Only 3 days left till Earth Day! Do we need an arbitrary day to celebrate Mother Earth and how much she means to us? Not exactly. But it sure is nice to go all out at least once a year to show her how special and amazing she is.
In honour of Earth Day this year, here are 5 feel-good beauty buys that do as much good for your skin (and hair) as they do for our wonderful planet.
1. L’Occitane Eco-Refills
In their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint, 70% of waste from L’Occitane’s industrial sites is recycled. In 2014, the brand teamed up with TerraCycle to encourage customers to recycle their empty containers by bringing them back to stores (in France). This year, L’Occitane continues their commitment to the environment with a permanent selection of Eco-friendly refills.
2. Origins Mega Defense SPF20 Barrier-Boosting Eye Cream
This potent protecting eye cream (RM200) with skin-strengthening Opuntia Cactus helps defend the delicate eye area from the damaging effects of pollution and environmental aggressors. It provides lightweight hydration and 100% mineral-based, chemical-free SPF protection from UV rays.
3. Kiehl’s Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque
Coming into Kiehl’s stores just 6 days from now, the new Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque (RM200) consists of all natural ingredients that are cultivated without pesticides. Unused petals and parts of the Calendula flower are placed back into the earth to fertilize the soil for future harvests. This deeply hydrating masque is a great SOS product to refresh and soothe tired and irritated skin. Simply apply a visible layer onto clean skin, leave it on for 5 minutes, and rinse it off with warm water.
4. Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free All-In-1 ABC Cushion Foundation SPF50
Encased in a cute azure blue quilted cushion-designed compact, the new hypoallergenic Mineral Wear Talc-Free All-In-1 ABC Cushion Foundation (RM82.90) uses a lightweight blend of minerals, soothing plant extracts, vitamins and antioxidants to hydrate the skin while giving it a flawless finish. In case you’re wondering, the ABC stands for Airbrushing, Blurring and Correcting.
5. Rahua Hair Care
We love Rahua’s range of cruelty-free, organic and 100% natural hair care products. They’re also paraben, petrochemical, phthalate and sulphate-free. We especially adore the Finishing Treatment (RM255), a leave-in treatment that contains superfine rahua oil to eliminate frizz and soften hair for a silky shine. It also contains Omega 9-rich ungurahua oil to strengthen hair follicles and quinoa to stimulate healing and moisture retention. Green tea leaf extract protects the scalp from UV rays while raspberry leaf extract nourishes the hair with its antioxidants. Talk about an all-round multi-tasker!
We’re all responsible for the future of our planet. It’s the little steps we take each day that makes difference.
Happy Earth Day everyone!