Green Seal Launches New Health and Safety Standards For Beauty Products‏.


What “green” means in beauty is changing rapidly.

With the consumer increasingly concerned about the ingredients used in products, it’s now also about health and safety. With the FTC about to finalize guidelines about how green products can be marketed, it is about transparency and independent verification of claims. And in a rough economic environment, it’s also about product performance – green products won’t sell unless they perform.

That’s why the new standards covering soaps and shower products, personal care and cosmetic products from Green Seal are so important. They are the first in the U.S. to cover the whole-life cycle of products – not just environmental impact, but health and safety as well. And they carry with them product performance requirements.

Green Seal is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to safeguarding human health and the environment. Founded in 1989, it is the original “green seal of approval,” providing independent certification on green claims for products and services.

About Green Seal, Inc.

Green Seal is a nonprofit organization founded in 1989 with the mission of safeguarding human health and the environment. Green Seal is a science-based standard development and certification body that is accredited by the American National Standards Institute. Products only become Green Seal-certified after rigorous testing and evaluations, including on-site audits. For additional information or to contact Green Seal Inc., call (202)872-6400 or visit www.greenseal.org .


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Wash your way to brighter, clearer skin.

I am totally hooked on Walker’s Apothecary Passion Fruit Exfoliating Cleanser! With sensitive skin I was a bit worried it might burn my skin but its amazing gentle. It has a soft Passion Fruit scent and feels like my usual face wash no burning or tingling. I like to apply it to my skin and lightly buff with a warm wet face cloth before I rinse. This is my 3rd day using it and my skin is so smooth and bright. I have noticed my skin is less blotchy and my problem areas are clearing up.  Perfect for the warm summer months!

Walker’s Apothecary Passion Fruit Exfoliating Cleanser

Combat dry skin from months of winter’s harsh temps and kick off the warmer seasons with fresh, glowing skin. Walker’s Apothecary introduces Passion Fruit Exfoliating Cleanser ($12 for 2oz, $18 for 4oz), which lifts away dead cells and improves circulation while unclogging pores and brightening dark spots to reveal smooth, healthy skin. Formulated with properties of glycolic and lactic acid and concentrated fruit acids, this cleanser is the perfect core product for your summer skincare routine. Available at select retailers and www.walkersapothecary.com

Shalea Walker, founder and owner of Walker’s Apothecary, believes that most skincare problems can be solved with a little bit of care and the right products. As a licensed esthetician and makeup artist, Shalea has seen almost every skin type, issue and need and, after many requests from her clients, created her own line of products that address skincare issues using targeted, high-performance, plant based botanicals.

Disclosure:  A complimentary sample of the above mentioned product was sent to me for an honest review.


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WATCH: Justin Bieber’s Fragrance Commercial!

Justin Bieber’s new fragrance, ‘Someday’ is set to hit shelves on June 20th. The bottle features a heart shaped flower on top, and will cost $45. A portion of the proceeds will go to charity.

“Justin created Someday to give fans a personal invitation and intimate access to his heart,” the fragrance’s official website touts. “It’s a fragrance he can’t get enough of and can’t stay away from, making those who wear it irresistible. So take the experience past the music, beyond the performer, and journey deep into a world of possibilities. Into the world of Justin Bieber.”


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NEW Makeup from L’OCCITANE‏

L’Occitane en Provence is pleased to announce the May 9th launch of their newest color cosmetic collection: Pivoine Flora Make-Up.

Inspired by the graceful peony which dances like a ballerina in the Mediterranean breeze, L’Occitane unveils its stunning color collection of luminous springtime hues and velvety textures enriched with softening peony extract. The easy-to-use products glide onto the skin, leaving it silky and nourished, and can be blended together in a variety of ways for buildable make-up looks.



Pivoine Flora Lip Shine Peche

This glistening lip gloss coats the lips with a coral shimmering sheen. I’m absolutely IN LOVE with this lip gloss. It has this amazing texture, and it looks beautiful on! And it smells heavenly! Love it!

Its light, non-sticky, delicately scented syrup texture contains softening Peony extract to protect and pamper the lips, leaving them looking fabulous!

($14)


Pivoine Flora Color Cream Abricot

This apricot colored cream blush duo helps illuminate and warm up the face. Enriched with softening Peony extract and delicately scented, this smooth texture glides on with fingertips and blends easily. This is the best cream blush ever. EVER! It’s lightly scented, so you smell beautiful all day! The texture is amazing, I absolutely LOVE this product. Love it!

The apricot blush accents the cheek bones while the golden beige can be used to highlight your look.

($16)


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