It's Earth Day and you will no doubt be inudated with messages and ideas and products to help the earth today. It's no different here. I've chosen a few eco-friendly options that have Earth Day promotions, but are often Earth Day everyday as well. It's important to remember it's the little things sometines and all little things count. Buying a product that is even a little bit more earth friendly is good. Unplugging the cell phone charger. It all adds up. Personally, not only do I try to recycle as much as I can, but I am extra judicious about paper. Even scrap pieces go into the recycling bin . I am also all about saving the seals, polar bears and wolves. I don't do it all, but I try do what I can and that's a start.
Elemis- There is very little Elemis doesn't do right. Their Monoi line is a favorite here. This Earth month the Exotic Lime & Ginger Travel Duo is a featured product. Both products are paraben, Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLES) free. Elemis does not test on animals and 100% of net proceeds ($10) from every purchase made in April 2010 goes to CARE'S Climate Change Innovation Fund to support their on-the-ground programming, research, innovation and advocacy around climate change.
$20 Elemis Travel Duo
$20 Elemis Travel Duo
Pure and Natural- A line I've passed in the Target aisle more than once and finally sniffed and tried . I love a good grapefruit scent and their Renewing Pomegranate and Grapefruit smells spot on. Tart and citrus. It comes in both a shower gel and hand soap. The line uses ingredients derived from nature( 94% natural origin), is biodegradable, paraben free , and not tested on animals . The new, nicer packaging is recyclable and they are making an annual donation of $ 100,000.00 to one of my very favorite charities The World Wildlife Fund .
The shower gel is $ 6.29 and hand soap $ 4.49. ( 3 other scent combos available).
Lancome Juicy Tubes 100% Natural Origin- We all love Juicy Tubes, right? Now there are new versions to try . I have Rose Pretty and it's very subtle flush of light rose tint. It also happens to be the 10th birthday of Juicy Tubes , and to celebrate Lancome brings us Juicy Tubes 100% Natural Origin. A limited-edition collection with honey as its main ingredient. The formula, flavors and pigments are 100% natural origin and preservative-free.
Lancome is also partnering with Lancôme spokesmodel and environmentalist Elettra Wiedemann’s charity, http://www.justonefrickinday.com/. By logging on its website, you can calculate and donate just one day of your daily pay, or any amount you choose , 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.
Lancôme will also make a donation to http://justonefrickinday.com/ to kick off this special Earth Day offering.
Kiehl's Acai Damage- Protecting Mist - Kiehl's has partnered with Jeff Koons, Pharrell Williams, Malia Jones and Julianne Moore and has had each of them create a Limited Edition label for Kiehl’s Açaí Damage-Protecting Toning Mist – itself part of a skincare collection that is not only Eco Cert certified organic, but is also the first skincare range ever to ever receive gold standard Cradle to Cradle certification – meaning that it is made with the least amount of waste from start to finish.
Photographer David LaChapelle took photos of each celeb. incl this one of a fabulous looking Julianne Moore ( but then she always looks fab doesn't she ?).
100% of net proceeds (amounting to $200,000) will be raised worldwide to benefit Rainforest Alliance with this collection. $ 26.00. http://www.kiehls.com/
Thymes: Enjoy for one day only( April 22) a free Clean Slate Experience Kit with any $100 purchase. Also take advantage of free shipping on orders of $50 or more until Wednesday, May 5th, 2010.
The Clean Slate Experience Kit is valued at $61 and combines Thymes’ best selling Face Polish with customer favorite Body Scrub. This duo includes everything you need to scrub away yesterday and renew your skin’s resources.
Made with essential oils, natural ingredients, Thymes is botanically based Bath & Body products that are biodegradable and eco-friendly.
Online orders only: http://www.thymes.com/