If your eyes are the window to the soul, then your nose is the doorway to the heart. Continue reading “Heightened Scents” »
Matt Damon celebrates World Toilet Day with a potty break.
Matt Damon went on a potty break to raise awareness for Water.org, which has delivered clean water to more than one million people since 2009 and is working on delivering for 780 million who still don’t have it. Continue reading “EcoStiletto: Matt Damon Takes A Potty Break” »
Do your eyes burn when you dye your hair? Think about how your hairstylist feels.
That’s because of toxic ingredients like lead acetate and ammonia, both banned in Europe because of neurotoxicity. (Maybe there’s something to that rumor about blondes, after all.)
Whether you’re at home or in the salon, a better choice is color that’s made without those Big List baddies, and also eschews parabens, propylene glycol and resorcinol, while maintaining low levels of PPD, also known as pigment.
Now available stateside through etailers like Drugstore.com, U.K. based Tints of Nature was the first brand to remove both propylene glycol and parabens from all of their products, and stays clear of ammonia as well.
Plus, they added as much as 65% certified organic ingredients like aloe, chamomile, comfrey and wheat protein, all designed to deliver lasting color and healthier hair.
With eyes wide open.
From color on your teeth to oh-so-attractive smearing during that hot-and-heavy makeout sesh, lipstick can be just too much to deal with. It’s often easier to skip the stick in favor of something glossy and sheer. Continue reading “EcoStiletto: A Hint of Tint” »
The holidays are bonkers enough without having to stress about how to get your glow on for all of the festivities headed your way. Not to mention added that stress and a strong likelihood of seasonally induced indulgences aren’t doing your skin any favors. The solution? Keep it simple by paring down your color routine to a few key eco-beauty multi-taskers that get the job done with half the products in half the time. Continue reading “Eco-Stiletto: Holiday Beauty Eco Multi-Taskers” »
Alysia Reiner stole scenes in “Sideways” and “Kissing Jessica Stein” but our biggest props go to her eco-commitment. Alysia, an award-winning actress and producer who green renovated a Harlem brownstone with her husband David Alan Basche in 2007, currently appears in “Backwards.” Think this look is beautiful? Scroll down to see what period eco-makeup can do.
EcoStiletto: So what are you up to these days? Continue reading “Alysia Reiner Exclusive Interview” »
The world has been fascinated with Jane Goodall for nearly 50 years, whether through her books, which detail profound discoveries linking primates to humans, or through television shows like Miss Goodall and the Wild Chimpanzees, which basically made her an international reality star in 1965.
Take that, Snooki. Continue reading “Ultimate EcoCelebrity: Jane Goodall” »
We’ve all been there. Pounding headache. Lurchy tummy. Advil, greasy French fries, hair of the dog — we’ll try anything to get rid of a hangover.
So when we read about a new vegan toxin-eliminating aromatherapy blend from 21 Drops, we just had to try.
Crafted from juniper fruit, geranium leaf, lavender flower and cardamom seed oils, when applied to the base of the neck, temples and lower back, the Hangover blend can stimulate the lymphatic system to help flush out toxins, reduce water retention and — here’s the kicker — soothe an upset stomach.
All 21 Drops blends are natural, organic and/or wild crafted and come purse-friendly packaged in a handy-dandy, roller-topped glass bottle.
We’re not sure what worked, but we sure smelled good while recovering.
You may not get lashes quite like Penelope Cruz, but you also won’t get chemicals in your eyes.
We’re obsessed with anything retro, especially when it allows us to go plastic-free. That’s why we’re loving the new mascara cakes fromTwink Beauty. Just add a drop of water, rub the applicator in the mixture and voila—perfect lashes for day or night!
A magical mixture of nothing but minerals, botanicals and natural oils to condition and color your lashes and make them stand out, this mascara is water-resistant and tear-proof, yet comes off with soap. And it’s vegan, to boot!
What’s in it? Purified water, aloe vera, candelilla wax, acacia gum, iron oxides, vitamin e, vitamin c, grapefruit seed extract, and potassium sorbet. What’s not? Well, mercury, for one thing. Parabens. And all that other crap we’re conditioned to think we need to be beautiful.
Try the classic black or brown, or go wild with aubergine, emerald, sapphire or teal. To make the color really pop, start with an undercoat of white. At just $8 per tin—including an applicator brush, but you can also wash and recycle your favorite from an old tube—you can afford to experiment.
Lord knows we love our products, but there’s something to be said for a little jar of something that does everything. That’s what we found in Tay Clean & Pure’s All Purpose Shea Butter for Skin & Hair.
The pure shea butter, organically harvested at a Women’s Co-op in West Africa, is blended with organic rosemary essential oil, creating a rich aromatherapeutic concoction that hydrates the skin and scalp and can even be used as a hair styling aid to combat dry, flyaway ends.
We’re obsessed with the eco-conscious bamboo packaging of this unisex line of eight essential skincare items, formulated by sustainable beauty convert and former L’Oreal executive Sarah Tay. Genius!
If you were stranded on a desert island, what products would you want in your carry-on? It’s a silly question—given a “Lost” scenario, you’d obviously be focused more on finding shelter than your favorite lip gloss. But for most of us, there are a few essential items we just can’t do without. And if your staples are still full of chemicals, we found toothpaste, tampons, moisturizer, and a genius cleanser-meets-toner that might convince you to switch.