A Green Monday beauty review…
Since the cold weather has been messing around with my temperamental skin, I could not be more grateful for Collective Wellbeing coming to the rescue. It’s quite easy for us at we heart this to already love Collective Wellbeing for generously donating to the Raffle for the Rescues. Now for this edition of Green Monday, the review team got to give their effective and affordable skincare products a try. A green dream come true? I think yes!
Collective Wellbeing, formed in 2004 by Jack and Ellen Davies, is a socially responsible, all natural product line whose goal is to enhance wellbeing while improving the world we live in. The environmental goals they have achieved are truly outstanding and consistent. The entire line is paraben-free, the ingredients are natural yet effective and at least 1% of their annual revenues are pledged to environmental non-profits. Not to mention, zero carbon footprint! That kind of puts my carbon footprint to shame.
Time for some packaging love! The review team received travel sized products and even these little guys were packed with tons of information right on the bottles: what type of skin it’s best for, the product’s mission, its ingredients and directions on how to use it. Beneficial for even the most curious houseguests!
So, what did we get to try out? Let’s take a look…
Night Balm ($27) – While you snooze, this shea butter based moisturizer has skin softening properties and antioxidants for protection. Dry, rough skin is hydrated and fine lines are lessened with the help of natural phyto-compounds. The soothing scent of lavender makes this the ultimate nighttime moisturizer.
Corrective Cleanser ($15) – Targeted for sensitive and oily/combo skin, this product is a dream. Its main ingredient is humble oat and you can tell right away because there are oat bits in the cleanser – but they are not harsh on the skin at all. Organic raspberry extract helps to exfoliate dead skin cells. It’s non-drying but also reduces excess oil, making it an all around gentle cleanser for fussy skin.
Honey Buff ($15) – This is love right here. A gentle love, I might add. If you have oily/combination skin and shy away from exfoliating products due to roughness, this is for you! Thanks to rose hips seed powder combined with a certified organic honey base, it’s a combination that is so light and soothing you will barely feel like you are actually removing dead layers of skin.
Weightless Day Cream ($21) – They aren’t kidding about it being lightweight. Can a product so light deliver hydration? Why, yes it can. This daily moisturizer contains botanicals such as chamomile, aloe vera, ceramides, and pomegranate seed oil for soothing the skin while fighting free radicals to prevent signs of aging!
What did the lovely Review Team think about these products? Fellow readers – have any interest in getting down with your green selves with Collective Wellbeing? Share it all in the comments!
(Collective Wellbeing can also be found at Whole Foods.)[ratings]
Amanda is a beauty & fashion lover who hopes to own a Shiba Inu one day. She spends most of her time frolicking in NYC, chowing down, perusing blogs, jabbing buttons on her Blackberry and updating her blog, mandabear.
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