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Glow Green: 5 Tips To Go Green With Your Beauty Routine

While you might not think about it all that often, your daily beauty routine can have a surprisingly large impact on the environment. Between plastic packaging, artificial ingredients, and wasteful practices, your normal beauty routine might be harming the environment more than you realize. Here are a few tips and tricks you can use to shrink your carbon footprint while still looking and feeling great. Ready to go green with your beauty routine?

Green Beauty Products

Be Mindful Of Packaging

Most commercially produced and sold beauty products come in plastic packaging since this allows companies to cut down on costs of production. However, all that plastic has to go somewhere, and while most of it can be recycled, less than 22% of household trash is recycled in the U.S. When shopping for your makeup, skin care products, and more, look for products with reusable packaging. With a bit of effort, it’s even possible to go zero-waste with your routine.

Look At Ingredients Lists

Do you actually know what’s in that moisturizer you’re using? Many beauty products will use artificial ingredients, and some products might contain components that can irritate sensitive skin. Whenever possible, look for organic beauty products to integrate into your routine. The USDA has established an organic certification program that requires all organic foods to meet strict government standards. These standards regulate how such foods are grown, handled, and processed.

Go Cruelty-Free

Almost all companies will test their beauty products before releasing them, however, some choose to test on animals rather than humans. Animal testing is often cruel and inhumane, despite being a common industry practice. To reduce your contributions to animal testing, look for products that are labeled as cruelty-free. This means they avoid animal testing so you can feel good about your purchases.

Pay Attention To Sources

Your products might have organic ingredients and not test on animals, but how far did it have to travel to get to you? Many ingredients are sourced from longer distances before being processed, and then your products need to be shipped to a store before you buy them. All that shipping can add up to a larger carbon footprint than you might expect for a single beauty product. When possible, shop local, and always pay attention to where your makeup’s ingredients are being sourced from.

Do It Yourself

Want to go green with your beauty routine, but worried about how much it might cost you? Try making your own products instead. It’s estimated that by 2024, the global skin care market will reach $180 billion. Instead of spending your hard-earned money on beauty products with harmful environmental consequences, try making your own at home. That way you’ll be able to control exactly what goes into the products you’re using and how much waste is produced in the process.

Most people don’t consider the environmental impact of their regular beauty routine, but your trusted products might have a larger carbon footprint than you expect. Use these tips to keep your routine eco-friendly so you can feel great about the steps you take to look great.

More Black Friday and Cyber Monday Beauty Deals to Enjoy

Here are some more great holiday deals some of our favorite luxury beauty brands, Leonor Greyl, Votre Vu, Antonym Cosmetics, and Sassy Lips. There is still plenty of time to take advantage of these Black Friday, and of course, Cyber Monday is around the corner, so the savings continue. Here’s your chance to save on these international brands’ most revered beauty products, we promise you won’t be disappointed with these great products, and their incredible Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounted prices.

From amazing haircare products,  indulgent skincare must-haves, certified organic makeup, and standout lipsticks, you will definitely want to take advantage of these Black Friday and Cyber Monday beauty deals.

VOTRE VU

Starting Thursday, November 23rd to Wednesday, November 29th you can get 25% off all Votre Vu products and when you spend over $100 you will receive 30% off the offerings from this great French beauty brand. What’s more, you will enjoy free shipping on everything you purchase.

SASSY LIPS

Starting Friday, November 24th to Tuesday, November 28th when you buy two Make the Moment Flower Lipsticks from Sassy Lips, the chicest lipsticks you’ve ever seen, you will receive 2 FREE matte Keep em Guessing Lipsticks and FREE shipping.

LEONOR GREYL

Starting from now until Monday, November 27th Midnight with any purchase over $149.00 you will receive a FREE Hair for the Holidays Styling Kit from Leonor Greyl, valued at $200.00. This amazing kit includes Eclat Naturel, Natural bristle brush, Golden hair barrette, Detangling comb, Classic nubuck clutch, Samples of shampooing Reviviscence & Masque Quintessence! In addition, on Cyber Monday, Leonor Greyl will be offering their Crème de Soin a l’Amarante at 50% off.

