Every year, Earth Day is celebrated around the world on April 22nd. This year, Earth Day is themed after A Billion Acts of Green: a people-powered campaign to generate a billion acts of environmental service and advocacy before Rio +20. (For more info, visit www.earthday.org.)
In celebration of Earth Day 2011, Glamour Gone Good is giving you a taste of how the glamorous worlds of beauty and fashion are going green. While Earth Day is a great time of year to think about how to minimize our individual carbon footprints, these innovative brands are helping us live more eco-friendly lives 365 days a year.
Dedicated to the spa tradition, SpaRitual is committed to creating eco-friendly products. They use Vegan ingredients from around the world, including many specially sourced and selected plant essences that are wildcrafted OR organic. The formulations are naturally colored and free of synthetic dyes. SpaRitual is constantly monitoring sustainability issues and strives to be on the cutting edge of environmental awareness. To learn more, visit www.sparitual.com.
Advanced Cosmetic Technologies
This hair color brand celebrates itself as being the only PPD-free, 100% plant-based permanent hair color available. They use no PPD, ammonia or resorcinol and their plant-based dyes are all-natural, not synthetic like other hair color brands. Made from renewable and sustainable ingredients, they have an ultra-low environmental impact. To learn more, visit www.actnaturals.com.
Revolution Organic Cosmetics
This line of organic cosmetic products chooses only certified organic plant-based ingredients that meet the rigorous standards of the USDA to ensure the integrity and purity of its products. Each ingredient is carefully selected for their skin benefiting properties and all of its formulations combine highly concentrated blends of nourishing organic butters, oils, herbs and certified organic perfume blends. Revolution Organic Cosmetics considers itself ‘revolutionary’ because its products are all multi-tasking. They do more so you can use less. To learn more, visit www.revolutionorganics.com.
derma e celebrates itself as a pioneer in the development of natural antioxidant formulations and as the leading innovator of natural topical antioxidant moisturizers and anti-aging skin care products to increase hydration to your skin, help reduce the damaging effects of aging, and improve your skin’s texture and appearance. Currently, derma e offers a full line of natural, therapeutic skin and hair care formulations rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and botanicals. To learn more, visit www.dermae.net.
reco jeans promotes an eco-friendly lifestyle by introducing a green line of denim that minimizes the use of fresh cotton and that reduces the amount of excess fabric that would end up in a landfill. Cotton is delicate, soft, and fuzzy and yet it is hazardous to the environment.
Did you know more than 20% of the entire world’s pesticide usage in a year is used to maintain cotton? Recycled cotton and other materials do not use pesticides and minimizes excess fabrics which would normally end up in a landfill. reco jeans prides itself in reducing that amount by nearly 60%. To learn more, visit www.recojeans.com.
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