Thursday, March 10, 2016

Trending Beauty/SPA Products+Procedures: PART 2

International Beauty Shows and Int'l Aesthetics, Cosmetics&Spa Show, CEW- NYC 2016

Part Two
Part One

No surprise here-collections of skin/body care with "natural" a not legally defined, meaningless title -arch a skeptical eyebrow when ever that's on a  label- and certified USDA organic ingredients continue to win favor with customers wary of toxic ingredients in skincare/haircare/and cosmetics-just like they are concerned with what they eat. Paraben, phthalates and triclosan free and/or no artificial fragrance/dyes products are increasingly important to consumers of all ages...who read the ingredients list and scan the Environmental Working Group website for what to avoid and really avoid (or embrace).

An "O" List fav:Farmhouse Fresh
Practically every skincare, hair care and novelty items at this Texas home grown exhibitor space-including masks in plastic tubs, body oils in glass bottles, and moisturizing creams in tubes= sold-out when we got there near closing time. 
From the website: "...Each product is made with up to 99.6% natural and naturally-derived ingredients. Everything we make is Paraben & Sulfate FREE and our fragrances are all natural or phthalate free. Many of our products are also Vegan and Gluten Free..." More Info

BIG BONUS POINTS: Animal Adoption links...

From a recent Cosmetic Executive Women event...products from 2 brands stood out ...ColorProof  new Heal = Repair haircare products company

-founded by leading light Jim Marham -a serial entrepreneur that includes now Redken owned PureOlogy on his resumé. These healing new comers are based on the superlative African tree Baobab Superfruit oil...made without a slew of unwanted 'stuff'---

...and Teodora an eco-conscious (seriously, even the info sheets are vegetable dye-printed on paper made from banana leaves)...Certified B Corporation (top 10% scoring!!!), Fair Trade, sustainably sourced Amazon Rainforest ingredient-based skin/haircare company.

We've been using our sample of the Teodora Face and Body Toning Bar Rainforest at Dusk-moisturizing cleaner-made with sustainably sourced, anti-oxidants' packed- Buriti and Patauá oils,  hydrating Cupuaçubutter and firming Coffeebutter from head to toes-leaving our skin smooth without fear of lingering chemical residues we cannot even pronounce ending up in the water supply after rinsing. Eco-conscious-all products are 100% vegan, and free of parabens, synthetic fragrance, silicone,  gluten, phthalate, sulfates and other harsh chemicals.