ANTONYM COSMETICS

Starting Friday, November 24th to Monday, November 27th midnight you will receive 30% off any Antonym Cosmetics products, plus you will enjoy FREE shipping on all this organic cosmetics brand famed offerings.

Are you taking advantage of any Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals? Could you benefit from these beauty deals?

Certified Organic Antonym Cosmetics Launches at Sephora

Two years ago we introduced you to Antonym Cosmetics in our Vive La France: What’s New in French Beauty and Cosmetics feature. This stunningly packaged French beauty brand, known for their famed Certified Organic Baked Blush, is an all natural, organic, and EcoCert certified line of cosmetics that is also highly pigmented. Antonym Cosmetics was founded in 2010 and launched in the US in 2013 by French makeup artist Valerie Giraud who says “Your skin deserves clean ingredients, it just shouldn’t be at the expense of the looks you love”.

The incredible packaging and brushes of Antonym Cosmetics are made of sustainable materials, the chic and sophisticated compacts and brushes and made with bamboo. Most of the collection, sixteen beauty products to be exact, are available now at Sephora, including the newly launched Certified Organic Highlighting Blush Cheek Crush, with more of the makeup line, and more shades of the Organic Baked Blush, becoming available at the beauty mecca next month. The following Antonym Cosmetics products are all available now at Sephora and on www.sephora.com includes:

  1. Organic Baked Blush in Peach
  2. Organic Baked Blush in Rose
  3. Organic Baked Blush in Copper
  4. Organic Highlighter in Endless Summer
  5. Organic Cheek Crush Highlighting Blush
  6. Organic Baked Foundation in Fair
  7. Organic Baked Foundation in Light
  8. Organic Baked Foundation in Medium/Beige
  9. Organic Baked Foundation in Nude
  10. Organic Baked Foundation in Medium/Dark
  11. Organic Baked Foundation in Dark
  12. Certified Organic Quattro Eyeshadow in Croisette
  13. Certified Organic Quattro Eyeshadow in Noisette
  14. Certified Organic Quattro Eyeshadow in To the Moon and Black
  15. Certified Natural Eye Pencil in Noir
  16. Certified Organic Mascara Lola Lash Too

The following Antonym Cosmetics products will launch in select Sephora stores in August:

  1. Organic Baked Blush in Peach
  2. Organic Baked Blush in Rose
  3. Organic Baked Blush in Copper
  4. Organic Highlighter Endless Summer
  5. Organic Cheek Crush Highlighting Blush

Are you excited to shop Antonym Cosmetics’s amazing organic beauty products at Sephora?

Vive La France: What’s New in French Beauty and Cosmetics

Besides having great cognacs, rich foods, and chic fashions, the French are also very much known for their amazing beauty products. French beauty products are known for their innovation and elegance, and as any French woman will tell you, it’s all about the skincare. The French put a lot into creating their skincare products, making them the most effective skincare products in the world. Today we present new launches from some of our most coveted French beauty brands, including Leonor Greyl, Orlane Paris, Lubin Paris, Talika Paris, Juara Skincare, and Antonym Cosmetics.TALIKA PARIS BIO ENZYMES MASK & EYEBROW LIPOCILS EXPERT

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Being outdoors during the Summer months can leave your skin dehydrated and damaged after sun exposure but thanks to Talika Paris, there is a solution that soothes, relieves, hydrates, repairs and regenerates your skin. Inspired by skin regeneration techniques, the 100% natural nano-fiber, Bio Enzymes Mask® After Sun transforms your skin, thanks to hyaluronic acid to plump up the skin, antioxidant alpine flowers, and water-harnessing sugar that stimulates skin’s natural regeneration. Talika Paris is also known as the expert in eyebrow growth, offering the very best formulas for the past 60 years. The French beauty brand’s new Eyebrow Lipocils Expert Eyebrow Conditioning Gel stimulates the growth of eyebrow hairs. As 2015 is the year of thicker, more pronounced eyebrows, using a product to stimulate growth, intensify natural pigmentation, and leave you with more defined eyebrows is key, especially as we’ve previously succumbed to excessive plucking and sun exposure. Thanks to baobab leaf, coleus forskohlii to boost natural color, various peptides, and horse chestnut, you will begin to get fuller eyebrows after 28 days.

