The green beauty community is steadily growing and there are lots of great green beauty blogs out there now. One of the first green blogs I read was iluvjesse444, who is hosting this collaboration. The idea is for everyone to post, either via blog or video, about their favorite green beauty products, the ones that they love enough to repurchase. The master list of everyone who is participating can be found here!
As for me, I've only been interested in green beauty since last October, but I've already found a few products that I've loved enough to repurchase:
For anyone who's been following my blog, these picks are probably not very surprising, as I've blabbed on and on about them. Click the links to my various reviews:
Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub: I don't use this anymore, but my boyfriend still loves it!
Skin Apotheke Ubtan Scrub: I love mixing this with various liquid bases--it's like a whole new scrub each time! I see she's raised the price slightly...others must be discovering the magic of this scrub :)
Acure Organics Mint Shampoo: Gets my hair clean, doesn't weigh it down! That's pretty much all a girl with lots of thin hair can ask for :)
Apple Cider Vinegar: I went away from using this for a bit and since my return I can't remember why I stopped! It's so great after shampooing (I use it about 2-3 times per week, in place of conditioner).
Burn Out Sunscreen: Light, no residual white cast, and protects my skin!
Badger Damascus Rose Beauty Balm: Seriously, can't say enough good things about this. Love it as a 'night creme'!
Andalou Naturals Toner: Although in my review I said this wasn't anything special, once I stopped using it I really missed it! So I bought it in full size and have a small spray bottle of it at my desk at work. It's great for a little mid-day pick-me-up! :) I also love Andalou Naturals' white tea moisturizer, their pumpkin mask, their fruit serum....honestly I really love most products I've tried from Andalou!
Eye Kandii gel blush in Summer Lovin': Canadian ladies, you'll love this! Outside of Canada, I'd only buy this excellent blush if you are willing to wait for a while to get it--it took a full 6 weeks to get to me :( I love the Summer Lovin--very natural-looking blush. Scandalous was a little tooooo scandalous for me!
Honeybee Gardens Truly Natural Lipstick: I have this in Paradise, and I'm eyeing up Risque and Valentine (pictured)! I don't think I ever actually wrote a review on it (the shame!) but I like it because it is creamy like a balm but lasts a while (although you'll probably have to reapply once or twice during the day), and the color selection is lovely! I'd buy it directly from Honeybee Gardens though, as there have been problems with product separation from other sites, and if you buy directly from HG and have a problem I've found their customer service is really excellent.
Lastly I forgot to add in this little wonder:
Rainwater Botanicals Deodorant! Seriously, works just as well as my old conventional deodorants and the scents are great! Can't recommend this highly enough!
Many of these products made to my Favorites of 2012 post, and my mind hasn't changed since! And if you're curious about a full list of products that I'm currently using, check this post on my Current Natural Beauty Shopping List!
If you're interested in learning what more lovely ladies are loving lately (say that 10 times fast!) click here!