Thursday, May 5, 2016

GREENER BEAUTY-Great Gifts For Eco-Mom

Part 5

Lip balms, soothing bath salts, hydrating facial oils and masks...less the chemistry class ingredients...these premium products are ideal for sophisticated moms who deserve a natural life, lived luxuriously...with indulgence encouraged. 

Bottega Organica-"farm to bottle" ..."designed by science...made by nature" ---has a very impressive collection of skin/body care- using transparently sourced ingredients from their own farms in Italy and upstate NY.----the line was founded by geneticist Dr. Andrea Alimonti-and inspired by research on aging cells-conjured up powerful rejuvenating formulae made of 100% natural ingredients. Popular EYE ILLUMINATE cream made of radiant inducing cucumber+horse chestnut, rosemary-imo lends it a distinct pleasing aroma, healing arnica, stimulating coneflower, anti-aging prawn sage, and wild carrots for anti-oxidant oomph!!! Love it...highly hydrating and only a tiny dab needed/eye area.
MALAYA Organics MO is to nourish the body's largest oils + Lavender Lip Savior $12
pretty enough to collect...MALAYA bath treats- add a handful to a bath in the enclosed a pouch-relaxing+soothing herbs-elevates the home-spa experience

there is not a jacket in our wardrobe that does not have a balm in it...which is why we think these USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC (yay) cute cocktail inspired moisturizing lip savers---are fun gifts to give and get for the martini, old fashioned,  -or negroni leaning in life. Founders husband+wife Phil+Kristen-she a former Food+Wine Editor-conjured up-Stewart+Claire in Brooklyn-but have since decamped to PA. Lip scrubs like Mint Julep Lip Scrub...and seasonal lips balms made of beeswax, essential+herbal oils like soothing jojoba, shea butter, and safflower oils, and interesting 'accents'  like Autumn's ginger, cardamom and cinnamon and black pepper...available too.

Earth Tu Face has a large following -from what we could see at the ELEV8 luxury green beauty event..fell for these beauties-limited edition shells ($78) that click shut-filled with solid Botanical Perfume Balm-fab gifts-3 scents available///including our fav Geranium + Vetiver "... featuring Geranium, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang, Lavender, and Patchouli..."

LILFOX founded by Alexa Rose-a very congenial healer-certified aromatherapist has several "whimsical and luxury beauty" hand crafted products-all and crafted in Miami...including the pictured fresh purifying/brightening masks/cleansers. In the front the Jungle Glow $75 is made of hydrating/healing raw rainforest honey from Hawaii, mineral rich Amazonian clay, vitamin C rich reshape, strawberry and goji berry fruits ...and raw cacao-adds some color-that is rich in magnesium and sulfur--with high level of anti-oxidants-and increases blood flow to skin for that sunny Floridian glow. 

NUORI has a 12 week production schedule that epitomizes freshly made, small batch products with actives still, well-active, guaranteed.

A Scandinavian import-NUORI -like most European goods-is stamped with an expiration date...WHAT: No parabens, synthetic color, synthetic fragrances, mineral oil, petroleum, PEGs, sulfates, MEA, DEA, TEA, polypropylene glycol, phthalates, and silicones...but is made of 100% natural ingredients...we tried the Enriched Hand Lotion-White Tea Blossom fresh lightweight lotion with shea butter, olive squalane, grape seed oil, sweet almond oil, with white tea extract that sunk right in...and unlike most mainstream hand lotions-we felt no need to rinse off before we eat.   
OLD ORCHARD-came together rather quickly-and the packaging reminded  us of time worn barn wood planks with a beautiful flower print. Neat---pictured are bath salts/pellets...scoop a few in. Like the use of glass-easily recyclable.