JUARA RADIANCE VITALITY OIL

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Although the fountain of youth has yet to be found, we present to you, complete radiance in a bottle in this Juara Radiance Vitality Oil. This light, miracle treatment oil contains a powerful blend of the purest, most precious oils that have revolutionized the beauty world, including Plumeria, Passionfruit, Candlenut, Coconut, Macadamia, Jojoba, Avocado, Turmeric, and Rice Bran Oils. Joining these amazing oils are Vitamin C, and a firming Five-Flavor-Berry Extract that hydrates, brightens, firms, and restores skin elasticity. Although this treatment product is an oil, it is surprisingly non-greasy and great for all skin types (yes even oily skin). You see this combination of precious oils helps to regulate sebum production, which is what all oily skin sufferers, like us, needs. 2-3 drops every morning and night, makes an excellent Skin-Saving Remedy, whenever your skin looks red or feels dry and stressed. Technically Juara Skincare is Indonesian, but much like the French, they take their skin care, and ingredients, very seriously.

LEONOR GREYL BAUME BOIS DE ROSE

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Say goodbye to hair gels that leave your hair stiff, and waxes that are difficult to wash out. You can get the hold that you want without the stiffness and residue, as well as moisturizing benefits. Leonor Greyl has developed a styling product that applies like a styling wax, will not leave your hair stiff, leaves no residue in your hair, and easily washes out. Baume Bois de Rose is a radically innovative hair care product boasts properties of four exceptional active ingredients: berry wax to protect and soften, Brazilian Carnauba (Copernicia cerifera) palm wax, for its structuring power, Jasmine wax for its amazing moisturizing properties, and Amazonian Cupuaçu butter, a strong antioxidant which provides anti-UV protection, and hours of continuous moisturization to the hair cuticle.

ORLANE PARIS TEINT ABSOLU TREATMENT FOUNDATION

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A French beauty must-have, this lightweight treatment cream foundation that moisturizes, protects and regenerates your skin. This foundation that reduces wrinkles, redefines facial contours, enhances skin radiance, and evens out your complexion, while providing a long-lasting, natural satiny, and luminous finish. Tient Absolu contains vitamins and antioxidants to protect the skin without leaving it greasy, it stays on all day, and doesn’t dry the skin. The Orlane Paris Tient Absolu Treatment Foundation is available in four shades:

  • 11 Beige absolu naturalness and elegance for fair skin tones
  • 12 Beige sable enhances tanned light skin tones
  • 13 Beige doré gives a kiss of sunshine to olive skin tones
  • 14 Beige noisette brightens amber skin tones

LUBIN PARIS GRISETTE PARFUM

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Inspired by and named for the fresh-faced, yet risqué Grisette girls of 19th century Paris who would dash from work to bars for fun-filled nights of dancing, drinking, and debauchery, the feminine and floral Grisette by Lubin Paris fragrance is comprised of a variety of roses from Morocco and Bulgaria. Top notes include citrus, grapefruit, and bergamot, the heart or middle notes include Moroccan rose, Bulgarian rose, iris, and incense, and base notes include musk, amber, cedarwood, and Madagascan vanilla. This is definitely not your other’s rose-scented fragrance.

ANTONYM COSMETICS ECOCERT ORGANIC BAKED BLUSH

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If you’re looking for a universally flattering blush that compliments all skin tones, look no further than this rosy organic baked blush. Thanks to the combination of a transparent and colorful finish, a weightless feel, and certified organic ingredients, your cheekbones will be left with a natural flushed look. An innovative baking process transforms the blush crème into a finely textured powder transforming it into an ultra smooth and silky when applied to the skin. The new Antonym Cosmetics Rose color of this Organic Baked Blush joins shades: Copper (shimmery bronze) and Peach (matte).

What are your thoughts on these French beauty brands?