emerginC: Helping Your Skin and Healing the Planet

We live in a time where the products we use greatly affects our lives; not just our bodies, but our environment as well. We no longer just have to worry about what we put into our bodies, attention must be paid to what we put on our skin and how we treat our environment. One skincare brand making sure that both our bodies and our surroundings are well protected is emerginC, an ethical and sustainable organic skincare company that incorporates clinically proven cosmeceutical, medical-grade, and fair trade ingredients, active botanicals, and marine extracts into their products. For over 20 years, emerginC has been using only high-quality, cutting-edge ingredients formulated with natural plant-based preservatives.

We had the opportunity to meet Ian Lirenman, CEO, and founder of emerginC, as he introduced the brand’s latest launch, the Scientific Organics Body Firming Serum, an advanced, lightweight body firming serum formulated with Actigym™, Nocturshape™, arnica extract and fair trade aloe, features a unique glass roller ball tube application system to help reduce the appearance of cellulite while toning and firming the skin. We also got to know more about their cult-favorites, the Vitamin C Serum (the most stable and effective vitamin C serums to emerge on the market, and the very first product they created), Scientific Organics Kombucha Cleanser (which we’re currently using and loving), and Scientific Organics Facial Cleansing Wipes.

But creating exceptional skincare products is not all that emerginC does. They are also giving back with the industry-first “buy one, plant one” tree planting program in collaboration with Plant-It 2020. For every emerginC product sold, one indigenous tree is planted in a non-harvest location. As of today, emerginC and Plant-It 2020 have planted over 600,000 trees in such areas as Madagascar, Nepal, Poland, etc. The organic skincare company, known for their history of environmental consciousness, have also started an emerginBees bee habitat initiative as well as an emerginCeeds organic vegetable program.

The brand is headquartered in a wind-powered building near the waterfront in Brooklyn, the company offers its staff accesses to weekly yoga classes, a rooftop garden with vegetables and flowers, and chickens that produce organic eggs all year round. See Founder and CEO, Ian Lirenman, planting Pok Choi on the emerginC rooftop garden below:

We love companies that are doing great things, especially when we, the consumers can be a part of that initiative. So whether you purchase their famed Vitamin C Serum, Facial Cleaning Wipes, or their new Body Firming Serum, you’re helping to save our planet, one tree at a time. Have you tried any emerginC skincare products? Share your thoughts with us.

Malie Organics: A First Class Ticket to Pampering!

Celebrate your own natural beauty and the cultural wonders of Hawaii with Malie Organics.  Founded in 2004, Malie Organics offers a luxurious line of all-natural and organic beauty products that are approved by the Natural Products Association.  Honoring their Hawaiin roots, all Malie products feature indigenous and local Hawaiian flora and  are all proudly made in the USA. Malie does not use petroleum, mineral spirits, sulfates or parabens in any of its products.

I had the opportunity to try the Malie’s Jet Set gift set that includes (TSA-friendly) 2.5-ounce bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body cream.  My experience was like a day at the spa.  Available in Plumeria and Mango Nectar scents, this beautifully packaged travel set retails for $39.50.

Malie’s Jet Set Gift Set

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I’m always looking for all-natural and organic products to use on my hair. I found both and so much more with Malie Organics shampoo and conditioner. Are you looking for a color safe, sulfate free, rich lathering shampoo and moisturizing, hair softening conditioner?

Malie Organics Plumeria Shampoo 

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Malie Organics Plumeria Conditioner

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Malie Organics shampoo and conditioner left my strands feeling clean, moisturized and silky soft.  I also enjoyed the soft and gentle essence of plumeria. The shampoo gently, but thoroughly cleansed my hair without stripping hair of its natural oils. I love the conditioner as well as it is excellent for detangling my thick curly locks.  My hair felt so moisturized and soft after using this shampoo and conditioner combo.  Best of all, Malie products are 70% organic and don’t contain the harmful ingredients found in many hair-care products. And the nose-pleasing scent of the Malie Organics shampoo and conditioner duo lingered on for hours after use.  For only $23.50 each, this high-end quality shampoo and conditioner are a steal.

Malie Organics Plumeria Body Wash

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Close your eyes and imagine the most enjoyable and elegant shower or bath you could  ever experience. Now open them and find a bottle of  Malie Organics Plumeria body wash.  This sulfate-free body wash wrapped me in thick, rich, skin-softening suds and left my skin feeling soft and smelling beautiful.  My skin was not left feeling tight and actually felt very moisturized even after drying off.  I am so impressed with this body wash and my hubby loves the way my skin smells when I climb into bed.  Pamper yourself with an 8.25 oz bottle of pure indulgence for only $28.00!

Malie Organics Plumeria Body Cream

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The moment I started to massage the Malie Organics Plumeria Body Cream into my skin, I knew I was saying goodbye to the dry itchy skin that often plagues my skin during the cooler months.  I am in love with the soft and fresh feminine scents of citrus, peach, and jasmine.  The Malie Organics Plumeria body cream left my skin feeling soft, silky and moisturized all day. Spoil yourself with this 70% organic luxurious body cream that can be purchased for just $32.00.

All Malie products are all-natural, organic and wild-crafted ingredients. They are  free of harmful ingredients. Malie does not use animal products or test on animals.

Birchbloggers Breakfast with Tiossan

We get to attend so many wonderful events and while most are incredibly fun and memorable, a recent breakfast with Magatte Wade and her wonderful natural skincare line, Tiossan was the highlight of this year. Thanks to BirchBox and their November theme, More Good, a handful of Bloggers got to indulge in the sage words of Magette Wade and her products. Tiossan’s divine-smelling body butters, scrubs, and skincare products are paraben-free, phthalate-free, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and vegan such as black seed oil and unrefined shea butter.

Magette gave us some great beauty tips and life affirmations that were just so amazing, you couldn’t help but be empowered. She took us into her world of knowledge from elder healers (both her grandparents were healers in Senegal) who studied botany and plant medicine that have been passed down for centuries. She also told us how her experiences with multiple cultures(Dakar, France, Indiana, and San Francisco) influenced how she created her natural skincare collection. Her products are available in four french-inspired fragrances called The Tiossanas:

Fatale – for the sensual woman with vivacious energy; “she’s deliciously bold, fiery, spicy, and enlivens the spirit of those around her..”

Flamboyant – the most joyous of joyful woman; she is fearless, strong, yet warm and nurturing

Femme“goddess of health and well-being”, the woman who has or wants stillness and a sense of calm

Terranga – the consummate giver, this woman knows how to renew your faith. A woman who is your best friend, caretaker, and peacemaker.

At the event, we were gifted with two of the products. I took home the Femme Body Scrub and Fatale Body Wash

The vitamin-enriched Body Scrub is designed to remove dead skin and reveal a healthy, more glowing complexion. The uber-feminine floral amber notes restore a personal sense of calm and balance to your inner Femme.



The gentle and moisturizing, nutrient-infused Fatale Body Wash works into a rich lather for a refreshingly clean and glistening skin. The sweet and spicy exotic notes are perfect for the Tiossana whose weapon of choice is killer charm.

 Not only are the Tiossan natural skincare products amazing, Magatte is using her beauty company as a powerful vehicle for change. “Sustainability is a lifestyle for Tiossan”, says Magette Wade. She started the social mission, the Bottle of Ambition Project, where 10% of the sales from each product is donated to create new, innovative schools in Senegal. This will in-turn “create jobs in Senegal, expose Tiossan employees to world-class expertise in creativity, innovation, design, and entrepreneurship and to develop world-class expertise in creativity, innovation, design, and entrepreneurship for the next generation of Senegalese.”