 80% natural ingredients, Lumene Finland is also committed to reducing its environmental footprint. The clean rivers, forests and marshlands of the Finnish wilderness offer an abundance of rare ingredients that Lumene has found to offer a refreshingly potent and effective solution to skincare. The company takes great strides in ensuring that those natural resources are used wisely. Also, this past year, the company launched the WaterSmart Program, which focuses on reducing water consumption in product development and production. Lumene Finland encourages consumers, along with other beauty companies, to invest in smart water consumption and other positive environmental practices, not just during April Earth Month, but all year long.
I’ll be showing you a few of the new Lumene Excellent Future products this week and tomorrow giving away an entire gift basket of them. Happy Days!
- Lancome www.lancome-usa.com
Lancome Juicy Tubes 100% Natural Origin are a new limited-edition collection of Lancome’s popular glosses made with honey as its main ingredient. The formula, flavors and pigments are 100% natural origin and preservative-free.
For Earth Day 2010, has partnered with Lancôme spokesmodel and environmentalist Elettra Wiedemann’s charity, JustOneFrickinDay.com. Its mission is to unify and concentrate available resources onto a small number of special charity projects around the world. By logging on its website, you can calculate and donate just one day of your daily pay to make a difference. The charity’s latest project will raise funds to help install Solar Electric Panels that will provide sustainable power to a hospital in one of world’s poorest countries, Burundi.
- Tarte Cosmetics www.tartecosmetics.com
Tarte has always been committed to being beautifully green. Tarte’s eco-friendly products have high performance natural ingredients and green friendly packaging! Tarte also has a recycling incentive program which allows you to trade in your empties to get discounts on new Tarte products! Read about it by visiting tartecosmetics.com/reduce-reuse-recycle.php
- Jurlique www.jurlique.com
On Earth Day, Jurlique will take 25% off all orders placed via Jurlique.com and will donate a portion of all sales to help support local botanical gardens in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The donation will be used toward protecting and preserving these urban sanctuaries that cares for thousands of varieties of flowers. For those of you in New York, Jurlique will also give away free day passes to the New York Botanical Gardens with every purchase made at the Jurlique Concept Store and Spa located at 477 Madison Avenue. Consider the limited-edition Earth Day Bundle which contains 4 of Jurlique’s best-selling products: Lavender Hand Cream, Rosewater Balancing Mist, Balancing Day Care Cream, and Herbal Recovery Gel.
- Burt’s Bees www.burtsbees.com
Burt’s Bees celebrates 40 years of Earth Day with a nod to their namesake and co-found, Burt Shavtiz. Burt look-alikes are all over the streets of New York today handling out samples and urging folks to be eco-friendly. Look for Burt lookalikes near Rockefeller Center and in Central Park. Burt’s Bees will also be offering people-powered natural smoothies at a “Bike Blender” station in Times Square (the pedaling action actually powers the blenders), where visitors can stop by and enjoy a smoothie featuring natural ingredients. Visit www.findyourburt.com for more information and to learn ways you can be more eco-friendly!
- Korres www.korresusa.com
Celebrate Earth Day with Korres and enjoy Jasmine Showergel free plus free shipping using promo code GREEN. Korres is dedicated to green friendly makeup, skincare, and bath and body products, what better company to celebrate your Earth Day with?
- QVC www.qvc.com
This year QVC celebrates Earth Day with a series of 24 hour programming to help customers live a little greener!
Tune in for the J.R. Watkins presentation and enjoy some great buys such as the J.R. Watkins Set of 4 Natural Beeswax Lip Balm Tints ($16, Item V28713). Visit www.qvc.com for the complete schedule line up!
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Happy Earth Day from the Muse!