I like to think of myself as an eco conscious person. Think of myself… but I know I have a long way to go. This is a subject I want to expand upon on my blog and social media, but I am still in the process of figuring it all out for myself. Less waste, fast fashion, and even skincare. All things I want to explore and challenge myself with. I’m not sure if I’ll ever be 100% green in my beauty buying (I like my Korean Skincare….) but it’s been a strong theme for me the last few months. So in honor of Earth Day here are 5 green leaning brands I’ve been loving as of late.
Uliv is a local California brand that I found out about at the Indie Beauty Expo this past January. They currently only offer one product, but it’s stellar. The Golden Chai Facial Souffle* is made up almost completely of natural ingredients, many organic and hand crafted. It smells fantastic, moisturizes really well and includes some of my favorite ingredients like Manuka Honey, Turmeric and Seabuckthorn.
I had the fortune of meeting Indie Lee herself a couple of weeks back. She was a pleasure. She’s got a zest for life and it shows in her products. I first fell for her cleaners, the Rosehip and then the Brightening, both are refreshing and gentle on the skin. I’ve also really been enjoying the CoQ10 Toner as well, it smells divine. And recently I started incorporating her Squalene Oil and my face just drinks it up.
I’d been eyeing Leahlani Skincare for months via Instagram. The products are gorgeously packaged, and I was happy that when I got my hands on several items that the outside matched the inside. So far I’ve tested two masks, The Honey Love and the Mermaid Mask, both are sensorial skin treats. The Aloha Ambrosia Elixir* sinks in beautifully and The Bless Beauty Balm* is in a world of its own.
I’ve been slowly testing out offerings from newer skincare brand Farmacy. The line is built around a unique powerhouse strain of echinacea and they use a lot of natural ingredients in their formulations. The Coconut Gel Sheet Masks are fantastic and I got a deluxe sample of the Honey Savior Salve and its the perfect handbag companion (they should really sell it in a mini size, the large looks a little big for the purse) I’ve also been enjoying their two newest launches the Green Clean Cleansing Balm* and the Green Screen Sunscreen*. Reviews to come for both!
By far one of the most luxurious brands I have every tried, de Mamiel is in a category all her own. So far I have only tested the Restorative Cleansing Balm, but it is an indulgent ritual experience for the skin. The smell is transfixing, and I love massaging it onto my face and letting it sit for 30 minutes as a mask. The line is hand batched in small quantities and made with thoughtful organic ingredients. The formulation list is an herbal lovers dream. I’ve got the Pure Calm Cleansing Dew and Exhale Daily Moisturizing Nectar on the way and cant wait to dive into this range further.
*Pr Samples, Gifts from brands.