|Anselm Feuerbach, Gaia*, 1875|
Its not hard to find things make you look and feel beautiful, are gentle and natural and are good for the planet. Two of my fave lines fit this criteria perfectly. Live Clean is one of my favourite hair & skin care lines, everything is gentle, effective, softly scented and there is something for every need- you can read about Live Clean here. Weleda has long been respected as having quality products and a respect for the earth around them- you can read their philosophy & mission here.
My latest Live Clean discovery is one specially designed for dry, colour treated hair, their Professional Damage Therapy Collection. This amazing collection l uses a unique combination of essential vitamins and nutrients that seals damaged cuticles, improves hair strength and texture and mends split ends. The unique formulation “enhances moisture retention with no heavy buildup and increases resistance to breakage”. Their Professional Damage Therapy Split End Cream, which is like a deep conditioner, is bloody miraculous and you notice immediately that your hair looks and feels softer, smoother and bouncier. That product along with the gorgeous Restoring Spray, a leave in conditioner, make every day a Breck Girl day. The leave in conditioner smells so incredible! I also got these products for my 16 year old daughter who has the same hair as I do- super thick and wavy with a slightly coarse texture that tends to have dryness at the ends. We have been known to snap combs and brushes in our hair. The Split End Cream + the Restoring Spray is like a hair miracle. All without silicones! Best part? Smells like heaven. It has a rich, creamy scent, perhaps sort of woodsy? Its a clean scent without being soapy or floral. I even use the Restoring Spray to refresh my waves/style on dry hair. Softens and conditions without weighing hair down. Love it!
I’ve been really liking my Weleda One Step Cleanser & Toner- you can read my review here. But they also have a terrific Refining Toner. Now, while the One Step product doesn’t require a toner, per say, the refining toner is more than just a simple skin refresher. I just put a little on a cotton pad to use before I spritz a little rosewater on and then moisturize. It helps to purify the skin and refine the pores after cleaning. An astringent rose leaf helps to clarify the skin, and vitamin C, which has skin brightening properties, refines the skin. It feels like it gives you that little bit extra, especially if you are like me and your skin tends to oil and shine. It has a fresh spa-like scent that only Weleda can do, and I love the way it smells and makes my skin feel. Of course, it’s in the gorgeous cobalt blue glass bottle that has looks and feels elegant. Another love!
So there are two little Earth Day suggestions from me. What are your fave planet friendly prodz?
Doesn’t this just make you want to hug a tree? And have a Coke? Ok, a Diet Coke…
* From Wickipedia: Gaia /ˈɡeɪ.ə/ or /ˈɡaɪ.ə/; from Ancient Greek Γαῖα, a poetical form of Γῆ, “land” or “earth”; also Gaea, or Ge) was the goddess or personification of Earth in ancient Greek religion, one of the Greek primordial deities. Gaia was the great mother of all: the heavenly gods, the Titans and the Giants were born from her union withUranus (the sky), while the sea-gods were born from her union with Pontus (the sea).