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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Awesome and Earth-Friendly Beauty

Words by Courtney Kellar
Photos courtesy of LUSH Cosmetics

We've featured a number of cosmetic lines on the blog, but LUSH Cosmetics stands out - and for good reasons! None of their products are animal tested and are all made by hand using vegetarian ingredients like fresh fruits and vegetables and the finest essential oils. They have over 180 stores in North America and their buyers travel the World to buy the best ingredients in the most beneficial way. You can feel good about the cool, but practical package for all of their products. LUSH believes in “naked,” packaging-free products and only uses recyclable or biodegradable materials for the packaging they do have. The bottom line is, you can feel good about buying from this company and know that you’re getting eco-friendly, organic products you’ll want to share. While they have a wide-range of products, we have a couple of round-ups below which would be uber helpful for the destination wedding bride or bridesmaid. Want to keep things and "thank you's" simple? Consider one of LUSH Cosmetics gift sets! Happy Shopping!

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Fair Hair Fixes: Frizz is the arch nemesis for women with wavy and curly hair; it can make the greatest haircut look messy and unpolished. Even tame tresses can take on a life of their own when humidity levels rise appearing frizzy, limp or flat. But, with the right products for your hair type you can keep frizz & flatness at bay. Check out a few LUSH-ious hair solutions:

Sea Spray ($12.95): A salty hair spritz for body, hold, and a beach-beautiful look. Apply before blow-drying, apply to dry hair and work through for beachy waves, or apply to damp hair for instant sex appeal. 

Shine So Bright ($9.95): This balm will reduce the appearance of split ends while making the hair shine so bright in the summer sun with Extra Virgin olive oil, fresh free-range eggs and fair trade coconut oil.

R&B ($22.95): Revive & balance misbehaving hair with the smooth R&B hair styling cream to control frizzy, flyaway hair. Perfect for a quick fix on-the-go or as an after work refresher!

Jasmine & Henna Fluff Eaze ($22.95): Frizz, fluff and poof be gone!  This works brilliantly on curly and color treated hair by helping to control, condition and add shine.

Adult Acne: Not a teenager but still suffering from acne flare-ups? You’re not alone. In fact, more than 50 percent of women in their 20s reported having acne and more than a quarter of women in their 40s. That said, LUSH has several skin savers that are perfect for acne flare-ups, especially during the sweat-laden summer months that typically cause more break outs! Check it out:

Grease Lightning ($13.95): Stop bumps and blemishes in their tracks with this powerful gel! The witch hazel, calming rosemary and antibacterial tea tree infusion creates a highly effective antiseptic that helps spots disappear lightning fast. Lavender oil regulates oil production and aloe vera works to calm aggravated skin. *Ingredient Spotlight: Grease Lightning contains thyme, a natural, powerful acne-fighter as its antiseptic properties help to combat troubled skin.

Fresh Farmacy Facial Cleanser (Sold by weight, $11.25 for 3.5 oz): A cleansing bar ideal for problematic skin that gets sore, red and blotchy. It gently cleanses with calming calamine, chamomile and soothing rose. If you're prone to breakouts, lavender and tea tree will also help to banish pimple-forming bacteria. (Vegan)

Herbalism Facial Cleanser (Sold by weight, $15.75 for 3.5 oz): A detoxifying, purifying and exfoliating herbal facial cleanser that is formulated for oily, sensitive skin and decongests clogged pores. It contains China clay to remove excess oil, ground almonds and rice bran to exfoliate dead skin cells. Along with sage, an antibacterial, chamomile, to calm troubled skin and marigold, to soothe inflammation. (Vegan)

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