Gift Sets: A Sustainable Beauty Gift Guide

Gift Sets: A Sustainable Beauty Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Sets for the Sustainable Beauty Lover We all know somebody who says sustainable products don't work as well as traditional beauty. Or they think ethical and eco-friendly products are inconvenient. Or maybe you're here because you have an eco-conscious friend and you don't know what to get them. Not to worry, one of [...]

Waterless Beauty: A Guide for Beginners

Waterless Beauty: A Guide for Beginners

“Waterless beauty is not a trend or fad, but will increasingly take the guise of an everyday necessity. With water reserves running low, consumers are making incremental lifestyle changes that posit planet positivity. Going waterless will mean swapping convenience for conservation — and that’s a good thing.”- Shanu Walpita This post contains affiliate links. For [...]

Sustainable Beauty Roundup: September 2020

Sustainable Beauty Roundup: September 2020

The Sustainable Beauty Roundup is now monthly! With my daughter back in (virtual) school, I don’t have the time to do a roundup each week. This also led me to rethink the roundup. My original intent was to engage with the green and ethical beauty community. In doing the roundups, I discovered the best engagement [...]

Is Tata Harper Crème Riche Really Worth $195?

Is Tata Harper Crème Riche Really Worth $195?

A Review of Tata Harper Crème Riche Velvet Moisturizer Cream, Including a Discussion on Sustainability A lot was happening in May. Well, really COVID was the only thing happening in May, but it felt like a lot. Which might explain why I bought myself a $195.00 moisturizer. Afterall, I had just started a sustainable beauty [...]

Plastic Beauty: Beauty and Plastic Pollution

Plastic Beauty: Beauty and Plastic Pollution

Plastic is forever. You can recycle plastic into new plastic, but it will never biodegrade. Plastic can break down into smaller pieces of plastic (microplastics), but it still exists. We could potentially reduce the need to produce plastic by recycling, but only 9% of plastic is recycled (Geyer et al.). To explain just how harmful [...]

3 Plastic-Free Beauty Buys for Plastic Free July

3 Plastic-Free Beauty Buys for Plastic Free July

Millions of animals are killed by plastics every year, from birds to fish to other marine organisms. Nearly 700 species, including endangered ones, are known to have been affected by plastics. Nearly every species of seabird eats plastics."The World's Plastic Pollution Crisis Explained" National Geographic Did you know that every year 8 million tons of [...]

Blue Lizard Sensitive Face Mineral Sunscreen is Reef Safe But Not Sustainable

Blue Lizard Sensitive Face Mineral Sunscreen is Reef Safe But Not Sustainable

A Review of Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen’s Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen, Including a Discussion on Sustainability Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Sensitive Face Mineral Sunscreen ($17.99) is Blue Lizard's mineral face sunscreen. It features a cap that changes from white to blue when exposed to UV rays. This was actually an impulse purchase. I had gone into [...]

Alpyn Beauty PlantGenius Melt Moisturizer Proves Skincare Can Be Sustainable and Effective

Alpyn Beauty PlantGenius Melt Moisturizer Proves Skincare Can Be Sustainable and Effective

A Review of the Sustainability, Science, and Effectiveness of Alpyn Beauty PlantGenius Melt Moisturizer I am obsessed with skincare. I research every ingredient before a purchase. Now that I am learning about sustainable beauty, I also consider how skincare is produced and packaged. If you are reading this, you already know it is hard to [...]