February 25, 2012

Environmental Defence's Eco-Beauty Market - going natural no longer means aschewing deodorant or smelling like patchouli!

Environmental Defence is a Canadian environmental action organization whose aim is to challenge and inspire change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all.

They recently held their first eco-beauty market where you could sample and shop green cosmetic, skincare and hair care products as well as bring in your old toxic products for safe disposal.

More than 12 companies and retailers participated - some of which I already knew about and loved - Consonant and Green Beaver come to mind as well as a bunch that were new to me and I enjoyed discovering! Proceeds went to support Environmental Denfence's Just Beautiful campaign - which aims to eliminate the toxic ten worst ingredients found in personal care products - for more info check out the website at: www.justbeautiful.ca

Now enjoy some of my new finds from the market: 

worldPRODUCTS is a plant-based luxury line which contains no artificial colour or fragrance and no sodium lauryl sulphate or parabens, and is designed to cleanse and moisturize the whole body. Each product can be used interchangeably on both skin and hair, with the option of adding a blend of 100% organic essential oils according to each user’s choice. This concept helps to eliminate the number of products an individual needs for everyday hair and skin care, and alleviates the proliferation of non-biodegradable plastic bottles normally required for multiple beauty products.
worldPRODUCT Hair & Body Pomade - 56.7g - $19 - is made of Beeswax which provides hold to the hair and organic Jojoba oil which offers shine. As well, it can also be used for deep reaching relief of severely dried out skin.

Check it out the line at: http://world.ca/products
Awaken My Senses Organics make all of their products from certified organic or wildcrafted ingredients sourced from fair trade suppliers with no fillers or artificial chemicals of any kind - handmade fresh and shipped within one week of manufacture.
Rose Hydrating Mist - 120ml - $20 - is calming, cooling and soothing to the skin. The Rose is well known for its ability to retain moisture and this unique property is passed along in both rose oil and rose water to leave your skin feeling luxuriously hydrated - not to mention, it smells amazing!

Check out their website for more info and to order: www.awakenmysenses.com 
Cocoon Apothecary offers all the good things like: natural, vegan, biodegradable ingredients, antimicrobials for better health, antioxidants to slow the effects of aging, 100% organic essential oils and no artificial fragrances or colours. And yet still amuse me with their product names: Rosey Cheeks (face cream), Eyewaken (eye cream) and (shown)
Touchy Feely Organic Body Lotion - 240ml - $21- oils of lavender and rosemary make it smell great, is anti-bacterial, perfect for irritated skin and contains olive oil for your dry skin woes.

For more info about the line, where to buy or to order online, check out: www.organicskin.ca
Great environmentally-friendly beauty can be hard to find especially if you don't live in a big city - but not anymore thanks to Green Beauty.ca. They carry great lines like Butter LONDON, Consonant, Soya Boutique and one I'm particularly excited to find a Canadian source for again - Vapour Organic Beauty!
Vapour Organic Beauty Aura Multi Use Blush - $28 - a great cream blush that can also be used on the lips and eyes. Made with 70% certified organic ingredients, 30% minerals and vitamins and is 100% natural and chemical free

Check out all of the lines they carry and order at: www.greenbeauty.ca
L and S Soap Series is the place to go for 100% natural handmade soaps and body products. They use herbs, spices, ground leaves and roots to offer many interesting colours and values and only high integrity essential oils for a clean, fresh and pure scent. I especially love the smell of the:
Peppermint Body Bar - 115g - $5 - created with base oils of olive, canola and coconut. The lather is soft and creamy with loose and quick-forming but stable bubbles. Scented with peppermint oil obviously.

More info including where to buy can be found at: www.landssoapseries.com

It is certainly nice the way there are so many more choices for natural, green and organic products these days - is there any that you have discovered that we should know about?

- Lisamarie -

5 comments:

  1. It's hard to go green with toxic products like that.
    Funnily, we barely had a winter this year, no snow and it wasn't THAT cold for long.. I guess the north pole will eventually melt.

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  2. Wonder how The Body Shop ended up in the toxic products disposal

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    1. The products were disposed of by consumers, so we can't be 100% sure, but the product likely had one or more of our Toxic Ten. Download your own super useful shopping card to take with you, with the top ingredients to watch for: http://environmentaldefence.ca/reports/just-beautiful-personal-care-products-pocket-shopping-guide (Great question! - Aviva, Environmental Defence)

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  3. Thanks for these links, I have used some Consonant products and have really been impressed!

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  4. Thanks so much Lisamarie! We're so glad you could stop by and find some awesome new green products. :)

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