Today is a special day for 2 reasons: first, it’s my birthday (wahoo!) and second, The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has launched a Verification Program that marks natural beauty products as healthier for you. To celebrate, we’re giving away 5 beauty boxes worth $540 USD each — Seriously?! Yes, seriously. Enter at the bottom of the post!!
For those of you that aren’t aware of EWG, most of us green b-bloggers use the site as a resource for checking out ingredients that we are unsure of, and see how each ingredient fares impacts your health. Your natural beauty shopping gets a whole lot easier. <3
EWG’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment and the new EWG VERIFIED™ program aims to be the standard in the health and wellness space. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark takes the guesswork out of searching the product aisles (LPN will also help you find the most effective and high quality brands). All of the products that will be carrying this verification will:
- Be free of EWG’s ingredients of concern
- Fully disclose all ingredients on the label
- Be produced with the best manufacturing practices
Highlights from the EWG Beauty Box
This box was jam packed lovely little bits of everything from soap and deodorant to highlighter and lip glosses, but here “are a few of my favourite things” (yes, definitely just wrote that to the tune from The Sound of Music).
Rejuva Minerals Pur Lips Lipstick
Boasting sunflower oil, jojoba, pomegranate and coconut oil, this pretty lip stick is pretty pure. While of course there are some mineral pigments to get this hue, it’s certainly a healthier pick for your body. The one pictured below is “Red Red Wine” and a perfect evening tone.
W3LL People Bio Brightener
I am a huge fan of high lighters – I use my RMS Living Luminizer daily; however, I got the chance to try this beauty from the EWG Verified box. It is a great summer highlighter, with the slight golden tint. Loving this for high on my cheek bones and the bridge of my nose. Shop it here!
Biossance The Revitalizer
100% plan derived squalane? Yes please! It’s super lightweight, so perfection under your makeup and moisturizers beautifully. What is squalane you ask? Well, a lot of people confuse squalene with squalane, the former, comes from sharks, while the later, comes from plants – in Biossance’s case, from sugar cane. It doesn’t oxidize and helps encourage cell turnover – great for transitioning to spring!
Just the Goods Vegan Perfume Oil in Wild Woods
Super safe, and affordable, this skincare line is handmade and clean! Great for the green beauty on a budget. I am loving this natural perfume roller in Wild Woods – a blend of essential oils derived from exotic woods and smoky florals with a touch of sweet orange essential oil to put it all into context. Includes labdanum, rosewood, sandalwood, orange, patchouli and just a hint of rose. Love!
What the Box Includes:
Beautycounter Nourishing Cleansing Balm—This balm hydrates and cleanses your skin while
removing makeup and other impurities.
Biossance The Revitalizer—A universal moisturizer that can be used from head to toe on a daily
Celtic Complexion Celtic Complexion Crème—This moisturizer provides hydration using essential fatty acids, vitamins, nutrients, and essential oils.
Cocoon Apothecary Rosey Cheeks Facial Cream—A moisturizing facial cream that softens and
Cocoon Apothecary Eyewaken Eye Cream—A plant-based eye cream that moisturizes and
soothes tired eyes.
Just the Goods Vegan Body Butter— All day-moisturizer with no artificial colors or fragrances,
preservatives, emulsifiers, or stabilizers.
Just the Goods Vegan Perfume Oil—Perfurme made with essential oils, absolutes, and attars.
Makes 3 Organic Lavender Cheek to Cheek Body Balm—This moisturizing body balm is made
with a blend of Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic JoJoba Oil, and Organic Aloe Vera to hydrate and soften skin.
Makes 3 Organic Orange Blossom Soap Bar—This soap is made with natural oils and retained
glycerin to provide moisture to skin.
MyChelle Dermaceuticals Refining Sugar Cleanser—Cleanses, removes makeup, and exfoliates
and smoothes skin.
Purely Great Unscented/Citrus Cream Deodorants—Natural deodorants created with essential
Rejuva Minerals Pur’ Lips Moisturizing Lipstick—This semi-matte finish lipstick uses organic
ingredients and is free of soy and gluten.
Sally B’s B Quenched Facial Oil—This lightweight oil absorbs to help moisturize skin and contains essential fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants.
Sally B’s Glossy Lip Gloss—An organic lip gloss that adds a hint of color and shimmer to lips.
Silk Therapeutics Eye Revive—This eye treatment reduces puffiness and the appearance of dark
circles, fine lines, and wrinkles.
W3LL PEOPLE Bio Brightener Stick—This highlighter stick gives skin a soft and subtle glow and minimizes the appearance of imperfections.
Products included in the beauty basket meet EWG VERIFIED’s robust health standards
independently developed by EWG’s research team, including being free of EWG’s ingredients of
concern, fully disclosing all ingredients on the label, and made with good manufacturing
practices. To learn more about our criteria, visit: www.ewg.org/ewgverified. Some products in
the basket do not yet have the EWG VERIFIED mark — regardless, they are ALL EWG
VERIFIED. EWG does not endorse any products or companies.
How to Enter to Win your Own Box:
The contest will run from 4/26 12AM ET to 5/18 11:59 ET. Get on it!! 5 Boxes worth $540 each are up for grabs!!