Guest Blog: Sephora’s Green Turn


So what is a girl to do when, as she makes more “green” beauty choices seems to give her fewer options? Slink off to the local co-op to buy patchouli-smelling hemp shampoo and soy chapstick?

Fortunately Sephora now carries a great selection of earth friendly, vegan skincare choices that will help you feel as good on the inside as you look on the outside.

Stella McCartney‘s EcoCert Certified CARE Skincare line means you can pamper yourself while respecting the environment. Fabulous benefits include: 100% of active ingredients are certified organic, and free of petrochemicals, silicones, chemical preservatives and genetically modified ingredients. Products are never tested on animals and fragrances come from 100% organic essential oils. CARE offers a selection of gentle cleansers, soothing elixirs or soft and luxurious moisturizers.

Another luxe brand to try is L’Occitaine. The Shea Travel Treasures Set offers a sampling of products and are definitely worth a try. L’Occitaine is known for their essential oils locally derived from the Provence region.

This line of skin products from certified organic Juice Beauty taps the goodness of lemon, grape and apple juices to make you pretty inside and the outside. Like this Green Apple Antioxidant Moisturizer ($43).

For the urbane girl who also loves the Earth, Phyto has long been recognized as a source of active plant botanicals (with rosemary, lemon and cypress oils) to make your hair soft, shiny and nourished. Naturally derived, cruelty-free formulas are packed in 100% recyclable containers.

If you have sensitive skin, Boscia is a must have. The line was created in Japan and is preservative-, fragrance-, and color-free.

Urbanites like myself appreciate the Skyn Iceland line, made to specifically treat stressed skin and replenish moisture, nutrients and oxygen. I was unable to independently verify their animal testing policy so until then, consumers may wish to keep that in mind and inquire at their retailers.

For young girls starting a skincare plan try TESS (Teen Everyday Skincare System) at Sephora. Tess was “Created by two caring, creative mothers and their teenage daughters, TESS products are formulated with the purest, most natural fruit and botanical extracts, essential oils, and vitamins to cleanse, tone, moisturize, and protect teenage skin.”

Lastly, to give your healthy glowing skin a pop of color, try Cargo’s Plant Love Botanical Lipstick, exclusively at Sephora. The tube is made of corn (biodegradable) and the outer carton is paper with flower seeds in the packaging itself. Plant the package, water it regularly and get some lovely flowers come spring!

[Note: Thanks to guest blogger Suzi Smith for the fabulous eco-beauty finds!]


4 Responses to “Guest Blog: Sephora’s Green Turn”

  1. VMfq2B hi great site thx

  2. Did you mean to say that the Cargo lipstick was vegan? It’s not- it contains carmine, which is from an insect.

  3. 3 Floroskop

    I think this try.

  4. It’s a nice attempt by Sephora, but most of the products they’re carrying really aren’t 100% organic or natural. the products that are at my website are: We actually pay attention to the ingredients & PUBLISH them, to prove that the brands we carry have nothing to hide. If you want truly pure natural certified organic cosmetics, then check us out. Also, our organic beauty blog has lots of great information on what to look for in the products you buy.

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